Industrial Internet of Things

Industrial Internet of Things

Enabling the next generation of IIoT applications and services

Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) field of competence focuses on the harmonization of novel communication and computational architectures with the aim of implementing heterogeneous and decentralized services and resources in an efficient, robust, and where possible, forward-looking manner.

These activities are carried out by developing software-based solutions for OSI layers 2 and above in the context of three primary fields of research:

  • decentralized edge computing
  • real-time system adaptation
  • in-network computing and analysis


Enable next-generation IIoT applications, such as video streaming, immersive AR/VR, swarms of production robots, autonomous vehicles and their infrastructure and micro grids/sector coupling.

Rethink, develop, and validate IIoT systems that consolidate data processing, communication, and service automation.


  • Research aimed at new directions in decentralized eEdge/fFog/cCloud cComputing.
  • Support for the integration of decentralizzed data exchange in industrial environments via novel PubSub (Publish-Subscribe) approaches.
  • Optimization ofSupporting bandwidth-intensive IIoT applications through improvement of communication protocol performance and development of more flexible infrastructures.
  • Training and education, such as hands-on workshops for edge computing and technical mentorship in the area of advanced IIoT systems.


Further information

Whitepaper Brownfield Devices in IIoT
Whitepaper Brownfield Devices in IIoT
Whitepaper The Need for Network Service Composition in GAIA-X
Whitepaper The Need for Network Service Composition in GAIA-X
Whitepaper Applying MQTT Sparkplug
Whitepaper Applying MQTT Sparkplug
Prof. Dr. Rute Sofia

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Prof. Dr. Rute Sofia

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  • 2020 Leveraging Context-awareness to Better Support the IoT Cloud-Edge Continuum Liliana I. Carvalho, Daniel Maniglia da Silva and Rute C. Sofia InProc. of The Fifth International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (FMEC 2020). Paris, France, ():, 2020. Details URL BIB
  • 2020 Global Mobility Management for Next Generation Networks Rute C. Sofia volume ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4848-0, ISBN-10: 1-5275-4848-1. Cambridge Scholars, , 2020 Computer Science edition, 2020. Details URL BIB
  • 2020 Native OPC UA Handling and IEC 61499 PLC Integration within the Arrowhead Framework Jose Cabral, Kirill Dorofeev and Pal Varga In 3RD IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, Details BIB
  • 2020 Skill-Based Engineering in Industrial Automation Domain: Skills Modeling and Orchestration Kirill Dorofeev In 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) Companion, Details BIB
  • 2020 Forwarding in Opportunistic Information-CentricNetworks: an Optimal Stopping Approach Carlos Borrego, Marica Amadeo, Antonella Molinaro, Paulo M. Mendes, Rute C. Sofia, Naercio Magaia and Joan Borrel IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 58, Issue 5, pp 56-61. 10.1109/MCOM.001.1900774., ():, 2020. Details BIB
  • 2020 Mobile Pervasive Augmented Reality Systems - MPARS The Role of User Preferences in the Perceived Quality of Experience in Outdoor Applications Rui Pascoal, Ana de Almeida and Rute C. Sofia ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, (Volume 20, Issue 1, Article 7):, 2020. Details URL DOI BIB
  • 2019 An Analysis of Fog Computing Data Placement Algorithms Daniel Maniglia da Silva, Godwin Asaamoning, Hector Orrillo, Rute C. Sofia and Paulo M. Mendes In Proceedings of the 16th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (EFIOT workshop) 2019. Details URL BIB
  • 2019 Mobility Management via Inference of Roaming Behavior Omar Aponte and Rute C. Sofia In Proceedings of the IEEE 15th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (WiMob 2019), workshop on Selected Topics in Wireless and Mobile Computing (STWiMob2019). Details URL BIB
  • 2019 TSNSCHED: Automated Schedule Generation for Time Sensitive Networking Aellison Cassimiro T. dos Santos, Ben Schneider and Vivek Nigam Details PDF BIB