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Jano de Souza
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Amy Trappey
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Qinghua Zheng



    Speaker: Andrew Kusiak, Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Iowa, USA, Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

    Title: From Intelligent to Universal Manufacturing



    Intelligent manufacturing has a legacy of over three decades. It has evolved from automated manufacturing systems to digital systems and beyond. Digitization has profoundly impacted manufacturing enterprises. It has made its mark in different areas of manufacturing, from digital materials and processes to control and decision-making. It enables cloud representation of enterprises of any size, from small to large. The evolution of manufacturing, including the emerging trends, is presented. The structure and form of intelligent manufacturing of the future is the focus. The expectations attributed to manufacturing grow in numbers, from sustainability and resource sharing to service orientation and resiliency. The search for ways to meet these expectations continues and it is likely that multiple solution approaches will emerge. The concept of universal manufacturing is a candidate form that can be observed in industry. It is a natural progression from digital manufacturing that favors open systems. Universal manufacturing builds on the progress in digitization across industries. It satisfies the needs imposed by the business and social expectations attributed to the manufacturing of the future. The concepts, models, and solution approaches to be seen in the future intelligent manufacturing systems discussed in the presentation are illustrated with examples.

    Biographical Sketch:

    Dr. Andrew Kusiak is a Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The University of Iowa, Iowa City and Director of Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He has chaired two different departments, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. His current research focuses on applications of computational intelligence in manufacturing, renewable energy, automation, sustainability, and healthcare. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books and hundreds of technical papers published in journals sponsored by professional societies, such as AAAI, ASME, IISE, IEEE, INFORMS, and other societies. He is a frequent speaker at international meetings, conducts professional seminars, and consults for industrial corporations. Dr. Kusiak has served in several elected professional society positions as well as editorial boards of over fifty journals, including the Editor position of five different IEEE Transactions. Professor Kusiak is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (Springer Nature). He research has earned the top Google Scholar ranking in intelligent manufacturing, wind energy, and other technology domains.