Internet of Things and Model Based Engineering in Manufacturing | June 8, 2017 Radisson Blu Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

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0900 - 0910 Welcome and Overview
Claude Baudoin, Owner and Principal Consultant for cébé IT and Knowledge Management

Bio: Claude Baudoin is the owner and principal consultant for cébé 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.
0910 - 0935 Moving Smart Manufacturing Forward: IIC Testbeds and OMG Standards                                             VIEW PDF
Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman & CEO, Object Management Group

Abstract: The ideas behind the Internet of Things (or Cyber-Physical Systems, or Machine-to-Machine Interoperability, Industrie 4.0, or several other names) are not particularly new; indeed, 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 concepts of Big Data for real-time, predictive analytics comes to the fore, new market opportunities appear. In fact, the world will see major disruptions in transportation, financial management, medical devices and other markets as "Internet thinking" moves into the industrial domain. 

Bio: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMG, Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, and Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium, Dr. Soley also serves on numerous industrial, technical and academic conference program committees, and speaks all over the world on issues relevant to standards, the adoption of new technology and creating successful companies.
0935 - 1000 OMG - A Brief Introduction                                                                                                                                    VIEW PDF
Andrew Watson, Vice President & Technical Director, Object Management Group                         

Abstract:  Products implementing OMG standards are at the heart of many Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems, from controlling hydro-electric power generation to integrated logistics fleet management systems. Relevant OMG standards include: 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 the 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 the OMG's specifications. Andrew is always happy to answer questions about OMG's specifications or process.

1000 - 1030 Morning Refreshments
1030 - 1100 Strategy and Roadmap of Industrie 4.0 for International Standardization                                                  VIEW PDF
Alexander Bentkus, Project Manager Standardization Council Industrie 4.0, VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies

Abstract: Industrie 4.0 stands for a complete accessibility from the real world of an industrial plant to the digital image and vice versa. With digitization, this creates new opportunities for value creation for industrial suppliers and industrial operators worldwide. For this reason, international standardization is of crucial importance for the successful implementation of the German Industrie 4.0 activities. For the implementation of a digitized industry, cross-linked standards between the industries, like IEC/ISO with those from the digital industry are required. Therefore a new approach by launching the Standardization Council Industrie 4.0 was established by the associations bitkom, VDMA, ZVEI, the standardization organizations DIN & DKE and the Plattform Industrie 4.0. Core tasks are to initiate, coordinate and implement international Industrie 4.0 standardization activities.

Bio: Alexander Bentkus works at DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE and in this role at the new founded Standardization Council Industrie 4.0. He looks back of over 20 years industrial work experience within Development, Manufacturing and Product Marketing and holds a Diploma of Engineering.

1100 - 1130 The Industrial Internet Consortium's Smart Factory Task Group: Driving Manufacturing IIoT Standards, Adoption and Best Practices
John Kowal, Director, Business Development, B&R Industrial Automation Corp., Industrial Internet Consortium, Smart Factory Task Group


Abstract: The Smart Factory Task Group was formed in 2016 to promote collaboration, education and standards specific to IIoT in manufacturing. The Smart Factory group highlights the progress of IIC testbeds, task groups, allied industry organizations such as Industry 4.0, to help business and technologyy leaders in the discrete manufacturing and process industries understand and adopt evolving IIoT best practices.

Bio: John Kowal is responsible for B&R's business development and marketing of industrial automation technologies in North America. Leadership role in B&R's Global Packaging Solutions Group. Member of OMAC and PMMI Boards of Directors, PMMI trade show strategy and global marketing committees, Purdue Calumet dean's executive council, ISA, IoPP, Automation Conference advisory board

1130 - 1200 AutomationML - Industrie 4.0 Candidate Standard for Asset Model Engineering and Plug & Work                     VIEW PDF
Dr. Kym Watson, Deputy Head of Information Management and Production Control Department
Dr. Thomas Usländer, Fraunhofer IOSB,  Head of Information Management and Production Control Department

Abstract: According to the Reference Architecture Model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI4.0; recently published as IEC PAS 63088 Ed1: Smart Manufacturing), assets of all layers of the automation pyramid from the field up to the enterprise levels including the products being produced, shall be modelled in a unified way. The so-called I4.0 component provides the asset modelling concepts including meta-data about the asset (topology, properties, capabilities, functionalities,…) to be made accessible via a uniform interface. Hence there is a need to provide a common modelling language that is, on the one hand, flexible enough to basically encompass all asset descriptions, and on the other hand, is already accepted in the industrial community. The presentation explains how the standard IEC 62714 AutomationML fulfills these requirements. Furthermore, it illustrates how AutomationML, when applied in combination with the IEC 62541 communication architecture OPC-UA, may also contribute to solve the needs for plug-and-work in industrial plants. Plug-and-work is designed to adapt or even replace plant assets efficiently with a minimum of engineering effort.

Bio: Kym Watson received an Honours Degree in Sciences (1974) and a PhD in mathematics (1978) from the Flinders University of South Australia. He has been a scientist at Fraunhofer IOSB, Karlsruhe since 1982 and is currently deputy head of the department "Information Management and Process Control". His expertise includes modeling and performance evaluation of computer networks, information management systems with geospatial data based on sensor networks, as well as development of technology roadmaps for Industrial Internet of Things and automation systems. He leads the IIC Smart Factory Web Testbed project at Fraunhofer IOSB in which architectures for Industrial Internet of Things are investigated and tested.

Bio: Thomas Usländer holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and a PhD in Engineering of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. He is head of the department "Information Management and Production Control" and speaker of the business unit "Automation" at Fraunhofer IOSB. His research interests include service engineering and open architectures for the Industrial Internet of Things. He contributes to several Industrie 4.0 working groups, is member of the expert panel of the Standardization Council Industrie 4.0 (SCI4.0) , got the OMG Application Award 2000 and the DIN Innovation Award 2017.
1200 - 1330 Attendee Networking Luncheon
1330 - 1400 Digital transformation and the need for Model-Based Engineering
TBA GfSE Gesellschaft für Systems Engineering, German Chapter of INCOSE
1400 - 1430 prostep ivip - Smart Engineering meets Smart Production                                                                            VIEW PDF
Rachel Bauer, Technical Program Manager, prostep ivip

Abstract: To face the challenges of I4.0 and the digital transformation, industry must rely on workable standards like FMI, SysML and others. Furthermore, an improved communication between engineering and production is becoming a key factor in the successful implementation of Digital Manufacturing and the Digital Twin. The prostep ivip association has been supporting industry in these challenges for several years, in close collaboration with partners like OMG. Two representative projects from prostep ivip´s program will be presented, building the bridge between Engineering and Production: "Smart Systems Engineering" and "Synched Factory Twins".

Bio: Rachel Bauer is Technical Program Manager for prostep ivip and therefore responsible for about 25 projects within prostep ivip, which are dealing with topics like Systems Engineering, Requirements Management, Digital Twin, Long-Term Archiving and, in general, with enabling the Digital Transformation and improving collaboration through standardization. Rachel Bauer holds a M.Sc. degree in mathematics from the Technical University of Darmstadt.
1430 - 1500 Software Security and Quality Issues in the Industrial Internet                                                                         VIEW PDF
Dr.  Bill Curtis, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)

Abstract:  Since IoT will be integrating systems built by different vendors and manufacturers, incorrect assumptions about how different systems work and integrate will be a major challenge. Software components will have to work in an environment characterized by supply chains with other components undergoing frequent change, a dark universe of potential interactions with software the developer was unaware of, and sly attack patterns by those with nefarious intent. The CISQ measures for software quality characteristics such as Reliability, Security, Performance Efficiency, and Maintainability will be described as a critical component of ensuring software in IoT systems is dependable and trustworthy.

Bio: Dr. Curtis is currently a Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist of CAST Software, Inc. He is also the Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality, a Special Interest Group of OMG. He is best known for leading the development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) while at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He co-founded TeraQuest Metrics in 1993, which was acquired by Borland Software Corporation in 2005. During 1983-1990 he founded the Human Interface Laboratory and later led Design Process Research at MCC, the American Fifth Generation Computer Research Consortium in Austin, Texas. Previously he developed a global software productivity and quality measurement system at ITT's Programming Technology Center and led research on software development practices in General Electric Space Division (now a division of Lockheed Martin). He started his career as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington where he also taught behavioral statistics. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to software process improvement and measurement.
1500 - 1530 Afternoon Refreshments
1530 - 1600 From Concept to Manufacturing: Transforming Product Creation in the Connected and Cognitive Era                 VIEW PDF
Graham Bleakley, IBM IoT Watson, OMG UAF Co-Chair

Abstract: Product complexity is increasing, as are competition and quality standards.Industry 4.0 Initiatives around the world are tackling these challenges using advanced technologies such as the IoT, big data analytics and cognitive computing. This talk describes how the Watson IoT solution stack and ecosystem addresses these needs in areas from continuous product engineering to smart manufacturing . It describes the architecture and key capabilities that transform product creation: model based engineering, horizontal integration to manufacturing, connected manufacturing leveraging connected assets, predictive and cognitive processes, leading to an optimized shop floor. It will also discuss the manufacturing to engineering feedback loop.

Bio: Graham Bleakley Ph.D, originally worked at Ford Motor Co. in the area of production manufacture and testing. He left there to do a degree in Mechanical Engineering that lead to a Ph.D in Model Based Systems Engineering as applied to safety critical robotic systems. He has been working in the application of MBSE to the safety critical domain for the past 20 years within the A&D and Automotive sectors. He currently works for IBM Watson IoT, where he helps develop integrated industry solutions based upon IBM products. Graham is a co-chair of the OMG UPDM/UAF group and lead architect for UPDM 2/UAF 1.0. He is also an IBM representative to the IIC working with the IIRA. He is now looking at ways of applying his experience of working with Architecture Frameworks to the development of the IOT, manufacturing and to cognitive projects around MBSE.
16:00 - 16:30 Bridging the Digital & Physical Worlds: IoT & Model-based Approaches in Manufacturing                                 VIEW PDF
Hedley Apperly, PTC VP Solution Management (MBSE), OMG Board of Directors

Abstract: This session introduces PTC's IoT solution and supporting capabilities for digital engineering and manufacturing. Following an introduction, the first half of the presentation focusses on the engineering of IoT systems and products, particularly the model driven IoT software engineering and bridging the gap between physical products and digital design. The second section looks at PTC's IIoT manufacturing solution, based on its ThingWorx technology stack,

Bio:  Hedley Apperly BSc (Hons) MA, is a VP of Solution Management at PTC, responsible for Model-based Systems Engineering. He has graduate and post graduate qualifications in engineering, computing & strategic marketing, backed up with 20 years of senior product management experience in the modeling tools domain. Hedley is an author and visionary on methodologies, modeling and reuse. He is also a member of the OMG Board of Director and has been actively involved in defining industry standards such as UML, SysML and ReqIF. He was involved in writing Component Based Development for Enterprise Systems (1998 Cambridge University Press). Hedley also co-authored Component Based Software Engineering; Putting the Pieces Together (1999, Addison-Wesley) and Service- and Component-based Development; Using the Select Perspective and UML (2002, Addison Wesley.)

1630 - 1700 OMG Manufacturing Technology and Information Systems (ManTIS) Task Force perspectives on Smart Manufacturing
Uwe Kaufmann, CEO ModelAlchemy Consulting , Co-Chair of the OMG ManTIS Domain Task Force                  
Michael Pfenning, PLM Consultant at XPLM Co-Chair of the OMG ManTIS Domain Task Force                                

Abstract: ManTIS' work is currently focusing on the integration of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). The presenters want to discuss the issues related to this integration issue and give an outlook on the potentials of holistic product development to Smart Manufacturing.

Bio: Uwe Kaufmann works as an independent consultant for interoperability and enterprise integration in the area of PLM, software-, and systems-engineering. Since 2003 Uwe co-chairs OMG's Manufacturing Technology and Industrial Systems DTF and co-chairs the INCOSE/GfSE PLM4MBSE WG. Before starting a business as an independent consultant, he worked as a senior researcher for Fraunhofer IPK. Uwe received a diploma in Mathematics from Humboldt University.
1700 - 1745 Panel Discussion - What Standards Specifications Do We Need?
Moderator:  Claude Baudoin, Owner and Principal Consultant for cébé IT and Knowledge Management
Hedley Apperly, PTC VP Solution Management (MBSE), OMG Board of Directors
Alexander Bentkus, Project Manager Standardization Council Industrie 4.0, VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies
Dr. Kym Watson, Deputy Head of Information Management and Production Control Department
Graham Bleakley, IBM IoT Watson, OMG UAF Co-Chair
Uwe Kaufmann, CEO ModelAlchemy Consulting , Co-Chair of the OMG ManTIS Domain Task Force
Larry Johnson, Vice President & Technical Director, Object Management Group
1745 - 1800 Wrap up and next steps
1800 - 2000 Networking Cocktail Reception 

agenda subject to change with or without notice


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