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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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)

Power-Aware Cloud Brownout: response time and power consumption control (Dec 2017)
Alessandro Papadopoulos, Jakub Krzywda , Erik Elmroth , Martina Maggio
56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)

Enhancing Smart Maintenance Management Using Fog Computing Technology (Dec 2017)
Mohammad Ashjaei, Marcus Bengtsson
2017 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM)

Contract-Based Assurance for Wireless Cooperative Functions of Vehicular Systems (Oct 2017)
Svetlana Girs, Irfan Sljivo, Omar Jaradat
43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2017)

A Heterogeneous IoT-based Architecture for Remote Monitoring of Physiological and Environmental Parameters (Oct 2017)
Gordana Garsašević , Hossein Fotouhi, Ivan Tomasic, Maryam Vahabi, Mats Björkman, Maria Lindén
4th EAI International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare (HealthyIOT'17)

Heterogeneous network for health monitoring applications (Oct 2017)
Maryam Vahabi
Medicinteknikdagarna 2017 (MTD 2017)

Hans Hansson, Professor

Email: hans.hansson@mdh.se
Room: U3-076
Phone: +46 21 103163