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Karen Quatromoni
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The Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes Journal of Innovation Digital Twin Edition

Digital twin technology set to transform industrial IoT offering simulation and analysis prior to making larger technology investments

NEEDHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 14, 2019 – The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™) today published the 12th edition of the Journal of Innovation (JoI). The latest issue is designed to provide clarity about digital twins, which Gartner identified as one of the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019. The edition covers many aspects of digital twin from its applications to implementation challenges.

“Digital twins are now recognized as the key for realizing Industrial IoT, yet there is still much confusion surrounding it,” said Mark Crawford, IIC Thought Leadership Task Group Co-Chair and Director Standards Strategy, SAP. “The goal of this edition of the JoI is to enable a better understanding of what constitutes a digital twin, how it accelerates the promise of Industrial IoT, how it bridges the digital and physical world and what considerations implementers must address to realize its full value.”  

The Digital Twin edition of the JoI consists of articles contributed by leaders at IIC member organizations:

A Short Introduction to Digital Twins

  • Pieter van Schalkwyk, XMPro
  • Dr. Somayeh Malakuti, ABB
  • Dr. Shi-Wan Lin, Yo-i Information Technology

Digital Twin + Industrial Internet for Smart Manufacturing: A Case Study in the Steel Industry

  • Dr. Shi-Wan Lin, Yo-i Information Technology
  • Maxine Fu, Yo-i Information Technology
  • Kebin Li, Yo-i Information Technology

Digital Twin Development for Serial Manipulators: Data Driven Optimized Planning and Sequencing of Tasks

  • Myo Kyaw Sett, ARTC
  • Humza Akhtar, ARTC
  • Bao Huy Huynh, ARTC
  • Wang Wei, ARTC

Creating Cities of the Future with Digital Twin Technology

  • Elena Vasconi, Itron Outcomes

Artificial and Human Intelligence with Digital Twins

  • Michael Thomas, SAS
  • Brad Klenz, SAS
  • Prairie Rose Goodwin, SAS

Digital Twin Architecture and Standards      

  • K. Eric Harper, ABB Corporate Research
  • Dr. Christopher Ganz, ABB Corporate Research
  • Dr. Somayeh Malakuti, ABB Corporate Research

Shades of Digital Twinning

  • Dr. James J. Hunt, aicas GmbH

Digital Twins in Industrial Applications – Requirements to a Comprehensive Data Model

  • Kilian Bächle, CONTACT Software GmbH
  • Stefan Gregorzik, CONTACT Software GmbH

Cybersecurity Considerations for Digital Twin Implementations

  • Mark Hearn, Irdeto
  • Simon Rix, Irdeto

Outcomes, Insights and Best Practices from IIC Testbeds: Smart Factory Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance Testbed

  • Dr. Javier Díaz, Aingura IIoT
  • Howard Kradjel, Industrial Internet Consortium

The Journal of Innovation highlights the innovative ideas, approaches, products and services emerging within the industrial internet in areas such as data, IoT and digital transformation, AI, smart cities, smart factory and edge computing. Full current and past editions of the Journal of Innovation can be viewed and downloaded online.

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