To learn about Industry for the future and Human-Machine cooperation:

  • G. Schuh, R. Anderl, J. Gausemeier, M. ten Hompel, W.  Wahlster (Eds.): Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index. Managing the Digital Transformation of Companies (acatech STUDY), Munich: Herbert Utz Verlag 2017.
  • Technology and innovation for the future of production: accelerating value creation-World economic forum, white paper, March 2017.
  • L. Monostori, B. Kádár, T. Bauernhansl, S. Kondoh, S. Kumara, G. Reinhart, O. Sauer, G. Schuh, W. Sihn, K. Ueda, Cyber-physical systems in manufacturing, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 65(2), 2016, 621-641. 
  • J-W. Sutherland, J-S. Richter, M-J. Hutchins, D. Dornfeld, R. Dzombak, J. Mangold, S. Robinson, M-Z. Hauschild, A. Bonou, P. Schönsleben, F. Friemann, The role of manufacturing in affecting the social dimension of sustainability, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 65(2), 2016, 689-712.
  • F. de Asis Marti Nieto, V. Goepp, and E. Caillaud: From Factory of the Future to Future of the Factory: Integration approaches, IFAC, 50-1, 2017.
  • G. May, M. Taisch, A. Bettoni, O. Maghazei, A. Matarazzo, B. Stahl, A new Human-centric Factory Model, Procedia CIRP 26, 103-108, 2015.
  • D. Romero, O. Noran, J. Stahre, P. Bernus, A. Fast-Berglund, Towards a Human-Centred Reference Architecture for Next Generation Balanced Automation Systems: Human-Automation Symbiosis. In: Advances in Production Management Systems: Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth, 2015.
  • P. Tsarouchi, A-S. Matthaiakis, S. Makris and G. Chryssolouris, On a human-robot collaboration in an assembly cell, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol 30, n°6, 580-589, 2017.
  • J. Kruger, T.K Lien, A. Verl, Cooperation of human and machines in assembly lines, CIRP Annals, Manufacturing Technology 58, 628-646, 2009.
  • D. Romero, J. Stahre, T. Wuest, O. Noran, P. Bernus, A. Fast-Berglund, D. Gorecky, Towards an operator 4.0 typology: a human-centric perspective on the fourth industrial revolution technologies, CIE46 Proceedings, 2016.
  • S. Haddadin, E. Croft, Physical Human–Robot Interaction. In: Siciliano B., Khatib O. (eds) Springer Handbook of Robotics. Springer, Cham, pp 1835-1874, 2016.
  • B. Strauch, The automation-by-expertise-by-training interaction: Why automation-related accidents continue to occur in sociotechnical systems. Human Factors, 59(2), 204–228, 2017;
  • Man and Machine in Industry 4.0. How will technology transform the industrial workforce through 2025? BCG, September 2015
  • A future that works: automation, employment, and productivity, McKinsey Global Institute, January 2017.
  • F. Ore, L. Hansson, M. Wiktorsson, Method for design of human-industrial robot collaboration workstations, FAIM, Procedia Manufacturing 11, 4-12, 2017.

To learn about Circular economy and sustainability :

  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), 2009. Vision 2050. The New Agenda for Business. WBCSD, Geneva, Switzerland
  • McKinsey, 2011. Resource Revolution: Meeting the World’s Energy, Materials, Food, and Water Needs. McKinsey Global Institute; McKinsey and Company Sustainability, Resource Productivity Practice. Available from: mgi (accessed 08.03.13.)
  • BIO Intelligence Services, 19 June 2012. Assessment of Resource Efficiency Indicators and Targets. Final report. European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels, Belgium
  • Tukker, A. (2013). Product services for a resource-efficient and circular economy – a review. Journal of Cleaner Production, to be published in a special issue on Products-services,
  • Baines, T.S., Lightfoot, H.W., Benedettini, O., Kay, J.M., 2009a. The servitization of manufacturing: a review of literature and reflection on future challenges. J. Manuf. Technol. Manag. 20 (5), 547e567
  • Manzini, E., Collina, L., Evans, S., 2004. Solution Oriented Partnership, How to Design Industrialised Sustainable Solutions. Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK
  • McAloone, T.C., 2011. Boundary conditions for a new type of design task: understanding product/service-systems. In: Birkhofer, H. (Ed.), The Future of Design Methodology. Springer-Verlag London, UK.
  • Tukker, A. (2004). Eight types of product-service system: eight ways to sustainability? Bus. Strat. Environ. 13 (4), 246-260
  • Bakker, C., Den Hollander, M., van Hinte, E., Zijlstra, Y. 2014. Product that Last. Product Design for Circular Business Models. TU Delft Library, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Bocken, N., Short, S., Rana, P., Evans, S. 2013. A value mapping tool for sustainable business modelling. Corporate Governance, 13 (5), 482 – 497
  • Bocken, N., Short, S., Rana, P., Evans, S. 2014. A literature and practice review to develop Sustainable Business Model Archetypes. Journal of Cleaner Production, 65, 42–56
  • Ellen McArthur Foundation, 2013. Towards the Circular Economy. In: Economic and Business Rationale for an Accelerated Transition, vol. 1. Ellen MacArthur Foundation available from: (accessed 06.03.13)