COALA co-organises a special session “Human-centered Artificial Intelligence in Smart Manufacturing for the Operator 4.0” at APMS 2021

The scope of this session is on Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HCAI) systems. Such systems view AI as a critical component for augmenting human work and extending human capabilities, thus they can be considered the AI-enablers for the Operator 4.0 concept. The aim is that AI systems and humans solve problems together to achieve goals that were unreachable by either humans or machines alone. In this context, the special track welcomes research contributions on, but not limited to, topics like: design issues for multimodal human-AI interactions in the industrial environment, digital intelligent assistants, software robots (softbots) and chatbots for production management, Artificial Intelligence for the Operator 4.0, explainable and transparent AI in manufacturing, methods and tools to manage and monitor HCAI systems, applications of HCAI systems in manufacturing, and business models and processes based on HCAI systems.  

The Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) 2021 conference will take place from 5th – 9th September 2021. We invite you to submit your papers. Deadline of submission of papers is on 21st March 2021 via

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