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Viola Gallina (research fellow of Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH) and Gábor Nick (expert at EPIC InnoLabs Ltd., a research associate at MTA SZTAKI) presented the way of collaboration with research institutes and the industry to implement successful digitization projects.
Gallina talked about the good relationship between Fraunhofer Institute and MTA SZTAKI, working together on industrial projects, products and services.
The project (EPIC) and the related joint venture (EPIC InnoLabs) were created by MTA SZTAKI and the Fraunhofer Institute to improve the research processes in applied sciences. Now the following results are in display to convince the real industry. Data analysis projects are demonstrated through a connected factory concept. The experts will show how the data collected by the variety of sensors are analyzed evaluated and displayed helping the decision makers.
Plant simulation is a traditional part of the exhibition presence of EPIC, but this year interactive displays are giving the visitors the chance to try their analytical skills (and luck). Industry representatives can play around in a 3D plant model trying to figure out the best configuration. EPIC expert will demonstrate the way of analyzing the results and optimizing the factory layout.
The series of ECMI conferences are devoted to enforce the interaction between academy and industry, leading to innovations in both fields. These events have attracted leading experts from business, science and academia, and have promoted the application of novel mathematical technologies to industry. The ECMI 2018, orginazed among others by the Institute for Computer Science and Control of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI) and sponsored by the Centre of Excellence in Production Informatics and Control (EPIC), is hoped to further enhance multidisciplinary research and development both in academia and industry, leading to the formulation of challenging real-life problems, where mathematics may provide significant new insights and at the same time may be inspired by those interactions.
The EPIC consortium is organizing an invited session at 16th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM 2018). The 2018 IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM 2018) represents the 16th event in the rich tradition of triennial IFAC events in manufacturing sciences and information technologies. The International Programme Committee is chaired by Prof. Monostori while the invited session titled "Digital Twins asthe heart of Cyber-Physical manufacturing systems" is organized by four leading researchers of EPIC CoE. For more details please follow: http://www.incom2018.org/session-proposals/
Current business environments, including production and logistics, are and will be confronted with a great variety of emerging trends, such as growing collaboration of computational entities and networks of entities with the surrounding physical world (seen as Cyber-Physical Systems); creation and exploitation of large amounts of data/information; open hardware and software engineering; societal and business practice shifts such as digital currency (e.g.: Bitcoin, Namecoin, Litecoin), new human-machine interaction paired with advances in sensing and analytics and many more. These trends and technologies separately and together are concurrently challenging and high potential, even to the level of disruptive innovation.
The particular focus of this special issue is on Smart Cyber-Physical Systems in the context of production and logistics. We are soliciting high-quality, original papers and encourage submissions that cover the following topics (but are not limited to):
- Cyber-physical production systems (CPPS) applications
- Novel production management and tools for CPS-based production
- New approaches for the cyber-physical supply chain
- Industrial strategies for CPS and foresight
- CPS for transport
- CPS based smart factory
- Smart maintenance with CPS
- Monitoring and analytics in CPPS
- Use cases and user studies of CPS, ROI of using CPS
- Approaches for integration of CPS and the IoT
- CPS safety and security
- Big data system and data analytics for CPS
- Cognitive modelling of human users in CPSs
- Ontology-based models for CPS/Industrial IoT
- Cyber-physical systems modelling and simulation
- Cloud-based CPS
- Industry 4.0
- Digital twins of cyber-physical systems
- CPS in autonomous vehicles and unmanned vehicles
- CPS education (e.g.: curriculum development, on-line and virtual laboratories).
- Authors are required to prepare their manuscripts according to the Guide for Authors available on the journal’s website at:
Only papers describing previously unpublished, original, state-of-the-art research, and not currently under review by a conference or a journal will be considered.
- In the submission system, the authors need to indicate that the paper is for the special issue “Smart Cyber-Physical System Applications in Production and Logistics”.
- The title of the paper on the system should start with “Smart CPS” (an example title: Smart CPS Digital twins in logistics).
Deadline for manuscript submission: May 15th, 2018
Notification to authors: August 15th, 2018
Submission of revised versions: October 15th, 2018
Final notification of acceptance: November 1st, 2018
Final manuscripts due: November 30th, 2018
EPIC CoE will have a separate booth in Pavilon A where the newest R&D&I results will be exhibited and demonstrated for the public. We are looking forward to see you at our booth Number 201F1.
The first Industrial Digitization Day will be organized on 10th October 2017 with the support of EPIC Centre of Excellence. The planned yearly event is dedicated to industrial leaders and in this year will focus on the main Industry 4.0, IoT, a picture about the Hungarian status in the industrial digitization, as well as the new developments in digital factory methodologies and software tools.
Industry 4.0 Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence located at Széchenyi István University in Győr is waiting the interested visitors during the Researcher’s Night on 29th September 2017. Our colleagues will demonstrate the new open lab including the pilot manufacturing system and the newly installed collaborative robots. In the new environment the visitors can interactively work together with the small robots and they will get an insight view of the robotized 3D laser scanning. We are looking forward to host all the interested visitors
The Workshop organized by MTA SZTAKI and EPIC Centre of Excellence was a forum for advancing knowledge and exchange ideas on methods, principles, instruments and tools, standards and industrial applications on Technical Diagnostics as well as their diffusion across the scientific community. Participants had an excellent opportunity to meet top specialists from industry and academia all over the world and to enhance their international co-operation. The conference featured four keynote presentations from both leading industry and academia representatives.
The largest Automobile and Logistics Conference and Fair outside Budapest was organized in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary on 1st and 2nd June 2017. The host institute of the EPIC Centre of Excellence, MTA SZTAKI presented its main innovation results and solutions in the fair.
Numerous important economic announcements were made during the main Conference organized on the opening day of the Exhibitions. At the greatest industrial gathering in Hungary, all key sectors playing a leading role in the spread of industrial digitalization, or Industry 4.0, were represented at the event. OEM manufacturers and suppliers of machine tools, robotics, industrial hardware, electronics and automotive industry, moreover, representatives of digital factory, logistics and automation service providers were present in a great number at the Budapest Fair Center. During the four days 16,700 people visited the exhibitions, which is more than 10 percent increase compared to the number of visitors two years ago.
MTA SZTAKI, the main partner in EPIC was present at the Fair on separate booth, which was very attractive with its interactive robotic cell and the industrial digitization demonstrators.