It can be said that the fourth industrial revolution has been triggered by the new industrial models.

The evolution of the industry is a continuous process but within this continuum we can identify key moments of radical changes in our history. We call these periods “revolutions” because they completely change the way our society functions. We’re currently undergoing such a period in the field of industry, it’s called industry 4.0. The fourth industrial revolution is characterized by the digitisation of industrial processes, computer control and the inclusion of sensors in production lines.

Industry 4.0 cannot be understood without another great technological advancement of our era, the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT). The connection between different objects and the information they provide is essential for the progress of the new industry. In addition, the Big Data concept provides methods for collecting and managing large amounts of information.

The University of Salamanca wants to help future professionals by providing them with the training that the new industry will require, they must learn to manage and participate in these processes, which is what the Bisite Research Group is striving to achieve.  The Master’s Degree in Technologies Applied to Industry 4.0 prepares its students for all they will need. They will become specialists in the technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution, fully capacitated to solve any kind of industrial problem.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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