Agostino Villa is Full Professor of Technology and Production Systems in Politecnico di Torino, he teaches courses on “Manufacturing Systems”, “Production Planning and Control”, “Performance Analysis of Production Systems” and is the Director of the “European Virtual Institute on in Industrial Supply Chains and Logistic Networks”, an association of European research and university institutions. Coordinator and scientific responsible of about 15 European and National research projects.
He has been President of the International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR), from 1997 to 2007. Fellow of the International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR), since 2007. Past-Chairman and founder of the Technical Committee IFAC MIM - International Federation of Automatic Control – “Manufacturing Modeling, Management and Control”; Founder and Member of the Technical Committee IFAC MIT “Integrated Manufacturing Technology”; Member of the Working Group IFIP WG 5.7 “Integration in Production Management”.
Prof. Villa is author of 8 books, among which four for International Publishers, and of more than 200 papers on international reviews and conferences.
Member of more than 100 international committees of conferences, symposium, workshops supported by IFPR, IFAC, IFIP, IFORS and other international institutions; and of the editorial committees of: Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing – Elsevier (Regional Editor). International Journal of Production Research - Taylor & Francis; International Journal of Manufacturing Systems Design - World Scientific.
His Conference will be focused on From networks of Small and Medium Enterprises to collaborative manufacturing
Dr Benny Tjahjono is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management in the UK. His overarching research area includes Production Engineering, Service Engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and contemporary applications of Simulation Modelling. His research track record has been demonstrated by winning a number of research grants from the Engineering Physical Research Council (EPSRC), InnovateUK, European Union and overseas funding agencies.
He has published over 70 papers in refereed academic journals, conference proceedings, books, practitioners’ journals and newspaper. He has successfully completed the supervision of over 90 PhD and MSc students, and currently leads a team of five doctoral researchers in many emerging areas related to supply chain and operations management, such as the ‘servitization’ of manufacturing, Product-Service Systems and sustainable operations.
He is the Cranfield’s Principal Investigator and part of a consortium of seven European universities recently awarded the Horizon2020 MSCA Innovative Training Network aiming to formulate the service-oriented business for the European Circular Economy. His background in Electronics and Manufacturing Systems take him to the emerging area of Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. In this keynote speech, he will be sharing to the audience his recent work in understanding the impacts of Industry 4.0 to Supply Chain Management.
His Conference will be focused on Industry 4.0: What does it mean to Supply Chain?
Genserik Reniers obtained a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, and received his PhD in Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Antwerp in Antwerp, both universities situated in Belgium.
He founded the Antwerp Research Group on Safety and Security (ARGoSS) in 2006 at the University of Antwerp, coordinating multi- and inter-disciplinary safety and security research at the University in Antwerp. In 2007, he started as a part-time professor responsible for safety and risk teaching and research at the Campus Brussels of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Catholic University of Leuven. In 2013, he was appointed Full Professor at the University of Antwerp (in Belgium) and at the Delft University of Technology (in the Netherlands), both in a part-time capacity, and in both cases responsible for safety and risk teaching and research.
His expertise is situated within the field of engineering and management of safety and security problems within the chemical and process industry. He published more than 100 papers in renowned scientific journals and (co-)authored and/or (co-)edited some 30 books.
His Conference will be focused on Future directions of safety in the manufacturing industry
Lázló Monostori Director of the Research Institute on Computer Science and Automation (SZTAKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Production Management and Informatics at SZTAKI, and full professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
He is former President of The International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP); Past Chairman of the Coordinating Committee on Manufacturing and Logistics Systems, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC); member of the European Academy for Industrial Management (AIM). He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology; Associate Editor of Computers in Industry and member of the editorial boards of other international scientific periodicals. For his research achievements published in 420+ publications resulted in more than 3400 independent citations and for his development activities – among others – the Dennis Gabor Prize and the Széchenyi Prize were given to him.
Prof. Monostori is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering, member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, acatech), and foreign member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB). He is Senior Advisor of the Fraunhofer Society for Hungary, member of the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group LEIT-NMBP.
His Conference will be focused on Cyber-physical production systems: A Central & Eastern European view
Stephen Newman is the Professor of Innovative Manufacturing Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath. He is responsible for the area of CNC Machining Technology, and is leading and involved in EPSRC/IUK and KTP programmes funded National research programmes valued at £1.5 million, in the area of process control and metrology for wire fed & arc based additive manufacturing, process planning of additive and subtractive processes and new cutting tool technologies such as the application of cryogenics for machining.
He has 30 years of experience in European and National R & D programmes being involved in Eureka Factory, EU Framework V, VI and VII and Horizon 2020 programmes together with numerous National EPSRC and TSB/IUK research programmes with a funding value of £10 million. Professor Newman is Editor-in-Chief of the International journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a member of 5 international Journal Editorial boards and has published over 100 refereed journal papers and 150 international conference papers.
His Conference will be focused on Cryogenic Machining of Soft Elastomers to Advanced Metals