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Cyber Physical Systems in Service Industry: Models, Design and Cases

Special issue call for papers from Industrial Management & Data Systems

A Special Issue of Industrial Management & Data Systems

Guest Editors:

C.K.M. Lee [email protected]  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
W.B. Lee [email protected] The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Jay Lee [email protected] University of Cincinnati

About this Special Issue:

This special issue aims to raise the awareness of research on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution to the current Industrial Management & Data Systems (IMDS) readership. More specifically, this special issue will focus on the state-of-art of CPS, IoT for service industry and explore how the emerging technologies realize the concept of CPS in service industry. Therefore, it is hoped that the special issue can inform as well as also broaden the readership of the Journal.

The scope of this call for papers is necessarily broad to provide flexibility to researchers to address current and emerging topics in CPS, IoT for service industry. We seek cutting edge developments, concepts and practices that reflect current breakthroughs in this research topic.

Areas in which contributions may be made include (but are not limited to):

  • Model and Architecture of CPS
  • Cyber-Physical Systems: Transform production plant to an intelligent environment
  • Autonomous, adaption and reconfiguration properties of Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Big data analytics for service industry
  • Cloud computing for production and service industry
  • Internet of Things (IoT) applications for Industry 4.0
  • Smart Factory: Intelligent production systems and processes
  • Advanced production and information technologies for Industry 4.0
  • Intelligent logistics management

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: 15 Jul, 2016
  • Papers reviewed: 1 Sep 2016
  • Revised papers reviewed and accepted: 15 Oct 2016
  • Final versions of accepted papers delivered: 30 Nov 2016   

More information about the subject of the special issue:

With the advanced development of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (IoT), industrial sector has undertaken the new paradigm shift from traditional manufacturing information system to contemporary cyber physical system (CPS). Nowadays enterprise are not only providing quality products but also value added service for the customers. There is increasing enthusiasm for exploring the latest information and production technologies for the CPS so as to enhance the productivity for both production and service industry.  Researchers have started to propose a variety of conceptual ideas for industry 4.0. However, not many studies are conducted for incorporating IoT into the CPS to realize the vision of service industry. Therefore, the main purpose of this special issue is to explore how to leverage the emerging technologies such as IoT, Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), Cloud Computing for service industry through a scientific research approach and disseminate the newly acquired knowledge to the researchers and industries.


  1. Lee, Jay, Hung-An Kao, and Shanhu Yang. "Service innovation and smart analytics for industry 4.0 and big data environment." Procedia CIRP 16 (2014): 3-8.
  2. Baheti, Radhakisan, and Helen Gill. "Cyber-physical systems." The impact of control technology 12 (2011): 161-166.
  3. Rajkumar, Ragunathan Raj, et al. "Cyber-physical systems: the next computing revolution." Proceedings of the 47th Design Automation Conference. ACM, 2010.
  4. Lee, Jay, Behrad Bagheri, and Hung-An Kao. "A cyber-physical systems architecture for industry 4.0-based manufacturing systems." Manufacturing Letters 3 (2015): 18-23.
  5. Jazdi, Nasser. "Cyber physical systems in the context of Industry 4.0." Automation, Quality and Testing, Robotics, 2014 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, 2014.

About the Guest Editors:

Dr LEE Ka Man was awarded Bronze Award of 16th China National Invention Exhibition Award in 2006 and Outstanding Professional Service and Innovation Award, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006. Dr Lee has authored or co-authored more than 100 journal and conferences papers. Her current research areas include logistics information management, manufacturing information systems, product development and data mining techniques.

Prof W.B. Lee who is Cheng Yick- Che Chair Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and  Director of Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre He  and set up the first Digital Factory  and Enterprise Systems Center in Hong Kong with Microsoft since 2002 and has  promoted the research  in Production Networked systems (PNS) in China.

Prof Jay Lee serves as Committee member for White House Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) American Challenge Program in Dec. 2013, a member of Technical Executive committee (TEC) of Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI) in Feb. 2014, as well as a member of Leadership Council of MForesight which is a NSF/NIST Newly established manufacturing think tank in Sept.  2015.