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Dimitris Mourtzis

Dimitris Mourtzis
University of Patras Lab. For Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS) · Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics

PhD in Engineering

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Design, Planning and Control of Manufacturing Systems and Networks Digital Manufacturing Cloud manufacturing Industry 4.0
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February 2005 - April 2020
University of Patras
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Publications (318)
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Industry 5.0 blows the whistle on global industrial transformation. It aims to place humans' well-being at the center of manufacturing systems, thereby achieving social goals beyond employment and growth to provide prosperity robustly for the sustainable development of all humanity. However, the current exploration of Industry 5.0 is still in its i...
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This special session aims to present the state-of-the-art approaches, tools, systems, and practical cases of HDT toward HCPS, including the following topics, but are not limited to: • Theory, investigation, survey, and review of HDT for HCPS • HDT in Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC) • Big data analytics for HDT • Data management and data policies in...
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Manufacturing has been hugely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many critical global value chains either halted or seriously interrupted. Most interactions with customers and employees have to take place in a contactless or virtual way. As such, digital operation is the way to remain in business through mandatory shutdowns and restricted acti...
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By virtue of the increased automation, digitization, and digitalization of manufacturing and production systems a constantly growing amount of data, also known as Big Data Sets, are produced. Thus, techniques, in particular Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to utilize and organize Big Data Sets for the benefit of contemporary...
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In the era of Industry 4.0, manufacturing and production systems were revolutionized by increasing operational efficiency and developing and implementing new business models, services, and products. Concretely, the milestone set for Industry 4.0 was to improve the sustainability and efficiency of production systems. By extension, the emphasis was f...
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Chatter is an uncontrollable and unattenuated vibration that results in large oscillations between the workpiece and the cutting tool and has a detrimental effect on the surface quality, the tool life and the health of the machine tool components. As a result, it is one of the key limitations that hinders the productivity and quality of the milling...
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Recently, the futuristic industry and society have caught increasing attention, that is, on Industry 5.0 and Society 5.0. Industry 5.0 is announced by European Commission toward a sustainable, human-centric, and resilient European industry. Society 5.0 is proposed by Japan Cabinet to balance economic advancement with the reso�lution of social probl...
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Manufacturing and Production Industries are currently being reshaped to integrate the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the existing workplaces. Industry 5.0 is a value-driven approach and is based on three interconnected core pillars: 1) human-centricity, 2) sustainability, and 3) resilience. However, it is necessary to fully...
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The shift of traditional mass-producing industries towards mass customisation practices is nowadays evident. However, if not implemented properly, mass customisation can lead to disturbances in material flow and severe reduction in productivity. Moreover, manufacturing enterprises often face the challenge of manufacturing highly customized products...
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This keynote paper mainly focuses on advancements of machining technology and systems for enhanced performance, increased system integration and augmented machine intelligence, critically hinging on new sensors, sensor systems and sensing methodologies being robust, reconfigurable and intelligent, while providing direct adoption and plug-and-play u...
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Modern manufacturing and production companies have transformed their business models in order to integrate Product-Service Systems (PSS). These changes in the modus operandi of companies facilitates the close collaboration of manufacturers and customer in the development of new product. Furthermore, the recent research works in the field of simulat...
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Over the last decade, Industry 4.0 has focused more on digitalization and AI-driven technologies for increasing the efficiency and flexibility of production. In early 2021, the European Commission proposed the concept of “Industry 5.0”, which complements the existing “Industry 4.0” paradigm. However, since the European Commission released its Indus...
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Manufacturing systems have undergone many changes with regard to their structure, organization, and operation. This chapter charts the technical developments in manufacturing systems over the last 70 years. The basic building blocks of Computer-Aided Manufacturing and their evolution to Computer-Integrated Manufacturing systems are discussed. We de...
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Under the framework of Industry 4.0, machines and machine tools have evolved to smart and connected things, comprising the Internet of Things (IoT) and leading to the Mass Per-sonalization (MP) paradigm, which enables the production of uniquely made products at scale. MP, fueled by individualization trends and enabled by increasing digitalization,...
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Robotic manipulators have become part of manufacturing systems in recent decades. However, in the realm of Industry 4.0, a new type of manufacturing cell has been introduced—the so-called collaborative manufacturing cell. In such collaborative environments, communication between a human operator and robotic manipulators must be flawless, so that sm...
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In today's business environment, the trend towards more product variety and customization is unbroken. Due to this development, the need of agile and reconfigurable production systems emerged to cope with various products and product families. To design and optimize production systems as well as to choose the optimal product matches, product analys...
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The industrial landscape is undergoing a series of fundamental changes, because of the advances in cutting-edge digital technologies. Under the framework of Industry 4.0 engineers have focused their effort on the development of new frameworks integrating digital technologies such as Big Data Analytics, Digital Twins, Extended Reality, and Artificia...
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Resistance spot welding for industrial applications is a fully automated process which however lacks this aspect when it comes to quality assessment (QA). The current study introduces an online QA approach that utilizes machine learning methods, on data captured from an infrared (IR) camera, mounted on an RSW-robotized system. The models’ developme...
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Over the past decades, automation industry has seen a major shift from traditional, hard-tooled lines to reconfigurable and reprogrammable robotic cells. Robots have added increasing value to the industry with special focus on robotic arms which enable many repetitive tasks to be carried out with high repeatability, reliability, flexibility, and sp...
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The digital twin is now within reach while manufacturing and manufacturing process become increasingly digital and the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming more and more dominant. Digital twins are intended to model complex structures and processes that communicate with their environments in various ways, for which it is challenging to predict effe...
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During the last decades numerous innovations and inventions have been presented under the framework of Industry 4.0. The ultimate goal of the latest industrial revolution is the digitalization of modern manufacturing systems. Therefore, several techniques and technologies have been investigated by the academia and the industrial practitioners, such...
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Following the concepts introduced by Industry 4.0, manufacturing sector is moving towards digitalization, supported by advanced manufacturing technologies. Despite globalization and easy access to information, digitalization has not advanced in a similar way among different countries, but also within the industries of the same country. According to...
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Simulation, as a pillar technology of Industry 4.0, is a key tool for improving manufacturing processes. Simulation is an indispensable set of technological tools and methods for the successful implementation of digital manufacturing, since it allows for the experimentation and validation of product, process, and system design and configuration. Th...
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Modern manufacturing environments strive to support a great variety of products, driven by the large customization demand, while at the same time maintain low cost and fast response to the market. To cope with the challenging manufacturing requirements, organizations rely on agile decision-making systems to maintain a smooth production function. In...
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According to the recent enactments of the European authorities, the reduction of CO2 emissions is one of the main targets, in order to achieve climate neutrality. However, under the Industry 4.0 framework, several digital technologies and techniques have been introduced. More specifically, advanced simulation techniques, such as Digital Twins are b...
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For many applications deployed in manufacturing networks, communication latency has been a significant barrier. Despite the constant development of improved communication protocols and standards during Industry 4.0, the latency problem persists, lowering quality of services (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE). Tactile internet (TI), with its high...
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The paradigm shift from mass production to on-demand, personalized, customer-driven, and knowledge-based production reshapes manufacturing. Smart manufacturing leads to an automated world that relies more on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and sophisticated information-technology-intensive processes, enhancing flexibility. Further...
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The industrial Internet of things (IIoT) key technologies advance flexibility, personalization, and cost savings in industrial processes. Smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 integrate the physical and decision-making aspects of manufacturing processes into autonomous and decentralized systems. Cloud manufacturing is emerging with scheduling issues...
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The mass personalization (MP) paradigm increases end user engagement in the manufacturing process. Moreover, manufacturers aim to remain competitive, while they also build trust with their clients and gain insights into their preferences. The increasing need for personalized products, in combination with the volatile market demand, affect industrie...
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In recent decades, globalization has led to profound changes in the economy (Dicken, 2007; Lanza et al., 2019). Nowadays, companies of any size operate worldwide in the form of global production networks (GPNs). GPNs are one of the manufacturing industry’s most critical forms of organization (Yeung & Coe, 2015) and already account for almost 80% of...
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New technologies such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are constantly being introduced under the Industry 4.0 framework. Although UAVs are mainly used in civil and military applications, the opportunities for Industrial integration must be examined, namely real-time remote monitoring, wireless coverage, and remote sensing. Therefore, UAVs can be c...
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The digitalization of modern manufacturing systems has resulted to increasing data generation, also known as Big Data. Although there are several technologies and techniques under the term Data Analytics for gathering such data, their interpretation to information, and ultimately to knowledge remains in its infancy. Consequently, albeit engineers,...
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As the industrial requirements change rapidly due to the drastic evolution of technology, the necessity of quickly investigating potential system alternatives towards a more efficient manufacturing system design arises more intensely than ever. Production system simulation has proven to be a powerful tool for designing and evaluating a manufacturin...
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The demand response monitoring is one key energy-efficient production technique and can reduce costs contributing simultaneously to the reduction of environmental emissions and maintaining the stability of electrical grids following the policies examined from European and International organizations. Although, energy trade market effect has been in...
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The evolution of production systems encloses continuous adaptation of workplaces with changing levels of technologies and automation. This research paper examines scenarios of multi-skilled operators, cooperating to accomplish a common goal. The under-consideration environment consists of a distributed network of workstations, each one assigned wit...
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The shift of profit margins from products to services, has transformed traditional production equipment supplier industries to providers of Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPSS). IPSS is a new business model for consistent delivery of industrial products such as production equipment and manufacturing services (Manufacturing as a Service). Howev...
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A digitalized Smart Factory can be considered as a data island. Moreover, engineers have focused on the development of new technologies and techniques not only for transforming information to data but also to achieve efficient data utilization to further optimize manufacturing processes. However, the Zero-Defect Manufacturing concept has emerged, w...
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) can be considered as the cornerstones of the lifecycle of a manufacturing asset. Since the above-mentioned processes often involve multiple engineers, from different departments even from different companies, it is crucial to ensure the flawless communication between the different i...
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The research work presented in this paper is related to the design and development of a framework based on the Blockchain technology for the upscaling of modern academic education. The goal is to securely and successfully connect the multiple stakeholders involved in the academic education, including students, universities, research organizations a...
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Educational and vocational training is constantly evolving due to the new technologies emergence under the concept of Industry 4.0. Augmented Reality (AR) is a rapidly growing technology that promises the delivery of high-quality visualization solutions, in a way that enables the user to interact with both digital and physical objects in a single i...
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Manufacturing is shifting towards digitalization supported by innovative Information and Communication Technologies such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Big Data and Analytics under the Industry 4.0 framework. Therefore, there is an emerging need for advanced life-long training of the skilled workforce. Furthe...
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Communication latency has been a significant barrier for many applications deployed in various network domains over the last few years. Until now, Internet of Things (IoT) enabled the interconnection of low-power, sensors of limited transition and latency-tolerant smart devices. However, despite the development of communication protocols and standa...
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This article proposes a way to define leanness, a method to evaluate leanness and a guide to achieve leanness at manufacturing shop-floor level. The methodology evaluates the lean progress in terms of leanness index by considering lean manufacturing wastes and proposes lean rules for the improvement of leanness index. It is a support system for the...
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Refrigerator and Cold Storage Systems (RCSS), also known as cold chain are utilized in a wide variety of applications for the storage of sensitive goods. Consequently, there is a common need for optimal and continuous operation of the refrigerator group, including the freezing chamber and the compressor group. Therefore, under the framework of Indu...
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In the modern manufacturing era, monitoring systems evolve towards sophistication and complexity, introducing numerous challenges in the feasibility, the assembly, the efficiency, and the integration of process monitoring devices on the relative equipment. The current work introduces a novel digital AR based digital twin framework, enabling real-ti...
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In the realm of the fourth Industrial Revolution, digital technologies are constantly integrated in Manufacturing processes in order to improve system reliability, monitor processes accurately and ultimately optimize processes. In order to tackle these issues, advanced simulation techniques such as Digital Twins (DT) have to be developed. Further t...
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Communication latency has been a significant barrier for many applications deployed in manufacturing networks. Despite the constant development of improved communication protocols and standards during Industry 4.0, the latency problem still exists, decreasing the Quality of Services (QoS) and Quality of experience (QoE). Therefore, high availabilit...
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The energy market is extended to an open and cross-border level and has increased the competition among the energy supply companies. The energy suppliers focus on the provision of smarter solutions by using the Industry 4.0 digital technologies to industrial customers. These services are linked to energy consumption and could affect the operational...
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The lockdown due to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic forced both educators and students to swift and rely on digital technologies in order to ensure the successful completion of modules based on the official curriculum. Universities are still facing the challenging issue to offer high quality learning opportunities without risking participants’ healt...
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Monitoring of manufacturing processes through dedicated sensors can generate large volumes of data due to high sampling rates and concurrent retrieval of multiple values. Consequently, proper function of engaged systems towards real-time identification of defects may be hindered. This study investigates feasibility of welding processes quality moni...
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Human-Cyber-Physical Systems are the key to the successful operation of manufacturing systems. Consequently, the need for adequate assessment of human operators and tracking of their skills and competencies evolution emerges. Additionally, the advances in digital technologies encourage the development of supportive and adaptive frameworks for the o...
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The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) offers enhanced processing efficiencies and reduced downtime, however there is a lack of manufacturing training equipment for those seeking practical training in the key underpinning digital technologies. This paper reports on the development of a digital manufacturing training demonstrator, called th...
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Human cancer is a multifaceted decease. Throughout the years several techniques and technologies have been proposed for the diagnosis and treatment of such deceases. However, the technological advances in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), can facilitate during th...
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By virtue of the Digitalization of Manufacturing Systems, the importance of interconnecting multiple digital systems is becoming a necessity. By extension, the need for connecting the shop-floor technician to the rest of the production system is highlighted more than ever. Internet and Communication technologies (ICT) may connect the technician wit...
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The currently applied maintenance strategies, including Reactive and Preventive maintenance can be considered obsolete. The constant improvements in Information and Communication Technologies as well as in Digital Technologies along with the increase of computational power, have facilitated the development of new Artificial Intelligence algorithms...
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During the last decade, the technologies related to electric vehicles (EVs) have captured both scientific and industrial interest. Specifically, the subject of the smart charging of EVs has gained significant attention, as it facilitates the managed charging of EVs to reduce disturbances to the power grid. Despite the presence of an extended litera...
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The digitalization of industry is targeting at the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing systems, for delivering intelligent machinery. Although AI seems a long-term target, similar enabling technologies such as artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been introduced. Despite that ANNs are inspired by the human brain's functio...
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In modern manufacturing world, MRO (Maintenance and Repair Operations) are the cornerstone for keeping industrial equipment in near-optimum condition. Successful completion of MRO has been benefited from Augmented Reality (AR), by considerably decreasing MTTR (Mean Time to Repair). To that end, AR delivers the digital tools that help on-the-field t...
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution has made efficient and adaptive manufacturing a prominent research topic. The necessity for personalized products leads to complex production lines. Due to the increased complexity, planning and scheduling of manufacturing processes seeks to identify near-optimum solutions to ensure fast and precise decision making....
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The Industry 4.0 paradigm has led to the creation of new opportunities for taking advantage of a series of diverse technologies in the manufacturing domain, including Internet of Things, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Machine Learning, Advanced Robotics, Additive Manufacturing, System and Process Simulation, Computer-Aided Design/Engineering/Manufa...
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Under the Industry 4.0 framework, a plethora of digital technologies and techniques has been introduced in the Manufacturing domain. Machine tools must become more intelligent, in order to create a network of fully connected machines. By extension, this will lead to the creation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Although these technologi...
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The advent of Electric Vehicles (EV) may introduce disturbances to the operation of the Power Grid, due to the great demands of electric power that is required during the simultaneous charging of large EV fleets. Towards this end, novel approaches for the management of the EV charging have been proposed in recent literature. Nevertheless, the imple...
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Moving towards factories of the future, Human-Robot Interfaces (HRIs) have come to the foreground. HRIs, offer extended potential in terms of flexibility, time and cost reduction, ergonomics, and the overall company’s sustainability. What is needed, is the provision of digital tools that will accelerate HRI integration to the existing manufacturing...
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This paper aims at performing an overview of the Innovation notion and the selection and discussion of appropriate innovation metrics and challenges, mainly in the context of manufacturing. This review has been performed through literature, on the notion of Innovation and its classification, according to various dimensions/aspects affecting manufac...
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Industry 4.0 enables the transition of traditional manufacturing models to the digitalized paradigm, creating significant economic opportunities through market reshaping. Scheduling is a key field of manufacturing systems. Academia and industry are closely collaborating for producing enhanced solutions, taking advantage of multiple criteria. Initia...