Blaž Rodič

Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto, Ljubljanska cesta 31A, Novo mesto, Slovenia

2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture – ITEMA 2018 – Graz, Austria, November 8, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-13-4

In this contribution we present several possibilities for the use of automated modelling and simulation methods within digitalization and automation projects implementing the Digital Twin as a part of the Industry 4.0 paradigm. First part of the contribution introduces the Industry 4.0 paradigm, current state of development and its influence on the development of the simulation modelling paradigm. In the second part of the contribution we examine a case where innovative approaches and methodologies were used to realize the Industry 4.0 paradigm concepts using general purpose simulation modelling tools, facilitating research and development projects for SMEs.
Key words
Simulation modelling, Industry 4.0, Digital Twin, automated modelling, manufacturing automation.
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