NIMBLE co-organizes Workshop on Connected Smart Factories

NIMBLE was a co-organizer of the Workshop on “Connected Smart Factories: Showcasing Recent Developments in the Smart Manufacturing Arena” held at the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems 2018 (IS 2018): Theory, Research, and Innovation in Applications, Funchal, Madeira, 25-27 September 2018 (

The workshop brought together industrial representatives from digital manufacturing, FIWARE and IoT domain alongside researchers from the areas of smart manufacturing, enterprise information systems, IoT, cloud computing, risk management, big data, standardisation, process engineering and business modelling, to discuss ongoing developments in the broad area of Connected Smart Factories, including Digital Automation and FIWARE initiatives (for more details:

The two day workshop was organised by four European projects funded in the Call H2020-FoF-2016, topic FoF-11-2016: Digital Automation, covering different aspects of smart manufacturing:

The workshop started with an introduction given by chairman Usman Wajid (Information Catalyst, UK) and continued with presentations and demos grouped in several sessions: (1) Enabling Collaborations (chair: Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt/ NIMBLE), (2) Smart Tools (chair:  Gash Bullar/ DIGICOR), and (3) FIWARE Solutions and Demos (chair: Carlos Agostinho/ vf-OS).

The second day was about (4) Business Modelling (chair: Eduardo Sainz/ vf-OS), (5) Big Data Management (chair: Marc Jentsch/ COMPOSITION), and (6) the Round Table Discussion (chair: Usman Wajid/ DIGICOR). 

The closing round table discussion was organised to bring forward the common vision towards creating a Connected Smart Factory platform in Europe, and looked at the possible use of FIWARE technology.

About Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt

Violeta is a Senior Researcher in the area of digital manufacturing platforms and cybersecurity. She has been a member of the Internet of Things (IoT) group of Salzburg Research since 2014. Between 2006 and 2014, she was with the Knowledge and Media Technologies (KMT) group of Salzburg Research, working in the area of knowledge-based content management systems, semantic technologies and ontology engineering. Violeta holds a PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Belgrade.
Prior to joining Salzburg Research in 2006, she was an applications developer (1998 – 2004) and a project manager (2004 – 2006) in the banking industry.

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