2-3 Apr 2020 Skövde (Sweden)


In Europe and world-wide, Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing are well-known concepts. They describe optimized engineering networks and production with the objective of delivering smart products using digitalization. Heterogeneous systems often have to be interconnected, and therefore create interoperability challenges. Furthermore, energy and resource management is of increasing importance today, as climate change is one of the biggest challenges that the planet is facing.

In collaboration with the French Institute for Services and Industries of the Future and Swedish ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena, the aim of this workshop is to serve as a show room for the last applied research involving industry and academia regarding Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing.


One of the demonstrators at ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena, in the project MANUWORK.

Workshop topics

The general topic of the workshop is “The role of Humans and Data in Industry 4.0” including the following topics:

  • Analytics and smart data
  • Simulation and digital twin
  • Industry & academia success stories
  • Industrial ergonomics

The workshop will be organized at ASSAR, where several demonstrators will be presented, and it will include a visit to Volvo Group Trucks Operations, powertrain production.

Research questions

  • What skills are needed for Industry 4.0?
  • How can simulation and digital twin help improve the design of industrial facilities and reduce costs?
  • How can artificial intelligence be efficiently integrated in order to enable better and informed decision making?
  • How can we best integrate human workers in these emerging new production environments?

Conference program


Organization committee


This workshop is jointly organized by the University of Skövde and ASSAR Innovation Arena (Sweden) and the University of Technology of Troyes and the Institute for Services and Industries of the Future (France).



Organization committee members

  • Enrique Ruiz Zúñiga, University of Skövde
  • Taha Arbaoui, University of Technology of Troyes


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