Digital Factory for Human-oriented Production Systems

The Integration of International Research Projects

  • Luca Canetta
  • Claudia Redaelli
  • Myrna Flores

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Presence, Collaboration and Ergonomics: Foundations of the Digital Factory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Claudia Redaelli, Giuseppe Riva
      Pages 3-22
    3. Glyn Lawson, Mirabelle D’Cruz
      Pages 23-34
    4. Dimitris Mavrikios, Kosmas Alexopoulos, Vagelis Xanthakis, Menelaos Pappas, Konstantinos Smparounis, George Chryssolouris
      Pages 35-56
  3. Knowledge Acquisition, Modeling and Sharing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Ju Yeon Lee, Gun Yeon Kim, Sang Do Noh
      Pages 59-72
    3. Luca Canetta, A. Salvadè, P. A. Schnegg, E. Müller, M. Lanini
      Pages 73-95
    4. Luca Gamma, Andrea Massimini, Eric Muller
      Pages 97-102
    5. Naoufel Cheikhrouhou, Michel Pouly, Sébastien Berthold
      Pages 125-146
    6. Lorenzo Sommaruga, Nadia Catenazzi
      Pages 147-161
  4. Production Systems Modelling, Simulation and Visualization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Joung Hwan Mun, Yong Hoon Rim
      Pages 165-186
    3. Katharina Buckl, Stefan Misslinger, Piero Chiabra, Glyn Lawson
      Pages 217-234
    4. Botond Kádár, András Pfeiffer, Zoltán Vén
      Pages 235-249
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-309

About this book


Digital factory is a comprehensive approach providing methodologies, models and tools that support manufacturing enterprises in the rearrangement of their organizational structures to deal with expected changes in manufacturing processes and markets.

Digital Factory for Human-oriented Production Systems investigates the impact of the digital factory through a consideration of the entire product/process lifecycle, and the broad network of product engineering, material and component suppliers, manufacturing equipment suppliers, and customers involved in current and next generation manufacturing. It covers the utilization and integration of:

  • human body ergonomics models;
  • production system discrete event simulation;
  • 3D/virtual and augmented reality visualization;
  • collaborative design tools;
  • automatic data capture; and
  • knowledge management systems based on semantic web ontologies integrated by a continuous data management.

The coverage of various types of factory and manufacturing phases, representations and simulations allows researchers in academia and industry to perform a dynamic analysis and up-to-date modeling of the processes involved. Digital Factory for Human-oriented Production Systems describes the tools that allow a move towards the integrated digital factory and underlines the business impact that companies can obtain by adopting these tools. As well as benefiting international organizations, the proposed methodologies and technologies have also been developed in order to facilitate their adoption by small or medium-sized businesses, making them relevant to all product engineers and managers who want improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their enterprises.


CP7113 Decision-Making Digital Factory Human Factors Simulation and Production Planning Virtual Reality

Editors and affiliations

  • Luca Canetta
    • 1
  • Claudia Redaelli
    • 2
  • Myrna Flores
    • 3
  1. 1.Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI), Dipto. Tecnologie InnovativeScuola Universitaria ProfessionaleMannoSwitzerland
  2. 2.MILANOItaly
  3. 3.CaronaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-171-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-172-1
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