Monograph - 2021

Monograph Information

  Safety and Reliability of Systems and Processes
  Summer Safety and Reliability Seminar 2021

  Kołowrocki Krzysztof, Poland
  Bogalecka Magdalena, Poland
  Dąbrowska Ewa, Poland
  Torbicki Mateusz, Poland

  Gdynia Maritime University, 2021

  ISBN 978-83-7421-354-7 (printed)
  e-ISBN 978-83-7421-355-4 (eBook)
  DOI: 10.26408/srsp-2021



Forth industrial revolution and new challenges in post-pandemic world

KOSMOWSKI Kazimierz T.

Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland, kazkosmo(at)

DOI: 10.26408/srsp-2021-14

ABSTRACT: This chapter addresses current issues of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the situation of pandemic COVID-19 declining after necessary lockdowns that have been extremely burdensome for society and business in many countries. Valuable experiences have been gained at the national and international levels how to effectively fight pandemic and what to do in post-pandemic world to achieve new objectives. These issues are discussed in the context of the Great Deal and New Deal as well as New Green Deal proposed for realisation in the European Union. There are significant challenges concerning the societal and economic prosperity, business development, ecology, and quality of life of citizens. The recovery funds created in the European Union to be distributed among its members regarding some rules should effectively support the business rebuilding within a sustainable development strategy. It is postulated to shape properly the future of 4IR to offer advanced technologies supporting effectively required changes in post-pandemic world.

KEYWORDS: Fourth industrial revolution, COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing systems, control systems, automation

To cite this chapter:
Kosmowski Kazimierz T. 2021. Fourth industrial revolution and new challenges in post-pandemic world. In K. Kołowrocki et al. (Eds.), Safety and Reliability of Systems and Processes, Summer Safety and Reliability Seminar 2021. Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, 271-291, doi:10.26408/srsp-2021-14.

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