Robotics and Automation.- Computational Intelligence.- Design and Optimization.- Product Life-cycle Management.- Integration of CAD/CAPP/CAM/CIMS.- Advanced Manufacturing Systems.- Manufacturing Operations Management.- Knowledge-based Manufacturing.- Manufacturing Quality Control and Management.- Sustainable Production.- Diagnosis and Prognosis of Machines.- Industry 4.0.- Lean and Agile Manufacturing.- Virtual and Grid Manufacturing.- Resource and Asset Management.-Logistics and Supply Chain Management.- Fashion Logistics and Marketing.- RFID Applications.- Predictive Maintenance.- Reliability and Maintainability in Manufacturing.- Project Management.- Renewable Energy Development.- Knowledge management and Decision making.
Professor Kesheng Wang has been a Professor and director of the Knowledge Discovery Laboratory at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He became an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences in 2006. Prof. Wang has published 22 books, 10 book chapters and over 270 technical peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conferences. He also has extensive experience with coordinating cooperation projects with many industrial companies and national, international and EU projects. Professor Wang's current areas of interest are intelligent manufacturing systems, data mining and knowledge discovery, radio-frequency identification (RFID), predictive maintenance and Industry 4.0/Logistics 4.0.Dr. Yi Wang obtained his PhD from the Manufacturing Engineering Center, Cardiff University, UK in 2008. He is currently a Lecturer at the School of Business and Management, Plymouth University, UK. He holds various visiting professorships in several universities worldwide. Dr. Wang's research interests include supply chain management, logistics, operation management, culture management, information systems, game theory, data analysis, semantics and ontology analysis, and neuromarketing. He has published 35 technical peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conferences. He has co-authored two monographs: Operations Management for Business in 2008 and Data Mining for Zero-defect Manufacturing in 2012.Professor Jan Ola Strandhagen is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He was previously director of the research center SFI Norman in SINTEF. He holds a PhD in Production Engineering from NTNU (1994). His research has focused on production management and control, logistics, manufacturing economics and strategies. He has managed and executed R&D projects in close collaboration with a wide variety of Norwegian companies and participated as researcher and project manager in several European projects. Professor Tao Yu is the President of Shanghai Polytechnic University, Shanghai, China and Professor at Shanghai University. He is a committee member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)/TC5. Prof. Yu has published more than one hundred academic papers. His research interests include mechatronics, computer integrated manufacturing systems and grid manufacturing.