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Maintenance and Operations of Manufacturing Digital Twins



Alp Akcay, Stephan Biller, Boon Ping Gan, Christoph Laroque, Guodong Shao


Digital twins have become an important element in smart manufacturing. As any other product, digital twins also have a lifecycle, starting from specifying the requirements of the digital twins until their decommissioning. As part of the Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 track of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), the purpose of this panel is to discuss the state of the art in digital twins with a special emphasis on the operations and maintenance of manufacturing digital twins during their lifecycles. The panelists come from academia, industry, and government with experience in the digital-twin landscape of the manufacturing industry in the United States, Europe, and Asia. This paper provides a collection of the statements from each panelist with the objective of initiating a deeper discussion during the panel session and inspiring researchers in the simulation community with their perspectives on the use of digital twins for smart manufacturing.
Conference Dates
December 10-13, 2023
Conference Location
San Antonio, TX, US
Conference Title
Winter Simulation Conference 2023


Digital Twins, Smart Manufacturing, Maintenance and Operation, Verification and Validation


Akcay, A. , Biller, S. , Gan, B. , Laroque, C. and Shao, G. (2023), Maintenance and Operations of Manufacturing Digital Twins, Winter Simulation Conference 2023, San Antonio, TX, US, [online], (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created December 13, 2023, Updated December 14, 2023