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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Past Courses
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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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Packet Priority Assignment for Wireless Control Systems of Multiple Physical Systems (Aug 2020)
Wenchen Wang , Daniel Mosse , Alessandro Papadopoulos
Journal of Systems Architecture (JSA)

How control-friendly is a computing system? And how control-friendly could it be? (Jul 2020)
Alberto Leva , Silvano Seva , Federico Terraneo , Alessandro Papadopoulos, Martina Maggio
21st IFAC World Congress (IFAC2020)

Cuckoo-PC: An Evolutionary Synchronization-Aware Placement of SDN Controllers for Optimizing the Network Performance in WSNs (Jun 2020)
Shirin Tahmasebi , Mohadeseh Safi , Somayeh Zolfid , Mohammad Reza Maghsoudi , Hamid Reza Faragardi, Hossein Fotouhi
MDPI Sensors Journal, Special Issue on Software-Defined Networking for Sensor Networks and Internet of Things (SDN'20)

Fog Computing for Augmented Reality: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities (May 2020)
Shaik Salman, Taufik Akbar Sitompul, Alessandro Papadopoulos, Thomas Nolte
2020 IEEE International Conference on Fog Computing (ICFC 2020)

Adaptive Autonomy in Wireless Sensor Networks (May 2020)
Mirgita Frasheri , Jose Cano-Garcia , Eva Gonzalez-Parada , Baran Çürüklü, Mikael Ekström, Alessandro Papadopoulos, Cristina Urdiales
International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS'20)

An Energy-Efficient Evolutionary Clustering Technique for Disaster Management in IoT Networks (May 2020)
Morteza Biabani , Hossein Fotouhi, Nasser Yazdani
MDPI Sensors Journal, Special Issue on Internet of Things for Smart Community Solutions (Community'20)