Future factories in the Cloud

Status:

active

Start date:

2016-01-01

End date:

2020-12-31

We envision future factories being designed by compositions of smart connected components, with a large part of the intelligence residing in the Cloud. This will enable increased flexibility and evolvability of manufacturing, as well as pave the way for new business models where production facilities can be accessible as cloud services.

Moving a large part of the production complexity to the Cloud has benefits in cost, energy efficiency, sharing of resources, increased flexibility, adaptability and evolvability, and provide in general a strong basis for innovation. There are however associated challenges, including providing efficient and predictable (safe and secure) computation and communication, and coping with the huge amounts of data needed to provide the envisioned intelligence. These challenges are particularly demanding in safety-relevant systems, such as transportation and manufacturing.

FiC will provide generic solutions for Future factories in the Cloud in the form of an integrated set of techniques and generic tools for future smart products and production systems, including architectural templates for cloud based production; algorithms and tools for safe and secure communication and computation, specifically handling big-data; and techniques for efficient and predictable sharing of computation and communication resources. The research will be based on real usage scenarios and results demonstrated and evaluated in industrial contexts.

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Switched control for quantized feedback systems: invariance and limit cycles analysis (Dec 2018)
Alessandro Papadopoulos, Federico Terraneo , Alberto Leva , Maria Prandini
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC)

Progress Rate Control for Computer Applications (Jun 2018)
Alberto Leva , Silvano Seva , Alessandro Papadopoulos
17th annual European Control Conference (ECC18)

Resource Management and Control in Virtualized SDN Networks (May 2018)
Simone Aglianò , Mohammad Ashjaei, Moris Behnam, Lucia Lo Bello
CSI International Symposium on Real-Time and Embedded Systems and Technologies (REST'18)

Modeling, Designing and Analyzing Resource Reservations in Distributed Embedded Systems (Jan 2018)
Mohammad Ashjaei, Nima Khalilzad, Saad Mubeen
Real-time Modelling and Processing for Communication Systems. Applications and Practices (SpringerBook'18)

FLOPSYNC-QACS: quantization-aware clock synchronization for wireless sensor networks (Jan 2018)
Federico Terraneo , Alessandro Papadopoulos, Alberto Leva , Maria Prandini
ACM SIGBED Review - Special Issue on 4th International Workshop on Real-time Computing and Distributed Systems in Emergent Applications (REACTION 16) (SIGBED Review)

A Cost Efficient Design of a Multi-Sink Multi-Controller WSN in a Smart Factory (Dec 2017)
Hamid Reza Faragardi, Hossein Fotouhi, Thomas Nolte, Rahim Rahmani
The 19th IEEE International Conference on Hight Performance and Communications (HPCC'17)