CFP: 2021 International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing (ISM)

Submission deadline: November 16, 2021

Conference date(s):
November 17, 2021 - November 19, 2021

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Conference Venue:

Hagenberg Campus, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences
Hagenberg, Austria


Ethics and Ethical Engineering in Industry 4.0

We’re in the midst of a significant transformation regarding the way we produce products or deliver services thanks to the intensive digitization of manufacturing and connected processes. This revolution will increase productivity, shift economics, foster industrial growth and modify the profile of the workforce – ultimately changing the competitiveness of companies and regions.

The 2021 International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing (ISM) represents a new platform for knowledge exchange, the review and discussion of theoretical advances, research results, and industrial experiences, among scientists, researchers, decision makers, practitioners and students dealing with the topics under the umbrella of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing.

Therefore, we would like to kindly invite you to take an active part in this conference and in the co-located events that will be held in Austria next November 17-19, 2021 and explore with us the latest news, views and developments in the exciting world of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing.

With the design and deployment of nano-bio-info-cogno technologies becoming evermore ubiquitous, their impacts can likewise be seen across a variety of human domains. Industry and engineering are no less effected, and in many cases serve as the vanguard of these changes given their privileged place as the nexus for the development of those emerging and converging technologies. Because these impacts have been predicted and are manifesting themselves as being substantial and profound, the ethical deliberations on how to meet these challenges becomes just as significant. This Open Track aims to address this lacuna by exploring research on how ethical theories can bridge the gap in industry and engineering to meet these challenges. Researchers are invited to present papers on topics such as, but not limited to:

  • how to address the specific ethical issues that emerge in industry 4.0 systems and infrastructures
  • how to account for value change in sociotechnical systems over time
  • philosophical and technical explorations for embedding values into sociotechnical systems
  • design strategies particularly capable of aligning artificial intelligence systems with human values in the context of Industry 4.0
  • design approaches and methodologies that can be adopted for value-alignment across engineering domains

Please be sure to select “Ethics and Ethical Engineering in Industry 4.0” as main topic during the submission.

Chair: Steven Umbrello

Affiliation: University of Turin (Italy)

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#engineering ethics, #manufacturing