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Special Session “Model-Driven Decision Support for PSS” at CIRP IPS2

Marco Bertoni and Tobias Larsson are together with Giuditta Pezzotta and Fabiana Pirola of University of Bergamo setting up a special session on “Model-Driven Decision Support for PSS” at CIRP IPS2 that will be held in Hong Kong / Zuhai 2019. Deadline for proposals are Nov. 30th for full paper & abstract submission, more info here. […]

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Designing Product Service Systems in the digital era: a BTH PDRL Special Session at the INCOM 2018 conference

More than 100 billion objects are expected to be connected by 2020 in the Internet of Things. This unprecedented opportunity to record and collect data about how we use a product (or experience a service) is main item in today’s design research agenda. “Data-driven Product Service System design” was the topic of the “Special Session“ […]

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Data-driven value assessment of packaging solutions

ABSTRACT Research in Product Service Systems design increasingly focuses on how to develop ‘capabilities’ for assessing the value of solutions already in  a design project fuzzy front end. A datadriven approach shall then guide engineers in the process of identifying what to develop, and not merely to verify if a solution meets (or not) performance requirements. This process […]

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Call for papers: Special Issue on “User Experience and Agile Innovation: A Future of Servitisation”

Assistant Prof. Christian Johansson Askling and Associate Prof. Andreas Larsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, together with Prof. Åsa Ericson and Dr. Johan Lugnet, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, are guest editors for a special issue of the International Journal of Product Development. The purpose of this special issue is to explore the ways in which […]

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PDRL organises Special Session at INCOM’18

PDRL and the University of Bergamo organise a Special Session on the topic of Data-Driven Product Service Systems Design (DDPSSD) at INCOM 2018. The session invites both theoretical contributions and industrial case applications, with the aim of promoting conjoint research efforts between data scientists and PSS researchers for the development of innovative practices, methods and […]

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Simulation-driven design for assessing strategic decisions in the conceptual design of circular PSS business models

ABSTRACT Due to ever increasing challenges faced by our global society, circular design and the idea of product-service systems (PSS) is gaining traction within businesses. However, ‘predicting’ the value of a future PSS solution in the early design phases is difficult, since it requires the ability to balance long term potential with short term decisions. […]

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Product-Service Systems for Functional Offering of Automotive Fixtures: Using Design Automation as Enabler

ABSTRACT In production of automotive components, control-measuring is an important activity to assure that geometries meet expected tolerances. This is done via randomly taking parts out of production for control-measuring in a fixture. This fixture is both a tedious and repetitive product to design and configure. The aim of this paper is therefore to present […]

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BTH PDRL at the 9th CIRP IPSS Conference

In their editorial, Tim McAloone, Daniela Pigosso, Niels Henrik Mortensen and Yoshiki Shimomura remind us that the philosophy behind in Industrial Product Service Systems is to create customer-oriented solutions that function for longer and thus increase resource productivity, minimise resource consumption and enhance the ultimate value-add to the end user. In this spirit, the 9th […]

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Shaping the research agenda for Service Engineering in the era of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is commonly referred as the 4th Industrial Revolution. Automation and data exchange technologies will trigger profound changes for manufacturing and logistic organizations, and intelligent assistance will give new meaning to employees’ work. Prof. Tobias Larsson and Marco Bertoni took part to the “Service Engineering in the era of Industry 4.0” workshop organized by the […]

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PDRL at the Workshop on Systems Engineering Education in the Nordic Countries

How do we educate our students to deal with the increasingly complex engineering challenges that they will meet in the future? As globalization and systems complexity are increasing, so need the quality of engineering education to continuously increase, to come closer and closer to the evolving industrial needs. The Workshop on Systems Engineering Education in […]

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