Future factories in the Cloud



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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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IoT and Fog computing
Instructors: Mohammad Ashjaei, Hossein Fotouhi
2019-02-21 2019-05-16 7.5

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A Quantum-Annealing-Based Approach to Optimize the Deployment Cost of a Multi-Sink Multi-Controller WSN (Aug 2019)
Reinhard Gotzein , Nayereh Rasouli , Shirin Tahmasebi , Somayeh Zolfid , Hamid Reza Faragardi, Hossein Fotouhi
The 16th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MobiSPC)

A Proposal Towards Software-Defined Management of Heterogeneous Virtualized Industrial Networks (Jul 2019)
Luca Leonardi , Mohammad Ashjaei, Hossein Fotouhi, Lucia Lo Bello
IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN'19)

Towards a Framework for Safe and Secure Adaptive Collaborative Systems (Jul 2019)
Aida Causevic, Alessandro Papadopoulos, Marjan Sirjani
The 9th IEEE International Workshop on Industrial Experience in Embedded Systems Design (IEESD 2019)

Packet Priority Assignment for Wireless Control Systems of Multiple Physical Systems (May 2019)
Wenchen Wang , Daniel Mosse , Alessandro Papadopoulos
IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Real-Time Distributed Computing (ISORC 2019)

On Incorporating Security Parameters in Service Level Agreements (May 2019)
Aida Causevic, Elena Lisova, Mohammad Ashjaei, Syed Usman Ashgar
The 9th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER2019)

Age of Information-aware Scheduling for Timely and Scalable Internet of Things Applications (May 2019)
Lorenzo Corneo , Christian Rohner , Per Gunningberg
IEEE INFOCOM 2019 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications