Special Issue "Autonomous Systems in Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart Industry: Innovations and Challenges"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2024 | Viewed by 193

Special Issue Editors

SYSTEC-ARISE, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: Industry 4.0; cyber–physical systems; artificial immune systems; autonomic computing; IoT
1. Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral No 12, 6000-084 Castelo Branco, Portugal
2. SYSTEC—Research Center for Systems and Technologies, ARISE—Advanced Production and Intelligent Systems Associated Laboratory, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: electronics; instrumentation; automation; control; robotics; cyber-physical systems; computer vision; image processing and machine learning
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Institute Industrial IT (inIT), Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (TH OWL), Campusallee 6, D-32657 Lemgo, Germany
Interests: Intelligent automation; digitalization; information fusion; industrial image processing; pattern recognition; cyber–physical (production) systems; machine learning; resource-limited electronics; mobile devices
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Autonomous systems are emerging as game-changers in the realm of Cyber–Physical Systems (CPS) and Smart Industry, revolutionizing how industries operate and interact with the physical world. This Special Issue is dedicated to exploring the integration and impact of autonomous systems within the CPS framework. We invite contributions that delve into the design, development, and deployment of Self-* capabilities in CPS and industrial applications. Topics of interest include autonomous manufacturing, logistics, predictive maintenance, AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning in industrial processes, and autonomous decision-making processes. We also welcome research on the challenges and opportunities presented by autonomous systems, such as safety, reliability, security, privacy, and ethical considerations. Join us in uncovering the transformative potential of autonomous systems in shaping the future of Smart Industry.

Dr. Rui Pinto
Dr. Pedro M. B. Torres
Prof. Dr. Volker Lohweg
Guest Editors

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  • cyber–physical systems
  • Smart Industry
  • autonomous systems
  • Self-*
  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • machine learning
  • real-time monitoring
  • predictive maintenance
  • security and privacy in industry
  • ethical considerations in autonomous systems

Published Papers

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