Reshaping Measurements in the 4.0 Era

Leopoldo Angrisani Leopoldo Angrisani University of Naples Federico II

Leopoldo Angrisani

University of Naples Federico II, Italy

General Manager/Director of CeSMA – Center of Advanced Measurement and Technology Services

MedITech Technical-Scientific Committee Coordinator


The ongoing 4.0 Era revolution is fostering the transition towards more flexible, automated and efficient processes. This objective is pursued through a number of enabling technologies (IoT, cloud computing, big data, wideband connectivity, augmented reality, robotics and so on), which separately or collectively contribute to an effective implementation of the 4.0 paradigm.
In the 4.0 context, however, measurement and sensing are often considered just as "tools for generating raw data", which require subsequent processing before being dignified as "information".
This leads to some basic questions: is the role of measurement really that limited? Is it unable to offer anything valuable except for the mere indication of a physical quantity or status?
Starting from these questions, this keynote will introduce the audience to a new perspective on measurement, emphasizing the characterizing and active role that it is going to have in the 4.0 Era. The new perspective stems from the consideration that measurement systems share specific attributes with cyber-physical systems – CPSs, the most complete expression of the integrated use of enabling 4.0 technologies.
Exploiting these similarities and leveraging on the necessary coexistence of measurements in CPSs, measurement and measurement systems in general, can naturally evolve into CPSs. Hence, in the current 4.0 Era scenario, which is witnessing the introduction and development of cyber-physical systems in a number of application contexts, measurement will become a CPS among CPSs. Eventually, the assumed "master-to-slave" relationship between measurement systems and CPSs will turn into a "peer-to-peer" cooperation.


Leopoldo Angrisani is Full Professor of Electrical and Electronic Measurements with the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. He is also General Manager/Director of CeSMA – Center of Advanced Measurement and Technology Services and member of the Board of the Ph.D. Program on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of University of Naples Federico II.
His research activity is currently focused on communication systems and networks test and measurement; measurements for Internet of Things applications; compressive sampling based measurements; measurements for Industry 4.0; measurement uncertainty.
He was and is currently involved in many industrial research projects, in cooperation with small, medium and great enterprises, for which he played and is currently playing the role of scientific coordinator. He is currently playing a relevant role in designing and developing the strategic pillars on which the national Competence Center on Industry 4.0, MedITech, led by Federico II University and geographically located in the South of Italy, is going to be based.
He is Fellow Member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement and Communications Societies, Chair of the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society Italy Chapter, Honorary Chairman of the first edition (M&N 2019) of the IEEE International Symposium on Measurements & Networking 2019, General Chairman of the second edition (MetroInd4.0&IoT 2019) of the IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT 2019. He was one of the promoters of the TC-37 "Measurements and Networking" technical committee of the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society and General Chairman of the first (M&N2011), second (M&N2013), third (M&N2015) and fourth edition (M&N2017) of the IEEE International Workshop on Measurements & Networking. He is Representative of Italy in the IEC Validation Team-VT 60050 for maintenance and management of the International Electrotechnical Vocabulary and member of the Italian Association "GMEE-Electrical and Electronic Measurements Group", of CNIT, National Inter-university Consortium for Telecommunications, of the Technical Committee CT 1/25 "Terminology, Quantities and Units" of CEI (Italian Electrotechnical Committee).
He is corresponding member of the Accademia Pontaniana in Naples, the oldest Italian academy, with almost 600 years of history, which has always brought together renowned Neapolitan scholars.
In 2009, he was awarded the IET Communications Premium for the paper entitled "Performance measurement of IEEE 802.11b-based networks affected by narrowband interference through cross-layer measurements" (published in IET Communications, vol. 2, No. 1, January 2008).
In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious recognition "IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement Outstanding Reviewer".
The IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society Italy Chapter, which he has been chairing since 2015, was awarded in 2016 the prestigious recognition "I&M Society Best Chapter Award" by the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society, in 2017 the prestigious recognition "Most Improved Membership Chapter for 2016" and in 2018 the prestigious recognition "Most Innovative Chapter 2018" by the IEEE Italy Section.
He is the author or co-author of more than 300 international scientific articles, one-third of which published in relevant international journals with impact factor.


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IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society
Region 08 - Europe,Middle East,Africa
Italy Section SEN Chapter
Italy (North) Section IE/IA/PEL Joint Chapter
Italy Section SMC Chapter
Italy Section C Chapter
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