Industrial cyber-physical systems and industrial agents

Chaired by: Luis Ribeiro, Sweden; Robert Brennan, Canada; Niels Lohse, United Kingdom;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Multi-Agent Systems in industry
  • Distributed intelligent control
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
  • Service Oriented manufacturing
  • Digital Twins
  • CPS Privacy, Fault Tolerance, and Security
  • CPS Synthesis and Verification
  • Coordination
  • Modelling and Analysis and Validation
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Machine Learning in an ICPS context
  • Design Patterns and System Engineering
  • Human Factors in ICPS
  • Performance Measures and Benchmarking for ICPS

Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Applications

Chaired by: Daswin De Silva, Australia; Joern Ploennigs, Ireland; Evgeny Osipov, Sweden;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Machine Learning (ML)
    • Automated Machine Learning (AutoML)
    • Deep Learning in Industrial Applications
    • Online learning from streaming data
    • Unsupervised machine learning for industrial scenarios.
    • Machine learning on Embedded Devices on the Edge
    • Scalable machine learning
    • Machine learning for multimodal information fusion
    • Interopretability and traceable ML
    • Text, image, audio, video and social media analysis in industrial applications
  • Semantic Reasoning and Digital Twins
    • Semantic Models for Industrial Applications
    • Reasoning on IoT data
    • Combined Reasoning and Machine Learning in Digital Twins
    • Context and semantic learning for industrial domain expertise
    • Digital Thread Models
  • Human Machine Interaction
    • Intelligent human behaviour monitoring in industrial scenarios
    • Intelligent human machine interaction in industrial scenarios
    • Intelligent techniques for active perception
    • Intelligent user profiling and modelling for industrial applications
  • Optimization and Control
    • Reinforced learning in Control
    • Model-Predictive Control
    • Fuzzy-based control

Safety and Security in Industrial Applications

Chaired by: Gerhard Hancke, Hong - Kong; Athanasios Vasilakos, Sweden; Knut Åkesson, Sweden; Mario de Sousa, Portugal;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Model - based testing of Cyber - Physical Systems
  • Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber - Physical Systems
  • Security and Privacy for Industrial Internet
  • Security protocols and efficient cryptographic implementation
  • Secure device and key management
  • Secure and timely processing and storage of industrial process data
  • Case studies on security designs or cyberattacks
  • Formalised threat models and attack scenarios
  • Anomaly and intrusion detection for industrial systems
  • Hardware and embedded device security
  • Industrial communication / network security
  • Standards for development of Safety related Industrial Software
  • Human factors in safety applications
  • Case studies of safety related software applications
  • Evaluation and Estimation of software reliability and safety
  • Use of formal methods in developing and evaluation of safety related applications
  • Programming Languages for safety related applications
  • Engineering Tools for development and evaluation of safety related applications
  • Development Methodologies for safety related applications

System and Software Engineering, Runtime Intelligence

Chaired by: Roopak Sinha, New Zealand; David Hästbacka, Finland; Marga Marcos, Spain;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Requirements engineering - elicitation, specification, analysis, management
  • System architectures for industrial automation systems
  • Software architectures for industrial automation systems
  • Application - level or reference architectures for sub - domains like factory, building, packaging and production systems
  • Design - level concerns and strategies for industrial automation systems
  • Development of software including tools, patterns and processes
  • Co - design and development of hardware - software aspects of industrial automation systems
  • Context - aware industrial automation systems - design and development
  • All aspects of developing intelligent industrial automation systems, including agent - oriented, machine learning / artificial intelligence approaches
  • Testing of industrial automation systems - test - driven development, testing strategies, integration and system - level testing, early testing methods
  • Deployment of industrial automation systems - DevOps, configuration management, product lines, dynamic reconfiguration, fault management, diagnostics
  • Runtime monitoring and verification of industrial automation systems
  • Multi - Agent Systems as applied to industrial automation systems
  • Model driven engineering in intelligent automation systems
  • Fog technologies in intelligent automation systems

Robotics and Mechatronics in Industrial Applications

Chaired by: Peter Korondi, Hungary; Yasutaka Fujimoto, Japan; Ville Kyrki, Finland;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Mechatronics
  • Motion Control
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Trajectory Generation
  • Path Planning
  • Industrial Robots
  • Mobile Platform
  • Aerial Drone
  • Collaborative robots
  • Autonomous vehicles in industry

Distributed and networked control and automation systems

Chaired by: Alois Zoitl, Austria; Yang Shi, Canada; Omar López Orozco, Mexico;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Model Driven Development and its application to automation systems(UML, SysML, ...)
  • Domain Specific Modeling and Programming Languages(IEC 61131, IEC 61499, ...)
  • IT Modeling techniques(Object - Orientation, Components, Agents, Service Oriented Architectures,...) for Automation Systems
  • Tool Chains, Platforms, and Frameworks for Software Design and Development
  • Web - of - Things for monitoring and control
  • Performance Analysis
  • System Design and Architecture
  • Self - Configurable and self - recovery Systems
  • Application of Real - Time Ethernet Networks
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Application of Service - Oriented Architectures
  • Distributed Architectures for Adaptive Systems
  • Edge Computing Architectures for Automation Systems

Simulation, virtual, mix and augmented reality

Chaired by: Lena Buffoni, Sweden; Tommi Karhela, Finland; Raimo Launonen, Finland;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Simulation aided design and operation of CPS
  • Testing frameworks for mixed and virtual systems
  • Design of simulation experiments
  • Handling large scale computations and parallelisation in simulation
  • Cloud architectures for simulation
  • Numerical methods in simulations
  • Component based models
  • Co - simulation
  • Simulation standards
  • Optimization using simulation
  • 3D visualisation, modeling and simulation
  • Gaming and gamification
  • Environment and sustainability applications
  • 3D reconstruction methods and applications
  • 360 video production, streaming and augmentation
  • VR / AR systems and applications in industry and AEC
  • VR / AR content creation and authoring
  • VR / AR interaction methods and user interfaces
  • VR / AR user requirements and acceptance
  • Collaborative and remote applications

Industry Digitalisation and Digital Twins in Industrial Applications

Chaired by: Stamatis Karnouskos, Germany; Dietmar Bruckner, Austria;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Technologies and Standards for Digitalisation and Digital Twins
  • Architectures for Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0
  • Digital Twin Applications and Technologies
  • Simulations and Digital Twins
  • Verification and Testing with the help of Digital Twins
  • Digital Twins in the context of Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Cloud / Edge Industrial Data Analytics
  • IoT Infrastructures for Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Migration of technologies and industry systems
  • Digitalisation Tools and Technologies
  • Empirical Use-Cases
  • Challenges, visions and roadmaps for industrial digitalisation
  • Digital Transformation Strategies, Change Management & Education

Human, computer and machine interaction

Chaired by: Milos Manic, USA; Jinhua She, Japan; Cesare Fantuzzi, Italy;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
  • Autonomous Cars and Vehicles
  • Cyber Security in HSI
  • Robots and HSI in Robotics
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things and Smart Homes
  • Health Care and Assistive Devices
  • Wearable Devices, Networks and Systems
  • Aging
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Human performance and modelling
  • Human - system interaction
  • Sensing and recognition
  • User - centered design
  • Human factors and human - in - the - loop
  • Human - centered automation
  • Adaptive interaction
  • User profiling
  • Technology acceptance

Real - time and networked embedded computing and IoT Technologies and Applications

Chaired by: Kim Fung Tsang, Hong - Kong; Carlos Pereira, Brazil; Frank Golatowski, Germany;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Innovations in real - time capable networks
  • Real - Time Performance of Industrial IoT Technologies
  • Software - defined networks(SDN) and Time - sensitive Networks(TSN)
  • Deterministic IoT technologies
  • Real - Time SOA: Real - Time in service - oriented architectures and RESTful industrial communication
  • Schedulability analysis
  • Calculating and estimating worst -case execution time and response time
  • Real - time issues of distributed control in industrial cyber - physical systems
  • Industrial IoT protocols(OPC UA, DDS, MQTT, AMQP, COAP, IEEE 11073 SDC…) and how to ensure, improve, evaluate the real - time performance
  • Real - time performance of localisation systems and location - based systems
  • Verification and validation of distributed embedded applications
  • Real - time hypervisor
  • Security verification of real - time(operating) systems and industrial automation systems
  • Network and system security of industrial communication networks
  • Distributed control via industrial communication networks
  • Factors influencing latencies in emerging industrial communication networks
  • Real - Time wireless mesh networks
  • Combining legacy real - time networks(e . g . CAN) with emerging real - time IP - based networks(TSN, SDN)
  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies in networked embedded systems and IoT applications
  • Deep learning technologies for distributed real - time embedded systems

Factory Automation and Communication Systems

Chaired by: Martin Wollschlager, Germany; Georg Frey, Germany; Borja Ramis, Finland;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Automated Manufacturing Systems
  • Distributed Planning and Control of Industrial Systems
  • Security Analysis and Privacy Enforcement in factory automation
  • Agents vs . service oriented systems in factory automation
  • Cloud computing for factory automation
  • Big data and data mining in factory automation
  • Industrial Ethernet networks
  • Industrial wireless networks
  • Fieldbus networks
  • Industrial Internet of Things(IIoT)
  • Industry 4.0 compliant communication systems
  • Remote configuration and network management
  • Critical and real time solutions for factory automation and communication systems
  • Industrial Cybersecurity and Cybersafety for industrial communications and control

Technologies and Infrastructures for Smart grids, Buildings, and Cities

Chaired by: Hiroaki Nishi, Japan; Reza Arghandeh, Norway; Kary Främling, Sweden;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology
  • Demand response system / Power grid / Power markets / New energy services
  • Smart city infrastructure / New smart city services
  • Integration, control, and management of distributed energy resources
  • Microgrids / Smart grids / Smart infrastructures
  • Energy distribution and controlling system
  • Wide area automation technology in smart city and smart grid
  • Integration of smart city infrastructures
  • Data interaction between smart city infrastructures
  • Quality of services in smart city and smart grid
  • Management and application of data captured by energy system
  • Simulation, evaluation, and optimization of energy systems
  • End -use applications and loads of energy
  • Сommunity data privacy and security
  • Data science in Smart community and Smart grid
  • Smart mobility(e . g . parking, car sharing, …)
  • Smart buildings and how they interact with other parts of the city
  • Interoperability between different systems and domains in the city
  • Avoidance of vendor lock - in and cost of implementation and maintenance

Education in engineering and industrial informatics

Chaired by: José Barata, Portugal; João Martins, Portugal;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Educational Tools
  • Continuous Learning
  • Distance Learning
  • Remote e - learning
  • Internet applications
  • Online courses
  • Educational Materials and Methods
  • Information and Communication Technologies in Laboratories
  • Education and smart devices
  • Sustainable development ICT aspects
  • Education and social networks
  • University - Industry Collaboration

Industrial Informatics Tools

Chaired by: Andrei Lobov, Finland; Bilal Ahmad, United Kingdom;

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Tools to support specific methods proving that without given tool(s) an application of a given method will be difficult
  • Tools to support vertical and/or horizontal integration of systems and/or enterprises
  • Tools to support product and/or system lifecycle management
  • Tools for complex cross - domain systems
  • Tools for data / information exchange and integration
  • Tools for data acquisition, processing, analysis and visualisation