Technological Developments in Industry 4.0 for Business Applications

Technological Developments in Industry 4.0 for Business Applications

Luis Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal), Nuno Lopes (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal), Joaquim Silva (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal), Goran D. Putnik (University of Minho, Portugal), Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal) and Paulo Silva Ávila (Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)
Projected Release Date: September, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 335
ISBN13: 9781522549369|ISBN10: 1522549366|EISBN13: 9781522549376|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4936-9


One of the most important issues businesses face is how to adapt to changing operational and administrative processes. Globalization and high competition highlight the importance of technological innovation and its contribution to the organizational performance of businesses.

Technological Developments in Industry 4.0 for Business Applications is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of developing new services related to industrial processes in order to improve organizational well-being. It also looks at the technological, organizational, and social aspects of Industry 4.0. Highlighting a range of topics including enterprise integration, logistic models, and supply chain, this book is ideally designed for computer engineers, managers, business and IT professionals, business researchers, and post-graduate students seeking current research on the evolution and development of business applications in the modern industry era.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Data Solutions
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Internet of things
  • Logistic Models
  • Microgrid
  • Smart Networks
  • Supply Chain
  • Sustainable Manufacturing

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nuno Lopes received his Bachelor degree (5 years degree) in Systems and Informatics Engineering, in 2002, from University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. During this course, he made an internship at Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Later on he received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, from University of Minho, Portugal, in 2009. His Ph.D. focused on the building of large-scale indexing systems through the use of structured peer-to-peer networks. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Barcelos, Portugal, teaching Network Communications and Operating Systems courses, among others. His research interests include distributed systems, decentralized algorithms, peer-to-peer networks, and large-scale information retrieval.