Comparative analyzes of technological tools between industry 4.0 and smart cities approaches: the new society ecosystem

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Wilson Gasparotto Storolli
Ieda Kanashiro Makiya
Francisco Ignacio Giocondo César


Today the growth of modern cities is unprecedented in the history of urbanization and the urban environmental problems have also been increased. Unfortunately, there is no much time to modify past failures and improve the status quo, and ensure the protection of the environment. Consequently, it’s important to pay attention to the development of sustainable urban planning and its role in urban management issues is an objective that requires a new approach.

On the other hand, Industry 4.0 (I.4.0), as called the 4th Industrial Revolution, carries impacts in the production on companies, the economy and society, with disruptive character, creating new markets and destabilizing the traditional way of doing business. Once I.4.0 is a strategic approach to the integration of advanced control systems with internet technology, enabling communication between people, products and complex systems, it’s expected to follow the same in the Smart Cities development.

This article aims to relate technological tools of I.4.0 and the dimensions of “Smart Cities”, based on analytical framework for better understanding the emergence of new society ecosystem focused on the redefinition of the cities’ concept, urbanism and way of life, motivated by this new reconfiguration.


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Wilson Gasparotto Storolli, UNICAMP-FCA

  • Industrial Mechanical Engineering (FEI, Brazil).

  • Master in Business Administration (FGV, Brazil).

  • Master Degree ongoing in Production Engineer focusing in “Industry 4.0” (FCA – UNICAMP, Limeira, Brazil).

  • Researcher Collaborator in the SB Lab (Sustainable Business Laboratory, FCA – UNICAMP, Limeira, Brazil).

  • Green Belt Lean Six Sigma graduation.

  • 30 years of experienced in Manufacturing Operations Management.

  • Training and consulting in Operational Management, Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

  • Corresponding author address: R. Suriname, 430, ap. 62, Vila Frezzarin, 13.465-790 Americana-São Paulo-Brazil

Ieda Kanashiro Makiya, UNICAMP-FCA

  • Bachelor degree in Food Engineering (UNESP, Brazil)

  • Master Degree in Process Technology (UNICAMP, Brazil)

  • PhD in Industrial Engineering (USP, Brazil)

  • Post-Doctor in Climate Change Laboratory, Agriculture and Biological Engineering (University of Florida, USA - 2014).

  • Head of SB-LAB - Sustainable Business Laboratory, School of Applied Sciences, State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil

  • Assistant Professor in Business Management and Industrial Engineering, School of Applied Sciences

  • Research field: Sustainability in Value Chain Analysis, Quality Management, Smart Cities, Industry 4.0

  • FCA-UNICAMP address: R. Pedro Zaccaria, 1300 – Jd. Santa Luiza, 13.484-350 Limeira-São Paulo-Brazil.

Francisco Ignacio Giocondo César, IFSP-Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo UNICAMP-FCA

  • Mechanical Engineer (UNESP, Brazil)

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Production Engineering (Methodist University of Piracicaba – UNIMEP, Brazil).

  • Currently doing post-doctorate in Production Engineering (FCA – UNICAMP, Brazil).

  • Certified qualifications in Project Management (PMI) and Green Belt.

  • Professor at the Industrial Department of Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo (IFSP - Campus Piracicaba, Brazil).

  • Professor Researcher Collaborator in the Production Engineering Graduate Program at the Campinas State University (FCA – UNICAMP, Limeira, Brazil).

  • Coordination of SB-Lab (Sustainable Business Laboratory, FCA–UNICAMP, Limeira, Brazil:

  • 23 years of professional experience as an International Project Manager on TRW and Caterpillar Brazil.

  • IFSP-Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo – address: R. Diácono Jair de Oliveira, 1005 - Santa Rosa, 13414-155 – Piracicaba-São Paulo-Brazil.


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