Workshop 2 - Industry 4.0


Andreas Riel
Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

Michael Reiner
University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
Definition of Industry 4.0

Electronics and software not only redefine everyday products but also the latter’s manufacturing environments. Industry 4.0, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, signifies the digitalization of manufacturing, the networking of machines and complete plants, as well as their moving into the cloud. Production lines are turned into Cyber-physical Systems that are managed by a configurable and programmable network of work stations. Plants will even develop a kind of intelligence thanks to the sharing of data, parameters, capabilities and functions allowing them to adjust their behavior to the product, the environment and several other influence vectors.

This revolution requires new competences and skills, the upgrade of existing skills, as well as new system design and control concepts. Cybersecurity has become a fundamental prerequisite for the deployment of Industry 4.0. .
Key Contributors

The idea of this workshop community is to elaborate a set of best practices and success factors for the implementation of industry 4.0. The workshop is open to include experts who are willing to share their best practices with the community.

Workshop Program 7.9.2018

Workshop 2 - Industry 4.0
09.00 - 10.30
Introduction to Industry 4.0
Andreas Riel, Grenoble INP, France, Michael Reiner, University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
Policies Supporting Factories of the Future - International Analysis
prof. dr. Borut Likar, assist prof.dr. Ales Lipnik, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia Link to BIFOCALPS
Smart Industries
Dick Theisens, SYMBOL BV, Enschede, The Netherlands
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 - 13.30
Key Notes and Lunch Break
13.30 - 15.00
Assessing Industry 4.0 Infrastructures - Pilot Project
Bernhardt Steger, ISCN Group, Richard Messnarz, Damjan Ekert, ISCN GesmbH

Industry 4.0 Architectures involve automated work stations, robots, interfaces to control servers of a production line,
and main operating servers managing the control lines, etc.
A trial took place about how Automotive SPICE can be used to assess such architectures.

15.00 - 16.00
Future Strategic Proposals
The BLUEPRINT project can make recommendations to the EU which future job roles and content
shall be part of calls or could be directly developed in the BLUEPRINT till 2021.
Direct Impact
Participants can help elaboratingbthe future skills cards for Industry 4.0 and
based on that development partners for the training etc. can be idenbtified.
Summary Preparation
The representative of the ACEA is on site and also the project leaders of DRIVE
(EU Automotive Blueprit) are onsite.

The results will be summarised and reported to the DRIVES coordinators.

Important Information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • Industry 4.0 in Production
  • Life Cycle
  • Supply Chains
  • On the air Updates in Complex Systems
  • Digitalization in Design and Production and Cyber Security
  • Integration of Virtual Reality
  • Best Practices
  • How to Assess Industry 4.0

Submission Dates

06.04.2018 First Thematic Paper Submission
30.04.2018 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
12.06.2018 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
31.07.2018 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
30.08.2018 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.

Additional Information


The idea of this workshop community is to elaborate a set of best practices and success factors for the implementation of Industry 4.0 in existing industrial organizations. To this aim, it seeks to network design and manufacturing experts with the IT and SPI community.

AQUA (Automotive Quality Knowledge Alliance, 2012-2015) is an EU funded skills alliance which developed a tool kit to teach an integrated approach of Automotive SPICE, functional safety, and production quality (Lean Six Sigma). The tool kit is now used by a cluster of universities in the EU project AQU (Automotive Quality Universities) in the master program of Automotive engineering studies. This AQU and AQUA concept will need to be updated to include industry 4.0 as a pillar.

Relevant topics, among others will be Cybersecurity issues in Industry 4.0, Product and Systems Design in Industry 4.0, Process challenges and solutions in industry 4.0, Real-time Communication and Control and issues in Industry, Big Data in Industry 4.0, Virtual and Augmented Reality approaches to Industry 4.0, Knowledge, skills and competence requirements in Industry 4.0, Social and organizational impacts in industry 4.0, Change Management in Industry 4.0, Technology and Innovation Planning in Industry .4.0

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • Best and next practices to develop and deploy Industry 4.0 concepts.
  • Standards to be considered in implementing Industry 4.0.
  • Bad practices/experiences (what not to do) to deploy Industry 4.0 concepts.
  • How can existing organisations adapt to Industry 4.0 in terms of skills, roles, competencies, system environment, software environment, etc.
  • Which assessment model can be used to measure the capability of an Industry 4.0 organisation?
Which Cybersecurity Concepts and Standards are needed?

Each presentation will contribute topics for interdisciplinary discussion in the group. Finally, a panel discussion shall come up with a summary of the research and industry challenges and solutions identified and elaborated further for the next EuroAsiaSPI² conference edition.