Sheng-Jen 'Tony' Hsieh, PhD

Professor at Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Director, Rockwell Automation Laboratory

Plenary Session Title:
Cyber-Enabled Manufacturing (CEM) and Industry 4.0: Perspectives and Future Directions

Advances in communication technology, computational modeling, and control algorithms have enabled the transformation of data into knowledge and control of machines and systems in real-time with high accuracy via smart sensory devices and wireless networks. Such systems are known as cyber-physical systems (CPS). Cyber-enabled Manufacturing (CeM) is a CPS that focuses on manufacturing machines and systems. As information technology becomes robust and mature, developed countries such as Germany are promoting the concept of Industry 4.0. The intent is to integrate designers, manufacturers, and consumers in a seamless way to increase productivity, reliability and customer satisfaction. This lecture will describe key CeM and Industry 4.0 concepts; what has been done so far; and what the challenges are. Existing work will be covered and ongoing projects will be provided as illustrations. Potential research areas are included throughout the talk.

Short CV:
Sheng-Jen “Tony” Hsieh is Professor at Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution and Department of Mechanical Engineering (Joint Appointment) in Texas A&M University, College Station in USA. He is also Director at Rockwell Automation Laboratory and Honorary International Chair Professor at National Taipei University of Technology in Taipei, Taiwan. He obtained M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering, St. Mary’s University in 1989, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University in 1995. His research interests are in the areas of automation, system integration, and tele-control/diagnosis, cognitive task analysis and development of system integration expertise, virtual instrumentation and intelligent tutoring systems, infrared imaging and stress failure prediction, and nanotubes, nanosensors, and devices.

Grzegorz Bocewicz, PhD

Associate Professor at Koszalin University of Technology

Plenary Session Title:
Cyclic processes modelling and performance evaluation

Manufacturing efficiency is more and more often defined not only as the capacity for low-cost production of specified quality products, but also as the capacity for quick execution of variable and low-volume orders at reduced manufacturing costs. In this context, special attention is paid to the problems of modeling, performance evaluation and design of multimodal networks expressing their cyclic nature. One of the major challenges in design of DSS aimed at different infrastructure domains supporting energy, money, data and material flows as well as passenger transfers media in their flow through the chain of different modes, is the reduction of logistics costs occurring in the course of the passing through the chain of different modes.

This talk focuses on work over the last 10 years by a variety of groups interested in rigorous specification and systematic synthesis of decision-making models. Implementation of well-known declarative/algebraic modelling-driven approach enabled us to provide new approaches to solving these problems. A major shift is the move from “design then verify” to “specify then synthesize” approaches to DSS design that allow simultaneous synthesis of high-performance, robust cyclic schedules and correct-by-construction cyclic steady states reachability procedures. This talk will provide an overview of the relevant theories and techniques applied in this area, as well as include examples of their application to leveling of multi-batch production flows and robust routing/scheduling of supply chains.

Short CV:
Grzegorz Bocewicz is Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics and Computer Science of Koszalin University of Technology in Poland. He obtained M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications from the Koszalin University of Technology, Poland, and a Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in Computer Sciences from the Wrocław University of Technology, Poland in 2006, 2007 and 2014, respectively. Since 2016 is employed as Dean at Faculty of Electronics and Computer Science of Koszalin University of Technology. His research interests are in the areas of the decision support systems, constraints programming techniques, modeling and analyzing of systems of concurrent cyclic processes, operational research techniques, artificial methods. He is an author and co-author over 100 manuscripts including 3 books, international journals, and conference proceedings.

Guilherme M. Dias, MSc

LATAM IT Manager for Supply Chain Digital Platforms at Johnson and Johnson

Plenary Session Title:
Industry 4.0: Business Opportunities and Journey to Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

With the convergence of technologies and significant changes in consumers behavior and needs, the digitalization of organizations becomes mandatory for market survival. The new ingredients for organizations success are: Agility, Innovation and Purpose! In this scenario, Manufacturing also needs to reinvent itself in order to achieve not only production in high volumes and scale that market demands, but also customized, low cost and integrated with the entire value chain.

This presentation begins with an overview of Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation, states important Business Challenges and Opportunities, and finishes with elements of the Journey to Industry 4.0.

Short CV:
Guilherme Dias é Gerente Regional de TI para Plataformas Digitais em Supply Chain na Johnson & Johnson, Professor convidado de Negócios Digitais no MBA Executivo da FGV e Professor de Tecnologias Digitais para o MBA de Logística da Unitau. Entusiasta de novas tecnologias e inovações. Possui formação em Engenharia Mecatrônica pela Escola Politécnica da USP, Mestrado em Engenharia também pela Escola Politécnica da USP, MBA Executivo pela FGV e possui diversos cursos de extensão nas áreas de Inovação, Indústria 4.0, Internet das Coisas e TI.