Refurbishment and re-manufacturing of machinery in Cyber-Physical Production Systems: Call for Papers (ETFA)
EU project RECLAIM is organising a special session as part of the 26th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation in Sweden
EU project RECLAIM is organising a special session as part of the 26th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation that will be held September 7-10, 2021 at Aros Congress Center in Västerås, Sweden.
Competitive manufacturing companies continuously increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their production processes and equipment. Refurbishment and re-manufacturing are activities of the circular economy model with purpose to retain the value of products and materials, thus instrumental to extend the useful life of assets and reduce the wasteful use of resources. These two activities, along with health status monitoring, constitute key elements for the re-use and extension of the useful life of industrial equipment.
The RECLAIM special session Refurbishment and re-manufacturing of machinery in Cyber-Physical Production Systems provides researchers and practitioners from the industry with a platform to report on recent advances and developments as technological enablers supporting value retention throughout the industrial equipment lifecycle.
Topics include (but not limited to):
• Big data analytics, predictive analytics, and optimisation models using deep learning techniques, and digital twin models.
• Models for informed decision about whether refurbish, remanufacture, upgrade, or repair machinery that is towards its end-of-life.
• Technologies and strategies to support a new paradigm for refurbishment and remanufacturing of industrial equipment in factories.
• New concepts and strategies for repair and equipment upgrade and factory layouts’ redesign.
• Optimal refurbishment and re-manufacturing of electromechanical machines and robotics systems.
• IoT sensors, novel prediction, and process optimisation techniques to offer machine lifetime extension.
• Innovative fog computing and augmented reality techniques combined with enhanced health monitoring and failure inspection and diagnosis.
• Approaches for the servicing and upgrading of legacy equipment evaluation and demonstration of approaches in real industrial environments.
Participants can submit regular papers, to present significant and novel research results with a prospect for a tangible impact on the research area and potential implementations, as well as work-in-progress and industry practice papers.
Call for proposals | Submit your paper
• Submission deadline: (regular papers) April 1 | (Work-in-progress/Industry practice papers) May 13
• Acceptance notification: (regular papers) May 6 | (Work-in-progress/Industry practice papers) June 10
• Deadline for final manuscripts: June 17
About the project RECLAIM: RE-manufaCturing and Refurbishment LArge Industrial equipment
Manufacturing is a pillar of innovation and growth for Europe, but outdated machinery and
unplanned downtime can cause significant losses for companies and employees. The EU funded project RECLAIM provides techniques, strategies, and decision-making tools to reduce machine obsolescence, improve predictive maintenance and upgrade legacy machines. The project partners will demonstrate the advantages of high-tech refurbishment and reuse of large production equipment and lines in 5 industrial sites across sectors – welding, woodwork, textiles, robotics/white goods and footwear, and initiate replication in further sectors.
As partner in the project, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum is responsible for the management of Intellectual Property and the development of use strategies for the project results, in close cooperation with all project partners. In addition, SEZ supports the dissemination of results and the establishment of synergies with relevant national and European projects and main stakeholders in the field.
RECLAIM has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°869884.
About the conference
ETFA 2021 is the 26th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) focusing on the latest developments and new technologies in the field of industrial and factory automation. The conference aims to disseminate novel ideas and emerging trends, research results and practical achievements.
Andrea Barni, SUPSI, and Gil Gonçalves and João Reis, FEUP, for the RECLAIM project, in the framework of the Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES)
Maeva Pratlong, E-Mail: email@example.com
http://www.reclaim-project.eu/ - RECLAIM website
https://2021.ieee-etfa.org/special-sessions/refurbishment-and-re-manufacturing-of-machinery-in-cyber-physical-production-systems/ -Session website
https://2021.ieee-etfa.org/ - Conference website