Big and clever: a system-wide approach to data analytics

Thursday 17 December 2015

The Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL) at the IfM are working with companies to develop smart ways of using data to improve performance and increase resilience.

Report from AMSCI Consortium meeting

Thursday 29 October 2015

We are pleased to report that a quarterly meeting of Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) Consortium was held at Thorn Lighting, Spennymoor, Durham on 16th October 2015.

20th Anniversary of the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL)

Thursday 29 October 2015

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL) – having started in 1995 as the Manufacturing Automation and Control Systems Group and briefly morphing into the Centre for Distributed Automation and Control or CDAC.

AutomationML PlugFest 2015

Monday 26 October 2015

AutomationML is a rising standard in the context of Industry 4.0. In the meeting, the methods for data access and exchange for automation systems engineering and commissioning were discussed.

Maintenance optimisation for multi-component assets with fault propagation

Monday 26 October 2015

The reliability engineering community has been battling with the difficulty of modelling the complex behaviour of asset deterioration. One of the key research areas receiving increasing attention is to use mathematical models to capture the phenomenon of dependences among components within multi-component assets.

Asset management workshop

Friday 16 October 2015

Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction held an industrial workshop on Asset Management at the Institute for Manufacturing on the 28th of September. The workshop brought together practitioners across different infrastructure sectors to discuss the emerging challenges in asset management, and to help the Centre set directions for future research.

Big Data - the art of the possible

Monday 28 September 2015

The latest in a series of CSIC Future Technologies Workshops, Big Data – the Art of the Possible, attracted 50 leading professionals and academics from more than 30 organisations keen to discuss big data in the context of smart infrastructure and construction.

What makes an intelligent infrastructure asset?

Thursday 27 August 2015

What would it take to enable a piece of infrastructure to take care of itself, asks Duncan McFarlane of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure?

The Origin of the Internet of Things

Friday 31 July 2015

Most of you have probably heard the Internet of Things, or the IoT, mentioned but have you ever wondered what it means and where it all began?

INDIN 2015 Conference - special session hosted at the IfM

Sunday 26 July 2015

In July, researchers from the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory were actively involved in the IEEE INDIN 2015 conference on Industrial Informatics.

AMSCI Consortium meeting held at the IfM

Friday 24 July 2015

We are pleased to report that a quarterly meeting of Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) was held at the Institute for Manufacturing on 17th July 2015.

Towards Lean and Resilient Production

Thursday 16 July 2015

Dr Alena Puchkova presented a paper titled "Towards Lean and Resilient Production" at the Symposium on Information Control in Manufacturing (INCOM 2015).

IfM researchers visit YH Global in China

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Researchers from the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory visited YH Global in China for a two-week field trip in June as part of the ITALI project.

Researchers at the IfM win prize at the Institute of Asset Management Annual Conference

Friday 19 June 2015

CSIC’s Asset Management team based at the Institute for Manufacturing has won a prize for the Best Poster and Presentation at the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Annual Conference 2015.

Expecting the Unexpected

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Expecting the Unexpected article by CSIC's Duncan McFarlane and Tariq Masood published in Infrastructure Intelligence.

IfM Briefing Day 2015

Friday 15 May 2015

On 14 May, the IfM held its annual Briefing Day – attended by more than 150 senior industrialists and policymakers who heard about the IfM’s latest research and the work it is doing with industry and government.

What's all this rubbish about repair?

Wednesday 29 April 2015

The UK generated over 200 million tons of waste in 2012 which comprised 14% from households. Of household waste, 2 million tons can be attributed to waste electrical and electronic equipment each year.

A new research initiative - AMSCI

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL) at the Institute for Manufacturing is pleased to introduce a new research project in liaison with the Engineering Design Centre (EDC), aimed at advanced manufacturing of smart products for homes, buildings and infrastructure.

DIAL Recommender System at the ECIS Conference

Tuesday 28 April 2015

An Industrial Data Recommender System to Solve the Problem of Data Overload" at the European Conference on Information Systems.

Sohoma 2015 to be hosted in Cambridge

Tuesday 28 April 2015

In November 2015, the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory at the Institute for Manufacturing will host Sohoma 2015, an international workshop on Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi-Agent Manufacturing.

The Facebook of Things?

Tuesday 28 April 2015

RedBite Solutions is a technology company that turns physical objects into smart objects by connecting them to the cloud. Any object can have it’s own digital profile – just like people do on social networks, which means you can connect with the things that you own, manage and use in a much more intelligent way.

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