Future Industrial Networks

Research Group:



Start date:


End date:


The fact that technology development and research advance rapidly most agree upon. It is also clear that there is a very large business potential and competitiveness in opening up information from the Swedish process industries for new innovations in the spirit of digitalization. This, along with the Internet's further development through IoT towards industrial IoT, makes the future of the manufacturing industry look bright. Moving from today's industrial network architectures, i.e. the automation pyramid, to cloud solutions and industrial IoT is paramount. ABB, Westermo, Iggesund Paperboard and Mälardalen University have together identified a great potential in collaborating on how the future's industrial networks should look in order to enable the expected effects of digitization without sacrificing productivity, investment pace or security. Together we want to propose how the automation pyramid should be developed towards a network-centric solution where business-critical and production-critical traffic can coexist, in order to enable new business models and innovations in the Swedish process industry.

[Show all publications]

CoSiWiNeT: A Clock Synchronization Algorithm for Wide Area IIoT Network (Dec 2021)
Rahul Nandkumar Gore, Elena Lisova, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman
Applied Sciences - IoT-Enhancing the Industrial World (ApplSci'21)

Delay and Jitter Analysis in Industrial Control Systems: A Paper Mill Case Study (Jun 2021)
Rahul Nandkumar Gore, Elena Lisova, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman
17th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS) (WFCS'21)

CoSiNeT: A Lightweight Clock Synchronization Algorithm for Industrial IoT (May 2021)
Rahul Nandkumar Gore, Elena Lisova, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman
IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS 2021)

Future Industrial Networks in Process Automation: Goals, Challenges, and Future Directions (Apr 2021)
Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman, Johan Furunäs-Åkesson, Maryam Vahabi, Rahul Nandkumar Gore, Mehrzad Lavassani, Thomas Lindh , Xiaolin Jiang , Jorgen Gade
Applied Sciences--Special Issue "Emerging Paradigms and Architectures for Industry 4.0 Applications" (ApplSci'21)

From Brown-Field to Future Industrial Networks, a Case Study (Apr 2021)
Mehrzad Lavassani, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman
Applied Sciences - Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Industry Ⅱ (ApplSci'21)

Clock Synchronization in Future Industrial Networks: Applications, Challenges, and Directions (Sep 2020)
Rahul Nandkumar Gore, Elena Lisova, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman
112th AEIT International Annual Conference (AEIT 2020)

ABB Corporate Research Industrial
Iggesund Paperboard Industrial
Westermo R&D AB Industrial

Mats Björkman, Professor

Email: mats.bjorkman@mdh.se
Room: U1-141
Phone: +46-21-107037