Semantic Artificial Intelligence for Smart Manufacturing Automation

in Special Issue   Posted on June 24, 2020 

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Smart manufacturing is arriving. It promises a future of highly responsive manufacturing operations with advanced sensing, reasoning, and decision-making capabilities. Statistical AI, e.g., machine learning technologies, has shown some promising applications in making manufacturing smart. However, the approximative, agnostic, and context- and task-specific nature of Statistical AI technologies have limited their implementation in real-world manufacturing operations, which demands guaranteed product quality, robust system performance, and ubiquitous transparency. Semantic AI – the combination of Statistical AI and Symbolic AI technologies, could be the answer to the in-depth adoption of AI technologies in industry. Semantic AI technologies enable more interpretable manufacturing decisions with augmented intelligence via integrating the merits of statistical learning with semantic knowledge and reasoning.

Therefore, this special issue aims to disseminate the state-of-the-art scientific advancements of Semantic AI technologies to achieve knowledge-driven, adaptive, and self-optimizing manufacturing process and system automation. We are particularly interested in original and high-quality submissions reporting fundamental theory breakthroughs on industrial knowledge graph, graph neural network algorithms, and their applications in smart manufacturing. Topics include, but not limited to:

• Knowledge-driven smart manufacturing

• Industrial ontologies and knowledge graphs

• Industrial knowledge mining from text, image, and video

• Semantic Web technologies for manufacturing

• New approaches to integration of Statistical AI and semantic knowledge

• Industrial big data knowledge discovery, acquisition, and extraction

• Knowledge modeling and representation

• Knowledge fusion, integration, and management

• Graph Neural Network for manufacturing automation

• Intelligent manufacturing decision support systems

• Industrial recommendation systems

• Knowledge-driven smart product design

• Knowledge-driven manufacturing optimization

• Semantic AI-based human-machine interfaces/interactions

• Robotic control and automation with Semantic AI

• Semantic AI for manufacturing monitoring and control

• Knowledge sharing in collaborative manufacturing

• Industrial chatbot

Submission Guidelines

Only original manuscripts can be submitted, according to the “Guide for Authors” published on the Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing website As regards the online submission system of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, the authors are invited to follow the link “Submit your Paper”, located in the main page of the Journal website, and submit manuscript to Article Type “VSI: Semantic AI 4 Mfg” in Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.

Please mention the name of the Special Issue in your cover letter. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the journal. The final papers will be selected for publication depending on the results of the peer review process and the reviews of the Guest Editors.

Guest Editors

Dr. Yuqian Lu — The University of Auckland

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Professor Lihui Wang — KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Professor Jinsong Bao — Donghua University

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Professor Jose L. Martinez Lastra — Tampere University

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Professor Farhad Ameri — Texas State University

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Important Dates:

Submission opening on 1 September 2020

Submission closing on 30 November 2020

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