Expert keynote speakers have been invited to the CARV Conference.

Changeable, human centred structures in cyber-physical factories and networks

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gisela Lanza is member of management board at the Institute for Production Technology (wbk) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since 2003 and heads the Production Systems division. The area focuses on global production strategies, production system planning and quality assurance. In 2009 she received the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz award of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in recognition of outstanding scientific achievements after the doctorate and was awarded in 2016 with the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon. She is an active member of the scientific advisory board of the German Academy of Engineering Sciences (acatech) and the national platform Industrie 4.0, as well as of the Steering Committee of the Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg. In numerous basic and collaborative projects, Ms. Lanza deals with the development of analytical methods for the identification and improvement of given weak points of a production system. The close interaction with numerous companies primarily from the automotive, mechanical and plant engineering secures the practical applicability and the industrial added value of their research work.

Smart changeable Manufacturing

Hoda ElMaraghy is a Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Center, at the University of Windsor where she became the first woman Dean of Engineering in Canada. She held a senior Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Manufacturing Systems for 14 years. A recipient of the Order of Ontario for being “a trail-blazer, inspiration and mentor to aspiring young men and women engineers in Canada and beyond whose research helped influence public policy, positioning Canada at the forefront of emerging transformative technologies and global trends in manufacturing”. Dr. ElMaraghy is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), International Academy of Production Research (CIRP), Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME) and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). She received an Honorary Doctorate from Chalmers University in Sweden. Professor Hoda ElMaraghy obtained Master and PhD degrees from McMaster University where she was the first woman faculty member in Mechanical engineering and founded the first in Canada Research Center in Flexible Manufacturing. She received many awards including PEO Medal for Research, Graduate Supervision and Teaching Award and Best Paper awards. She supervised more than 100 researchers and has over 500 publications.
Published on April 21, 2017 Updated on April 3, 2018