The FORA European Training Network on Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation

Mohammadreza Barzegaran, Paul Pop

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Abstract

Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation, FORA, was a European Training Network which focused on future industrial automation architectures and applications based on an emerging technology, called Fog Computing. The research project focused on research related to Fog Computing with applicability to industrial automation and manufacturing. The main outcome of the FORA project was the development of a deterministic Fog Computing Platform (FCP) to be used for implementing industrial automation and robotics solutions for Industry 4.0. This paper reports on the scientific outcomes of the FORA project. FORA has proposed a reference system architecture for Fog Computing, which was published as an open Architecture Analysis Design Language (AADL) model. The tech-nologies developed in FORA include fog nodes and hypervisors, resource management mechanisms and middleware for deploying scalable Fog Computing applications, while guaranteeing the non-functional properties of the virtualized industrial control applications, and methods and processes for assuring the safety and security of the FCP. Several industrial use cases were used to evaluate the suitability of the FORA FCP for the Industrial IoT area, and to demonstrate how the platform can be used to develop industrial control applications and data analytics applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2023 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2023
ISBN (Print)979-8-3503-9624-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 17 Apr 202319 Apr 2023
Conference number: 26

Conference

Conference2023 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition
Number26
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Period17/04/202319/04/2023

Keywords

  • Fog and Edge Computing
  • Industry 4.0
  • Deterministic Virtualization
  • Time-Sensitive Networking

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