About the Author
Professor Kesheng Wang has been a Professor and director of the Knowledge Discovery Laboratory at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He became an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences in 2006. Prof. Wang has published 22 books, 10 book chapters and over 270 technical peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conferences. He also has extensive experience with coordinating cooperation projects with many industrial companies and national, international and EU projects. Professor Wang's current areas of interest are intelligent manufacturing systems, data mining and knowledge discovery, radio-frequency identification (RFID), predictive maintenance and Industry 4.0/Logistics 4.0.Dr. Yi Wang obtained his PhD from the Manufacturing Engineering Center, Cardiff University, UK in 2008. He is currently a Lecturer at the School of Business, Plymouth University, UK. He holds various visiting professorships in several universities worldwide. Dr. Wang's research interests include supply chain management, logistics, operation management, culture management, information systems, game theory, data analysis, semantics and ontology analysis, and neuromarketing. He has published over 70 technical peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conferences. He has co-authored two monographs: "Operations Management for Business" in 2008 and "Data Mining for Zero-defect Manufacturing" in 2012. He will publish a new book in 2018: "Intelligent fashion supply chain", Taylor and Francis. (in progress)Professor Jan Ola Strandhagen is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He was previously director of the research center SFI Norman in SINTEF. He holds a PhD in Production Engineering from NTNU (1994). His research has focused on production management and control, logistics, manufacturing economics and strategies. He has managed and executed R&D projects in close collaboration with a wide variety of Norwegian companies and participated as researcher and project manager in several European projects.Professor Tao Yu is the President of Shanghai Polytechnic University, Shanghai, China and Professor at Shanghai University. He is a committee member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)/TC5. Prof. Yu has published more than one hundred academic papers. His research interests include mechatronics, computer integrated manufacturing systems and grid manufacturing.