Vice-ChairManish Arora Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Industry 4.0 is about using connected intelligence to usher in greater productivity, quality, flexibility, safety and resource utilisation across manufacturing enterprises, in which advanced manufacturing such as Robotics or Additive Manufacturing play a critical role. This conference intends to provide a platform to bring together all stakeholders in manufacturing and Industry 4.0, in particular those in academia and industry, in both India and abroad for them to deliberate on the nature, needs, challenges, opportunities, problems and solutions in this transformational area of endeavour. A specific focus of this conference is to provide a platform for exploring avenues for creating a vision of, and enablers for sustainable, affordable, and human-centric Industry 4.0, and to showcase cutting edge practice, research and educational innovation in this crucial and rapidly evolving area.
I-4AM 2019 (pronounced i-forum 2019) will include keynotes and panel discussions from thought leaders in industry, academia, strategic sectors and policy bodies, as well as podium and poster sessions for research papers. All research papers submitted will undergo a peer review process by the international programme committee; selected papers will be published in a proceedings book. The top papers published in I-4AM 2019 will be invited to be extended for submission and possible publication in Sadhana (Indian Academy of Sciences) or Defence Science Journal (DRDO); both journals are Clarivate-indexed and have impact factors.
I-4AM 2019 is organised by the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, under its CEFC on I4.0India@IISc (Smart Factory) within the SAMARTH Udyog Bharat 4.0 programme of the Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India.