Industrial Informatics Tools

Track Chairs

Andrei Lobov, Finland; Bilal Ahmad, United Kingdom;

In recent years, we have been witnessing rapid changes in the industrial environment driven by disruptive advances in informatics, artificial intelligence, automation and control technologies. These advances are creating the need and opportunity for innovative engineering tools and methods to better-support the realisation of smart industries. The timely, well integrated, handling and processing of information is key to the realisation of smarter industrial environments. Achieving this requires powerful, user-friendly, tools that can manage complex and sometimes cross-domain industrial applications. This Technical Track invites papers showing such developments, e.g., tools that can simplify engineering tasks, provide new insights into system modelling, improve the representation, processing, analysis or exchange of information at various lifecycle phases and operational levels in industrial systems. Submitted papers should clearly state, show and compare the benefits of the described tool (or tools) in comparison to the state of the art. A user-centric perspective should be adopted when describing tools, so that the role of, and benefit to, the user is clearly explained, e.g., detailing the application engineering approach and explaining how this aids the user and/or system productivity.

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Tools to support specific methods proving that without given tool(s) an application of a given method will be difficult
  • Tools to support vertical and/or horizontal integration of systems and/or enterprises
  • Tools to support product and/or system lifecycle management
  • Tools for complex cross - domain systems
  • Tools for data / information exchange and integration
  • Tools for data acquisition, processing, analysis and visualisation