Editorial board

Editor In Chief

Prof. D.Sc. Georgi Popov, DHC, Technical University of Sofia, BG

Prof. Dr. Dr. Jivka Ovtcharova, DHC, Karlsruhe University of Technology, DE

Editorial Board

  • Acad. Igor Bychkov
    RU
  • Cor. member Alexey Beliy
    BY
  • Cor. member Svetozar Margenov
    BG
  • Prof. Alexander Afanasyev
    RU
  • Prof. Alexander Guts
    RU
  • Prof. Andrzej Golabczak
    PL
  • Prof. Andrey Firsov
    RU
  • Prof. Bobek Shuklev
    MK
  • Prof. Boris Gordon
    EE
  • Prof. Branko Sirok
    SI
  • Prof. Claudio Melchiorri
    IT
  • Prof. Cveta Martinovska
    MK
  • Prof. Dale Dzemydiene
    LT
  • Prof. Dimitar Yonchev
    BG
  • Prof. Dimitrios Vlachos
    GR
  • Prof. Galina Nikolcheva
    BG
  • Prof. Gerard Lyons
    IE
  • Prof. Giovanni Pappalettera
    IT
  • Prof. Henrik Carlsen
    DK
  • Prof. Idilia Bachkova
    BG
  • Prof. Idit Avrahami
    IL
  • Prof. Iurii Bazhal
    UA
  • Prof. Jürgen Köbler
    DE
  • Prof. Jiri Maryska
    CZ
  • Prof. Katia Vutova
    BG
  • Prof. Lappalainen Kauko
    FI
  • Dr. Liviu Jalba
    RO
  • Prof. Luigi del Re
    AT
  • Prof. Majid Zamani
    DE
  • Prof. Martin Eigner
    DE
  • Prof. Michael Valasek
    CZ
  • Prof. Milija Suknovic
    RS
  • Prof. Miodrag Dashic
    RS
  • Prof. Mladen Velev
    BG
  • Prof. Murat Alanyali
    TR
  • Prof. Nina Bijedic
    BA
  • Prof. Ninoslav Marina
    MK
  • Prof. Olga Zaborovskaia
    RU
  • Prof. Pavel Kovach
    RS
  • Prof. Petar Kolev
    BG
  • Prof. Peter Korondi
    HU
  • Prof. Peter Sincak
    SK
  • Prof. Petra Bittrich
    GE
  • Prof. Dr. Predrag Dasic
    RS
  • Prof. Radu Dogaru
    RO
  • Prof. Raicho Ilarionov
    BG
  • Prof. Raul Turmanidze
    GE
  • Prof. René Beigang
    DE
  • Prof. Rozeta Miho
    AL
  • Prof. Sasho Guergov
    BG
  • Prof. Seniye Ümit Oktay Firat
    TR
  • Prof. Sreten Savicevic
    ME
  • Prof. Stefan Stefanov
    BG
  • Prof. Svetan Ratchev
    UK
  • Prof. Sveto Svetkovski
    MK
  • Prof. Tomislav Šarić
    HR
  • Prof. Vasile Cartofeanu
    MD
  • Prof. Vidosav Majstorovic
    RS
  • Prof. Vjaceslavs Bobrovs
    LV
  • Prof. Inocentiu Maniu
    RO
  • Dipl.-Kfm. Michael Grethler
    DE

Thematic Fields

TECHNOLOGICAL BASIS OF “INDUSTRY 4.0”

  • Cyber physical systems (CPS); Warning system; Industry process control; Automation; Smart power grid
  • Informatisation of production and logistics; Machine-to-machine communication (М2М);
  • Design principles in “Industry 4.0”; Interoperability; Virtualisation; Decentralisation; Real-time acquisition and analysis of data; User-oriented services; Modularity; Parametric design; Customised products;
  • Computer-integrated systems (CIS); Computer-integrated production; Application systems: CAD, CAE, CAM, CAPP and other; Industry digitalisation; Communicating robots;
  • Strategies for integrated systems construction; Integration criteria, conceptual models;

DOMINANT TECHNOLOGIES IN “INDUSTRY 4.0”

  • Smart production technologies and systems; Advanced mechanical engineering technologies – laser, plasma, ultrasound, radiation, optical, and other technologies; Additive technologies and additive production; Digital production of optimum items made of metal, polymers, composite and ceramic materials;
  • Virtual engineering technologies and simulations; Information and computer technologies; Robotic engineering; Artificial intellect; Radio electronics; Instrument-making; Communication and navigation engineering and technologies; Mathematical modelling and supercomputer engineering;
  • Materials, structures, systems – SMART technologies; Powder and plasma metallurgy; material science, solid state physics, mechanics and chemistry; Composite materials and coatings; Microtechnologies microelectromechanical systems; Strengthening technologies; Nanotechnologies, nanoelectronics, nanometrology, nanoequipment and nanoindustry;
  • Environment-friendly technologies; wastes treatment; Energy engineering and technologies; Solar and hydrogen energy production; Energy recuperation;

BUSINESS & “INDUSTRY 4.0”

  • Change of business models; Cloud services, data analysis and evaluation; 3D production simulation; Sharp reduction of time from the idea to the market; Flexibility and customisation of mass production; Remote management and maintenance of plants.
  • Creation of Smart Factory; Smart factories; Industrial infrastructure; Integrated production; Industrial restructuring; Industrial internet infrastructure ;
  • Principles of new type companies creation in the digital production industry; Technology suppliers – key production technologies (communicative robots, telemaintenace systems, 3D printing); Infrastructure and services suppliers (telecom, clouds, datasets analysis); industrial users (traditional manufacturers) ;
  • Effects of «Industry 4.0»: Cooperation between different business functions, different product lines, technologies and stakeholders; Organisation forms
  • Virtual marketing; users’ integration through internet space ;
  • Management of „Industry 4.0”; Market implementation of innovation products; Intellectual property;
  • Education: Business games and simulation models for qualification updating; Role of human factor in the innovation activities;
  • Nonlinear processes, system analysis and applicable synergetics; Synergetic, geopolitical and geoeconomic analysis of issues for results-oriented development of competitiveness and finances ;

SOCIETY & „INDUSTRY 4.0”

  • Economic freedom; Civil society and democracy: Information society: Information philosophy ;
  • Infrastructure of knowledge-base economy; efficient public institutions, high-quality education; efficient fundamental science, high-quality human capital; production of knowledge and high tech;
  • Financial, political, legislative, social and international aspects of development of “Industry 4.0”, of fundamental and applied research, high tech and high-tech industry;
  • The innovation and credit and taxation policy of the state as a determining factor for “Industry 4.0” development; Role of legislative, executive power and court authorities, state and private sectors of industry, business, banks and stock exchanges in the development and protection of the outcome from the fundamental and applied research, high tech and high-tech industry ;
  • Education, fundamental and applied research, high tech and high-tech industry as factors for the national security, the citizens quality of life and the protection of their rights; Social, corporate and individual security; safety systems; Cybersecurity; Risks of viruses intrusion and data stealing, economic spying and sabotage;
  • Social issues of „Industry 4.0”; Human labour concept, Employment, skills and human force strategy; Future of professions: Possible concerns for unemployment; Digital competency; Combination of engineering and digital competencies; E-training;
  • Influence of „Industry 4.0” on the financial sector and economic development; Global, regional and investment consequences; Investments in the high-tech fields