Special Issue on Applied Sciences: “Cyber Factories – Intelligent and Secure Factories of the Future”

“The digitalization of production is open described as being another industrial revolution, with a tremendous impact on our lives as members of the workforce and as consumers. With the increase of distributed connected devices and the so-called industrial internet of things (IIoT), factories are facing a digital transformation that brings challenges concerning their efficiency, security and safety. The paradigm is now based on the transaction of data rather than on the transaction of goods.

Any connected device, whether from the shop floor or remotely from third parties, despite the valuable data from the optimization and business point of view, needs to be considered as a risk.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a forum for the dissemination of works in which academics and industrial practitioners discuss the opportunities and threats of the factories of the future, and how artificial intelligence can impact on them.”

Please check details for this CFP at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/Cyber_Factories.

Guest editor for this Special Issue on Applied Science is Prof. Dr. Isabel Praça of the School of Engineering (ISEP) / Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP). ISEP / IPP is one of the involved partners in CyberFactory#1.