Day 1-2 | Day 3-4

08:45 - 16:30

SFI2022: Swedish French Workshop on Industry 4.0

Organization committee members: Enrique Ruiz Zúñiga, University of Skövde and Taha Arbaoui, University of Technology of Troyes.

As a participant in SPS2022, you have the opportunity to participate in SFI2022 at no extra cost. More information can be found here.

13:00 - 17:00

SPA Presidium meeting

18:00 - 20:00


Wed 27th April

Day 2

08:00 - 09:00


The registration counter will be staffed at all times for those arriving later.

09:00 - 09:30

Conference opening  - Welcome

You will be greeted by Amos Ng (chair), Anna Syberfeldt (co-chair), Dan Höberg (co-chair), Magnus Holm (co-chair), Kicki Säfsten from SPA and the Vice-Chancellor of the Univeristy of Skövde Lars Niklasson. 

09:30 - 10:10

Keynote Speaker Thomas Lezama

- Creating True Digital Continuity

How do you perform an open-heart surgery to your core engineering system landscape while increasing engineering efficiency and manage new cyber security threats?  Thomas will give a deeper insight into what it takes and what guiding principles to follow to secure success in creating true digital continuity.

10:10 - 10:40

Vision talk Produktion2030

– News from the Swedish innovation program production innovation

10:45 - 11:15

Break with fika

   11:15- 12:35

Paper session A:I

Session topic: Linking research and education

Chair: Bengt-Göran Rosén, Halmstad University.
Room: Stage

Experiences in running a professional course on Digitally-enabled Production in collaboration between three Swedish universities.
Kristina Eriksson, Koteshwar Chirumalla, Paulina Myrelid, Mikael Ericsson, Anna Granlund, Lars Håkansson and Dahniel Johansson.

Skills Matching for a Greener Industry 4.0 – a Literature Review.
Greta Braun, Johan Stahre and Raija Hämäläinen.

Mutual benefits – Linking SMEs in wood industry and HEIs using a translator.
Jenny Bäckstrand, Kerstin Johansen and Malin Löfving.

   11:15- 12:35

Paper session A:II

Session topic: Innovative production processes and additive manufacturing

Chair: Leo De Vin, Karlstad University
Room: Ventilen

11:15- 12:35

Paper session A:III

Special session: Development of resilient and sustainable production systems

Chairs: Kristina Säfsten and Kerstin Johansen, both from School of Engineering, Jönköping university, Sweden.
Room: VDM

Towards Resilient and Sustainable Production Systems: A Research Agenda.
Kristina Säfsten, Ulrika Harlin, Kerstin Johansen, Lisa Larsson, Christina Vult von Steyern and Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck.

 11:15- 12:35

Paper session A:IV

Special session: Artificial Intelligence and Industrial Analytics in Industry 4.0

Chairs: Sunith Bandaru and Amos Ng, both from School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde.
Room: Material ConneXion

Using Deep Reinforcement Learning for Zero Defect Smart Forging.
Yunpeng Ma, Andreas Kassler, Bestoun S. Ahmed, Pavel Krakhmalev, Andreas Thore, Arash Toyser and Hans Lindbäck.

12:35- 13:30



Keynote speaker Jenny Elfsberg

- Innovating in a complex system - getting aligned towards a sustainable future

Climate change and its global impact is a wicked problem that can’t be tackled by one organization on its own, one sector on its own, one country on its own or a universal top-down legislation - not even one on carbon reporting, that magically would turn everything around. Instead we need to get our priorities right, form brave, collaborative innovation constellations and get to potential solutions through exploration and experimentation, without having all the answers and by integrating the dimensions of technology and humanity. We all have roles to play and we need to innovate in different ways and on different scale than ever before. This talk will not provide the silver bullet to solving the systemic challenges we are facing universally – but hopefully train our “zoom out – zoom in” muscles and inspire for brave new innovation constellations.

14:15- 14:30


   14:30 - 15:50

Paper session B:I

Session topic: Resource-efficient production

Chair: Monica Bellgran, KTH.
Room: Stage

IIoT-enabled Digital Services for Maintenance Planning in Smart Production Logistics using Maintenance Opportunity Window.
Erik Flores-García, Maheshwaran Gopalakrishnan, Yongkuk Jeong and Magnus Wiktorsson.

Investigation on resource-efficient aluminium recycling – a state of the art review.
Christina Windmark, Lucia Lattanzi, André Månberger and Anders Jarfors.

 14:30 - 15:50

Paper session B:II

Session topic: Innovative production processes and additive manufacturing

Chair: Jan-Eric Ståhl, Lund University.
Room: Ventilen

Development of a 3D printed multi-axial force sensor.
Qinglei Ji, Shuo Fu, Lei Feng, Georgios Andrikopoulos, Xi Vincent Wang and Lihui Wang.

14:30 - 15:50

Paper session B:III

Session topic: Cyber-physical production systems and digital twins

Chair: Kosmas Alexopoulos, University of Patras.
Room: VDM

Investigating digital twin: a systematic mapping study.
Luka Guzina, Enxhi Ferko and Alessio Bucaioni.

Applying digital twin technology in higher education: An automation line case study.
Kristina Eriksson, Abdlkarim Alsaleh, Shervin Behzad Far and David Stjern.

Evaluating a Digital Twin Concept for an Automatic Up-to-Date Factory Layout Setup.
Andreas Lind, Dan Högberg, Anna Syberfeldt, Lars Hanson and Dan Lämkull.

A Digital Twin-enabled cyber-physical system approach for mixed packaging.
Nikolaos Nikolakis, Georgios Siaterlis, Xanthi Bampoula, Ilias Papadopoulos, Theodoros Tsoukaladelis and Kosmas Alexopoulos.

14:30 - 15:50

Paper session B:IV

Session topic: Industrial optimization and decision-making

Chair: Magnus Wiktorsson, KTH.
Room: Material ConneXion

Availability Analysis of Reconfigurable Manufacturing System Using Simulation-Based Multi-Objective Optimization.
Carlos Alberto Barrera Diaz, Andres Del Riego Navarro, Alvaro Rico Perez and Amir Nourmohammadi.

Exploring the Manufacturing Reshoring Decision-Making Process Using System Dynamics.
Daniel Alejandro de Los Rios Pérez, Movin Sequeira, Gary Linnéusson and Yinef Pardillo-Baez.

Exploring Data-driven decision-making for enhanced sustainability.
Zuhara Chavez, Maheshwaran Gopalakrishnan, Viktor Nilsson and Arvid Westbroek.

Enabling concurrent multi-objective optimization of worker well-being and productivity in DHM tools.
Aitor Iriondo, Andreas Lind, Dan Högberg, Anna Syberfeldt and Lars Hanson.

  15:50 - 16:20

Break with fika

16:20 - 17:20

Paper session C:I

Session topic: Resource-efficient production

Chair: Kaveh Amouzgar, Uppsala University.
Room: Stage

Exploring challenges to design Product-Service Systems in SMEs – A case study.
Jennie Åkesson, Angelina Sundström, Koteshwar Chirumalla and Glenn Johansson.

Frequent and Automatic Monitoring of Resource Data via the Internet of Things.
Thomas Schmitt, Pavani Sakaray, Lars Hanson, Matías Urenda Moris and Kaveh Amouzgar.

16:20 - 17:20

Workshop C:II

Workshop on work instruction design: Universal design in manual assembly     

Chairs: Martin Kurdve och Sandra Mattsson, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
Room: Ventilen

Husmuttern AB has developed a concept for universal design that was evaluated and further developed with researchers at Rise and Chalmers. Husmuttern has with the system, made for example over 400,000 protective coats, visors, interior walls, packaging and will launch the system with the universal design concept for the construction of house modules. The focus is to develop new possibilities with a languageless system, deaf employees, etc.

In this workshop you can view the visual instructions developed for manual assembly and discuss how future workplaces should be designed to be as inclusive as possible.

16:20 - 17:20

Paper session C:III

Session topic: Cyber-physical production systems and digital twins

Chair: Ainhoa Goienetxea Uriarte, University of Skövde
Room: VDM

Enabling Industrial Mixed Reality Using Digital Continuity: An Experiment Within Remanufacturing.
Victor Igelmo, Anna Syberfeldt, Jörgen Hansson and Tehseen Aslam.

The schematization of XR technologies in the context of collaborative design.
Francisco Garcia Rivera, Maurice Lamb, Dan Högberg and Anna Brolin.

16:20 - 17:20

Paper session C:IV

Session topic: Industrial optimization and decision-making

Chair: Yongkuk Jeong, KTH
Room: Material ConneXion

Assembly cell automation selection: A simulation based exploratory evaluation.
Carolina Ames Zegarra, Ananthan Indukaladharan, Sagar Rao and Gary Linnéusson.

An optimization model with stochastic variables for flexible production logistics planning.
Yongkuk Jeong, Gianpiero Canessa, Erik Flores-García, Tarun Kumar Agrawal and Magnus Wiktorsson.

18:30 - 22:00

Conference dinner & evening activity at ASSAR

Day 1-2 | Day 3-4

Keynote Speakers

Jenny Elfsberg - Head of innovation management at Vinnova

Jenny Elfsberg has many years of experience working in senior positions within Volvo Group. From 2009 to 2018 she headed up the Emerging Technologies & Innovation team within Volvo Construction Equipment, responsible for explorative innovation activities and related research. During 2018 to 2020 she was located in Mountain View, California where she established hub335, a corporate innovation hub and innovation collaboration community in the heart of Silicon Valley.

As head of division, Jenny Elfsberg is responsible for Vinnova's efforts in innovation management, which include management and organization of innovation activities and the link between innovation, business and sustainability. She is also part of the authority's executive management team.


Henric Johnson - Global Head of Science and Innovation at Business Sweden

Henric Johnson is professor in Computer Science and an academic entrepreneur with many years of applied experience in industry and academia (and the collaboration between the public and private sector). In addition, he has recently been a Diplomat and the Swedish Science and Innovation Counsellor to the U.S. He is a member of the European Commission expert group on support for the strategic coordinating process for the Partnerships under Horizon Europe, Roskilde University board of directors and the University of Colorado Boulder’s external advisory board for research and innovation. Henric has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and a former senior Wallenberg-Vinnova fellow at the Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley. Professor Johnson has also been part of the Stanford Academy Leadership Program and the Stanford Fellow program.
Henric has been an academic leader for several years in the position as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Prorektor) at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has also been the Director for the Center for Electronic Security and an initiator of the Blue Science Park.

Andie Zhang - Leading Collaborative Robotics at ABB

Andie Zhang is responsible for ABB’s portfolio of Collaborative Robots. She develop and drive ABB’s strategy and vision on collaborative robotics and technologies, their application across different industrial segments and customer groups, robot safety technologies, as well as ease-of-use developments. She has successfully developed and launched multiple key products in ABB’s collaborative robotics portfolio including the single-arm YuMi, GoFa and SWIFTI cobots.

Prior to joining ABB Andie worked in various management positions in the fields of Sales Management, Marketing, as well as Supply Chain Management in industry-leading multinationals. She holds a Master’s degree in Engineering with focus on Human-Computer Interaction from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. She also holds diplomas from the Oxford Said Business School in digital marketing and executive leadership. Andie was named as one of the 25 Women in Robotics in 2018, as well as one of 50 most renowned women in Robotics in 2020, and has given keynote speeches at events including the World Robot Conference in Beijing in 2018, the Gather festival in Stockholm in 2019, European Robotics Week in 2020, European Robotics Forum 2021, etc.

Thomas Lezama - Vice President Digital Engineering at Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Thomas Lezama is the CIO and head of digital engineering at Volvo Group Trucks Technology, responsible for the engineering method and tool landscape as well as engineering data and product cyber security. Thomas has significant experience from developing and implementing new technologies and tools for the full end-2-end engineering landscape. Prior to the current position he has held senior positions in both Volvo Group and Airbus Group with responsibility to redefine and modernize the engineering process, method and tool landscape. 


Vision Talk Speakers

Cecilia Warrol - Produktion2030

Cecilia Warrol is a senior expert in manufacturing and industrial R&D at the Swedish Association of Engineering Industries (Teknikföretagen). Representing 4200 technology and manufacturing companies; from global brands to suppliers and innovative start-ups.

Cecilia is the Programme Director of the Swedish Innovation programme Produktion2030. A programme focusing on manufacturing industry, investing in cutting edge innovation, education and SME:s. She is active in national and European research and innovation programs. Currently chair of EIT Manufacturing and active member of EFFRA and Manufuture. Serving as adviser to Swedish universities, authorities as well as Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.

Cecilia is passionate about manufacturing and very proud to be part of actions that drive innovation and strengthens competitiveness across industry, research and the public sector in Sweden as well as in Europe.

Martin Fröberg - The Knowledge Foundation

Martin Fröberg is analyst at The Knowledge Foundation. At the foundation, Martin is part of the team that works with analyses of the operations of the foundation. Inter alia, Martin works with analysing the operations of the foundation and how they have contributed to forming advanced academic research and education environments. In addition, he is also responsible for the analysis of co-production, i.e., how academia private enterprise best can cooperate when it comes to research and education.

Throughout his career, Martin has worked in the borderland between public organisations and private enterprise. Before joining The Knowledge Foundation, Martin was the Executive Secretary of the Governmental Enquiry called Innovation as driving force – from research to utility (SOU 2020:59). Martin also has experience from working as an evaluation consultant and from working at the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. Martin holds an M.Sc. in International Economics.

Gabriel Granström - The Knowledge Foundation

Gabriel Granström is a Programme Manager and analyst at The Knowledge Foundation. He is responsible for a research funding programme granting over 70 million SEK annually to research projects carried out in collaboration between academia and industry, aiming specifically to advance scientific research and strengthen industry competitiveness. In addition, he has a special responsibility in analyzing the portfolio of funded projects as well as to develop measures in how to follow the development of research and education environments.

In addition, Gabriel has previously been a Wallenberg-Vinnova Fellow at Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto, United States, and provided a head start for Nordic startups in Silicon Valley. He holds an M.Sc. in industrial engineering and management, specializing in strategic business development and innovation, and has recently published an article on Corporate Innovation Hubs in Technovation vol.111.


Workshop on education: Lifelong learning in co-creation between Academia and Industry

Moderator: Professor Bengt-Göran Rosén, Halmstad University.

During the workshop visions and status on education in collaboration and "Life-long learning" as a concept will be discussed. The discussion starts off from a concept developed based on small (1-3 credits) education modules from the ongoing national project Ingenjör 4.0. The project is exploring joint academia-academia- and academia to industry education as one (of many) enablers of the life-long learning concept. Invited speakers from industry and academia will initiate the discussion. In the end of the session challenges identified for the co-operation will be penetrated by the aid of the audience and a plenary panel.


Workshop on work instruction design: Universal design in manual assembly

Moderators: Martin Kurdve och Sandra Mattsson, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

Husmuttern AB has developed a concept for universal design that was evaluated and further developed with researchers at Rise and Chalmers. Husmuttern has with the system, made for example over 400,000 protective coats, visors, interior walls, packaging and will launch the system with the universal design concept for the construction of house modules. The focus is to develop new possibilities with a languageless system, deaf employees, etc.

In this workshop you can view the visual instructions developed for manual assembly and discuss how future workplaces should be designed to be as inclusive as possible.


Beyond flexible – how can we realize ultra-flexible production?

Moderators: Anna Syberfeldt, University of Skövde, Luis Ribeiro Linköping University and Johan Frisk OpiFlex.

In this workshop we discuss how the trend of hyper-customization pushes the needs for production systems to be not only flexible, but ultra-flexible. We discuss how this challenge can be tackled in practice and present ideas on how to develop sustainable, efficient and intelligent production systems with dynamic resource management in a cyber-physical context. The workshop takes a technical perspective on the challenges of flexibility, discussing potential hardware and software concepts.

The workshop is arranged in collaboration between the two Production 2030 projects ULTRA and FLAP.


Redefining the research agenda for sustainable digitalized production

Moderator: Mélanie Despeisse, Chalmers.

The session will start with review (and update!) of eco-efficiency principles in the context of recent industrial developments. The workshop objective is to identify pressing research needs to advance the sustainability of production systems using digitalization as a tool to integrate environmental information as a driver of performance. It is critical to understand the challenges faced by manufacturers and how to overcome them in order to accelerate the uptake of best practices for eco-efficient and circular industrial systems.
This workshop connects to the TRUST project aiming to boost research excellence in the area of industrial sustainability in collaboration with the University of Cambridge (UK) and ISQ (Portugal).