The wide diffusion of IT technologies and broadband connectivity is fostering a revolution in industrial production processes. Industry 4.0 is introducing huge modifications in the design, operation and maintenance of chemical processes. Digitalization and data analytics are opening new opportunities for advanced process control, production planning, diagnostics, and safety of production systems, as well as for research and development addressing new processes and products. Future job opportunities will more and more require understanding of such panorama and mastering the prospects provided by this transformation.
This virtual school is organized by GRICU to provide Ph.D. students in Chemical Engineering an introduction to methods and tools for digitalization, data analytics and advanced process control. The school is open also to M.Sc. students in Chemical Engineering and to young professionals. Conventional lectures, assignments and specific case-studies will be available to participants. A final round-table with company professionals from different fields will conclude the school.