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Special Issue "Smart Design, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0"
Smart manufacturing lies in the centre of “Industrie 4.0” or “Industry 4.0”, the first a-priori engineered and the fourth “industrial (r)evolution”, referring to “the industrial value chain and technological evolution upgrading the factory floor to a mass be-spoke innovation centre” (Siemens 2015). Its revolutionary value lies in the mass customisation made available at mass production through cyber-physical integration, information and communication technology, and computer-automated design, in which computer science and technology play a key role.
Energy-efficient design for smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 is applicable to smart designs for customised production, networked embedded systems, “smart factories”, “industrial internet”, “Internet of Things”, “Internet of Everything”, and “Internet+”. This Special Issue welcomes original, high-quality research papers or reviews on these topics, including developments of energy-efficient methodologies and business environments for Industry 4.0. It also welcomes related topics on energy-efficient autonomous manufacturing, computer technology for manufacturing automation, autonomous systems, smart robotic systems, computational intelligence aided engineering, machine learning, system monitoring, and advanced control.