Industry 4.0 is a term that has been used in the last few years, to refer to the use of new technologies in factories and the important changes that this entails. The chances are that the use of technology will continue to grow, creating altogether a new manufacturing process in which technology will be the very basis.

The application of new solutions and digital tools that can generate customized lines of production, predictive maintenance and security, as well as reduction of costs without leaving quality to the side.

The BISITE Group is aware of the importance of the new industrial revolution, for this reason we are going to work on the PLATUNIM project in collaboration with several companies; Sistem (project coordinator), Sonae-Arauco and Universitat Politècnica De València. The project is based on a horizontal smart data platform and deep learning for the manufacturing industry.


The execution of the project began in January 2018 and it is estimated to end in June, 2020. The project has been financed by a programme called Retos-Colaboración 2017 (Collaboration-challenges 2017), of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Moreover, the project has a global budget of 1,234,628.17€.

The objective of PLATINUM is to incorporate new sources of information which have been created as part of a digital society, at the same time it aims to ensure the compatibility of solutions, IoT devices and other tools which may be implemented in the future.

It will be designed under the social computing paradigm and will integrate new AI algorithms and information fusion models, which will enable the processing of large amounts of data that come from different sources, such as ERP, databases, social networks and connected devices. We will work with first-hand information, adopting a predictive approach in order to optimize processes and make ongoing progress.

Unquestionably, the digital transformation of the industry is a latent reality and our BISITE Group wants to contribute to its development.








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.