New Books on Industry 4.0

In this article we are listing some new books on Industry 4.0

1. Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0: Analysis for Design and Manufacturing (Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing)
by Lane Thames, Dirk Schaefer

Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (May 6, 2017)

This book introduces readers to cybersecurity and its impact on the realization of the Industry 4.0 vision. It covers the technological foundations of cybersecurity within the scope of the Industry 4.0 landscape and details the existing cybersecurity threats faced by Industry 4.0, as well as state-of-the-art solutions with regard to both academic research and practical implementations. Industry 4.0 and its associated technologies, such as the Industrial Internet of Things and cloud-based design and manufacturing systems are examined, along with their disruptive innovations. Further, the book analyzes how these phenomena capitalize on the economies of scale provided by the Internet. The book offers a valuable resource for practicing engineers and decision makers in industry, as well as researchers in the design and manufacturing communities and all those interested in Industry 4.0 and cybersecurity.

2. Industry 4.0: Entrepreneurship and Structural Change in the New Digital Landscape (Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics)
by Tessaleno Devezas, João Leitão, Askar Sarygulov

Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (March 2, 2017)

This book presents the latest research perspectives on how the Industry 4.0 paradigm is challenging the process of technological and structural change and how the diversification of the economy affects structural transformation. It also explores the impact of fast-growing technologies on the transformation of socioeconomic and environmental systems, and asks whether structural and technological change can generate sustainable economic growth and employment. Further, the book presents the basic innovations (new technologies, materials, energy, etc) and industrial policies that can lead to such a structural change.

3. The Fourth Industrial Revolution
by Klaus Schwab

Publisher: Crown Business (January 3, 2017)

World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Schwab argues that this revolution is different in scale, scope and complexity from any that have come before. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is already all around us, from supercomputers, drones and virtual assistants to 3D printing, DNA sequencing, smart thermostats, wear­able sensors and microchips smaller than a grain of sand. But this is just the beginning: nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than a strand of hair and the first transplant of a 3D printed liver are already in development. Imagine “smart factories” in which global systems of manu­facturing are coordinated virtually, or implantable mobile phones made of biosynthetic materials. The fourth industrial revolution, says Schwab, is more significant, and its ramifications more profound, than in any prior period of human history. He outlines the key technologies driving this revolution and discusses the major impacts expected on government, business, civil society and individu­als. Schwab also offers bold ideas on how to harness these changes and shape a better future—one in which technology empowers people rather than replaces them; progress serves society rather than disrupts it; and in which innovators respect moral and ethical boundaries rather than cross them. We all have the opportunity to contribute to developing new frame­works that advance progress.

4. The Concept Industry 4.0: An Empirical Analysis of Technologies and Applications in Production Logistics (BestMasters)
by Christoph Jan Bartodziej

Publisher: Springer Gabler; 1st ed. 2017 edition (November 28, 2016)

Christoph Jan Bartodziej examines by means of an empirical study which potential Industry 4.0 technologies do have regarding end-to-end digital integration in production logistics based on their functions. According to the relevance of the concept Industry 4.0 and its early stage of implementation it is essential to clarify terminology, explain relations and identify drivers and challenges for an appropriate use of Industry 4.0 technologies. The results will constitute a profound basis to formulate recommendations for action for technology suppliers and technology users.

5. IoT and the Industry 4.0: Principles and Educational Applications
by Luan Casagrande, Vilson Gruber, Roderval Marcelino

Publisher: Scholars’ Press (October 7, 2016)

IoT and the Industry 4.0 allows increasing the efficiency with the integration of devices and appliances connected to the internet helping students, teachers, and other professionals in the teaching and learning process. It will be shown that the IoT has the possibility in education to provide remote access to educational tools, in order to allow the learners to clarify doubts while studying at remote locations, as well as to share information with their teachers and classmates on specific platforms. In addition, the authors will show that the same application can be applied in the Industry 4.0.

6. Industry 4.0 Data Analytics
by Rajesh Agnihotri, Samuel New

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 31, 2016)

Global supply chains are entering an exciting era driven by technological innovation. Buzzwords like Big Data Analytics, IoT, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Logistics and Industries 4.0 are generating both interest and confusion in the business community. This book’s comprehensive, one-of-a-kind coverage, journeys from the birth of digital data during Industries 3.0, to the latest practices, trends, and emerging developments in Industries 4.0. The balanced approach of the book follows the natural flow of supply chain processes and provides a deeper insight into the role data analytics plays in streamlining today’s business models. Well-organized chapters demonstrate the practical applications of data analytics in today’s supply chain workplace, and provide a wealth of real-world business examples. The book provides a step-by-step approach to building your own data analytics strategy.

7. Industry 4.0: The Industrial Internet of Things
By Alasdair Gilchrist

Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (June 28, 2016)

Explore the current state of the production, processing, and manufacturing industries and discover what it will take to achieve re-industrialization of the former industrial powerhouses that can counterbalance the benefits of cheap labor providers dominating the industrial sector. This book explores the potential for the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and Smart Factory technologies to replace the still largely mechanical, people-based systems of offshore locations. Industry 4.0: The Industrial Internet of Things covers Industry 4.0, a term that encapsulates trends and technologies that could rewrite the rules of manufacturing and production.
What you will learn:

  • Discover the Industrial Internet and Industrial Internet of Things
  • See the technologies that must advance to enable Industry 4.0 and learn what is happening today to make that happen
  • Observe examples of the implementation of Industry 4.0
  • Apply some of these case studies
  • Discover the potential to take back the lead in manufacturing, and the potential fallout that could result

Who This Book is For:

  • Business futurists, business strategists, CEOs and CTOs, and anyone with an interest and an IT or business background; or anyone who may have a keen interest in how the future of IT, industry and production will develop over the next two decades.


Source:, access date: 12 March 2017


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