4th Workshop on Knowledge Graphs and Linked Data Applications in Robotics and Industry 4.0 (KLARI)

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 09:00 to 12:30

Chaired by: Thomas Moser (St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences), Munir Merdan (Practical Robotics Institute Austria)

Industry 4.0 is a collective term (created in Germany) for the technological concepts of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services, leading to the vision of the Smart Factory. Within a modular structured Smart Factory, cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, and make decentralized decisions. Over the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and humans in real time.

As identified in both academia and industry1, there are several design principles in Industry 4.0, which support companies in identifying and implementing Industry 4.0 scenarios:

  • Interoperability: the ability of cyber-physical systems (i.e. workpiece carriers or assembly stations) and humans to connect and communicate via the Internet of Things
  • Virtualization: linking sensor data (from monitoring physical processes) with virtual plant models and simulation models
  •  Decentralization: the ability of cyber-physical systems within Smart Factories to make decisions on their own
  • Real-Time Capability: the capability to collect and analyze data and provide the derived insights immediately
  • Service Orientation: offering of services (ofcyber-physical systems, humans or Smart Factories)
  • Modularity: flexible adaptation of Smart Factories to changing requirements by replacing or expanding individual modules

The overall goal of the workshop is to identify challenges and limitations from the manufacturing engineering industry in the scope of the mentioned design principles, and bring them together with experts and solution approaches from the knowledge graph and linked data community in the scope of Industry 4.0.

  • Submission deadline: July 5, 2019
  • Notifications: August 19, 2019
  • Camera-Ready version deadline: August 30, 2019
  • Workshop Camera-Ready Proceedings due: September 6, 2019

FH-Prof. Dr. Thomas Moser, is currently working as the head of the IC\M/T research group “Digital Technologies” at St. Pölten UAS, where he is also involved in the bachelor program “Smart Engineering”. He received his master and PhD degrees from Vienna University of Technology in 2006 and 2010 respectively, and since then has authored and co-authored more than 80 scientific publications, has given more than 25 talks at international conferences and was involved in several research projects on national and international levels. He organizes the INBAST (Industrial and Business Applications of Semantic Technologies and Knowledge-based Information Systems) workshop series since 2011, the “Linked Data in Industry 4.0” workshop series since 2015, served as workshop chair of the 2016 SEMANTiCS conference and additionally served in the program committee of several international conferences.

Dr. Munir Merdan was born in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, and finished his studies in 2001 with a Master degree. He received the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Automation and Control Institute (ACIN), Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, in 2009. Subsequently, he held the position of head of research for Cognitive Automation at the ACIN. His research was concerned with the application of artificial intelligence techniques for achieving agile control in the manufacturing environment. Afterwards, he worked at the Austrian Institute of Technology in the field of Sustainable Buildings. Currently, he works for Practical Robotics Institute Austria as vice chairman and senior researcher. Dr. Munir Merdan has authored and co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications in production systems engineering and automation. He was awarded two times with the Viennese Economic Chamber Prize (2006 and 2007). Due to his academic achievements and recognition as a notable scientist, he received the Honorary Austrian Citizenship in 2011. Additionally, he served in the local organization committee of the International Conference on Robotics in Education 2016 in Vienna, and organizes the 2017 European Conference on Educational Robotics.

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