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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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)
Automated Control of Multiple Software Goals using Multiple Actuators (Sep 2017) Martina Maggio , Alessandro Papadopoulos, Antonio Filieri , Henry Hoffmann 11th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, 2017 (ESEC/FSE)
Using Safety Contracts to Guide the Maintenance of Systems and Safety Cases (Sep 2017) Omar Jaradat, Iain Bate European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC'17)
Challenges of Safety Assurance for Industry 4.0 (Sep 2017) Omar Jaradat, Irfan Sljivo, Ibrahim Habli , Richard Hawkins European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC'17)
SLAs for Industrial IoT: Mind the Gap (Aug 2017) Alessandro Papadopoulos, Sara Abbaspour Asadollah, Mohammad Ashjaei, Saad Mubeen, Hongyu Pei-Breivold, Moris Behnam The 4th International Symposium on Inter-cloud and IoT (ICI 2017) (ICI'17)
Modelling and Control of Big Data Frameworks (Jul 2017) Alberto Leva , Alessandro Papadopoulos 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 17)