IIOT Standards at Work. Wendesday, December 7, 2016 - 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

1:30 pm - 1:40 pm Welcome and Introductions
Claude Baudoin, Owner and Principal Consultant for c้b้ IT and Knowledge Management  

Bio:  Claude Baudoin is the owner and principal consultant for c้b้ IT and Knowledge Management, a strategy consulting firm based in Austin, Texas. Claude is a proven leader and visionary in Information Technology and Knowledge Management, with extensive experience working in a global environment. Capable of sorting out the important guidance from masses of information and research, and of aligning it with the goals of the enterprise, he delivers pragmatic recommendations. In addition to consulting in the Oil & Gas and government sectors, Claude is the energy domain advisor to the Object Management Group and the Industrial Internet Consortium.

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm Introduction to Object Management Group, the Industrial Internet and Current IIoT Standards
Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director Object Management Group® (OMG®)                VIEW PDF
Abstract:  The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Smart Grid technology offer the energy industry great opportunities for increased efficiency, but coupled with many new challenges, not least around cyber-security. This overview introduces fundamental IIoT concepts, identifies IIoT risks, and introduces some of the OMG standards that are at the heart of many IIoT systems, including:
  • Data-Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems™ (DDS™), the premier open middleware standard directly addressing publish-subscribe communications for real-time and embedded systems
  • Interaction Flow Modeling Language™ (IFML™), a relatively new standard, used to design viable user interfaces with the IIoT
  • System Assurance (SysA) and Software Quality specifications which are critical to building secure and dependable multi-platform systems
  • Systems Modeling Language™ (SysML™), which provides the tools and notations for designing complex interdisciplinary systems and systems-of-systems that incorporate multiple components at large scale.
  • Information modelling and interoperability standards like the Ontology Definition MetaModel™ (ODM™) and Model Driven Message Interoperability™ (MDMI™) specifications, which designers can use to ensure that they are ascribing consistent semantics to the information flowing across IIoT applications.

This overview puts DDS, IFML, SysA, SysML, ODM, MDMI and OMG's other IIoT work in context, describing the areas where OMG standards provide a foundation for IIoT deployments around the globe.

Bio:  Andrew has overall responsibility for OMG's technology adoption process, and also chairs the Architecture Board, the group of distinguished technical contributors from OMG member organizations which oversees the technical consistency of OMG's specifications.

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm The Industrial Internet: Opportunities, Disruptions and Standards
Stephen Mellor, Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium                   VIEW PDF
Abstract:  The ideas behind the Internet of Things (or Cyber-Physical Systems, or Machine-to-Machine Interoperability, Internet of Everything and several other names) are not particularly new. What has happened is really a convergence of existing technologies and corporate strategies. As the number of sensors in the world rapidly outpaces the world population and Big Data for real-time, predictive analytics comes to the fore, new market opportunities appear. The world will see major disruptions in transportation, financial management, medical devices and other markets as "Internet thinking" moves into the industrial domain. This is particularly true for Energy, where eco-initiatives are also driving improved efficiencies and new approaches.

Bio:  Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams. He also co-chairs both the Definitions, Taxonomy and Reference Architecture workgroup and the Use Cases workgroup for the NIST CPS PWG (National Institute for Standards and Technology Cyberphysical System Public Working Group). He is a well-known technology consultant on methods for the construction of real-time and embedded systems, a signatory to the Agile Manifesto, and adjunct professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Stephen is the author of Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Object Lifecycles, Executable UML, and MDA Distilled.

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm Adoption of an Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) Framework for Interoperable and Secure Communications, and Distributed Decision-Making in the Electrical Sector
David Lawrence, Technology Development Manager, Emerging Technology, Duke Energy                    VIEW PDF
Dwayne Bradley, Technology Development Manager, Emerging Technology, Duke Energy
ABSTRACT:  In an effort to foster industry collaboration for unlocking the value of distributed intelligence, Duke Energy and its partners have supported leveraging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) publish/subscribe messaging protocols to enable secure peer-to-peer communications along with UML data modeling to achieve plug-and-play interoperability between a variety of smart grid technology field devices and solutions. This approach, known as the Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) framework, was formally adopted by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) and was ratified as a standard by the North America Energy Standards Board (NAESB) in February, 2016.

This talk will provide an overview of OpenFMB and how it was used to build a Microgrid at a Duke Energy facility in Mount Holly, NC, and how it is being used to plan and design the management and optimization of multiple Distributed Energy Resource (DERs) on a circuit. This talk will also provide insight into the importance of UML data modeling with Sparx EA, and discuss the benefits of secure publish/subscribe protocols, specifically DDS.
A standalone Microgrid simulation demonstration will be presented based on the OpenFMB framework. Documentation and Java code for this simulation along with other OpenFMB protocol adapters are freely available as open source on the OpenFMB github repository.

BIO:  David Lawrence is a Technology Development Manager with Duke Energy working in the Emerging Technology Office. In this role, he provides leadership on a portfolio of technologies for the Smart Grid, including development of subject matter expertise, leading business case development, and providing guidance to external organizations. Working to develop requirements, technology test plans, defining and executing technology evaluation deliverables, and providing change management for all business units, Mr. Lawrence is currently focused on the distributed grid, edge analytics, and security for distributed technologies. Mr. Lawrence has 36 years of experience in the energy industry. He worked in research and development and IT management for electric metering, distribution transformers, and switchgear product manufacturing. His roles included embedded systems and protocol development, engineering management, global engineering information systems, manufacturing execution and scheduling systems, product life-cycle management, and IT management. A native of Portsmouth, VA., Mr. Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and has been awarded six US Patents.

BIO: In his role as a Technology Development Manager with Duke Energy, Dwayne Bradley provides leadership on a portfolio of technologies for the Smart Grid, including use case development, process and data modelling in UML, implementations of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) edge device constrained protocols, and edge analytics and security for the power system. He works to define best practice methods by building technology prototypes, to enable the distributed grid of the future. Mr. Bradley has 20 years of experience in the energy industry. He worked in software applications development, supporting Customer information systems and services. He is an expert in software development methodologies, systems design, database design, programming, and testing. He is a strong proponent of agile development techniques. A native of Hayesville, NC, Mr. Bradley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems from Western Carolina University.

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Refreshment Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Systems Engineering and the Internet of Things
Matthew Hause,GTM Technical Specialist, Engineering Fellow, PTC, OMG UPDM Co-Chair                        VIEW PDF             
Graham Bleakley, Ph.D., Solution Architect, IBM's IOT Watson Group, OMG UPDM Co-Chair         
Abstract:  : The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of systems (SoS) in every sense of the definition. The future of IoT success, including technology advancements and revenue generating potential across the business spectrum, is dependent on the application of solid Systems Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) principals. Without MBSE, the complexity involved in the design, development, and deployment of IoT systems would consume both system and operational providers. Absent of any industry standards, IoT systems cannot be built in a vacuum and their success will only be realized through application of modern day systems engineering processes, methods, and tools. The energy industry of the 20th century has evolved from industrial specialist control systems with proprietary networks to the IoT enabled Smart Grid. The Smart Grid of the 21st century and beyond will need to cope with cyber-attacks, space weather, Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapons, proliferation of clean energy source co-generation, phase-out of fossil fuels, and many other aspects that we have not yet dreamed of or (to coin a term) "nightmared" of. We need to approach the problem from a systems engineering point of view that examines the entire problem and derives creative ways to cope with the problems of the 21st century and beyond. As Einstein said, "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Systems engineering will provide that new way of thinking, and MBSE applied to the Smart Grid and integrated with specialty tools will provide the means to realize these solutions.

BIO: Matthew is co-chair of the UPDM group, a member of the OMG Architecture Board, and a member of the OMG SysML specification team. He has been developing multi-national complex systems for over 35 years.  He started out working in the power systems industry and has been involved in military command and control systems, process control, communications, SCADA, distributed control, office automation and many other areas of technical and real-time systems. His role at PTC includes mentoring, sales presentations, standards development, presentations at conferences, specification of the UPDM profile and developing and presenting training courses. He has written over 100 technical papers on architectural modeling, project management, systems engineering, model-based engineering, human factors, safety critical systems development, virtual team management, product line engineering, systems of systems, systems and software development with UML, SysML and Architectural Frameworks such as DoDAF and MODAF. He has been a regular presenter at INCOSE, the IEEE, BCS, the IET, the OMG, AIAA, DoD Enterprise Architecture, Embedded Systems Conference and many other conferences.

Bio:  Graham Bleakley originally studied Mechanical Engineering, this was followed by a PhD in Model Based Systems Engineering and Process for Safety Critical Systems. Over the past 15 years he has worked as a senior consultant with a number of aero, defence (BAE, MBDA, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, SAAB, Thales etc) and automotive companies (Volvo, Daimler, Lear, Valeo, GM), helping them implement model based systems engineering and use UPDM. He has written and presented a number of technical papers for INCOSE as well for other conferences and publications on the themes of Model Based Systems Engineering and Enterprise Architecture. He is currently a Solution Architect in IBMs IOT Watson group, where he helps develop integrated solutions based upon IBM development products. His latest projects are around developing solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things working with the IIC. When not doing this, he works on Model Based System Engineering Process definition and Architectural Frameworks, he is the Lead Architect and one of the co-chairs of the OMG UPDM group and is one of the IBM representatives for the Industrial Internet Consortium.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm System Assurance in Support of Cyber Risk Mitigation Activities
Dr. Ben Calloni,  Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin and Co-Chair OMG System Assurance Task Force        VIEW PDF                     
Abstract: Assurance is a multifaceted engineering effort beyond simply running some software tests. The need for artifacts gathered throughout the engineering process are necessary to provide users and/or certifiers with the level of confidence necessary to trust a system. The presentation will provide an overview of the various OMG System Assurance standards and examples of applicability to Industry in their effort to mitigate cyber risk.

Bio:  Dr. Ben Calloni is a Lockheed Martin Fellow for Software Security and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is a senior research program manager of Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth assigned to the Advanced Development Programs, formerly known as “The Skunk Works". His research interests are in the area of Software Security and Safety Assurance. Dr. Calloni serves as the LM Corporate representative to the Object Management Group (OMG), is currently serving on the OMG Board of Directors, and co-chairs the System Assurance Task Force. Dr. Calloni is licensed by the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer in Software Engineering. He was the first software engineer nationally in Lockheed Martin Corporation to achieve software engineering licensing.  Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Dr. Calloni served as a USAF Fighter Pilot in the F-4 Phantom with 2000 hours. He served tours in Europe, South East Asia, CONUS and as a top gun instructor. He has a Ph.D. and M.S in Computer Science (Texas Tech University), an M.A. in Theology (Wayland Baptist University) and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Purdue University).

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Applying OMG DDS to the IIC Microgrid Testbed
Brett Murphy, Director of Business Development, IIoT, RTI                   VIEW PDF
Abstract:  The IIC's Communication and Control Framework for Microgrid Applications Testbed, led by RTI, National Instruments and Cisco, addresses the need for edge intelligence and low latency data communications in the smart grid. Microgrids facilitate the integration of local, renewable energy resources; increase the resiliency of the power grid; and improve cyber-security. The IIC Microgrid Testbed uses the open, IIoT DDS standard to provide secure, low-latency data communications.

Bio: Brett Murphy is director of business development, industrial internet of things with RTI. For over 25 years, Brett has worked on controls analysis, hardware-in-the-loop test systems, robotics, real-time software development, and systems engineering in the aerospace and embedded software industries. In the distant past, Brett received a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University.

4:50 pm - 5:45 pm Panel Discussion:  Which Standards for Intelligent Energy Systems?
Nina Tucker, Vice President, Twin Oaks Computing
Matthew Hause, GTM Technical Specialist, Engineering Fellow, PTC, OMG UPDM Co-Chair   
Ben Calloni, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin and Co-Chair OMG System Assurance Task Force 
David Lawrence,Technology Development Manager, Emerging Technology, Duke Energy
Stephen Mellor, Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium

Abstract:  Our panel of experts will address the challenges of building an intelligent, secure industrial internet and answer questions from audience members.

5:45 pm - 5:50 pm Wrap up and Next Steps
Claude Baudoin, Owner and Principal Consultant for c้b้ IT and Knowledge Management         
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm OMG Cocktail Reception and Networking Event 


You may also be interested in the December 7 morning event hosted by the 

Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) : Smart Factory Forum


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