It is being noticed a control paradigm shift from centralization into decentralization to face the increasingly complexity associated to industrial systems. The development of distributed system solutions, considering the symbiosis of cyber and physical counterparts, is a promising approach to overcome these requirements. Furthermore, when these distributed nodes are enhanced by employing emergent techniques and technologies, such as multi-agent systems, Internet of Things and Services, ontologies, edge and cloud computing, as well as self- organization mechanisms, innovative industrial solutions can be built to solve real-world complex problems, namely in shop floor control, zero defect manufacturing, reconfigurable manufacturing, machine and systems health monitoring, smart electrical grids and smart agriculture.
This research topic includes the following topics/technologies:
Internet of Things
Cloud, fog and edge computing
The on-going R&D projects in this research topic are GO0DMAN, PERFoRM, FIT4FoF, I40@TMAD, Maintenance 4.0, SmartParking, SilkHouse, BIOURB and SAFe.