This project proposes to investigate the impact of the use of autonomous social agents to optimise manufacturing process in the framework of Industry 4.0. "Social" means that cyberphysical entities will act autonomously in order to optimize an industrial process following behaviour models inspired by human social networks. Currently, in Industry 4.0, smart entities do exist. However, intelligence is localised and intelligent heterogeneous entities cannot communicate together even inside the same shop-floor. Our motivation comes from the observation that, if we want to create a real Internet of Everything that brings together processes, data, things, and people, all these entities have to be connected and follow a shared, easy to understand paradigm.


In this project, we propose a holistic multi-agent paradigm that encompasses machines and humans. The presence of human operators is therefore crucial both to teach to and to learn from software agents, via deep learning and data mining algorithms. Agents will take decisions merging and analysing big and heterogeneous data produced by sensors (vibration, temperature, etc.), automation and information systems (such as enterprise resource planning and manufacturing execution system), and humans in real-time.


The project is organized in 7 work packages (WP) designed to achieve the research objectives. Every work package is further divided into individual tasks (T). Tasks are proposed in a way to guarantee the fulfilment of work package deliverables.


Haute Ecole Arc

HE-Arc Ingénierie supports a globally unique industrial environment, developing directly applicable and applied research that closely reflects the region's economic and industrial fabric.
The results of this research are constantly incorporated into the teaching programmes delivered at HE-Arc Ingénierie.


Institute of Informatics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences


University of Oviedo

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in all branches of knowledge and postgraduate degree programmes in collaboration with national and international universities and more than 250 companies.


University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureş

The University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Târgu Mureş, an emblematic academic sanctuary for this area of the country, well-known and recognized abroad, has been operating for more than six decades.



Tornos, recognised worldwide for its age-old expertise rooted in its Swiss heritage, is also known for its character and pioneering capabilities in four key areas of the market: Automotive, Micromechanics, Electronics, and Medical & Dental.



MAT - obaly symbolizes flexibility, highest quality, reliability, professional approach and fair recycling. Flexibility of product manufacturing according to customer´s specific requirements, quality and reliability of product deliveries to domestic and foreign partners and environmental protection by fair recycling of packaging.



ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, it is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. ArcelorMittal is present in 60 countries and has an industrial footprint in 18 countries.