Collaborative Networks as a Core Enabler of Industry 4.0

  • Luis M. Camarinha-MatosEmail author
  • Rosanna Fornasiero
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 506)


The notion of Industry 4.0 is having a catalyzing effect for the integration of diverse new technologies towards a new generation of more efficient, agile, and sustainable industrial systems. From our analysis, collaboration issues are at the heart of most challenges of this movement. Therefore, an analysis of collaboration needs to be made at all dimensions of Industry 4.0 vision, complemented with a mapping of these needs to the existing results from the collaborative networks area. In addition to such mapping, some new research challenges for the collaborative networks community, as induced by Industry 4.0, are also identified.


Industry 4.0 Collaborative networks Smart manufacturing 



This work was partially funded by the FCT- Strategic program UID/EEA/00066/2013 (Impactor project) and Socolnet (ARCON-ACM project).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rosanna Fornasiero
    • 2
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences and Technology and Uninova – CTSNova University of LisbonMonte CaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.ITIA-CNRVicenzaItaly
  3. 3.Informatics InstituteUniversity of AsmterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

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