There are two Industry forums during the conference. The first one is on the topic of "Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things" with 3 talks and second one titled "Energy Infrastructure and E-Mobility" with 3 talks. Refer to the conference program for session times.
Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things
Stamatis Karnouskos, Thomas Strasser
Title: Cloud-based Automation Engineering for Industrie 4.0: Challenges, Implementation Possibilities, Potentials and Examples
Presenters: Heinrich Steininger, (logi.cals, St. Pölten, Austria), Philip Lange (EclipseSource, Vienna, Austria)
Heinrich Steininger is one of the inventors of graphical PLC programming. Since 1986 he has been working on solutions for automation. In 1987, kirchner SOFT, which he co-founded, brought logiCAD/16 to the market. As CTO of logi.cals GmbH, he is responsible for the development of logi.CAD 3 and other innovative engineering solutions for the cloud.
Dr. Philip Langer is a principal architect and general manager of EclipseSource in Vienna. He has many years of experience working with several modeling technologies of the Eclipse ecosystem and is a consultant to customers in this area. His current main focus is the development of domain-specific modeling and engineering tools, including graphical modeling, model diff/merge with Git, as well as web-based modeling tools. He is the project lead of Eclipse Graphical Language Server Platform (GLSP), as well as of EMF.cloud and a committer on EMF Compare.
The benefit of technologies used in the transformation process for Industrie 4.0 is measured by these success factors. Tool chains that support the development and operation of these systems must take this into account. In addition, ecosystems must be designed to be open in order to limit the formation of monopolies and continue to correspond to the heterogeneous structure of the industry.
Engineers involved in the creation of the coming systems, which are constantly increasing in complexity, need suitable powerful development environments for this. And just as the automated systems must be integrated and supported by a suitable cloud infrastructure, engineering is also only possible on the basis of such an infrastructure and with services suitable for it. The development of technology in recent years makes it possible to implement, provide and operate such services today. The associated integration portals are also being developed and will determine the engineering of the coming decades.
This presentation shows which challenges have to be mastered to implement such platforms, which key technologies are available to implement them and which architectural approaches are suitable to realize open and extensible platforms based on these technologies. As an example, it will be shown how logi.cals has further developed its proven engineering solution logi.CAD 3 into logi.CLOUD, a fully web-based cloud service architecture. This enables control programming, deployment and testing in graphical and textual IEC-61131-3 languages but also in C and C++ without local software installation. It will be shown how the scalable services have been integrated into an OEM cloud platform to meet data security requirements, while also integrating with the platform's other services to create an economically viable offering. In the future, this platform will enable solutions from sensor to enterprise application on multiple levels from IT, edge, OT, engineering tools to operational applications.
Title: Dynamic and Robust Distributed (Control) Systems – An answer to complex Industry 4.0 demands
Presenters: Tiberiu Seceleanu (ABB Sweden and Mälardalens University, Sweden)
Tiberiu received the MSc (1994) and Lic. Sc (1995) degrees from the Polytechnical University in Bucharest, Romania, and the Dr. Tech degree from Åbo Akademi in Turku, Finland (2001), after that working as an assistant professor and adj. professor at the IT Dept., University of Turku. In Oct. 2007 he joined ABB Corporate Research (Sweden), as a principal scientist in embedded systems architectures and design methodologies. Since Jan. 2020 he holds the “ABB Professor of Distributed Automation Systems” position at Mälardalen (read „Melardalen“) University. His publications (120+) and patents (10) focus on the areas of digital system design, platform-based design, synchronous/asynchronous (formal) modelling and implementation, and communication. He has been leading more than 20 academic, industrial or co-production projects, as a main or local leader.
Title: Cognitive Robotic Systems for Digitalized and Networked (Automated) Insect Farms. The CoRoSect 4.0 Solution
Presenters: Armando Walter Colombo (University of Applied Sciences Emden, Germany and IEEE Systems Council)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armando Walter Colombo (FIEEE), joined the Department of Electrotechnical and Industrial Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer, Germany, became Full Professor in August 2010 and Director of the Institute for Industrial Informatics, Automation and Robotics (I2AR) in 2012. Prof. Colombo worked also for 17 years (2001-2018) as Manager Director for Collaborative Innovation Projects and also as Edison Level 2 Group Senior Expert at Schneider Electric, Industrial Business Unit. Prof. Colombo has extensive experience in managing multi-cultural research teams in multi-regional projects. He has participated in leading positions in many international research and innovation projects related to the area of Industrial Informatics and Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems. His research interests are in the fields of Industry 4.0-compliant solutions, industrial cyber-physical systems, industrial digitalization and system-of-systems engineering, Internet-of-Services. Prof. Colombo has over 30 industrial patents and more than 300 per-review publications (see https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=FgFDTMEAAAAJ&hl=en). He is a member of the IEEE IES Administrative Committee (AdCom), Chair of the Fellow Committee of IEEE IES, Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems Council and Co-EiC of the IEEE Open Access Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society (OJIES).
Energy Infrastructure and E-Mobility
Regina Roos, Thomas Strasser
Title: Sustainable Microgrids from a Solution Provider Perspective - Validation Center and Microgrid Controller
Presenters: Marco Cupelli (Rolls-Royce Solution GmbH, Friedrichshafen, Germany), Alexander Bernhard (Rolls-Royce Solution GmbH, Friedrichshafen, Germany)
Dr. Marco Cupelli is a Senior Expert for New Energy & Propulsion Solutions at Rolls-Royce Solution GmbH in Friedrichshafen which was formerly known as MTU Friedrichshafen. He received the doctoral degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University. Before his current position he was the Division Head of Power Systems Control and Automation with the E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, where he was responsible for several public funded research and innovation projects in the areas of Smart Grids and Microgrids. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Member of the CIRED working group on Microgrids in Interconnected and Islanded Modes – WG 2018-3.
Alex Bernhard finished studying mathematics at the Technical University of Munich in 2007. After working at a small company in Wangen (Germany) he joined 2009 Rolls Royce Solutions GmbH in Friedrichshafen which was formerly known as MTU Friedrichshafen. For the first five years Alex worked on algorithms for diesel engines, mainly in the context of gas path control and exhaust aftertreatment. Working on some control algorithms for some predevelopment projects, he developed a controller software for the first MTU gas mobile engine for marine solutions from 2012 to 2018. In the past three years Alex is developing control algorithms for energy systems. His focus hereby is the optimal dispatch of energy sources reducing power generation costs and emissions of the systems.
Title: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS)
Presenters: Nikolaos-Antonios Livanos (EMTECH SPACE, Athens, Greece)
Nikolaos-Antonios Livanos is founder of EMTECH Group (EMTECH SPACE P.C. in Greece, EMTECH GMBH in Germany, and EMTECH SPACE P.C. (CY) LTD. in Cyprus). He is Managing Director of EMTECH Greece, responsible also for Business Development and Technical Management in the domains of spacecraft simulation systems, and energy smart-grids. He has successfully managed several space engineering projects for European Space Agency, Airbus, Thales Alenia Space and other European space prime contractors. Since 2014 he is member of the Experts team in Skolkovo Foundation in Russia for Space, Energy and Medical clusters. For more than 10 years, he has been steering EMTECH in steady growth by inspiring excellence, innovation, team-spirit, and a mentality of hard work in all company activities.
Title: Applications for HIL Testing in EV Charger Development & Validation and their Impact on Faster EV Charger Deployment
Presenters: Friedemann Steinbach (Typhoon HIL, Somerville, USA)
Friedemann Steinbach is a true “car guy” and a long-term industry insider in the automotive, mobility and manufacturing industries, both in North America and in Europe. He has spent more than 20 years in sales, marketing, business development and general management positions and has led several organizational restructuring projects, most of them in an international, multicultural environment. He had corporate leadership responsibilities of several $100M+ business units and has recently been leading the U.S. subsidiary of a French technology company which is focusing on alternative energies and future mobility. Today, Mr. Steinbach advises automotive system suppliers and technology companies in the EV and future mobility space.