October 7, 2019
IEEE IEMCON 2019 will provide an opportunity for researchers, educators and students to discuss and exchange
ideas on issues, trends, and developments in Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication. The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to emphasize dissemination of ongoing research in the fields of Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication. Contributed papers are solicited describing original works in the above-mentioned fields and related technologies.
Mark Scantlebury will be presenting at this event on October 17th from 11:45 am to 12:10 pm.
Presentation Title: Using IoT to Democratize Industrial Automation
Abstract: In the past, control and monitoring technology has been developed by individual companies in silos without being open and standardized preventing collaboration between competitors. This constant drive to maximize profit over advancing the industry has led to stagnant growth of digital technology, a lack of open and integrated solutions, and a high cost model. With the emergence of cloud and edge computing, there is the opportunity to use IoT to not only revolutionize industrial automation, but change business models at the same time using a collaborative framework.
We have seen 3 major technology phase shifts over the past 4 decades that has led to the democratization of personal computing. This has increased the capability and pace of technology, provided opportunities to empower everyday people, and dramatically lowered the cost of computing. The PC (Personal Computer) used an open hardware platform and common operating system, the Smartphone added an unparalleled level of integration, cloud connectivity, and the app store, and Raspberry Pi standardized a core computing platform that unlocked the ability for any software developer to build cheap, complete systems.
By aligning the goals of industrial users, cloud service companies, app developers, controls and sensor companies, equipment manufacturers, and process experts we can create a standardize hardware and software framework to transform industry in the same way. We have made substantial progress already on:
• A common edge computing operating system
• Acquiring and transporting data in a common format
• Standardizing how cloud services interact
• Enabling edge apps from multiple developers to work together
• Achieving an unparalleled level of hardware integration to drive down system cost
• Mass producing a computing core while proving a common hardware expansion interface.