• Speakers

    1) Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Broy

    Professor Broy will present Cyber-Physical Systems, Research and Innovation Challenges and describe the characteristics of Cyber-Physical Systems, their main driver technologies and their challenges in research and innovation. For the development of cyber-physical systems an integrated approach to the structured modeling, specification, design and implementation of such systems is required. Cyber-physical systems offer a variety of functions for different purposes and use cases. They are implemented by a network of distributed components operating concurrently in a real time mode and interact with their physical and cyber technical-context.


    2) Chris Decubber

    Technical Director

    Mr. Decubber is responsible for:

    • Generating consensus on research and innovation priorities among the industrial and research community for the 'Factories of the Future' PPP.
    • Monitoring the progress and outcome of the 'Factories of the Future' PPP, including the management of the EFFRA Innovation Portal
    • Deploying innovation and knowledge transfer mechanisms

    Chris Decubber will explain how the Road4Fame covered the FoF 2020 roadmap and how projects like Road4Fame contribute to the further fine-tuning and revisions of the FoF 2020 roadmap.


    3) Professor John Fitzgerald

     Professor of Computing Science, Newcastle University

    John Fitzgerald leads the UK design centre in the CPSE Labs network.He is based at newcastle University, where he is heading an initiative to develp integrated laboratories on cyber-physical systems for digitally enables urban sustainability.

     Professor Fitzgerald will rpesent the CPSE Labs Innovation Action, part of the Smart Anything Everywhere initiative. The action aims to expedite and accelerate the realisation of trustworthy cyber-physical systems via an open pan-European network of design centres committed to transitioning technology for dependable CPSs into the marketplace. CPSE Labs is identifying, defining and supporting experimental studies via open calls, spreading best CPS engineering practice and establishing a marketplace for CPS engineering assets. Our first open call (of three) is under way at the time of presenting.



    4) Sergio Gusmeroli

    Research Coordinator

    Mr. Gusmeroli was the coordinator of the MSEE project and now technical coordinator of PSYMBIOSYS about new approaches to service innovation in Manufacturing.

    The presentation of Mr. Gusmeroli will start from a general perspective of the EU Manufacturing Industry as emerged from some presentations debated at WMF 2014, held in July under the organisation of Politecnico di Milano. The so-called 4th revolution in Manufacturing, i.e. the era of Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems, will be interpreted under the lenses of product-service innovation and its consequences onto Digital Manufacturing. The concept of service ecosystem and symbiotic collaboration will be finally presented and discussed.


    5) Stamatis Karnouskos

    Research Expert, SAP

    Stamatis Karnouskos is with SAP as a Research Expert on Internet of Things / Cyber-Physical Systems, investigating the added value of their integration with enterprise systems and their applicability e.g. in industrial automation, smart cities and smart grid.

    Focus of Mr. Karnouskos presentation

    Massive data generated by billions of devices, systems, users and their complex interactions in CPS/IoT era, will need to be analysed and assessed under specific contexts e.g. the smart city, in order to better understand and manage the increasing complexity. The focus so far has been on integration of CPS/IoT and development of its infrastructure, however as these mature, its high time we focus on CPS/IoT big data analytics i.e. how to process, understand, and benefit from it e.g. take automated real-time decisions and enforce them in complex system of system environments.

    6) Jose Gato Luis

    Head of Internet of Everything Lab

      Jose Gato Luis has a master degree in Computers Engineering with ten years of experience in ICT sector in the fields of software development, OpenSource and innovative technologies. Currently he is working as Head of Internet of Everything Lab in Atos Research & Innovation (ARI). He has also previous experience managing research European and National projects based on open source, mobile technologies, social networks, augmented reality, data mining and semantic, such as QualiPSo or GoMyLife. In this moment, he is involved in European Commission projects (in the fields of energy efficiency, logistics and transport) such as CORE and iCargo, leading technical coordination and development tasks around cutting edge of technological innovation. Specially focused on cloud, web technologies and interoperability for Internet of Things. Besides Atos, he has been teaching in a Master Degree of the University Rey Juan Carlos about open source software technologies. 

      Jose Gato came to the event as the Head of  Internet of Everything Lab (IoE Lab) from ATOS Research and Innovation, ARI is a key actor in the European research landscape. The lab addresses technological contributions in the scope of IoT components, connectivity, platforms and services integration, fostering the usage of open and standard technologies, while also ensuring wider adoption and implementation of the IoT paradigm. The lab is composed by a multidisciplinary technological team targeting embedded systems, sensorized devices, open web technologies and the application of best-practices, agile developments and continuous integration through a self-designed platform and integration services.  

    7) Dr. Meike Reimann

    Project Manager

    Dr. Meike Reimann is project manager at Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum responsible for European  ICT and CPS related projects. Besides the scientific and administrative management of European projects, she has vast experience in coordinating technology transfer and roadmapping activities. 

    The presetation provides an overview of the Road4FAME approach and results.The project develops a strategic research and innovation roadmap for IT architectures and services in manufacturing – focusing on architectures and services, which facilitate agile and flexible manufacturing processes, ease interoperability in distributed manufacturing environments, support effective collaboration in context-aware enterprises, and provide the foundations for sustainable manufacturing.

    The roadmap serves to align future ICT research with the defined needs of European manufacturing businesses and offers European manufacturing businesses with a useful reference to derive innovation strategies and identify novel business opportunities. With this Road4FAME provides a foundation for unlocking the innovation potential of IT architectures and services for the manufacturing domain.


    8) Professor Paolo Pedrazzoli  

    Pathfinder investigates the role of simulation and forecasting technologies a lever to increase manufacturing performance and proposes the development of a roadmap capable to clearly point out key challenges for these technologies future development.

    Pathfinder is indeed intended to drive research and development activities in the Simulation and Forecasting Technologies arena, and, to this end, the roadmap has developed through the analysis of current state of practice compared with the future state envisioned, a list of research priorities to provide guidance for the key stake-holders

    Paolo Pedrazzoli holds the chair of “simulation and modelling of manufacturing system” by the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland. He was coordinator of the Pathfinder road-mapping initiative.


    9) Haydn Thompson

    Managing Director, THHINK

    Haydn Thompson has over 25 years experience working in a mixture of senior industrial research and development roles in aerospace, maritime, space, automotive, rail, power generation and nuclear applications for leading companies.

    The EU Support Action CPSoS is establishing the state-of-the-art and future research challenges in the area of cyber-physical systems of systems. These are large complex physical systems that interact with and are controlled by a considerable number of distributed and networked computing elements and human users. Examples are air traffic control, traffic management, rail systems, electric grids, smart buildings, and large production facilities. These systems are of crucial importance for the mobility, the quality of life, and the well-being of the European citizens, and also the prosperity and sustainability of the European economy.


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