The cyber-physical era, frequently called the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), i.e. the intersection of the two worlds in an .. Read more unprecedented extent – like in other fields – fundamentally influences the modelling, management and control of the production structures from the processes/machines through the manufacturing systems and enterprises to the level of production networks including logistics. The expectations towards cyber-physical production and logistics systems are versatile and enormous: robustness, autonomy, self-organization, self-maintenance, self-repair, transparency, predictability, efficiency, interoperability, global tracking and tracing, only to name a few. The Centre of Excellence in Production Informatics and Control (EPIC CoE) was established with the objective to be a leading, internationally acknowledged and sustainable focus point in its field, representing excellence in research, development and innovation related to Cyber-Physical Production (CPP). The big challenges of the new technological era when information and communication technologies are fundamentally transforming and revolutionizing production will be responded by concentrating the multidisciplinary, partly overlapping, partly complementary competences of CoE partners from Hungary (SZTAKI, Budapest University of Tecnhology and Economics), Germany (Fraunhofer Germany IPA, IPK and IPT) and Austria (Fraunhofer Austria). László Monostori (HU) NOC Chair Botond Kádár (HU) NOC Co-Chair, Special Sessions Ádám Szaller (HU) Young authors, PhD workshops Zoltán Vén (HU) Industrial Workshops.
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