Industry 4.0 and Engineering for a Sustainable Future

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
  • Peter Cochrane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Peter Cochrane
    Pages 13-21
  3. Kristina Gold, Kenneth Wallstedt, Jari Vikberg, Joachim Sachs
    Pages 23-47
  4. William Webb
    Pages 49-64
  5. Paul Graham
    Pages 65-76
  6. Human Ramezani, Andre Luckow
    Pages 77-90
  7. David Heatley, Mohamed Abdel-Maguid
    Pages 91-115
  8. Mohammed M. Alani, Mohamed Alloghani
    Pages 117-136
  9. Ben Azvine, Andy Jones
    Pages 137-152
  10. Wim Naudé, Aleksander Surdej, Martin Cameron
    Pages 153-175
  11. Peter Cochrane, Ahmed Elmagarmid
    Pages 177-190
  12. Hamid Jahankhani, Stefan Kendzierskyj
    Pages 191-210
  13. Christopher Gorse, James Parker, Felix Thomas, Martin Fletcher, Graham Ferrier, Neill Ryan
    Pages 211-225
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 227-235

About this book


This unique volume considers the emergence of “Industry 4.0” (i4.0) and the many ways the multifaceted field of Engineering is transforming our ideas and our options around sustainability.  It points to emerging technological advances that are facilitating industrial process improvements to artificial intelligence’s promise to help us live “smartly” and manage energy demand.  Engineering for a sustainable future is an exploding area of research.  This book provides coverage of  key case studies from industrial partners such as Ericsson, British Telecom (BT), BMW, Matrixx and research from different UK and international institutions. 

  • Examines Smart Engineering Design;
  • Considers how Communication Technologies are developing in the age of i4.0 (from 4G to 6G and beyond);
  • Using interesting case studies from large manufacturers such as BMW to examine Rapid Prototyping and Digital manufacturing;
  • Covers some key issues about Big Data and network security and discusses “Blockchain”;
  • Provides fresh insight into Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality;
  • Discusses global warming and discusses how urban heat islands are having a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of inhabitants in major cities;
  • Provides interesting case studies to determine the industry 4.0 (I4.0) readiness of eight Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs).


smart homes internet of things green robotics energy for sustainable development green electricity sustainable power systems renewable energy demand-side energy artificial intelligence for energy factory II

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
    • 1
  • Peter Cochrane
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SuffolkIpswichUK
  2. 2.Cochrane Associates LimitedUniversity of SuffolkIpswichUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12952-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12953-8
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