Industry 4.0: Technical sessions



Session 2.1: IoT Technology 1: Sensing, Processing, Connectivity

  • R. Schiano Lo Moriello, Università di Napoli Federico II
  • R. Minerva, Bitify
  • Keywords Topics
  • Sensing elements
  • Smart sensors
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Communication protocols
  • Network protocols
  • Digital signal processing
  • DSP and microcontrollers
  • Machine-to-Machine
  • Data transfer
  • LoRa technology
  • Narrowband IoT technology
  • Industrial IoT
  • ITS
  • This session aims at being a discussion point in which contributions for the progress in the basic technologies can be considered and evaluated under the perspective and requirements of Vertical application domains. On the other side, Vertical Applications could be considered from the perspective to find communalities and basic components to be enablers for the specialization and deployment of specific solutions. For these reasons, the session solicits papers and contributions in general basic technologies and in specific problem domains such as Industrial Internet, ITS, and others.

    Session 2.2: IoT Technology 2: Computing Power & Digital Platforms

  • R. Minerva, Bitify
  • S. Datta, Eurecom
  • Keywords Topics
  • Open Data
  • Big data Analytics
  • Cloud and Edge Computing
  • APIs
  • Virtualization
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • This session is seeking contributions on innovative software architectures, solutions or communication models able to integrate the big data technologies with IoT real time streams. In addition, papers showing and discussing real experiences in building specific vertical applications showing the power of data would be welcome. Security and privacy framework supporting a fair approach to personal data manipulation are extremely important because data leverage, security and privacy will be concerns that may shape the entire IoT industry.

    Session 2.3: Digital Fabrication & Digital Manufacturing

  • D. Asprone, Università di Napoli Federico II
  • L. Angrisani, Università di Napoli Federico II
  • Keywords Topics
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • 3D Printing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Digital Manufacturing Machines
  • Digital Manufacturing Testing
  • Digital Manufacturing Measurements
  • Digital fabrication and manufacturing technologies, including additive manufacturing, are increasingly impacting industrial processes in many fields and numerous applications have been developed, varying from automotive to medicine, from security to aerospace. Advocates of these technologies argue that they are claiming a new industrial revolution, which allows mass customization of industrial production, where small quantities of customized products can be built with affordable costs: a new paradigm is arising, enabling a new way to fabricate objects and components with tailored performance. Moreover, the adoption of digital fabrication and digital manufacturing is posing several issues concerning the achievable performance and reliability of new produced systems, components and objects with respect to those fabricated through conventional approaches. Besides deserving the interest of the scientific community, these issues encourage multidisciplinary efforts to better face technological challenges and more easily catch research opportunities.

    Session 2.4: Laser Manufacturing

  • A. Cucinotta, Università di Parma
  • L. Vincetti, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
  • Keywords Topics
  • materials and process for additive manufacturing
  • applications of laser based 3D manufacturing
  • multi-photon polymerization
  • laser based bio-printing
  • high power laser material processing
  • lasers and laser systems for material processing
  • laser beam delivery
  • thermal lensing and optics design approaches
  • laser material interaction
  • interaction and modification of biological tissues
  • emerging ultrafast laser technologies and novel systems
  • interaction of ultrashort pulses with materials
  • surface and bulk micromachining using ultrafast lasers
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing are revolutionizing the way objects can be fabricated. Leading this revolution are laser sources and laser-based digital fabrication processes and techniques. The session will provide a forum for various laser-based disciplines.

    Session 2.5: Robotics & Smart Factory

  • C. Secchi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
  • C. Fantuzzi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
  • Keywords Topics
  • Human-Robot coworkers
  • Rapid programming of robot
  • Artificial self-learning of task
  • Industrial robotics
  • The aim of the Track on "Robotics & Smart Factory" is to gather researchers and practitioners to report on recent achievements and on requirements in the development of real-world robotic applications in smart factories, such as robot prototypes, intelligent embedded systems, robot programming, applications of artificial intelligence, cognitive science and signal processing in robotics, as well as benchmarking and usability studies.

    Session 2.6: Simulation of Industrial Processes and Systems

  • C. Fantuzzi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
  • M. Gallo, Università Telematica Pegaso
  • Keywords Topics
  • Industrial process modelling
  • Manufacturing plant modelling
  • simulation and emulations
  • The session aims to exchange ideas about modelling methodologies and developments of industrial models, encouraging collaborative research and demonstrations of current research in all areas of modelling and simulation in industry and their applications. Topics includes (but are not limited to): Energy systems, Large scale simulation, Manufacturing Plants and Service Systems, Process Modelling, Power Plant and process Simulators, Systems and Process Simulation, Decision Support Systems, Model calibration, HMI for industrial simulation, Safety critical systems.