Call for participation in winter school on "Industry 4/0"

Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) hosts a winter school on Industry 4.0. It is a two-day course lecture as well as discussion forums.

  • The course will be held on January 3-4, 2023.
  • Deadline for Registration: December 29,2022

The course addresses graduate students, professors and industrial experts invarious fields including but not limited to mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering as well as computer engineering. It does not require detailed knowledge of Industry 4.0 technologies, but an excellent knowledge of operational processes and relationships in enterprises could be useful. A relativemastery of English is required.

-The language of instruction is English/Persian, and the participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Registration deadline is December 29, 2022.

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enlightened1.General information

Industry 4.0 is a novel paradigm for industrial production in which digitization plays a fundamental role. Implemented examples are mainly characterized by closely linked machines and their virtual representations via data networks and IT applications. In future factories, cyber-physical systems are used to create a virtual representation of the real world and take decentralized decisions. Today's static central control (the automation pyramid) will change to a network of decentralized production units capable of adapting their behaviour to changing production conditions and batch sizes. The next step towards future production will be that the factory itself will become an intelligent entity. Robots and machines know their abilities and can react flexibly to varying process requirements. Products know their production process and interact with people and machines on the shop floor to optimize their way across production. Artificial Intelligence enables processes in the Smart Factory to be stable and fast. Customers, manufacturers, and suppliers are digitally linked to each other and the individual product with lot size one in automated high-tech production becomes possible.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the role of digitization, big data, cyber-physical manufacturing systems, robots, human-robot collaboration, artificial intelligence, and all relevant Industry 4.0 technologies. We will try to focus on applications and case studies to make the audience understand the new technologies and demonstrate the benefits of Industry 4.0. We also include contributions from researchers and industry to the opportunities and challenges of Industry 4.0. One of the greatest challenges in upgrading to Industry 4.0 is education. Without young academics, the transition to Industry 4.0 won’t be sustainable.


This course starts with a simple introduction to the most important topics of Industry 4.0. It does not require detailed knowledge of Industry 4.0 technologies but an excellent knowledge of operational processes and relationships in enterprises. On the first day, the most important core technologies and their importance for implementing Industry 4.0 are explained. From a management perspective, the basics and innovations of digitalization in companies are deepened on the second day. The knowledge gained on both days enables the participants to get an overview of Industry 4.0 and the underlying Business strategies.

enlightened3.Learning objectives

This course provides participants with an introduction to Industry 4.0, its building blocks, its applications, and its advantages compared to conventional production techniques. Learners get a first insight into how intelligent processes, big data, and artificial intelligence can be used to build up the production of the future and to implement new business models.

enlightened4.Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

  1. Knowledge of basics, drivers, and enablers of Industry 4.0
  2. Knowledge of modern methods and techniques of planning, dimensioning, design, and optimization of Industry 4.0 production systems
  3. Knowledge and understanding of value chains in the Industry
  4. Knowledge and understanding of the Smart Factory paradigm

enlightenedApplying knowledge and understanding

  1. Development of practical skills in dealing with methods and techniques of production system planning and optimization through the application of theoretical learning content in the context of case studies

enlightenedMaking judgements

  1. Ability for timely and goal-oriented planning and implementation of technical projects
  2. Ability for individual working, structuring and documentation of innovative problem solutions using modern technologies for information acquisition and processing.

enlightenedCommunication skills

  1. Ability to structure, prepare and present scientific and technical documentation
  2. Ability to describe project activities and to discuss them amongst each other and with lecturers (online forum)

enlightenedLearning skills

  1. Ability to autonomously extend the knowledge acquired during the study course by reading and understanding scientific and technical documentation
  2. Ability to enlarge knowledge through self-study and consultation with scientific and technical texts

enlightened5.Learning content and teaching

The course consists of 2 days with 4 lectures each. A discussion panel will allow participants to ask questions and discuss specific topics with each other and with the lecturers.

enlightened6.Discussion panel

There will be a discussion panel at the end of 2nd day, and participants can ask their questions to the presenters.

enlightened7.Recommended readings

Recommended Readings will be published on the course's website at IUT.

enlightened8.Teaching language

This winter school is held in Farsi.

enlightened9.Course schedule

 course schedule is available here.

Any new information will be posted in the Course Updates & News on the course website at IUT.

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