The basis of digital transformation, including the internet of things (IoT) and Industrie 4.0 revolves around the use of intelligent sensors and actuators to measure and control processes and environments. This falls squarely into the interest area of InstMC, and a Special Interest Group in digital transformation is being launched to accommodate this ubiquitous and disruptive technological development.
The digital transformation SIG will be formally launched in 2018, and its goals will be to service the needs of industrial members seeking information and support about the application of Industrie 4.0 to their own sector, and also to provide general information to a wider audience about the economic and social potential of digital transformation.
In recent years several InstMC prizes and awards have been to pioneers in digital transformation, whose Awards lectures have reflected this interest. These include Prof Paul Newman (2016) on technology for driverless vehicles and Prof Danielle George (2017) on the square kilometre array astronomy programme.
To join the digital transformation SIG please check the box on your Members Only page.