Johan Åkerberg, Researcher


Johan Åkerberg is a principal scientist and global research area coordinator for embedded systems and electronics at ABB Corporate Research in Sweden. Johan Åkerberg received his MSc and PhD degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Mälardalen University, Sweden. He is also an active IEEE senior member organizing special sessions, holding tutorials and acting as TCP member in various distinguished IES conferences. He is mainly working with communication for embedded real-time systems in industrial automation and is frequently invited to give talks to governmental bodies, international universities and automation fairs. He has close to 20 years experience within ABB in various positions such as R&D project manager, industrial communication specialist and product manager. Dr Åkerberg holds more than 10 patents (granted and pending applications) in the area of wired/wireless industrial automation, and is author or co-author of numerous scientific publications in refereed conferences and journals.

Johan Åkerbergs current research interests are within the area of communication for embedded real-time systems in industrial automation.

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Latest publications:

Delay Attack versus Clock Synchronization – A Time Chase (Mar 2017)
Elena Lisova, Elisabeth Uhlemann, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman
IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2017)

Assessing Security, Capacity and Reachability of a Heterogeneous Industrial Network during Planning Phase (Nov 2016)
Apala Ray, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman, Mikael Gidlund
EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety (EAI)

Game Theory Applied to Secure Clock Synchronization with IEEE 1588 (Sep 2016)
Elena Lisova, Elisabeth Uhlemann, Wilfried Steiner , Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman
2016 IEEE International Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization for Measurement, Control, and Communication (ISPCS)

Network coding for reliable downlink transmissions in industrial wireless sensor and actuator networks (Sep 2016)
Jing Yue , Svetlana Girs, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman, Zihuai Lin
International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2016)

Future Research Challenges of Secure Heterogeneous Industrial Communication Networks (Sep 2016)
Apala Ray, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman, Mikael Gidlund
21st IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA'16)

Balancing Network Performance and Network Security in a Smart Grid Application (Jul 2016)
Apala Ray, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman, Mikael Gidlund
14th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2016)

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Apala Ray
Elena Lisova
Kan Yu (former)
Svetlana Girs (former)

MSc theses supervised (or examined):
Thesis TitleStatus
Mobile Interaction with Safety Critical Systems: A feasibility study finished