Dr Alexander Willner, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Center
Europe 2017 Presentation - Fraunhofer FOKUS*
Europe 2017 Audio Presentation - Fraunhofer FOKUS*
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The industry is running through a world-wide paradigm shift. To enhance productivity we can now observe a digital transformation across the entire value chain, which spans multiple verticals, such as energy, healthcare, manufacturing or transportation. Building upon the Internet of Things (IoT), within the Industrial IoT (IIoT) related technologies are being used in each industrial use case. A particular issue is the interoperability between heterogeneous systems. This talk will highlight related challenges and provide an overview of approaches that are expected to be used factories of the future.
Speaker Biography (Alexander Willner)
Dr.-Ing. Alexander Willner is the director of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) center at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) and head of the IIoT research group at the Technical University Berlin (TUB). He is working with his teams to transfer IoT technologies to industrial fields of application, such as smart manufacturing (Industry 4.0). The focus lies on the integration of industrial networks, standard-based communication protocols, semantic interoperability and fog-based service orchestration for intelligent and autonomous cyber-physical systems (CPSs).
Alexander Willner studied Computer Science at the University of Göttingen, was working as a researcher at the University Bonn and finished his PhD at the Technical University Berlin. He is active in according groups in the Plattform Industrie 4.0, VDI/VDE-GMA, bitkom and offers courses at the TUB.
Company Profile (Fraunhofer FOKUS )
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Fraunhofer FOKUS, based in Berlin, Germany, develops solutions for the communication infrastructure of the future. The research institute explores how information and communication will contribute to a more secure and convenient living. Thus, the institute addresses important challenges in the society and the smart cities of the future, including access to information, economic and sustainable use of resources, smart mobility and a modern governmental administration. In its projects, Fraunhofer FOKUS establishes useful ties between industry, governmental administration, users and the people. Besides technical infrastructures, Fraunhofer FOKUS creates manifold practical concepts, applications and prototypes.