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Letizia Nicoletti

Letizia Nicoletti
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Publications (109)
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Tasks and procedures involving lashing/unlashing operators have evident ergonomic criticalities but looking at the scientific background and on actual regulations there is a lack of attention toward procedures for a full ergonomic risk assessment. There are no scientific articles, no normative and standards that report ergonomic assessments for las...
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Technological advancements in AI, IoT, and Simulation push the frontier of the industry 4.0 to realize intelligent Digital twins (DT) of the industrial systems. This growing interest in manufacturing DTs inspires solutions for the flexibility, reliability, and resilience of production plans. However, the effort in building a clear guideline for dea...
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The COVID-19 pandemic was an unexpected and disruptive event that significantly affected the performance of manufacturing systems and supply chains in various sectors. In this paper, a literature review is provided, which investigates the role that Industry 4.0 technologies and simulation tools have played in addressing the effects of the pandemic...
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In manufacturing systems, field operators represent a key bottleneck for operational efficiency to secure production systems' productivity, quality, and resilience. Through their direct engagement with production resources, they obtain a genuine understanding of the course operations on the manufacturing floor. The effective leverage of this knowle...
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The field of Human‐Robot Interaction (HRI) represents one of the fast‐growing focus areas of Digital Twins (DTs). However, the role of DTs applications in human‐robot collaborative systems is still uncertain. This review article provides a comprehensive perspective of DTs' critical design aspects (i.e. Objectives, associate technologies, and applic...
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The advent of novel industry 4.0-driven technologies is offering significant opportunities to manufacturing systems, but at the same time it is posing new great challenges. The growing number of connected and interconnected devices is enormously increasing the amount of data generated, which must be properly organized to give value to the business....
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As the Industry 4.0 takes shape, human operators experience an increased complexity of their daily tasks: they are required to be highly flexible and to demonstrate adaptive capabilities in a very dynamic working environment. It calls for tools and approaches that could be easily embedded into everyday practices and able to combine complex methodol...
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This article faces the problem of operative and procedural cooperative training in marine ports with particular attention to harbour pilots and port traffic controller. The design and development of an advanced system, equipped with dedicated hardware in the loop, for cooperative training of operators involved in the last mile of navigation is pres...
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This paper proposes a cognitive digital twin framework for smart manufacturing, and especially for human-robot-collaboration cases. The proposed framework comprises three layers (field, edge, and cloud layers) based on the 5G communication network. In the field layer, the physical twin's data from the physical machine and human operators are transm...
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The fast-growing literature corpus of industry 4.0 in the last years also reflects the various applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in the manufacturing domain. This paper conducts a literature survey to infer patterns and correlations within this scientific domain. This analysis aims to identify the knowledge gaps...
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Human-robot collaboration (HRC) has become increasingly popular in modern assembly systems because of the flexibility of human capabilities and the precision and efficiency of the fellow robot. However, previous research has identified challenges to achieve a genuine and natural human-robot interaction, one being the real-time robot behavior adapta...
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With the recent advent of new concepts and technologies such as Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, a new data-driven paradigm, named Digital Twin, is emerging in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and is attracting the interest of academics and practitioners. Although the benefits offered by the Digital Twin in manu...
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Don’t just predict problems – prescribe a solution: that’s the premise behind prescriptive maintenance (PsM). Better and more data, coupled with Artificial Intelligence, Simulation, and Optimization are the keys to unlocking the benefits of PsM. However, PsM and Production Planning and Control (PPC) functions in a Cyber-Physical Production Environm...
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Digital solutions (including Extended Reality as well as web, mobile and AI technologies), among others, are entering a broad variety of industries and modifying the capabilities of operators through (close to) real-time display of context-dependent information. However, little is known with respect to two major issues: (i) how these technologies c...
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Thanks to the spread of technologies stemming from the fourth industrial revolution, also the topic of fault diagnosis and assistance in industrial contexts has benefited. Indeed, several smart tools were developed for assisting with maintenance and troubleshooting, without interfering with operations and facilitating tasks. In line with that, the...
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Hazardous industrial operations are highly stochastic, still human-dependent, and risky. Operators working in such an environment must understand the complex interrelation between several factors contributing to safe and effective operations. Therefore, being able to predict the effects of their actions on provoking or mitigating possible accidents...
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Be prepared to the unknown is the mantra of modern high-risk industries, which are concerned about the effectiveness of their workplace safety & emergency procedures and the performance of their operators in safety-critical tasks. Virtual Reality (VR) applications and Serious Games (SG) provide a quasi-real testing environment that allows industrie...
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Food supply chains are benefiting from blockchain technology, as it establishes a shared, secure record of information flows, thus reducing food safety risks, increasing consumers’ trust in products’ provenance and enhancing supply chain efficiency. However, despite some embryonic applications, systematic literature review reports very few investig...
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Despite Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have reduced the information asymmetry and increased the degree of interorganizational collaboration, the companies participating a supply chain are less inclined to share data when information is sensible and partners cannot be fully trusted. In such a context, Blockchain is a decentralized...
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The need for effective response systems is widely acknowledged from industry managers as well as from academic communities that have invested a great deal of time and effort to detect methodologies and approaches to enhance response systems performances. With this in mind, the proposed research work recognizes the crucial role of training activitie...
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While the Industry 4.0 is idolizing the potential of an artificial intelligence embedded into “things” it is neglecting the role of the human component, which is still indispensable in different manufacturing activities, such as a machine setup or maintenance operations. The present research study first proposes an Industrial Internet pyramid as em...
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While ‘Industry 4.0’ drives for greater automation, human factors are still essential in certain domains, especially in industrial disaster management. Despite human factors are frequently cause of individual biases and errors, a systematic quantitative analysis of the correlation between them and the workers' response performance in case of an ind...
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Because of the stochasticity of the supply chain (SC) and the increased uncertainty due to the negative trend of the publishing industry that is trying to survive to new trans-media contents delivery, business firms are looking for advanced tools supporting them in (re)defining their business (diversification) and in (re)designing their own SC. Her...
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This research illustrates how a ‘Knowledge as a Service’ approach endows a 3.0 digitalized factory to become a 4.0 Smart Factory. An application prototype based on a Digital Twin as Service Provider for a 4.0 knowledge fruition has been designed and developed to enable operators facing the highly dynamic factory floor and to have their ‘virtual eye...
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Perishable product last-mile transportation is less-than-truckload as relatively small goods are shipped in small batches that can be bundled with each other to increase the filling rate of the trucks' capacity. However, the large number and frequency of trips entails low profitability and environmental sustainability of the companies operating per...
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Many executives wrongly believe that synchronizing organizational, environmental and societal needs in an integrated way is a noble initiative worthy of admiration but basically a waste of resources. Most of them prefer making data-driven business decisions and the holistic nature of sustainability does not encourage them to invest significantly in...
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As the Industry 4.0 takes shape, human operators experience an increased complexity of their daily tasks: they are required to be highly flexible and to demonstrate adaptive capabilities in a very dynamic working environment. It calls for tools and approaches that could be easily embedded into everyday practices and able to combine complex methodol...
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Lean management has proved to be the preferred way of managers who strive for achieving performances comparable to that of the Toyota Company that firstly applied the “no wastes” philosophy. In healthcare, managers look at reducing the patients' waiting times and management costs, increasing productivity and optimizing the resources allocation. In...
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In view of the high terminal construction and maintenance costs, environmental impacts and risk of shipping accidents, public bodies, port authorities, and terminal operators all around the world are looking for new decision support methodologies, especially in the case of large-scale marine ports (re)design projects. The authors propose a multi-me...
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A positive bias in Croston's method, which had been developed to forecast intermittent demand, was reported by Syntetos and Boylan (2001). They proposed an approximate correction. Subsequently, Shale et al. (2006) proposed an 'exact' correction. Both corrections were derived analytically. The mathematical analysis establishes the superiority of the...
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To date, digital technologies applied to cultural heritage have been mainly devoted to the reconstruction of the original appearance of artefacts and of the museum itself, thus implementing the mere concept of 'virtual museum'. Apart from some isolated cases, museums, and cultural institutions in general, are not so inclined to open out to virtual...
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Conference code: 131583, Export Date: 27 March 2018
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Emergency management plays a critical role in industrial plants design and management. The investigation of all the entities involved and the possible factors, which intervene during an emergency, can determine the safety of human life and the security of assets. In this article, the authors use the AHP method to derive a ranking of factors which a...
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U.S. regions are expected to follow the national trend towards investment in renewable energy as part of their electricity portfolio. The progress of energy portfolios that typically involves traditional methods, such as centralized nuclear and coal-fired generation, and towards cleaner-and renewable-source generation will impact economic growth an...
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The use of simulation for training is proven to be extremely effective both in term of costs and in term of its flexibility for different uses and applications, such as building situation awareness and creating scenarios for training scopes. The aim of the project proposed is to demonstrate the powerful rule of simulation in UAV pilots’ cooperative...
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Designing efficient operational procedures and training operators to be responsive and consistent with them in a timely manner is critical in many industrial sectors. Indeed, companies strive to achieve increased efficiency in the procedure design process and look for innovative valuable and cost-effective approaches that push operators to reach th...
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Conference code: 124554, Export Date: 27 March 2018
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U.S. regions are expected to follow the national trend towards investment in renewable energy as part of their electricity portfolio. The progress of energy portfolios that typically involves traditional methods, such as centralized nuclear and coal-fired generation, and towards cleaner- and renewable-source generation will impact economic growth a...
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Conference code: 116186, Export Date: 20 August 2016, References: Addison, A., Emerging trends in virtual heritage (2000) IEEE Multimedia, Special Issue on Virtual Heritage, 7 (2), pp. 22-25;
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Conference code: 116063, Export Date: 20 August 2016, References: Bennis, F., Amghar, M., Sbiti, N., Elouadi, A., Modeling and performance evaluation of the operating room in a hospital (2013) International Journal of Emerging Science and Engineering (IJESE), 1 (4). , February;
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Conference code: 116185, Export Date: 20 August 2016, References: Bellamy, A.J., Williams, P.D., The new politics of protection? Côte d'Ivoire, Libya and the responsibility to protect (2011) International Affairs, 87 (4), pp. 825-850;
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Conference code: 116185, Export Date: 23 August 2016, References: Vince, A., Guha, R., Bruzzone, A.G., Critical issues in simulation (2000) Proceedings of Summer Computer Simulation Conference, , Vancouver, July;
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Conference code: 116185, Export Date: 23 August 2016, References: Abrahams, A., Boisot, M., Gnana, B., Simulating the knowledge transfer dilemma: Lessons for security and counter-terrorism (2005) Proceedings of SCSC, , CherryHills, NJ, July;
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Conference code: 116730, Export Date: 23 August 2016, References: An, W., Ayala, D.F., Sidoti, D., Mishra, M., Han, X., Pattipati, K., Hansen, J., Dynamic asset allocation approaches for counter-piracy operations (2012) Proc. of Int.Conference on Information Fusion;
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This paper proposes a model aimed at investigating safety and security issues in fresh good supply chain. Particular attention is paid on fresh goods contamination since the increasing complexity of supply chains makes these events more likely to happen. To this end, a discrete event simulator (DES) underpinned by an analytical model has been devel...
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This article faces the problem of operative and procedural cooperative training in marine ports with particular attention to harbour pilots and port traffic controller. The design and development of an advanced system, equipped with dedicated hardware in the loop, for cooperative training of operators involved in the last mile of navigation is pres...
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This paper presents the results of a simulation study that has involved a public Facility Healthcare, in particular an operative unit of intensive care. This unit represents the core of a healthcare facility where patients with abnormal vital signs as a result of diseases of the medical or surgical treatment of trauma are greeted. The approach prop...
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This paper presents a simulation study carried out within a private healthcare facility with the aim of understanding whether or not it is able to handle a greater flow of incoming patients as well as the related impact on the overall efficiency. As a result, the simulation outcomes have pointed out the need for an internal work re-organization tha...
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The sustainability of marine ports (that are primary nodes of global supply chains) is nowadays becoming a critical issue especially for those large ports located close to big cities. As far as the marine ports sustainability is concerned the goal of this paper is twofold. The paper first surveys the state of the art providing the reader with a com...