SS 10 - Roles of Digital Twin in Industry 4.0

Special Session Organized by

Enrico Fraccaroli, University of Verona, Italy and Robert De Simone, 1 INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée, France and Davide Quaglia, University of Verona, Italy

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The Digital Twin is a dynamic virtual representation of a physical object or system, using real-time data to enable understanding, learning, reasoning and optimization of the target system. Digital Twin is one of the key concepts of modern production engineering following the so-called Industry 4.0 revolution. Even if Digital Twins are basically simulation models, their use is no longer limited to the verification phase of the design flow since they are still useful when the system comes into operation. For this reason they pose new challenges and open new opportunities that are not yet completely explored.

Topics under this session include (but not limited to)

  • Methodologies for Digital Twin construction
  • Solutions for Digital Twin learning and updating and related real-time issues
  • Tools and techniques for Digital Twin simulation and related real-time issues
  • Addressing complexity in Digital Twin management (e.g., model abstraction)
  • System optimization by using the Digital Twin concept
  • Application of the Digital Twin to safety enforcement and predictive maintenance
  • Exploitation of the Digital Twin for the design of the communication infrastructure
  • Digital Twin and artificial intelligence