September 29, 2018

Dr. Patrick Dallasega from the Free University of Bolzano is guest editing a special issue on the international journal “Sustainability” entitled "The Role of Engineering Education in Industry 4.0 Era". Industry 4.0 will create an increased technical and organizational complexity of industrial processes and therefore an increase in demand for qualified staff at all organizational levels. The entailing increased degree of digitization and automation requires a dramatic change for engineering education. This Special Issue represents a collection of pioneering first applications of learning factories in the era of Industry 4.0 as well as innovative ideas for future engineering education. Submissions to the Special Issue could relate, but are not limited, to the following topics:
  • Learning factories
  • Virtual learning environments
  • Engineering education in the era of Industry 4.0
  • Hands-on engineering education
  • Operator 4.0
  • Competence development
  • Active learning
Deadline for manuscript submissions is the 30.06.2019. More information about the call for paper can be found at this link: