Technical sponsor
1st IEEE International Conference
on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS-2018)
Saint‑Petersburg, RUSSIA, May 15‑18, 2018

Important Dates

  • November 19, 2017
    December 15, 2017
    Special Session proposals
  • December 22, 2017
    February 15, 2018
    Paper submission
  • February 28, 2018
    March 10, 2018
    Notification of acceptance
  • February 28, 2018
    March 15, 2018
    Tutorial proposals
  • March 10, 2018
    Recommended date for visa support letter (invitation) request
  • March 31, 2018
    Final paper submission
  • May 15, 2018
    Tutorial day
  • May 15-18, 2018
    Conference dates
Tutorials

Program

May 15, 2018
TIME NAME AFFILATION PRESENTATION TITLE/TOPIC
13:30-15:30 Prof. Nicola Dragoni Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
Örebro University (Sweden)
The Rise of Next-Generation Cyberweapons
The Internet of Hackable Things
Prof. Pedro Nardelli

Prof. Hirley Alves
Lappeenranta University of Technology and University of Oulu (Finland)

University of Oulu (Finland)
Enabling Energy Internet via Machine-type Communications
Prof. Giampaolo Buticchi University of Nottingham Ningbo (China) The Smart Transformer – Impact on the Electrical Grids and Technology Challenges
16:00-17:30 Prof. Jerker Delsing Luleå University of Technology (Sweden) Arrowhead Framework - IoT/SoS Automation
Dr. Frank Golatowski University of Rostock (Germany) CPS in the Operating Room and Clinic

AIMS AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is rapidly changing our society to a world in which everyday objects will be connected to the Internet, making computing pervasive like never before. From a security and privacy perspective, this tsunami of connectivity represents a potential disaster, as each object will become inherently remotely hackable and, as a consequence, controllable by malicious actors: a hacked robot or industrial machine or smart object can act as an insider threat in organizations, industries, public spaces and private homes.

This talk will give a security perspective on the ongoing Internet-of-Things revolution, with emphasis on why everybody should be concerned about that and protect their systems accordingly. Focus will be given to typical Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS) applications, with real-life examples taken from smart manufacturing, smart cities, smart living, smart medical systems, and robotics (including a case study of the well known human-shaped robot Pepper).

After the tutorial, a participant will be able to:

  • Discuss why cybersecurity is crucial in the ICPS context
  • Provide a number of examples of ICPS and IoT devices that have recently been hacked
  • Discuss the main vulnerabilities of nowadays ICPS and IoT devices
  • Discuss some key attacks to ICPS and IoT devices, such as the Mirai malware and related botnet

SHORT SUMMARY OF CONTENTS:

The tutorial aims at discussing cybersecurity in the Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems era. A tentative structure of the tutorial will be the following:

  • Introduction to Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, with emphasis on IoT
  • Examples of ICPS and IoT systems
  • Why hackers love Cyber-Physical Systems (Concrete examples of hacking of ICPS and IoT devices)
  • Examples will be taken from several typical ICPS applications, like smart manufacturing, smart cities, smart living, smart medical systems, and robotics Industrial IoT and Fog Computing
  • Lesson learned and future work

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The tutorial is not meant for security experts, but it targets researchers/practitioners in ICPS and IoT who want to get an introductory tutorial on IoT security. So, the tutorial is open to all conference attendees, and it does not require any specific security background.

AIMS AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After the tutorial, a participant will be able to:

  • Define what is Energy Internet and how the technological advances in machine-type communications (MTC) are enabling its development. Model human- and machine-type of traffic.
  • Differentiate operation modes of the Internet of Things (IoT), namely Ultra-reliable Low-latency Communications (URLLC) and massive Machine-type Communications (mMTC) in addition to the broadband communications.
  • Propose possible ways to manage the energy system based on packetized energy together with the required IoT/MTC solutions.

SHORT SUMMARY OF CONTENTS:

The tutorial aims at discussing cybersecurity in the Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems era. A tentative structure of the tutorial will be the following:

  • Introduction to IoT-based systems
  • Basics of machine-type communications
  • Applications and modes of operation (mMTC, URLLC and broadband)
  • Energy Internet: Packetized management of the energy system
  • IoT-enabled energy internet via MTC

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Persons working in the digitalization of energy systems, either from academia or industry. No background in communications engineering is needed.

This tutorial focuses on the management of the electricity grids using energy packets to build the Energy Internet via machine-type communications. We will revisit some attempts to design a digital grid similar to the internet and discuss the viability of up-scaling this approach to manage energy inventories so that supply and demand always matches, given storage capabilities, loads with priority and usage flexibility. The proposed approach relies on virtualization to change the dynamics of the physical system, building then an energy industry application of cyber-physical systems.

AIMS AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

This tutorial introduces the Smart Transformer concept and takes into account power system considerations as well as power electronics knowledge. ST architectures and topologies, basic controller designs and innovative concepts for increasing the availability are introduced. The advanced features, which the Smart Transformer offers to the AC grids are examined. In particular, the focus is on voltage and frequency control in grid forming operation, load sensitivity identification, load control, and reactive power support in grid feeding operation. For the design of the ST, modular power converter are considered with the opportunity to control the metrics efficiency, grid services and remaining useful lifetime by taking into the useful remaining lifetime of building blocks. This tutorial will summarize the results of EU ERC Consolidator Grant Project “HEART” by Prof. Marco Liserre and update on current projects promoted by Distributed System Operators leading to testing the Smart Transformer technology in the field.

The learning objectives are to familiarize with the solid-state transformer concept, its topology and its control. The attendees will have a clear conceptual map of the challenges and of the possible solutions related to the smart transformer application in the electrical grid. With the reference list provided the attendees can start tackling the unsolved issues of the smart transformer application and start their own research activities.

The tutorial is divided in the following six parts:

  • From the Solid-State-Transformer (SST) to the Smart Transformer.
  • ST virtuous loop: identify the LV-grid, control it, offer services to the MV-grid
  • The technological challenges of the power converter
  • Fault conditions and reliability/maintenance issues
  • The Smart Transformer: a grid-tailored Solid-State-Transformer
  • Advanced Services of the Smart Transformer

SHORT SUMMARY OF CONTENTS:

The increasing connection of renewables and new loads is challenging the distribution grids. For overcoming actual and foreseen challenges, a new concept, with the capability to form intelligent grid nodes, is proposed: the “Smart Transformer”. The Smart Transformer is a power electronics-based transformer, aiming not only to adapt the voltage level from MV to LV grids but also providing ancillary services to the grid. In order to exploit its capability, the ST requires combining power system aspects and power electronics constraints, resulting in new requirements and challenges.

The Smart Transformer provides galvanic isolation, voltage adaptation and the capability to control the reactive power in grid feeding operation for sustaining the voltage profile in grid. On the Low Voltage Side, it can interact with loads and generators by means of voltage and frequency control, thereby controlling the power generation and the consumption in the grid. Additionally, the Smart Transformer is a natural connection point for hybrid (AC and DC) grids both at MV and at LV levels, being an enabler for the DC connectivity. Among the others for storage integration and for EV fast charging station integration. Nevertheless, the application of the ST requires an optimization of the system for minimum costs, maximum availability and high efficiency.

RELEVANCE TO ICPS:

The tutorial topic relates to the ICPS application of the Smart Grid. The ICPS architecture that the Smart Transformer paradigm advocates for is to make the grid interface more intelligent to make the whole electrical power distribution grid smarter.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

PhD students in electrical engineering and researchers who are entering the field of electrical distribution. Industrial engineers who are interested in smart solid-state transformer.

AIMS AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Introduction the Arrowhead Framework its properties and core systems. Automation requirements like e.g. real time, security, scalability, engineering simplicity can be addressed using the Arrowhead Framework. Thus enabling cost efficient engineering of digitalisation and automation solutions based on next generation production architectures like RAMI4.00 or IIRA. Concepts covered are:

  • Integration/migration of ISA95 and RAMI4.0
  • Foundations for IoT automation based on SOA.
  • Arrowhead Framework core systems
  • Security of IoT/SoS automation
  • Real time control using local clouds
  • Engineering of IoT/SoS automation solutions.

SHORT SUMMARY OF CONTENTS:

Introduction to Arrowhead Framework and local cloud automation concepts and technologies. Overview of SoS engineering, security and deployment approach.

  • Introduction to IoT automation and outlook
  • Local clouds
  • Engineering of IoT automation
  • Arrowhead Framework architecture: core systems and services
  • Application system and services implementation

RELEVANCE TO ICPS:

This tutorial will provide ICPS Architecture for production automation build on Interoperability at a service level. The architecture support ICPS engineering of production automation enabling implementations of standards architectures like RAMI4.0 or IIRA.

AIMS AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

In this tutorial, we introduce the new IEEE 11073 SDC family of standards for operating room and clinic that enables manufacturer-independent medical device communication.

Since this standard (SDC: service-oriented device connectivity) family is based on the basic concepts of service-oriented device architecture and uses the information model from IEEE 11073 for modeling, the tutorial will introduce both basic concepts. Further, we will elaborate the new architectural concept of service-oriented medical devices architecture (SOMDA). Using easy-to-understand examples, participants are introduced to the domain information and service model and learn to model surgical instruments. In addition to that, the tutorial will discuss the extensions that are specified in IEEE 11073-20702 Medical Devices Profile for Web Services (MDPWS). In the tutorial participants will also be introduced to a client application which can be used to read and modify data and control a complex medical system. Today, some open source libraries are available and will be presented in the tutorial. Finally, we compare the IEEE 11073 SDC standard family with similar middleware approaches in the medical domain and interoperability technologies and protocols from automation domain (e.g. OPC UA), building automation domain (e.g. BACNet) and IIoT protocols like MQTT, CoAP and others.

In this tutorial participants get insights into:

  • the new standards and new interoperability technologies used in operating room and clinic
  • the modelling of point-of-care medical devices
  • how to connect these devices with clinical IT systems
  • the classification of IIoT protocols and standards
  • differences and commonalities of information and service models used in industrial and medical cyber-physical systems

SHORT SUMMARY OF CONTENTS:

In this tutorial we introduce three new IEEE 11073 standards, called IEEE 11073 SDC. These standards are applicable to integrate and combine medical devices and clinical information systems from different vendors. The overall architecture uses the Devices Profile of Web Service (DPWS) but through its flexible definition, it is agnostic to the basis communication technology. Above DPWS, these standards comprises the description of the data exchange (IEEE 11073-20702), the domain information and service model (IEEE 11073-10207), and the binding to a specific communication channel (IEEE 11073-20701).

Participants are going to learn about these three standard. They will be able to use open source software and standards to establish interoperable solutions for operating room and clinic. Further, they will be able to classify them in the concert of Industry 4.0 solutions and IIoT technologies, protocols and standards.

RELEVANCE TO ICPS:

This tutorial contributes to the ICPS scopes technologies, applications, and engineering via introducing This tutorial contributes to the ICPS scopes technologies, applications, and engineering via introducing Service-oriented Medical Device Architecture (SOMDA). The tutorial presents the main technologies of the IEEE 11073 SDC standards that uses a service-oriented approach being similar to those used in industrial and building automation. It consist of various modules and technologies that encompasses an additional IIoT protocol and information modeling approach applicable to the medical domain. While today’s operating rooms are mainly based on proprietary networking technologies, vendor-independent interoperability is a key enabler for every comprehensive CPS. Users can benefit from using these standards via open-source libraries to interconnect different devices and systems in an open manner combined with features from using an SOA like plug-and-play and improved interoperability.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Academics and developers from related or other industrial domain that focuses on Industry 4.0 solutions and industrial cyber-physical systems. Researchers and developers that are interested in service-oriented architectures especially in medical domain, clinical information systems, operating room, and eHealth systems.

Several tutorials are planned on the latest trends pertaining to Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems taking place on May 15th, 2018. If you are interested in organizing a tutorial, please contact tutorials@icps2018.net. Please use the following template.

The attendance of the tutorials are free of charge for registered conference delegates. Those interested in attending a tutorial please send a short mail to tutorials@icps2018.net stating your name and the tutorial you are interested in so we can plan accordingly.

For Tutorial Speakers

A Tutorial speaker will get from the conference organization an acknowledgement and a financial retribution.

A Tutorial Speaker that want to participate in the rest of the conference and she/he is not registered as paper-author, has to pay registration as any other participant (Conference fees or day-fees).

All costs of a tutorial speaker for participating in the conference in Saint Petersburg will have to be covered by the speaker (e.g., travel-expenses, accommodation, etc.)

For Participants of Tutorials

The attendance of the tutorials are free of charge for registered conference delegates.

Any other people that want to participate in the tutorials has to pay one-day-registration for the conference (Gala-Dinner-not-included!)

 

Location in the conference site for each tutorial will be announced soon.