Organizer: Emiliano Sisinni, University of Brescia, Italy
Organizer: Gianfranco Miele, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
The Internet of Things paradigm, complemented by the existence of digital twins in so-called Cyber-Physical Spaces, is changing our lives. Indeed, most, if not all, application fields, from aerospace to automotive, from environmental monitoring to industry, from smart cities to healthcare, have been affected. The “smart” things of IoT are nothing but a collection of sensors, metadata, signal and data processing module, and network communication capability. In particular, wireless communications are a must due to the flexibility they offer. Unfortunately, legacy solutions are not well suited for addressing the many requirements of IoT/CPS systems, as dense and harsh environments, scalability, availability, timeliness and low-power and low-cost.
For all these reasons, new approaches emerged in the recent past, most notably the advent of standard approaches like Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) and the 5G specifications family for mobile communications.
A plethora of innovative services and applications have been devised that leverage on the new capabilities offered by these technologies.
However, the more demanding the requirements, the more complex the overall system complexity. As a consequence, testing these communication solutions can be cumbersome, e.g. due to the lack of widely accepted and well-defined metrics, standardized measurement procedures and lack of real-world testbeds offering a large number of devices.
This special session aims to bring together academic and industry professional to a session in which the most recent studies, implementations and, proposal about the above-mentioned technologies can be presented.
- Fields of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Characterization of IoT and CPS applications leveraging on wireless communication technologies
- Development of testing procedures and methodologies for IoT and CPS wireless communication technologies
- Wireless sensor/actuator networks for Industrial Internet of Things
- Short-range wireless technologies measurements and applications for Industrial Internet of Things
- Bluetooth and BLE technologies measurements and applications to Industrial Internet of Things
- 5G/4G technologies measurements and applications to Industrial Internet of Things
- LPWAN technologies measurements and applications for Industrial Internet of Things
- Connected Industrial Vehicle equipped with sensors systems
- Distributed mobile IIoT wireless systems
- Wireless sensor/assessment localization in Industrial IoT applications
- Large scale deployment of wireless devices in the industrial context
- Security of wireless sensor/actuator networks in Industrial Internet of Things
- Applications of wireless IoT sensors and systems to large industrial plants
- Measurement for coexistence and interference analysis in wireless networks in IIoT.
The special session is promoted and supported by TC-37 “Measurement & Networking” of the IEEE IMS (Chair: prof. Domenico Capriglione).
Invited Paper/Presentation Details:
Proposed Title “Advanced distributed measurement platform for vehicle fleet using IIoT wireless technologies”
Authors and their affiliation: Paolo Ferrari, Emiliano Sisinni, Alessandro Depari, Alessandra Flammini, Marco Pasetti, Stefano Rinaldi, Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia.
Abstract: The advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is deeply changing the industrial world. The capability to acquire digitalized data by smart devices ubiquitously connected can benefit any manufacturing process and production lines, increasing efficiency, capacity, safety and better return on investment when compared to legacy industrial approaches. After the advent of the Industry 4.0 paradigm, that strongly depends on the IIoT technologies as wireless communications, cloud computing and big data analysis, companies and organizations are moving toward smart factories, smart workforce, integrated machines and intelligent operations. In this work, authors address the distributed measurement platform for vehicle fleet management, showing how already available technologies can improve the management latency of vehicle fleet. In particular, a commercially available solution has been considered as a reference platform and real-world use cases are identified, showing obtainable performance.