IMS Center Papers Included in Lists of Top Ten Cited Papers in Industry 4.0

The IMS Center's papers have been included in lists of the Top Ten of the most cited papers in Industry 4.0.

The group Manuclouds, as New Zealand organization that specializes in compiling the most comprehensive information about R&D activities in cloud-based manufacturing, has included two of the Center's papers on their list of "Ten Most Cited Papers in the Area of Industry 4.0." This list can be found here. The following papers were highlighted:

Cyber Physical Systems Architecture for Industry 4.0-based Manufacturing Systems

Manufacturing Letters, Volume 3, January 2015, 18-23

Recent advances in manufacturing industry has paved way for a systematical deployment of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), within which information from all related perspectives is closely monitored and synchronized between the physical factory floor and the cyber computational space. Moreover, by utilizing advanced information analytics, networked machines will be able to perform more efficiently, collaboratively and resiliently. Such trend is transforming manufacturing industry to the next generation, namely Industry 4.0. At this early development phase, there is an urgent need for a clear definition of CPS. In this paper, a unified 5-level architecture is proposed as a guideline for implementation of CPS.


Service Innovation and Smart Analytics for Industry 4.0 and Big Data Environment

Proceedings of the 6th CIRP Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, Volume 16, 2014, Pages 3-8, Ontario, Canada.

Today, in an Industry 4.0 factory, machines are connected as a collaborative community. Such evolution requires the utilization of advance- prediction tools, so that data can be systematically processed into information to explain uncertainties, and thereby make more “informed” decisions. Cyber-Physical System-based manufacturing and service innovations are two inevitable trends and challenges for manufacturing industries. This paper addresses the trends of manufacturing service transformation in big data environment, as well as the readiness of smart predictive informatics tools to manage big data, thereby achieving transparency and productivity.


IMS Center papers are also among the most cited in Manufacturing Letters, the Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (MSSP) Journal and the CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science & Technology. You can learn more about these publications here.

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