2015 IEEE 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS) (2015)
Dec. 14, 2015 to Dec. 17, 2015
Khandakar Ahmed , RMIT Univ., Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Jan Olaf Blech , RMIT Univ., Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Mark A. Gregory , RMIT Univ., Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Heinrich Schmidt , RMIT Univ., Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) combine human-machine interaction, the physical world around us, and software aspects by integrating physical systems with communication networks. Opportunities and research challenges are largely interconnected with the three core sub-domains of CPS — computation, communication and control. The current state of the art of the legacy communication technology is one of the major hindrances limiting the evolution of CPS. Most specifically, innovation in communication is restricted with existing routing and switching technologies leaving no practical methods for researchers to test their new ideas. Software Defined Networking (SDN), through the realization of OpenFlow, separates network control logic from the underlying physical routers and switches. This phenomenon allows researchers to write high-level control programs specifying the behavior of the core networks used to implement CPS and thus, enable innovation in next generation communication architectures for CPS. In this paper, we propose a SDN architecture for industrial automation. Network design requirements are extracted from formal component specifications which support the generation of automatic network configurations. The proposed SDN architecture aims to leverage Industry 4.0 and Smart Factories, to bring together industrial automation installations with networking and Internet technologies.
Control systems, Automation, Topology, Real-time systems, Belts, Computer architecture, Formal specifications
K. Ahmed, J. O. Blech, M. A. Gregory and H. Schmidt, "Software Defined Networking for Communication and Control of Cyber-Physical Systems," 2015 IEEE 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Melbourne, Australia, 2016, pp. 803-808.