Fei-Yue Wang
Rapid development of big data, cloud computing, and internet of things has initiated a new revolution in sciences, technologies, and industries, and are dramatically changing the pattern of our economic production and social living. After waves of innovations in mechanical, electrical, information, and networking technologies, we are entering the new and fifth development stage of parallel technology with virtual-real duality, where enterprise 5.0, supported by software-defined plants or factories and cyber-physical-social systems, will be the infrastructure for coming intelligent manufacturing and smart industries. We believe visualization and knowledge automation will play a key role in this process of parallel virtual-real evolution towards smart living and working in a smart society.