Antonio Corradi, full professor at the University of Bologna in the area of Computer Networks, works in all fields of distributed and parallel middleware, from pervasive and heterogeneous computing, to cloud solutions, mobile systems and social applications for smart cities (in teaching and research, in large projects and in many other local initiatives). He is deeply involved in technology transfer, toward local organizations and companies, and international organizations (not only within the EU). In the last few years, among many other responsibilities, he is engaged as local UNIBO representative for Latin America and the chair of the High Technology Network for ICT of Emilia Romagna.
Industry 4.0 for IoT:
A new killer application area in need of focus and standard
IoT that covers billions of very different and everywhere present sensors and devices has created an unprecedented opportunity of connecting the earth with a new ecosystem where you have online information for any interesting possible event and source. After the pioneer phases where many protocols have been proposed and put together in a not harmonized environment typically by using ad hoc protocols and solutions, IoT faces a revolutionary challenge of proposing a global solution environment so to put together a sort of killer application: of course, many areas can offer the example, domotics, smart cities, etc., but Industry 4.0 seems a promising field in which to show how technology can drive a real innovation step ahead. The keynote focuses on the most important challenges that the revolution of Industry 4.0 can pose to IoT to show the current achievements as an unavoidable trend toward the ground-breaking advancements that can stem from both. We focus on the requirements to implement the new solutions in terms of services and also on some guidelines among all QoS indicators that can enable that success, in particular security and standardization.