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The 2nd International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry 4.0 (EDI40)

Leuven, Belgium | April 29 - May 2, 2019 |

The 2nd International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry 4.0 (EDI40) is a leading international conference for academia, industry and government to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences interested in enhancing their digital strategies. EDI40 will be held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2019).

Digitalization, or the next Industrial Revolution 4.0, is already impacting each facet of life and existing business models. It permits organizations to transform their product ideas into reality in a very new approach by drawing on technological trends such as smart data analytics, industrial processes automation and developing intelligent models. Advanced artificial intelligence puts production on an innovative footing. The use of cloud solutions and information automation allows machine builders to develop new service models.

This conference bridges the gap between industry, data engineers, and data scientists. It is centred on the new frontiers of applied data science, providing presentations and hands-on workshops from the best data scientists. The main topic areas of the conference include big data analytics, cyber-physical systems, fog and edge computing, internet of everything, and more.

EDI40 2019 will be held in Leuven, Belgium. Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium. It is located about 25 kilometers (16 miles) east of Brussels. It is the 10th largest municipality in Belgium and the fourth in Flanders. Leuven is home to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the largest and oldest university of the Low Countries and the oldest Catholic university still in existence. The related university hospital of UZ Leuven, is one of the largest hospitals of Europe. The city is also known for being the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer and one of the five largest consumer-goods companies in the world.

Leuven's Town Hall is one of the best-known Gothic town halls worldwide and Leuven's pride and joy. It took three architects and thirty years to build it. Leuven's 'Hall of Fame' features 236 statues, which were only added to the facade after 1850. There are 220 men and 16 women in total. On the bottom floor are famous Leuven scientists, artists and historical figures, dressed in Burgundian garb. The first floor is reserved for the patron saints of the various parishes of Leuven. Above them the facade is adorned by the counts and dukes of Brabant while the towers primarily feature biblical figures.

EDI40 2019 will be held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT,

Conference Tracks

  • Benefits of Industry 4.0
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cognitive Computing
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Fog Computing and Edge Computing
  • Internet of Everything (IoE)
  • Standards for IoT Application Integration
  • The New Business Models in Industry 4.0
  • General Track: Digitalization Startegies


General Chair

  • Danny Hughes, CTO VeraSense NV, Belgium

Program Chairs

  • Haroon Malik, Marshall University, USA
  • Yves Vanrompay, Hasselt University, Belgium

Local Chair

  • An Nevns, Hasselt University, Belgium

Workshops Chair

  • Stephane Galland, UTBM, France Program

International Journals Chair

  • Michael Sheng, Macquarie University, Australia

Publicity Chairs

  • Wim Ectors, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Yousef Farhaoui, Moulay Ismail University, Morocco

Technical Program Committee

Steering Committee Chair

  • Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
Event Details
Leuven, Belgium