Manufacturing Informatics in Digital Manufacturing Science

  • Zude Zhou
  • Shane (Shengquan) Xie
  • Dejun Chen
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


The high speed development of computer networks and information technology has enabled manufacturing enterprises to enter the Information Age. To adapt to such competition, we should rethink the information science problems in manufacturing, which give rise to the technology and techniques of manufacturing informatics. Manufacturing informatics is a new interdisciplinary area, which synthesizes manufacturing science, information science, system science, control science and management science. It mainly researches the logical expression of information, optimal distribution, and the effective operation of manufacturing processes and manufacturing systems. The digitization of manufacturing information makes manufacturing processes and manufacturing decisions controllable and visible. Moreover, since the digitized manufacturing information can be transmitted through a wide area network (WAN) with a certain series of protocols, the manufacturing information can usually be shared and collaborative. Digital manufacturing is driven by information, and manufacturing informatics is the core and basic theory of digital manufacturing science.


Access Control Manufacturing System Information Integration Digital Watermark Evidence Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hubei Digital Manufacturing Key LabWuhan University of TechnologyWuhan HubeiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.School of Information EngineeringWuhan University of TechnologyWuhan HubeiPeople’s Republic of China

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