Evolving software-based communication and computation systems for Industrial IoT
The lab consists of various open source software demonstrators, each of which executes novel computing and communication mechanisms for specific applications of industrial IoT, e.g. data exchange in intelligent facilities, container-based edge for smart cities or for smart factories.
The research in the IIoT Lab is focused on interoperability and on developing software-based solutions that merge computation, communication, and service automation. Such a combination is expected to reduce energy consumption and to improve other operational aspects, e.g., data privacy and data control support, by allowing computation to occur as early as possible in the underlying infrastructure.
Advanced scientific concepts developed in IIoT projects, or derived from work with partners and students are applied to the different components of an end-to-end IIoT infrastructure, e.g., IoT gateways, edge solutions, for the purpose of evaluating interoperability aspects, and achieving a smoother operation between the Cloud and the Edge.