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2018 International High-end Forum on Intelligent Manufacturing was successfully held in Wuhan

From November 24 to 25, 2018, "International High-end Forum on Intelligent Manufacturing 2018" was solemnly held at the Hilton Hotel in Guanggu, Wuhan.

From November 24 to 25, 2018, the International High-end Forum on Intelligent Manufacturing 2018, sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Engineering and co-sponsored by the Central China University of Science and Technology, the Office of the Military-Civil Integration Development Committee of the Hubei Provincial Committee of the CPC, the National Digital Design and Manufacturing Innovation Center and the State Key Laboratory of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, was solemnly held at the Hilton Hotel in Guanggu, Wuhan.

Academician Zhou Ji, former Dean of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Shao Xinyu, Secretary of the Party Committee of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Academician Li Peigen of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Academician Guo Dongming of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Academician Zhu Yingfu of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Academician Zhang Jinlin of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Academician Lin Zhongqin of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan. More than 300 Chinese and foreign experts in intelligent manufacturing and scholars from 9 countries including Singapore, Sweden, Germany, Canada, Turkey and Finland attended the forum to discuss cutting-edge technologies in the field of intelligent manufacturing and the development strategy of a new generation of intelligent manufacturing powers. Manufacturing transformation and upgrading. The conference forum was launched online, with a total of 14,500 hits. The participants and the reporters had in-depth exchanges and interactions. The academic atmosphere on the spot was warm and enthusiastic.

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2018 Intelligent Manufacturing International High-end Forum Venue Panorama

Academician Zhou Ji, former Dean of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Academician Li Peigen of the Chinese Academy of Engineering jointly served as the chairman of the conference. Professor Shen Weiming of the Canadian National Research Institute and Professor Gao Liang of Huazhong University of Science and Technology jointly served as the chairman of the program committee. 

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Academician Li Peigen of the Chinese Academy of Engineering presided over the opening ceremony of the forum

The opening ceremony of the forum was presided over by Academician Li Peigen of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Shao Xinyu, secretary of the Party Committee of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, first spoke on behalf of Huazhong University of Science and Technology and expressed warm welcome to the guests who came to the conference. With the rapid development of a new generation of intelligent manufacturing on a global scale, cooperation between governments, universities, enterprises and industry organizations is becoming more and more close, and cooperation between industry, academia and research is increasingly needed. In the wave of China's vigorous implementation of the "Made in China 2025" strategy, how to better integrate intelligence with the manufacturing industry and produce a more optimized and efficient intelligent manufacturing system has become an important issue that many enterprises and scholars have begun to consider. He pointed out that as a college, Huazhong University of Science and Technology has the responsibility to serve the national strategy. Huazhong University of Science and Technology has also been committed to organically combining intelligence with manufacturing to provide a strong guarantee for scientific research and talent cultivation in the field of intelligent manufacturing.

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Shao Xinyu, Party Secretary of Huazhong University of Science and Technology

The forum included nine invited academic reports, and Chinese and foreign experts gave special reports on cutting-edge technologies and best practices in various fields of intelligent manufacturing. Academician Li Peigen of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor Shen Weiming of the Canadian National Research Institute, and Professor Gao Liang of Huazhong University of Science and Technology have hosted four seminars.

Academician Zhou Ji, former dean of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, presented a special report entitled “Toward Intelligent Manufacturing”. In the report, Academician Zhou Ji proposed three basic paradigms of intelligent manufacturing for the development of current information technology. He believes that a new generation of intelligent manufacturing is a new direction of the integration of artificial intelligence and manufacturing, and a new generation of intelligent manufacturing will fundamentally lead and promote a new round of industrial revolution. The next 20 years will be a crucial period for the development of China's new generation of intelligent manufacturing. We must seize the strategic opportunity of the new round of industrial revolution and promote the transformation of manufacturing powers into manufacturing powers.

IEEE Chairman and Professor Futian Minnan of Beijing Institute of Technology gave a special report on "Micro and Nano-robotic Fabrication and Manipulation: Toward Bio Automation and Control". In the report, Prof. Fukuda revealed to us the research results of nano-robots in the medical field. He pointed out that nano-robots will have good development prospects in the medical field and will benefit human society.

JIM Editor-in-Chief, Professor Andrew Kusiak of the University of Iowa, USA, presented a special report entitled "Intelligent Manufacturing: Defining Paradigms." In the report, Professor Andrew Kusiak analyzes the latest information technology such as big data, augmented reality, grid computing, cloud manufacturing and additive manufacturing for the future development trend of manufacturing industry. He believes that advanced manufacturing and processing will become more diverse and interdisciplinary, and will continue to blur the boundaries of computational science, but optimizing basic manufacturing processes is equally important.

Professor IYMT and Professor Andrew Y.C. Nee of the National University of Singapore presented a special report entitled "Current and Future Trends of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies". Professor Andrew Y.C. Nee reviewed the history of manufacturing over the past 100 years and introduced emerging research areas and rapidly evolving technologies in the manufacturing process. Professor Andrew Y.C. Nee believes that advanced manufacturing processes are moving in a multidisciplinary direction, and the boundaries between them and computer science, control engineering, and information and communication disciplines will become increasingly blurred. The research around Industry 4.0 is in full swing, and the convergence of core technologies will ensure that the next generation of intelligent manufacturing technologies can successfully solve the problems in the current manufacturing process.

Professor Bengt Lennartson of the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden gave a special report entitled "Robust and Intelligent Energy Optimization of Robot Systems". Prof. Bengt Lennartson provides an in-depth analysis of the energy efficiency and optimization of robotic systems, as well as modern factories. He said that the robot system can reduce energy consumption through hybrid system and Petri net technology, and can also achieve high efficiency optimization through OR/CP/AI integration method. He also explains the contradiction between reducing energy consumption and improving stability. He hopes that future plants will not only achieve automated production, but also achieve sustainable production automation.

Prof. Lihui Wang, editor-in-chief of RCIM and the Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden, presented a special report entitled “Intelligent Manufacturing: Recent Advancements and Future Trends”. In the report, Professor Lihui Wang reviewed the development of manufacturing and artificial intelligence (AI) for nearly a hundred years, and showed the latest developments in smart manufacturing through four concrete examples. In his view, big data analytics and cloud computing are the two most important technologies driving the future of smart manufacturing.

Prof. Weidong Li from Coventry University in the United Kingdom gave a special report on the topic “Cyber Physical System and Big Data Analytics for Sustainable Manufacturing”. In response to the sustainable use of energy (such as electrical energy) in the manufacturing process, Professor Weidong Li gave a detailed description of his project plan. At the same time, Professor Weidong Li shared the research progress of his research group in the field of sustainable manufacturing. Based on the application of information physics system and big data in intelligent manufacturing, he proposed to use the system of “scheduling, monitoring, learning and rescheduling” to optimize. Manufacturing processes that increase energy efficiency and reduce production costs.

Professor David W. Rosen of the Georgia Institute of Technology gave a special report entitled "Additive Manufacturing as a Key Enabler of Intelligent Manufacturing". In response to the key position of additive manufacturing in smart manufacturing, Professor David W. Rosen elaborated on the purpose of intelligent manufacturing, the uniqueness of additive manufacturing and processing, the contribution of additive manufacturing to smart manufacturing, and the industrial chain to additive manufacturing. 

Academician Lin Zhongqin, President of Shanghai Jiaotong University, gave a special report entitled “Smart Manufacturing Technology for Quality Control”. In the report, Academician Lin Zhongqin elaborated on the three core issues that need to be faced in improving China's manufacturing level - consistency, stability and reliability. He believes that intelligence is production intelligence, including tool intelligence, process intelligence and service intelligence. The production process is a long-term process that requires great improvement and improvement. The intelligent machine is capable of deep self-learning and has a long-term knowledge cycle, which will effectively improve the stability, efficiency and quality of the product. 

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 From the left to the right: Academician Zhou Ji, former President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, IEEE Chairman, Professor Futian Minnan of Beijing Institute of Technology, Editor-in-Chief of JIM, Professor Andrew Kusiak of the University of Iowa
From left to right: IJAMT editor, Professor Andrew Y.C. Nee of the National University of Singapore, Professor Bengt Lennartson of Chalmers University of Technology, RCIM editor, Professor Lihui Wang of the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
The bottom row is from left to right: Professor Weidong Li from Coventry University, UK, Professor David W. Rosen of Georgia Institute of Technology, and Academician Lin Zhongqin, President of Shanghai Jiaotong University  

In addition, the International Coalition of Intelligent Manufacturing will be formally established in May next year, and 53 institutions from 16 countries have joined the Preparatory Committee. On the evening of November 24th, the International Coalition of Intelligent Manufacturing Academic Committee held a preparatory meeting. Academician Zhou Ji, Academician Li Peigen, Academician Guo Dongming (President of Dalian University of Technology) and Academician Lin Zhongqin (President of Shanghai Jiaotong University) attended the meeting. The preparatory meeting was hosted by Academician Guo Dongming. Professor Futian Minnan (IEEE Chairman, Professor of Beijing Institute of Technology), Professor Andrew Kusiak (Professor of IOWA University), Professor David W. Rosen (Georgia Institute of Technology), Professor Ni Yijing (National University of Singapore) and other experts attended the meeting. 

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International Coalition of Intelligent Manufacturing Academic Committee Preparatory Meeting

On the morning of November 25th, a closed-door seminar on smart manufacturing round tables was held at the Hilton Hotel. The seminar was hosted by Academician Li Peigen and focused on: “What opportunities does new technologies such as cloud computing, big data and the Internet of Things bring to smart manufacturing?”, “We are smart manufacturing in the next 5, 10 and 20 years. What are the expectations?” “What are the challenges and opportunities in the current research on smart manufacturing?” “The development of intelligent manufacturing has put forward new requirements and standards for data modeling, data exchange and data security. How do we need to work together?” Four issues are unfolding. Academician Li Peigen pointed out that the emergence of emerging technologies has brought many development opportunities for smart manufacturing, but how to implement these technologies and use them extensively in the manufacturing industry is the direction we are working hard now and in the future.

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Round table discussion

After two days of in-depth discussions, the conference ended with warm applause. The successful convening of this conference not only laid a good foundation for the official establishment of the International Coalition of Intelligent Manufacturing, but also deepened the international exchanges and cooperation between domestic universities and colleges in the field of intelligent manufacturing, and contributed to the development of China's manufacturing industry to the development of intelligent manufacturing.

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2018 International Forum on Intelligent Manufacturing

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