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Tamas is an Associate Professor at the Department of Process Engineering at the University of Pannonia in computer science and deputy head of Complex systems monitoring research group. He graduated with bachelor's (2015) degree in Mechanical Engineering and (2015) in Engineering Information Technology and master's (2016) degree Mechatronic Engineering and received PhD degrees in 2020. His research interested covers the areas of Process Mining algorithms, Discrete-event simulators and Operator 4.0.

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Professor Dr. David Romero is a Senior Research Scientist and Scientific Project Manager at the Center for Innovation in Design and Technology of the Tecnológico de Monterrey University in Mexico, as well as National Academia Representative and Coach for the Regional Secretariat of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) – Mexico. His research interests include: Circular Manufacturing, Service Engineering and Product-Service Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems & Human Systems, Advanced Production Management Systems, Green Virtual Enterprises, and Technology and Engineering Management. He is a member of the Society of Collaborative Networks, the IFAC TC5.3 on Enterprise Integration and Networking, the IFIP WG5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems, the IFIP WG5.12 on Architectures for Enterprise Integration, the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society, and the IEEE Internet of Things Community. Furthermore, he is an Agenda Contributor at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Council on “Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production”, and a World Manufacturing Forum (WMF) Ambassador. He has published more than 100 journal and international conference articles and serves at different editorial and scientific committees and advisory boards in academia, industry, and government in the disciplines of business and industrial engineering. Nowadays is focused on promoting the concepts of the "Operator 4.0" and "Digital Lean Manufacturing"; father of both terms.

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János is a full professor at the Department of Process Engineering at the University of Pannonia in computer science and chemical engineering and head of Complex systems monitoring research group. He received MEng and PhD degrees in chemical engineering in 1997 and 2000 from the University of Veszprem, Hungary. In 2008, he earned his Habilitation in the field of Process Engineering, and the DSc degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2011. In the period of 1999-2000 he was employed at the Control Laboratory of the Delft University of Technology (in the Netherlands). Dr. Abonyi has co-authored more than 250 journal papers and chapters in books and has published five research monographs and one Hungarian textbook about data mining. His research interests include complexity, process engineering, quality engineering, data mining and business process redesign.

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Andreas is a PhD student supervised by Professor Michael Weyrich and Dr. Nasser Jazdi at the Institute of Industrial Automation and Software Engineering (IAS) of the University of Stuttgart. I am working on the project "Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) for the production sector" to enable smart manufacturing. Furthermore, I am a member of VDI/VDE GMA specialist committee 7.25 "Testing of Networked Systems for Industry 4.0".

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Bart is a deputy director for science and an assistant professor at the Institute of Production Systems Organization at the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology in production management. He got his PhD for the work on radio frequency identification applications in manufacturing organizations. His current research is focused on sustainability aspects of smart manufacturing and he is leading SUSTAIN 4.0 Research Team within the institute. He has a strong record of international scientific, research and educational collaborations including EU FP7, H2020 and Erasmus+ programs.

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György earned his B.Sc. degree in Mechatronic Engineering at Óbuda University, Bánki Donát Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering in 2011, and M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2013. He received his Ph.D. degree at Óbuda University in 2017. György is the acting dean of the John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics and the Head of the Biomatics and Applied Artificial Intelligence Institution, where he is currently an associate professor. His main research focus is the application of advanced control methods in physiological relations, biomedical engineering, human-in-the-loop systems, artificial intelligence base cybermedical systems. Having published more than 100 scientific works on these topics, his h-index is 7. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Co-Chair of the Computational Cybernetics Technical Committee, and the Director of the Robotics Special College of the Óbuda University.

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Peter Thorvald is an Associate Professor of Product Design Engineering at University of Skövde in Sweden. With a background in Cognitive Science and a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, his research interests regard the role of cognitive ergonomics in the manufacturing industry. Specific research interests lie in the fields of workstation design, mental workload assessment, and work instruction design. Peter has a strong record of international collaboration having been active in FP6, FP7 and Horizon2020 funded projects.

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Nasser Jazdi the Deputy Director of the Institute of Industrial Automation and Software Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. Up to now, he has led more than 37 industrial projects with companies such as Daimler AG, Siemens AG, Bosch GmbH, Porsche AG, ads-tec GmbH, Vector Informatik GmbH, Festo and BASF SE. His research interests include Software Reliability in the context of IoT, machine learning for industrial automation as well as artificial intelligence in industrial automation. He is an IEEE senior member, a member of the VDE (The Association of German Engineers) and a member of VDI-GPP (Company Product and process design) Software Reliability Group. In 2009, he worked as an invited researcher with Prof. Zadeh at the University of California - Berkeley for three months. He has supervised more than 330 master, bachelor and student research projects. He is the author of 15 journal and 75 conference publications. He also has three book chapters.

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Elias Montini, Switzerland

Elias is a researcher of the Sustainable Production System Lab at University of Applied Science and Arts of Southern Switzerland and an executive PhD student at DEIB - Politecnico di Milano. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering with specialization in Business and Production. His research activities focus on collaborative robotics and on (Human) Digital Twins towards the design and development adaptive work environments, where humans and machines complement their capacities to optimize manufacturing performances and improve worker wellbeing. These activities have been carried out and are ongoing through research projects funded at national and international level in the context of digitalization in manufacturing, including DAEDALUS-H2020, COMPLEMANT: Open-call experiment, KITT4SME-H2020, STAR-H2020, BRILLIANT: Open-call experiment.

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Tim van Erp, Denmark

Tim is an Assistant Professor in Industry 4.0 / Digital and Sustainable Manufacturing at the University of Southern Denmark. He has a background in industrial engineering and obtained his PhD from Technische Universitaet Berlin. His research focuses on designing complex manufacturing systems in the context of current global trends such as sustainability or digitalization.

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Jan Kočí, Czechia

Jan is the Leader of research direction Systems Integration and Head of department of Process Modelling and AI at Centre for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovations (CXI). He has been working on optimization and control issues in joint projects as a member of the technical cybernetics department (process control in a thermal power plant, production system for a thermometer manufacturer) or on a professional internship in France at Ecole des mines Douai (robot control).

In recent years at CXI Jan has been focusing on digitalization and industry 4.0 as such, modern elements such as edge and cloud computing, IoT usage, event-driven architecture, shopfloor systems and innovative use of augmented/mixed reality in industrial practice. In this area interesting solutions such as modular mVIS visualization, the concept of using AR in vehicle design and others have already been created and deployed. In the last 3 years, he has also been actively involved in the management of a research project in the ANTETUL autonomous electric vehicle project, where he is in charge of the development of vehicle control, the use of AR and bigdata platform including the use of machine learning and prediction methods.

David is the CEO of the company proTEC-Vision Automation GmbH, which is a developer and manufacturer of RFID transponders and readers as well as systems for quality assurance using machine vision. He received his bachelor's degree (2012) and his master's degree (2014) in computer science. He received his PhD degree in 2021 from RWTH Aachen University. He has led the company's research and development department since 2019, focusing on Industry 4.0 and digitalization.

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Rodolfo (IEEE, IFAC member) received the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, in 1999. Since January 2020, he has been appointed Director of the Center for Automation and Robotics of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), formerly Vice-Director (2015-2019). He has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and research. He has lead several European projects and Spanish research projects including 12 contracts with industry since 2002. In particular, he is now involved in two European projects related with Artificial Intelligence and Industrial Cyber-physical systems: KITT4SME (2020-2024) and Power2Power (2019-2022). He has authored 3 books, 14 patents, 1 trade secret, 21 book chapters, and more than 70 articles in indexed journals and dozens of conference papers. He has been co-founder of Kinequo S.L. (2015) and Xymbot Digital Solutions SL (2020). Since 2002, he has belonged to the IFAC’s Technical Committee 3.1 Computers for Control, ASME Technical Committee on Model Identification and Intelligent Systems and IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS). Since 2002, he has been an expert evaluator and Vice-Chair for the European Commission collaborating with various research agencies such as REA and EACEA. He has been associate editor and member of the Editorial Board of journals such as Scientific Reports, Processes, Sensors, Journal of Control Engineering and Applied Informatics, and Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, among others.

His main research activities are focused on Industry 5.0, cyber-physical systems, intelligent systems, control and supervisory systems, and artificial cognitive systems.

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Francesco is a Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering - University of Trento. Chair of the research group in Industrial plants, Production systems and Logistics of the University of Trento. Coordinator of the Master degree programme in Management and Industrial Systems Engineering of the University of Trento.

Main research area deal with the development, testing and validation of original digital architectures to automatically and quantitatively assess the efficiency and safety of manual production processes with novel sensor fusion techniques to enable advanced human-centric manufacturing systems.

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Andrea is a Ph.D. student supervised by Professor Francesco Pilati at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Trento. His core research interest is the digitization of modern and complex manufacturing systems through Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies and quantitative methods. He received his master’s degree in Management Engineering from the University of Bologna.

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