WFCS program committee co-chaired by CISTER researcher
1, Jun, 2017
The IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems series has been around since the advent of Industrial Networking. The 13th edition (WFCS 2017) was hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), in Trondheim, Norway, from May 31 to June 2. As an aside, CISTER held the 3rd edition as the very first conference organized by it in 2000. Seventeen years have passed since then, and CISTER has had the pleasure to host a panoply of other reputed conferences.
CISTER researcher Luis Lino Ferreira acted as Program Co-Chair along with Luca Durante from CNR – IEIIT, Italy. This year's edition had a strong focus on wireless communications, with four different sessions addressing it, from the physical layer to MAC scheduling algorithms. Other sessions addressed the most classical themes in WFCS, wired communication MAC protocols (like CAN), application layer protocols, architectures and scheduling in the light of the new emerging technologies and needs, such as Software Defined Networks. Although, transversal to all sessions, it is now possible to observe that security is of particular concern to all involved in Industrial networking systems (INS) research, and consequently a session addressing those specific topics took place in this year’s edition.
The conference also had two keynotes, respectively by Prof. Jerker Delsing, from the Luleå University of Technology, Sweden who discussed the main problems of integrating IoT application with industrial systems, and Trygve Harvei from ABB, Norway, who highlighted how industries are addressing the new breakthrough paradigms rapidly spreading out all over the INS environment.
The 14th edition of the WFCS conference will be held in Imperia, Italy, a beautiful, historical town overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.