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Dependability and Security aspects of Network-Centric Control



Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


28th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation




Industrial automation and control systems are responsible for running our most important infrastructures, providing electricity and clean water, producing medicine and food, along with many other services and products we take for granted. The safe and secure operation of these systems is therefore of great importance.One of the emerging trends in industrial automation systems is the transition from static hierarchical controller-centric systems to flexible network-centric systems. This transition has a great impact on the characteristics of industrial automation systems. In this article we describe the network-centric design strategy for industrial automation systems and describe the impact on dependability and security aspects that this strategy brings, looking at both challenges and possibilities.


author = {Bj{\"o}rn Leander and Bjarne Johansson and Tomas Lindstr{\"o}m and Olof Holmgren and Thomas Nolte and Alessandro Papadopoulos},
title = {Dependability and Security aspects of Network-Centric Control},
pages = {1--8},
month = {September},
year = {2023},
booktitle = {28th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation},
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