Future factories in the Cloud



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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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IoT and Fog computing
Instructors: Mohammad Ashjaei, Hossein Fotouhi
2019-02-21 2019-05-16 7.5

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STRETCH: Virtual Shared-Nothing Parallelism for Scalable and Elastic Stream Processing (Jun 2022)
Vincenzo Gulisano , Hannaneh Najdataei , Yiannis Nikolakopoulos , Alessandro Papadopoulos, Marina Papatriantafilou , Philippas Tsigas
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)

Methodological Principles for Reproducible Performance Evaluation in Cloud Computing (Aug 2021)
Alessandro Papadopoulos, Laurens Versluis , André Bauer , Nikolas Roman Herbst , Jóakim von Kistowski , Ahmed Ali-Eldin , Cristina Abad , J. Nelson Amaral , Petr Tuma , Alexandru Iosup
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE)

Supporting Automated Verification of Reconfigurable Systems with Product Lines and Model Checking (Apr 2021)
Faiz Ul Muram, Samina Kanwal , Muhammad Atif Javed
Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE)

Facilitating the Compliance of Process Models with Critical System Engineering Standards Using Natural Language Processing (Apr 2021)
Faiz Ul Muram, Muhammad Atif Javed, Samina Kanwal
Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE)

Drone-based Risk Management of Autonomous Systems Using Contracts and Blockchain (Mar 2021)
Faiz Ul Muram, Muhammad Atif Javed
4th International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain (IWBOSE 2021)

ProDSPL: Proactive Self-Adaptation based on Dynamic Software Product Lines (Jan 2021)
Inmaculada Ayala, Alessandro Papadopoulos, Mercedes Amor , Lidia Fuentes
Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)