In Europe and world-wide, Industrie 4.0 and smart manufacturing designate well-known concepts. They describe optimized networked engineering and production with the objective of delivering smart products by means of digitalization. Very often heterogeneous systems have to be interconnected in this context, and therefore interoperability challenges for system and data engineering are coming up. Furthermore, energy and resource management is taking an increasing role as climate change is one of the biggest challenges that the planet is facing.


Conference Program


The detailed conference program is now available!



Keynote speakers

Klaus Bauer


Laurent Levacher





Klaus Bauer is Head of R&D Basic Technology at TRUMPF. His work focuses on Industry 4.0 and intelligent machine networks. Klaus has over 20 years’ experience in machine building, software development, usability engineering, machine to machine communication, AI  and security. As a pioneer of Industry 4.0 and member of the German "Plattform Industrie 4.0" he worked as co-author for fundamental Industry 4.0 publications and is responsible for relevant internal and public research projects at TRUMPF.


Laurent Levacher is Smart Factory of the Future Manager at EDF-R&D since 2017. He is a member of the Industry Showcase Labeling Committee of AIF (French Future Industry Alliance). Previously, since 2012, he was Director of the Research European Center for Energy Efficiency ECLEER, research program on energy efficiency in the fields of Industry, Building and Economic Social, involving more than 50 PhD students. Since 2008, he has been in charge of Energy Efficiency in Industry within ECLEER, after having led a Research Group on this topic at EDF-R&D. Before 2005, he was Head of a Research Group developing a real-time simulator of electrical networks, simulator sold in several countries (Sweden, Japan, ...) through a joint venture EDF-R&D / Hewlett Packard which he was Director.

Research questions

  • How may the Industrial Internet of Things both improve performance and energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions?
  • How can we protect digitalized production systems from cyber threats?
  • How can artificial intelligence be efficiently integrated in order to enable better and informed decision making?
  • How can we best integrate human workers in these emerging new production environments?

Workshop Topics

The headline of the conference is “Energy and Industry of the Future” including the following topics:

  • Energy management
  • Industrial IT Security
  • Artificial intelligence and decision making
  • Role of humans  in networked and smart factories (human machine interaction)


Registration is free of charge for all participants using this link:

Due date of registration: 11th November 2019.

Lunch and coffee breaks are included in the registration and free of charge.


The workshop will take place at the Université de Haute-Alsace – ENSISA Bât. Lumière, 12 rue des frères Lumière F-68093 MULHOUSE Cedex.


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