Special Issue "Towards an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: cyber-physical systems; energy systems; critical infrastructures; performance & dependability evaluation; model checking
Over the last few years, we have seen an enormous increase of the number of (wireless) sensors, which together make up the internet of things (IoT). Whereas, initially, these sensors were mostly used for recreational purposes, currently, they are more and more often employed in professional and industrial contexts. The application of the IoT to industry is often referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Its development is closely related to what is also known as “Industry 4.0” or “Smart Industry”. The IIoT will revolutionize manufacturing by enabling the acquisition and accessibility of larger amounts of data, at much larger speeds and far more efficiently than before. This will in turn enable manufacturers to produce better products more efficiently and in a more sustainable fashion (by being more careful with resources). Furthermore, the resulting products, embedding IoT-nodes, will also become part of the IIoT; this will allow a more efficient use of the products, improving satisfaction and the products themselves, for example, by enabling smart predictive maintenance based on the employed products. Finally, the IIoT will also change the way people work in industries: this aspect will also be considered in this Special Issue.
This Special Issue invites all sorts of contributions related to the IIoT, including studies on smart (wireless) sensor networks, cloud-based data collection techniques, machine learning in the IIoT context, improved manufacturing through the IIoT, predictive maintenance, work conditions changes for the human workforce, etc.
Prof. Dr. Boudewijn R. Haverkort
Prof. Dr. Paul J.M. Havinga
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- wireless sensor networks
- cloud-based data collection techniques
- machine learning for IIoT
- improved manufacturing through the IIoT
- predictive maintenance for/with/in IIoT
- the future workforce under IIoT
- interoperability of IIoT
- special IIoT protocols, such as MQTT