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The 3if.eu webinars have been conceived to work towards our annual 3if.eu conference, normally taking place June 10th, but due to the current new normal, supporting our community with additional webinars. 

The webinars are supported by some our structural partners LSEC, Vlaio and some operational partners. 

From May 27th, every second Wednesday morning at 9AM we will be organizing our webinars on Industrial IoT for Factories, and specifically focusing on developments in condition based maintenance. 

Special times need special measures? Have the lockdown period changing the maintenance good practices? Applying the Industry 4.0 principles in Maintenance will cover the restriction in this period?
In many fields, yes, for sure, as the conditions changed, new regular normal mindset should replace what we were considered before.
But when we talk about the industrial production site, even if the external conditions were changed, the maintenance department still should assure the same OEE as in normal times.
And in the same time, it looks as other new implication will reduce the resources for the maintenance department - in people, in spare-parts stock and with less functional logistic for supply.
We would like to see and learn from the specialists what is and what should be the actual industrial maintenance.


ConnectedFactories Webinar - Standards for digital manufacturing

Continuing the 3if.eu teamwork with partners from NL, DE, UK, AT, GR, CZ, HR, FI, IE, ...

We invite you all to attends this webinar organized by ConnectedFactories:

 ConnectedFactories webinar

Register here

The webinar on  Standards for digital manufacturing  is organized in association with the  ConnectedFactories  Coordination and Support Action on Tuesday  20 October 2020 from 9:30 to 12:30 CEST  .

The Webinar will focus on use cases and best practices that illustrate how standards are used in research & innovation on digital manufacturing. Special attention will be dedicated to the added value as well as gaps and needs.

Please find the agenda  here  and the registration link  here


 Up & Coming Sessions

Please   register here   to participate to one or multiple of the planned webinars:


Previous Sessions: 


June 24th 2020, Wednesday, 9AM CET 
Session 4: Industrial IoT and IoT asset management, digital identities  , with Gerhard Zehethofer, VP ForgeRock 

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping almost every industry, from manufacturing and transportation to home automation, telecommunications, and healthcare. Referred to as Industrial IoT (IIoT), we both take a look inside the plant operations, where thousands of IoT devices are being used to monitor manufacturing systems, facilitate cyber-physical actions and drive future data lakes and efficiency monitoring. We showcase analogue processes turning into digital with FactorySense, but IoT-enabled products are another dimension, they can enable new services and new business models, thanks to the products that deliver them .... On Wednesday June 24th at 9AM we had a 1 hour insight on how to manage tens of thousands of devices in an industrial context. 

Last year, Stein Meirseth from ForgeRock presented at the 3if.be annual event in Mechelen. He brought the example of automotive where the vehicle itself will evolve into becoming a fully IoT ecosystem on its own. The driver's preferences and service subscriptions like Spotify etc. will be activated in the vehicle and will follow the driver not the car. The driver gives his consent to share selected parts of the vehicle telematics to his insurance company but can easily withdraw it at any time. Establishing the strong relationship between human identities and IoT asset identities are a challenge. Next generation IoT services are beyond data only.Let's find out some new examples and how this is being picked up by other industries, or what we have to do to ensure such an architecture. 



June 10th 2020, Wednesday, 9AM CET 

Session 3: Experiences from the Fieldlab Condition Based Maintenance at 
Chemelot (NL) and perspectives for maintenance of the future, with Paul Van Kempen, WorldClassMaintenance - fieldlab CAMPIONE


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WCM is the network for "smart maintenance" in the Netherlands. The objective is radical: towards 100% predictable maintenance in Dutch industry. We do this by developing, disseminating and applying smart maintenance knowledge. Specifically for our members, but also for society as a whole. Our smart maintenance projects contribute to an extended asset lifetime, to better mobility, to the necessary energy transition, to knowledge development and last but not least, to Dutch competitiveness. In short, we believe that smart maintenance is an important step towards a guaranteed quality of life in the future. During this session, we'll learn some of the experienes of WCM, activities and especially best practices.Let's discover what the impact is of a number of years of WCM and the fieldlab CAMPIONE, 

About: Paul van Kempen is Managing Director of the high-tech consulting company KEC and Operational Director of the World Class Maintenance foundation in The Netherlands. He holds a MSc. in Aerospace Engineering (Delft University of Technology, 1992). His career started in aerospace: as project manager he was involved in many upstream projects like the development and manufacturing of the on-board computers for the International Space Station (ESA project award in 1997 for 'value European contribution to Space Station') and downstream projects like the management of primary rainforests based on satellite radar imagery. Currently, he is working in various high-tech and innovative domains, with an interest for the full product lifecycle from design up till sustainment and disposal.


June 3rd 2020, Wednesday, 9AM CET 
Session 2: Azure IoT and Microsoft's Industrial developments

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In 2019 at the Hannover Fair, Microsoft introduced its Azure platform for Industry. In the fall of 2019, the Azure Sentinels platform was introduced in the world. In April 2020, Microsoft acquired CyberX and in May this year, the company announced the launch of the Digital Twin Platform. During this session we are trying to understand the ongoing strategy behind these developments and how Microsoft is gearing up to drive the Digital transformation for the manufacturing industry. 



May 27th 2020, Wednesday, 9AM CET: 
Session 1: Best Practices from the Mantis Method - 
Use Cases for Industrial IoT Condition Based Maintenance

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Current advances in ICT are shaping the way we live and work. Current communication solutions allow people to be “always online, always connected”, and similar technologies are applied to machine communication, also known as M2M communication. In particular, research and development efforts are devoted to extending the IoT to maintenance, thus providing ubiquitous access through the Internet to industrial systems under maintenance.

Two cornerstones for this (r) evolution, which is part of Industry 4.0, are the utilization of CPS in maintenance contexts, and leveraging data collected in the field by means of techniques from the Artificial Intelligence family. In this context, and based on these two cornerstone technologies, the MANTIS project (Cyber ​​Physical System based Proactive Collaborative Maintenance) was born, to realize platforms that can perform CBM and PM in real industrial contexts.

About: Dr. Michele Albano is a faculty member at the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University. His research focuses on Cyber ​​Physical Systems and Communication Middleware, in particular for the application areas of industrial maintenance, smart grids, and vehicular networks. He is a Founding Member of the Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC), and he is Editor in Chief for the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management Science - River Publishers.


The Mantis book can be downloaded from the Riverpublishers website  (URL:  https://www.riverpublishers.com/research_details.php?book_id=573 ).

A video on the Mantis project on Youtube (URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHiVEi1BZ0o ) .


 Register now for the upcoming webinars.