Sensor networks for smart industry and smart maintenance

Sensor networks for smart industry (industry 4.0 / industrie 4.0) and smart infrastructure are getting more and more essential. Real time information from ‘the real world’ to support decision making and control of vital processes will be an integral part of business processes. With Industrial internet, Machine to Machine (M2M) or Internet of Things (ioT) traditional boundaries disappear. The conference will give you insights into the latest applications and research in the field.

Focus topics:

  • Industrial Internet / Smart industry / Industry 4.0 (Industrial process control)
  • Smart Maintenance / Smart infrastructure / Maintenance 4.0 (from buildings to bridges)

The mentioned topics will be thoroughly covered in the conference program.

Who should attend?

  • Management, business development, senior management in purchasing and ICT in Manufacturing | Maintenance | Infrastructure
  • Governmental organisations
  • Hardware manufacturers | Software manufacturers | System Integrators
  • Service Providers | Operators / ISP’s
  • Venture Capital / Financial industry / Investors
  • Engineering / Design companies
  • IP / legal and regulation bodies
  • Research Organizations
  • … anyone who sees potential in the application of sensors and intelligent sensor networks!

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Photonics: key technology for smart factoriesphapps
Industry 4.0 – also called the smart factory or the industrial internet – is seen as the next innovation phase in manufacturing. Combining data connectivity, sensor technology, speed and artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0’s mission is to create smart, highly efficient factories where autonomous machines will do almost all of the work. Yet Industry 4.0 would be nowhere without photonics.

Photonics provides smart factories with optical fibres for high-speed, reliable data communication, fibre lasers for production and sensors for intelligent feedback. One of the most promising developments is the ‘smart laser’, that understand what material it processes, how the process develops and when it is finished. Smart lasers are highly flexible and can adapt to changes in the material, such as shape, reflectivity, thickness and orientation.
Photonics Applications Week (PHAPPS Week), 30 September – 5 October, the first photonics event about real-world business applications like Smart Factory / Industry 4.0.