The aim of this WP is to produce an Internet of Things architecture that allows cooperative LVM systems to be integrated into reconfigurable, self-automated processes in Factories of the Future. The architecture has to handle data integrity, traceability, dynamic uncertainty models and communications requirements such as latency and bandwidth.

In Task 3.1, a model-based approach will be pursued to obtain a consistent representation, with serialization adapted to different use cases; reaching from text-based protocols typically used in applications, with human interaction; to binary protocols suitable for low-latency automation and integrity checks by means of hashing . Note – The work in this task will provide input to various activities in Task 3.3

Task 3.2 is dedicated to closing the gap between static and dynamic uncertainty approaches. At the same time, it addresses dynamic reconfiguration of one or multiple LVM systems by setting dynamic uncertainty as an objective function.

Task 3.3 aims at extending the state-of-the art unified LVM infrastructure developed in LaVA with capabilities for time synchronization and real-time communication and the ability to interact with a wider range of network technologies to incorporate different capabilities in terms of latency, bandwidth and availability. It also targets the integration of 5G as newly available communication technology considered as key enabler for mobile (and hence often dynamic) automation processes in the Factory of the Future.