1st Cambridge Workshop on Product Intelligence

The 1st workshop on Product Intelligence was organised by the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory at the University of Cambridge bringing together academics and practitioners in a place where they could exchange ideas and discuss the future of this emerging topic in operations management.

Although academic conferences have hosted special sessions on product intelligence in the past, the aim of this workshop was to gather together all major academic institutes with significant experience in the area as well as industrial partners who identify benefits of this approach in their operations. Thus, the participants included leading representatives from the following academic institutions:

  • Aalto University, Finland
  • Aix-Marseille University, France
  • Cranfiled University, United Kingdom
  • Research Centre for Automatic Control (CRAN), France
  • Ecole d'Ingenieurs La Rochelle (EIGSI), France
  • Instituto Politecnico de Braganca, Portugal
  • Institut de Recherche en Communications et Cybernétique de Nantes, France
  • Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis (TEMPO-PSI), France
  • University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • University of Reims (CReSTIC), France
  • University Politehnica of Bucharest (CiMR), Romania

As well as the following companies:

  • Boeing
  • EDF Energy
  • ControlThings
  • Six Works Ltd

During the 2-day workshop, the attendees had the opportunity to meet each other, present their current work but most importantly discuss their views on three major topics around product intelligence: a) concepts and theory, b) practice and deployments and c) benefits.


The outputs of the workshop are available for downloading here.


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