Title: Production 4.0 from the Perspective of Intelligent Computing

    Abstract: The trend of Industry 4.0 has attracted a lot of attention in the world. It aims to create a highly connected, smart and flexible production environment characterized by introducing the methods of self-optimization, self-configuration, self-diagnosis, cognition and intelligent support of workers in their increasingly complex work. Taiwan government also initiates a national Productivity 4.0 project to raise the operational efficiency of the value chains in industry, commerce and agriculture. Productivity 4.0 will develop several multidisciplinary technologies which integrate the Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics and Internet of Services together, and apply these technologies into the fields of Smart Factor, Omni-channel Service and Smart Agriculture.This talk will first introduce the goals and scope of Productivity 4.0 in Taiwan, and then discuss the key technologies and crucial success factors for this project. Finally, the intelligent computing technologies related to Productivity 4.0, such as the semantic sharing technology, autonomic computing, participatory sensing, and situation cognition, will be surveyed.

    Yau-Hwang Kuo is currently distinguished professor of Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering and director of Center for Research of E-life Digital Technology at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). He is also adjunct research fellow of Board of Science and Technology, the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) and chairman of Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC), Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan.In his career, he is persistently active in the fields of academia, education accreditation, and government policy planning. He has served as Deputy Executive Secretary of Science & Technology Advisory Group in the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), Director of Computer Center in the Ministry of Education, Director of Computer Science and Information Engineering Program in National Science Council (NSC), Director of Engineering & Technology Promotion Center (ETPC) in NSC, and Dean of College of Science at National Chengchi University. During 1999 to 2000, he was elected as a President of Taiwanese Artificial Intelligence Association. He has also served as editor for several academic journals, and consulted for several research institutes and hi-tech companies.Prof. Kuo has published more than 320 papers and 31 patents. His research interests include computational intelligence, intelligent information analytics, context-aware computing, and Internet of Things.