Big Data in Cyber-Physical Systems, Digital Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

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Lidong Wang 1,* Guanghui Wang 2

1. Department of Engineering Technology, Mississippi Valley State University, USA

2. State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China

* Corresponding author.


Received: 26 Mar. 2016 / Revised: 2 May 2016 / Accepted: 9 Jun. 2016 / Published: 8 Jul. 2016

Index Terms

Big Data, Big Data Analytics, Cyber-physical System (CPS), Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity, 3D Printing, Network-based Systems


A cyber physical system (CPS) is a complex system that integrates computation, communication, and physical processes. Digital manufacturing is a method of using computers and related technologies to control an entire production process. Industry 4.0 can make manufacturing more efficient, flexible, and sustainable through communication and intelligence; therefore, it can increase the competitiveness. Key technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, 3D printing, and Big Data have great impacts on Industry 4.0. Big Data analytics is very important for cyber-physical systems (CPSs), digital manufacturing, and Industry 4.0. This paper introduces technology progresses in CPS, digital manufacturing, and Industry 4.0. Some challenges and future research topics in these areas are also presented.

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Lidong Wang, Guanghui Wang ,"Big Data in Cyber-Physical Systems, Digital Manufacturing and Industry 4.0", International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing(IJEM), Vol.6, No.4, pp.1-8, 2016. DOI: 10.5815/ijem.2016.04.01


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