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Conference Proceedings 2017:
Internet of Production for agile companies

The conference proceedings entitled “AWK Aachener Werkzeugmaschinen-Kolloquium 2017 – Internet of Production für agile Unternehmen” are available from Apprimus Wissenschaftsverlag under ISBN 978-3-86359-512-8.

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Expert meetings

Apart from the plenary speakers, the contents of the AWK’20 lectures will be developed by a selection of internationally renowned experts from industry and science in two expert meetings: High-ranking industry representatives from globally active companies will formulate urgent research needs and contribute their experience in implementing existing solutions to the lectures.

The Aachen production researchers will moderate the process, structure the information and finally supplement it with the know-how of their own facilities and the experience gained from numerous international research and development projects.

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“Internet of Production for Agile Companies” was the central theme of the last Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium, which took place for the 29th time from 18 to 19 May 2017.

The AWK’17 with its extensive lecture programme, an accompanying industrial exhibition and visits to institutes was once again a meeting place for more than 1000 experts in production technology and related disciplines from Germany and abroad. The event offered a comprehensive overview of current approaches and strategies for industry 4.0 in two parallel lecture series with twelve specialist lectures and four keynotes as well as six plenary lectures from science and practice. Four lecture sessions on the topics “Agile product development”, “Learning production systems”, “Networked, adaptive production” and “Science in production practice” provided answers to the most urgent questions of production technology.

The event also gave participants the opportunity to visit the new facilities of the RWTH Aachen Campus for the first time. In addition, the organisers presented the first series-produced car developed using industry 4.0 methods, opened the largest production technology research cluster in Europe (30,000 m²) on the RWTH Aachen Campus and presented the newly founded Business School of RWTH Aachen University.