EXCELL foresees the collaboration of academics from 4 European countries (Hungary, Germany, UK, Belgium) in the multidisciplinary topic of Big Data Applications for Cyber-Physical Systems in Production and Logistics Networks. The main scientific and innovation focus of EXCELL was devised both from world-wide tendencies and local requirements (expressed by the regional smart specialization strategies-S3), departing from the present competences of the cooperating partners (SZTAKI, Fraunhofer-FIT, Aston and KU Leuven).
Cloud computing (CC) is generating new compute and business models thanks to its service-based nature, which enables collaboration and data exchange at higher level, more flexibility with better efficiency and parallel decreasing costs. Manufacturing environments can also benefit from cloud technology and follow fast changes in market demands. In these new scenarios interoperability has vital importance in the operation and interaction among industrial realizations of the Cyber-physical Systems.
Industry 4.0 is an emerging business paradigm that is reaping the benefits of enabling technologies driving intelligent systems and environments. By acquiring, processing and acting upon various kinds of relevant context information, smart automated manufacturing systems can make well-informed decisions to adapt and optimize their production processes at runtime.
The Innovation and Networking Days allow Innovators from industry, research and public administrations to meet, share, network and discussdifferent facets of a broad topic that, in this edition, will be How Information and Communication Technologies can support environmental sustainability of production, products and services.
Dr. Markus Eisenhauer from Fraunhofer FIT was invited to an evening lecture on April 12, 2018 at the Global Manufacturing Festival in Herning, Denmark.
This festival offers insights into the future of manufacturing from a technical and economic point of view. Therefore, the festival is aimed at strategic and technical decision makers in production companies. The program is a mix of keynotes, company visits and workshop settings.
Dr. Markus Eisenhauer spoke on the topic "Trends and Challenges of Industry 4.0".