SS 03 - Industrial Internet for the Factories of the Future

Special Session Organized by

Marco Ehrlich, inIT – Institute Industrial IT, Germany and Jürgen Jasperneite, Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Germnay and Sebastian Schriegel, Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Germnay and Henning Trsek, inIT – Institute Industrial IT, Germany and Lukasz Wisniewski, inIT – Institute Industrial IT, Germany

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This special session is dedicated to bring together experts from various domains, such as IT, telecommunication, OT, and automation, in order to discuss and elaborate on challenges in the area of industrial communication inside the factories of the future. Nowadays, several highly sophisticated technologies are implemented in factories to realize a high variety of industrial applications. These implementations are able to achieve high performances in terms of e.g. cycle times and reliability. However, this performance is typically only feasible within strictly defined technologies or vendor specific communication domains, so that the interoperability becomes a big issue. Moreover, management and configuration of these networks is solely possible using vendor specific tools. The current market situation brings new requirements towards safety, security, flexibility, user-friendliness, and interoperability of the communication infrastructures. It is crucial to build industrial systems that are easy to rearrange, reconfigure, and in the same time offer high communication performance. To achieve this, innovative and sophisticated management approaches for heterogeneous and complex network infrastructures are needed. These approaches should not only consider the legacy wired and wireless communication technologies but also the newest Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) amendments as well as the currently developed 5G standard.

Topics under this session include (but not limited to)

  • Future-proof, user-friendly, and dynamic network management for the industrial automation
  • Utilisation of well-established IT solutions, such as SDN, NFV, and cloud, edge, or fog
  • Machine-learning algorithms and concepts for control of heterogeneous industrial networks
  • Safety and Security with regard to industrial network management
  • Network Slicing models and corresponding implementation examples
  • Adapters and functionalities for integrating legacy technologies or protocols
  • Integration of TSN and OPC UA into the nowadays industrial communication
  • Concepts of future-proof architectures to support private and public 5G implementations
  • Deployment aspects, migration strategies, and co-existence of different network technologies
  • Performance analysis of industrial network technologies and end-to-end QoS guarantees