Mikael Rönnqvist
Title: How big data and Industry 4.0 change decision-making in forest value chain?
By Mikael Rönnqvist, Université Laval, Canada
Short biography:[expand height=”75″]Mikael Rönnqvist is a professor in industrial engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Université Laval. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Operational Research in Natural Resources. He has an expertise in operations research, collaboration, practical multiobjective planning, logistics and development of industrial decision support systems. He is a winner of several prestigious academic and industrial innovation awards. He has developed advanced analysis and decision-making support tools for the forest and petroleum industries in countries from Canada to New Zealand. The tools successfully combine theoretical development with industrial implementation.
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Benoît IUNG
Title: Industrie du Futur; vers de nouvelles approches de maintenance/sécurité pour les Systèmes Cyber-Physiques de Production (CPPS)
By Benoît IUNG, Lorraine University, France
Short biography:[expand height=”75″]Benoît IUNG was born in 1962 in Nancy, France. He is full Professor of Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) at Lorraine University (France). He conducts research at the Nancy Research Centre for Automatic Control (CRAN, CNRS UMR 7039) where he is co-managing today a research group on Sustainable Industrial System Engineering (about 60 people). His research and teaching areas are related to advance maintenance engineering, PHM, maintenance technologies, safety and cyber-physical production system (CPPS). In relation to these topics he took scientific responsibility for the participation of CRAN in a lot of national, European (i.e. REMAFEX, DYNAMITE) and international projects, for example, with China (i.e. EIAM-IPE, CENNET), Chile (i.e. iMaPla) and Brazil (i.e. COFECUB frame). He has numerous collaborations with industry in the frame of Convention for Research Program (mainly in France with EDF, CEA, RENAULT) and served until 2018, as responsible of a common Lab called PHM-FACTORY with PREDICT company (ANR LabCOM). He is the chair of the IFAC TC5.1. (2017-2020). He was until 2014 the chair of the IFAC WG A-MEST on advanced maintenance, and until 2098, the chair of the ESRA TC on Manufacturing. He is a French CIRP fellow since 2017, a PHM society fellow from 2018, a founding Fellow to the ISEAM and to the European IAM Academic and Research Network, a nominated member of the IFAC TC 5.3. He had also a guest position in the NSF industry/university cooperative research centre for intelligent maintenance system (Univ. of Cincinnati; Pr. J. Lee, until end of 2017). He serves as correspondent on Factory of the Future for the University of Lorraine since 2016. Benoît Iung has (co)-authored over 220 scientific papers and several books including the first e-maintenance book in Springer. He developed several keynote speeches in international conferences and attended as reviewer, faculty opponent or examiner for a lot of Ph. D. and “docent” defenses in France and in Europe (UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Italy). He has supervised until now 19 Ph. D. Students. He served as IPC member of various IEEE and IFAC conferences and developed expertise/reviewing for European Commission in the frame of H2020 from 2015. He is an Editor of the new IFAC Journal of System and Control. Benoît IUNG received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Automatic Control, Manufacturing Engineering and Automation Engineering, respectively, from Lorraine University, and an accreditation to be research supervisor (2002) from this same University.
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Fabian Sanchez
Title: The impact of Additive manufacturing in cost engineering
By Fabian Sanchez, Engineer, Siemens Canada Limited
Short biography:[expand height=”75″]Fabian Sanchez is a senior mechanical design engineer at Siemens Canada. He developed his expertise in Additive Manufacturing (AM) during the design, testing and implementation of the first production components fully designed for AM for industrial gas turbines. The work in these projects included cost modeling, design, topology optimization, inspection and product process qualification (PPQ) for powder laser AM parts. He has published various papers related to combustion, AM and lattice structures. He holds patents in related fields to lattice structures and design for additive manufacturing. He currently oversees the technical work for the design of AM components at the Siemens Canada site and leads globally the definition of tools and methods to standardize the use of AM in Gas and Power at Siemens. As part of a global Siemens AM team also interacts with Siemens Digital Factory focusing in the improvements the Siemens PLM tools for AM.
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Dimitrios Kyritsis
Title: Connecting the Dots in Smart Circular Lifecycle Management : Preparing Big Industrial Data for Cognitive Design & Manufacturing
By Dimitrios Kyritsis, Full Professor, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Abstract:[expand height=”75″]In the context of Circular Economy, Closed-Loop Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) extends the meaning of PLM in order to close the loop of the information among the different lifecycle phases of a product. Ontologies and associated semantic technologies such as Knowledge Graphs are rapidly becoming popular in various domains and applications to deal with the tremendous increase of available data captured all along the lifecycle of a product including manufacturing. The aim of this talk is to present the advantages and features provided by the ontologies into PLM models towards achieving Cognitive Manufacturing and Circular Closed-Loop Lifecycle Management.[/expand]Short biography (to come):[expand height=”75″]Dr. Dimitrios Kyritsis is a professor of ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing and the director of Doctoral Program on Robotics, Control and Intelligent Systems at EPFL.
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