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Keynote Lectures

How Digital Twins Enable Model Driven Manufacturing
Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Digital Innovation and Future of Knowledge Management
Manlio Del Giudice, University of Rome Link Campus, Italy

Application of Business Process Modelling and Blockchain Technology for Financial Cloud
Muthu Ramachandran, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Gary Wills, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

 

How Digital Twins Enable Model Driven Manufacturing

Mike Papazoglou
Tilburg University
Netherlands
 

Brief Bio
Michael P. Papazoglou is a highly acclaimed academic with noteworthy experience in areas of education, research and leadership pertaining to computer science, information systems, industrial engineering and digital manufacturing. He is the executive director of European Research Institute in Service Science and holds the Chair of Computer science at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He is noted as one of the original promulgators of ‘Service-Oriented Computing’ and was the scientific director of the acclaimed European Network of Excellence in Software Systems and Services (S-CUBE). He is renowned for establishing local ‘pockets of research excellence’ in service science and engineering in several European countries, China, Australia and the UAE. Papazoglou is an author of the most highly cited papers in the area of service engineering and Web services worldwide with a record of publishing 32 (authored and edited) books, and over 200 prestigious peer-refereed papers along with approx. 18,000 citations (H-index factor 53). He holds distinguished/honorary professorships at 11 universities around the globe. He has delivered over 45 keynote addresses since 2000 and chaired 12 prestigious international peer refereed conferences. Papazoglou is the founder and editor-in-charge of the MIT Press book series on Information Systems as well as the founder and editor-in-charge of the new Springer-Verlag book series on Service Science.


Abstract
Industry 4.0 is blurring the lines between the physical, and digital spheres of global production systems. Industry 4.0 sets the foundations for a completely connected factories that are characterized by the digitization and interconnection of supply chains, production equipment and production lines, and the application of the latest advanced digital information technologies to manufacturing activities. The manufacturing paradigm championed by the Industry 4.0 brings together processes, software services and systems, machines, devices, IoT, sensors, valves, actuators, manufacturing systems, and connected digital factories. All these systems have both a digital component and a physical interaction with the real world. The result is a “digital-twin” model of the connected ‘smart’ factory of the future where computer-driven systems create a virtual copy of the physical world and help make decentralized decisions with much higher degree of accuracy.
This talk has dual purpose. It first describes how the concept of digital twins enable a model-based engineering approach that enables a concurrent, collaborative design process where users examine and define requirements, propose solution architectures, demonstrate and exchange ideas with stakeholders, and consider product feature tradeoffs. Subsequently, it proposes a novel programming paradigm and a flexible environment that helps product engineers to develop design-to-production industrial automation solutions by employing structured higher-level modular software techniques. 



 

 

Digital Innovation and Future of Knowledge Management

Manlio Del Giudice
University of Rome Link Campus
Italy
 

Brief Bio
Manlio Del Giudice is Full Professor of Management at the University of Rome “Link Campus”, where he serves as Deputy Chancellor of the Campus of Naples and Director of the CERMES Research Centre. He is among the 20 youngest Full Professors in Italy, in every scientific field. He received a PhD in Management from the University of Milano-Bicocca and he has taught in a wide number of universities worldwide, where he is actually affiliated. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Knowledge Management. His researches appeared or are forthcoming in flagship journals like MIS Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Marketing Review, Information Systems Management, Creativity and Innovation Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Production Planning and Control, Business Process Management Journal. He is actually serving as Director for Research and Scholarly Relations within the Euromed Research Business Institute. His scholar profile shows about 100 peer-reviewed articles, about 50 of them ranked in the highest “A Class” within the Italian rankings, and 12 international monographs by flagship publishers like Springer, Palgrave Macmillan, Elsevier, Emerald. His studies had been internationally recognized by significant impact, as evidenced by the about 3,400 citations (December, 2018) he has received on Google Scholar (H-index = 26). His main research interests deal with knowledge management, technology transfer, innovation and technology management, cross-cultural management.


Abstract
In recent decades science and technology have brought unexpected improvements to the living conditions along the Triple Helix, with heavy emerging developments into the ICT, health, food and energy fields. The dissemination of information and new technologies sustained by the "Knowledge Society" has progressively stimulated a strong process of transformation thus influencing the working styles and the organizations. As a matter of fact, the result has been a different role of the tangible and intangible assets, which had pushed the knowledge assets to become the real protagonist of the entrepreneurial life. The increasing attention about the emerging challenges and opportunities derived by the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is attracting interest and effort from multiple research domains. Several innovations provided by the ICTs such as 3D printing, virtual markets, and online communication instruments can be considered disruptive changes for both social and economic configurations.These innovations are leading to the digitization of all industrial processes as well as to the integration and interconnection between different aspects of production and between departments and functions indeed. Due to the competitive dynamics, knowledge had been widely recognized as a fundamental asset for organizations. Knowledge is the basis of innovation. Using, managing and sharing knowledge is today one of the most important tasks for the organizations. Consequently, right practices of managing knowledge can affect performance, growth, innovation and competitiveness. This implies that a firm’s focused just on production capacity and cost reduction can only generate a temporary competitive advantage. With the aim to address these challenges, the main contribution of this Keynote Speech is to explore what barriers and opportunities are emerging in digital societies and how Knowledge management could help companies in responding to ongoing changes in the business environment and in improving their competitive advantage. 



 

 

Application of Business Process Modelling and Blockchain Technology for Financial Cloud

Muthu Ramachandran
Leeds Beckett University
United Kingdom
 

Brief Bio
Dr Muthu Ramachandran is currently a Principal Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies, and Engineeringat Leeds BeckettUniversity in the UK. Previously, he spent nearly eight years in industrial research(Philips Research Labs and Volantis Systems Ltd, Surrey, UK) where Muthu hasworked on various research projects including Cloud Software Engineering, Big Data Software Engineering, IoT Software Engineering, software security engineering, SOA, Cloud Computing, and main Software Engineering areas on RE, CBSE, software architectur e, reuse, quality and testing. Muthu’sfirst career started as a research scientist where Muthu hasworked on large scale real-time systems projectsfor Aerospace industrial applications. Muthu is an author & co-author of books: Software Components: Guidelines and Applications (Nova Publishers, NY, USA, 2008) and Software Security Engineering: Design and Applications (Nova Publishers, NY, USA, 2011). He has also widely authored and published 9books, over 100s of journal articles, over 50 book chapters and over 200 conferences papers on various advanced topics in software engineering, software security, cloud computing and education.Muthu has been leading conference as chairs and as keynote speakers on global safety, security and sustainability, emerging services, IoTBDS, Complexis, Big Data, and Software Engineeringfor Service and Cloud Computing (SE-CLOUD 2018).Muthuis a member of various professional organizations and computer societies: IEEE, ACM, Fellow of BCS, and a Senior Fellow of HEA.He is also invited keynote speaker on several international conferences. Muthu’s had worked on several research projects includingall aspects of software engineering, SPI for SMEs (known as aPrism model), emergency and disaster management systems, software components and architectures, good practice guidelines on software developments, software security engineering, and service and cloud computing.
Projects details can be accessed at:
LeedsBeckett: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-muthu-ramachandran/
Scopus profile: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=8676632200
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=KDXE-G8AAAAJ&hl=en

Gary Wills
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
 

Brief Bio
Dr. Gary Wills is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He graduated from the University of Southampton with an Honours degree in Electromechanical Engineering, and then a PhD in Industrial Hypermedia Systems. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy. He is also a visiting associate professor at the University of Cape Town and a research professor at RLabs. Gary's research centres around Secure System Engineering, focusing on Industrial systems, Cloud and IoT.


Abstract
Digital economy, digital currencies, and advancement in information technology have contributed to tremendous growth in the global economy and financialisation. In order to have contributed sustain this growth, a systematic approach is necessary for all aspects of the financial process and applications. To a certain extent, it has also created problems in social and economic instability. In order to minimize damaging impacts caused by the lack of regulatory compliance, governance, ethical responsibilities and trust, we have been applying rigorous business requirements analysis framework known as Business Integrity Modelling and Analysis (BIMA) and detailed Business Process Modelling and Simulation (BPMN) techniques to unify business integrity with business performance using by intelligent big data predictive analytics and business intelligence. This talk will provide an application of BPMN for financial application as a Service and will also provide an overview of blockchain technology adoption for the financial cloud.



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