The ICAC series has a long established history since its first conference in London in 1995. The conference initially aimed at providing a forum for Chinese scientists, engineers, and academics in the UK to update technical knowledge, exchange research ideas, and formulate joint research programs, especially between the UK and China for mutual benefits. Since 2007, the conference has been transforming towards a true international profile with delegates coming from all around the world. In the last decade, all papers that had been presented in this conference series have entered the IEEE Xplore digital library and EI indexed.
ICAC 2023 has been held successfully in the Aston University, at the Birmingham city center on 30 Aug.-1 Sep. 2023.
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ICAC 2023 Keynote speakers
Smart Manufacturing Review and Perspectives
Smart manufacturing also known as intelligent manufacturing has been recognized as major driving force to transform manufacturing industry. The first international collaboration on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) was proposed by Japan with participation of US, Canada, Australia, and European partners in early 90s. In the following years, artificial intelligence (AI) applications in manufacturing were limited to certain focused areas. Since Germany introduced Industry 4.0, other major manufacturing nations such as US, China and Japan proposed programs to promote advanced and smart manufacturing. The recent development of ChatGPT demonstrated the potential of AI technologies. The society started to realize that AI will have profound impact not only on manufacturing industry, but also almost all other sectors of the society. This speech will provide a brief historical review of IMS, the current technological development of intelligent product design and manufacturing, and future perspectives of smart manufacturing in digitalization technologies and industrial metaverse.
Peihua Gu is currently President of International Institute for Innovative Design and Intelligent Manufacturing of Tianjin University in Zhejiang China, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Executive Director of Center for Emerging Engineering Education Research and Application, Tianjin University. He was Provost and Vice-President of Shantou University from 2005-2018. Prior to returning to China, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, the University of Calgary, Canada.
He was an elected Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (2004) and Fellow of CIRP (2004). He was twice awarded Industrial Research and Design Chair by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and was Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor by Ministry of Education of China. His main research contribution includes the establishment of Adaptable Design Method, invention of Multi-material and Multi-source Deposition Method and various techniques in intelligent manufacturing. He is an author and co-author of over 300 technical publications. He received several research and education awards and delivered a number of keynote and invited lectures.
Professor Gu served on NSERC of Canada and NSF of China and the Editorial Boards for over 10 Journals as well as other research and education organizations. He received his PhD from McMaster University, M.Eng. and B.Eng (Dip) from Tianjin University.
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