Advanced manufacturing technologies and systems

  • Micro/Nano, Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Materials and Structures
  • 3-D Printing
  • Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems
  • Aerospace, Aviation, and Space Technologies
  • Technologies for Nuclear and Medical Industries
  • Modern Transportation and Vehicle Systems
  • Energy Generation and Management Systems

Advanced reliability, maintenance and safety engineering and technologies

  • Monitoring, Diagnosis and Prognostics
  • Sensor Design, Integration and Fusion
  • Remote Sensing Applications
  • Risk Assessment, Reliability and Safety Engineering
  • IT tools for supporting advanced reliability and maintenance engineering

Enterprise modelling and information systems

  • Enterprise Modelling
  • Integration and Networking
  • Virtual Production Networks
  • Next Generations of Infrastructures
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Service Oriented Architectures
  • Information Systems – Control and Interoperability
  • Ontologies
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Semantic web
  • Information sharing for complex systems engineering

Modelling and optimization for complex engineered systems

  • Operations Research
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multi-Agents Technologies
  • Multi-Objective Optimization
  • Big Data and Data Mining
  • Performance Evaluation

Simulation, control and monitoring of evolutionary and adaptive production systems

  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Digital Twin
  • Virtual Factory

Robotics and autonomous systems 

  • Mechatronics
  • Intelligent Transportation
  • Robot Systems
  • Tele-Robotics and Space Robotics
  • Modelling and Optimisation in Robotics
  • Automated Manufacturing Systems
  • Flexible Manufacturing Systems
  • Flexible Automation
  • CNC Machines: Design and Optimisation
  • Web-enabled Manufacturing Control and Wireless Automation

Operations management in production systems and logistics

  • Design and Balancing of Production Systems
  • Facility Planning and Materials Handling
  • Production Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Inventory Control
  • Workflow Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Outsourcing
  • Supply Chain Engineering and Management
  • Market Responsive Supply Chains
  • Green Supply Chains
  • ICT in Supply Chains
  • Distribution and transport planning and management
  • Industry 4.0 advances for operations and supply chain management

Human and social factors in production systems

  • Socio-Technical and Cognitive Aspects of Automation
  • Design for Reusability – Human Machine Systems
  • Environment Monitoring
  • Health Care Applications
  • Renewable Energy Systems and Technologies
  • Sustainable Economies

Lifecycle management and product-service systems (PSSs)

  • PSSs and smart products design and lifecycle management
  • Industrial and commercial application of PSSs
  • IT tools for supporting PSSs and product lifecycle
  • Knowledge-based Product Lifecycle Management

Industry 4.0: strategies, models and technologies for next-generation production systems

  • Fostering Innovations in industrial field
  • Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
  • New business models for Industry 4.0
  • Product Service Systems for Industry 4.0
  • Cyber Physical Systems in manufacturing
  • Semantic technologies for Industry 4.0