“Standing on the shoulders of giants” is a phrase often attributed to Isaac Newton, but dates back far longer. This concept of progressively contributing to an ever-growing knowledge base is quintessential for research and innovation. Therefore, any research endeavor starts with the quest to assess the current state-of-the-art in its respective field. Only if this is thoroughly conducted scientists and practitioners can make educated decisions about to either implement one of the proposed solutions, or to decide that further research is needed. This workshop tries to cater for the need of getting an at-a-glance overview of the current state-of-the-art in the field of Industry 4.0 and showcase the main challenges, which we have to overcome. Thus, both sides should be represented, the view of the industry (via posters) and the view of academia (via survey papers).
We invite you to experience the cultural and university atmosphere of the beautiful city of Graz. With six universities in one city and a rich history science development for centuries, Graz continues to inspire many scientists as it did before with Johannes Kepler, Ludwig Boltzmann and Erdwin Schrödinger. We are eager to learn from you.
We encourage you to submit review/survey papers related with Industry 4.0, including all aspects related to manufacturing, including supporting tasks, e.g. cyber-physical production systems, smart process system. In addition we are looking for contributions that give an overview of the open challenges posters and open research questions or the related fields.
Overall topics to be addressed by this workshop include but are not limited to:
Feel free to pass this information to anyone that would find this of interest.
Researchers and practitioners from the field related to manufacturing and related fields, for example ICT.
Survey papers: We welcome submissions in the ACM format (templates are available here). As the papers are expected to be review papers there is no strict limit on the number of pages, but expected to be in the range between 4 pages to 12 pages.
Open challenges posters: In addition to survey paper we welcome poster submission giving an overview of the open research topics and main challenges of knowledge transfer between academia and industry (A1 posters, portrait - design is up to you). You may submit an extended abstract of your poster or the finished poster itself.
Submissions are conducted via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sami40
Each presentation is expected to last approximately 20 minutes to allow for 10 minutes of discussion.
The workshop takes place within the i-KNOW 2016 conferenceMesse Congress Graz