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OMILAB@Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

"Expertise in Embedded Systems, Smart City domain and Manufacturing Systems and Processes"

The OMiLAB node at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu focuses on modelling and simulation-based design, optimization of manufacturing systems and processes, and optimizing smart cities specific processes.

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About the OMILAB Node

The Sibiu Node has as main focus the following:
  • Modelling and simulation-based design and optimization of manufacturing systems and processes
  • Developing applications on the robotic arm using Flowcharts or Petri Nets on the Bee-up and ADOxx platforms; robot manipulation and robot connectivity are available.
  • Designing, implementing and evaluating a new system of recognition of facial expressions using image processing and different machine learning techniques that would ultimately perform better in terms of computational speed and accuracy than existing methods. Applicability on workplace safety: determine employees' emotion recognition; monitor a machine operator and detect the operator’s emotional state. Send an alert if the operator is distracted or angry.
  • Modelling and optimizing smart cities specific processes (mobility, parking, environment). Wireless connected mobile robots, IoT components, image recognition applications, as well as modelling tools are available.


  • Modelling methods and tools
  • Image Processing
  • Python and OpenCV programming
  • Machine Learning algorithms

About the Hosting Organisation

The Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (ULBS) is one the oldest Romanian universities. ULBS has established academic links and partnership agreements with 85 universities in 35 countries. Achieving a competitive education process, corresponding to the quality standards regulated by the European Union, which would allow ULBS graduates to gain international academic and professional recognition is a strategic objective of the University of Sibiu. The University promotes unique specializations in the Romanian academic space, and the high degree of trust recommends LBUS as a strong-institution involved in increasing the quality of the educational process. The promotion of study programs in languages of international circulation, of teaching methods based on information technology, and the generalization of the implementation of the European Transferable Credit System, represent guarantees for the consolidation of the educational process. Approximately, 15 000 students study each year at ULBS. They are coordinated by more than 800 professors and teaching staff in 9 faculties.


Have a virtual look at the OMiLAB!


Get an overview what this OMiLAB has accomplised! Selected results are presented below as a contribution to the global community:

Result: Thermovision Camera Identification

Thermovision Camera Identification

Result: Digital Production Planner Tool

Digital Production Planner Tool

Result: Automation of assembly lines

Automation of assembly lines

Result: Mobile robot parking

Mobile robot parking


All further results of the OMiLAB Node are via the organizer.


The following, selected activities are organized by the OMiLAB.

Sibiu Innovation Days (SID 2020)
Sibiu Innovation Days has emerged from the desire to bring closer academia, business, and decision-makers. The event closely follows the successful model of Cluj Innovation Days, which has proven over the years to be a platform among all the main stakeholders in the Cluj wider region interested in bringing innovation in many aspects of their activities. The 2020 edition of Sibiu Innovation Days had the general theme “DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - A ROADMAP TOWARDS A SMARTER SOCIETY” dedicated to tech, business, and innovation, and we as organizers hope that it is the first episode of an equally successful series of events that will consolidate the position of Sibiu City as an emerging innovation center, with impact in shaping the economic and social vitality of the entire region. Some of the specific topics covered by our agenda include Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and Society 5.0, Applied Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Work.
Digital Design Skills for Factories of the Future (DigiFoF) Project
The DigiFoF project proposes a network of training environments where HEIs, enterprises, and training institutions come together to develop skill profiles, training concepts as well as materials for design aspects of the Factory of the Future (FoF). The DigiFoF project is a very good practical example of a strategic alliance between the academic and the industrial sector aiming the knowledge transfer and cooperation on the issue of digitalization in the manufacturing sector and beyond. The digitalization of SMEs or large enterprises cannot be fully achieved without bringing improvements and increasing the level of employee competencies by equipping them with digital skills, of collaborative work not only at the human level but also between humans and robots.


The following cyber-physical resources are available at the OMILAB node:

Dobot Magician

Makeblock mBot

Thermal imaging camera for Android mobile phones


Relevant publications of the OMILAB node:

Dimitris Karagiannis et al. (2020) OMiLAB - A Smart Innovation Environment for Digital Engineers (Presented at the PRO-VE 2020, 21st IFIP/SOCOLNET Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, Valencia, Spain, 2020), https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-62412-5_23.