OMiLAB: An environment to design and develop modelling methods for the Factory of the Future (OMiLAB4FoF)

Associated workshop at the “8th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing, Modelling, Management and Control”

Workshop Chairs:
Xavier Boucher, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria

Manufacturing is a key enabler for Europe’s grand societal challenges. Sustainable manufacturing, energy efficient production, ICT-enabled intelligent manufacturing and high-performance manufacturing are defined by EU’s initiative on Factories of the Future as key development areas for maintaining EU’s manufacturing sector globally competitive. ICT within manufacturing aims to improve the efficiency, adaptability and sustainability of production systems and their integration with agile business models and processes in an increasingly globalized industry, including continuous change of processes, products and production volumes. (EFRA, FoF, Strategic Roadmap). The OMiLAB4FoF workshop aims to discuss how support and service processes emerging in this new paradigm can be aided by the use of modelling and simulation approaches and tools.

Workshop Agenda : Monday, 27th June, 13:30 -18:30

13:30-13:45 : Introduction session
General introduction on the Workshop – Prof. Dr. Xavier Boucher
OMILAB for the FoF Transition – Prof. Dr. Dimitris Karagiannis, Elena-Teodora Miron

13:45-14:35 : Servitization as component of the transition towards Factory of the Future – Modelling Methods and Decision Making Supports

The manufacturing transition towards Product-Service-Systems - towards a generic meta-model for PSS scenarios modelling and analysis. Prof. Dr. Xavier Boucher (FR), Ecole des Mines des Saint Etienne, UMR 5600 EVS, FAYOL Institute
Interoperability through a model driven approach and application to Product Service Systems: MDSEA Architecture – FR. Prof. Dr. Yves Ducq (FR), Bordeaux University, IMS UMR 5218 CNRS, Leader of INTEROP GSO

14:35-15:25 : Designing and implementing the Factory of the Future – Interoperable Information Systems

Network related transitions towards the Industrial Internet of Things – a testbed perspective. Ms. Sandra Haltmayer (DE), Project Coordinator Industrial Internet Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut
The LinkedDesign approach to semantic modelling for design manufacturing. Prof. Dr. Dimitris Kiritsis (CH), AIF Leader, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

15:25-15:45 : Exchanges with the audience

15:45-16:00 : Break

16:00-17:30 : Demonstrations of advanced modelling approaches for the Factory of the Future
Session dedicated to 3 concrete demonstrations of manufacturing linked modelling approaches, or concrete results of European Project

Demonstration 1: PSS-Scenario Modeller: a Product-Service-Systems meta-model and modelling method Project: OMI-KA2, Erasmus+, Nawfal Idrissi, Ecole des Mines des Saint Etienne, UMR 5600 EVS, FAYOL Institute
Demonstration 2: The Modelling Requirements for Mobile Maintenance Project: ComVantage, FP7, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Robert Buchmann, University Babes-Bolyai Cluj Napoca
Demonstration 3: Modelling in Additive Manufacturing Project: CaxMan, Horizon2020, Jean Claude Morel, Missler

17:30 – 18:30 Panel Session “How can enterprise modelling and simulation methods help in implementing and managing the support and service processes required for the new paradigm of Digital Manufacturing”
Animation: Prof. Dr. Xavier Boucher, Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne.

Panelists :
Prof. Dr. Sergio Cavalieri, Universita degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Prof. El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Ghent University, Belgium
Prof. Helena Navas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Prof. Alexandre Dolgui, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France

The 4 international panelist contributors will highlight key statements to answer the question highlighted in the panel session. They will put forth different and complementary points of view on the transition towards Digital Manufacturing and highlight international points of view. Interactive exchanges with the audience to put forth a real debate on this issue.

Workshop Date & location:
Monday, June 27th, 2016, 13:30 p.m. – 18:30 p.m.
Location: Troyes, UTT- University of Technology of Troyes, Amphi M500 (near the MIM/workshops reception)

Registration and Fees
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The OMiLAB4FoF workshop is co-financed by the Eramus+ Strategic Partnership project “OMI-Open Models Initiative”, funded with support from the European Commission. This workshop reflects only the views of its organizers, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for ay use which may be made of the information contained therein.