SM²N 2019

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
April 15-18, 2019


1st International Workshop on Smart Manufacturing Modeling and Analysis [SM²N]

The workshop will be held on April 15th, 2019

and be collocated with CPS-IoT week 2019, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

News (04/09/2019): Welcome to download workshop flyer Here

News (03/12/2019): Workshop program is available. See the content below

**News (12/17/2018):** Submission site is open. PLease check this link: []( and follow the instruction in "Submission Guildline" below.


1. Keynote by Dawn Tilbury, National Science Foundation

2. The workshop will also host a panel titled, “The Future of Work in Manufacturing” that brings together experts from academia, industry and NSF. Details of the panel:

CPS is fundamentally changing manufacturing and, more broadly, the manufacturing eco-system. Advancements in cyber-enabled technologies and virtualization have already begun to reshape the sector in the past ten years. The next ten years will likely see this trend continue unabated into more areas of manufacturing and the democratization of manufacturing-as-a-service. What multi-disciplinary research today is likely to accelerate these trends? What trends may disrupt progress? What might be the future of work in manufacturing and the future of education in our universities for manufacturing? What might government and industry contribute?

Workshop Overview

Today’s manufacturing paradigm is in the midst of a transformation towards smart manufacturing, driven by the generation and analysis of high-volume data coming from interconnected cyber-physical components. This has necessitated an advancement in a number of the tenets of smart manufacturing such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), anomaly detection, security of industrial plants, novel communication infrastructures, etc. Among the many Smart Manufacturing tenets, a “digital twin” (DT) represents an opportunity to leverage existing and emerging technologies in modeling, simulation and emulation – to improve quality, productivity, and the ability to customize, and reduce energy consumption and waste. While DTs might help address many key performance and effectiveness metrics in manufacturing, however the science needs to be better understood in terms of definitions, capabilities, metrics, technical challenges and potential solutions. There exist some academic and industry efforts that aim to tackle this problem, but more is required. In addition, digital twins are just one way to model theses type of systems; to improve the overall design, efficiency and even security of future manufacturing systems, there is a need for new science that can capture/explain their behavior and new tools for modeling them.

In this workshop, we intend to bring together multidisciplinary researchers and engineers (from academia, industry, as well as standards organizations) from a broad range of fields (manufacturing, control, cyber-security, networking) to provide an overview of the latest advances in the modeling and analysis of smart manufacturing systems. This area (smart manufacturing and especially modeling/analysis) has not received much focus but is an important area, not just from the research perspective but also from societal impact. It includes all the elements of a classic cyber-physical systems domain, in addition to IoT (industrial IoT).


07:00-08:00 Continental Breakfast
07:00-08:30 Registration

08:30-10:00 Session 1 (90 mins)

08:30 — 09:00 Introduction/welcome remarks
09:00 — 10:00 Keynote [Dawn Tilbury]

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Session 2 (90 mins)

10:30 — 10:55 “The Digital Twin in the Manufacturing Ecosystem of the Future“
James Moyne (Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Michigan), Efe Balta (Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Michigan), Ilya Kovalenko (Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Michigan), Yassine Qamsane (Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Michigan) and Kira Barton (Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Michigan)

10:55 — 11:20 “Towards Resilient and Reliable Distributed Automation for Smart Manufacturing Systems”
Vuk Lesi (Duke University), Zivana Jakovljevic (University of Belgrade), Miroslav Pajic (Duke University)

11:20 — 11:45 “Digital Twin for Manufacturing Systems”
Annie Zheng (Ford Motor Company)

11:45 - 12:10 “Digitally Threaded Automated Manufacturing”
Abhijit Chakraborty, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)

12:10-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Session 2 (90 mins)

13:30 — 15:00 Panel Discussion: “The Future of Work in Manufacturing”
Panelists: TBA

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

Topics of interest:

The areas of focus for the workshop are (broadly defined but not limited to these):

Improtant Dates

Timezone for submissions: Anywhere on Earth

Submission Guideline

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Submissions limited to four, two column, pages


Submission site:


Technical Program Committee