Smart connected digital factories: Unleashing the power of industry 4.0

Mike Papazoglou, Andreas Andreou

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Recent initiatives such as the Industrial IoT, or Industry 4.0, as it has been dubbed, are fundamentally reshaping the industrial landscape by promoting connected manufacturing solutions that realize a “digital thread” which connects all aspects of manufacturing including all data and operations involved in the production of goods and services. This paper focuses on Industry 4.0 technologies and how they support the emergence of highly-connected, knowledge-enabled factories, referred to as Smart Manufacturing Networks. Smart Manufacturing Networks comprise an ecosystem of connected factory sites, plants, and self regulating machines able to customize output, and allocate resources over manufacturing clouds optimally to offer a seamless transition between the physical and digital worlds of product design and production.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2018)
EditorsDonald Ferguson, Victor Mendez Munoz, Marcus Helfert, Claus Pahl
Place of PublicationFunchal
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameCloud Computing and Services Science Selected Papers 2018
PublisherSpringer Verlag


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