Data Fusion for Industry 4.0: General Concepts and Applications

  • Ricardo Eiji KondoEmail author
  • Erick Douglas de Lima
  • Eduardo de Freitas Rocha Loures
  • Eduardo Alves Portela dos Santos
  • Fernando Deschamps
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


The 4th Industrial Revolution represents a new industrial era through the combination of Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, and the Internet of Services. Data are the new raw material of the 21st century, and it is necessary to turn these data into meaningful information to provide a more flexible, reliable, and efficient operation. To overcome challenges related to acquisition and analysis of a large amount of data, the data fusion strategy has gained focus as a data preprocessing phase to support the fast-growing data-intensive applications. This article presents a systematic mapping of general concepts and applications of data fusion in the context of Industry 4.0 assisting the research community in future studies as well as practitioners and students, providing support for the use of data fusion strategy.


Industry 4.0 Data fusion Multi-sensor data fusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Eiji Kondo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Erick Douglas de Lima
    • 1
  • Eduardo de Freitas Rocha Loures
    • 1
  • Eduardo Alves Portela dos Santos
    • 1
  • Fernando Deschamps
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate Program in Production and Systems Engineering (PPGEPS)Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR)CuritibaBrazil

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