The general objectives of this book include the development of strategies, concepts and tools for the creation and implementation of cyber systems and cyber platforms capable of providing enhanced cyber security and interoperability, smart intrusion prevention, adaptive cyber defence, smart recovering (if needed) of the systems states, smart monitoring, control and management of Industry 4.0 complexes and related logistics systems (composed respectively of connected industrial and logistics modules of 4th generation, e.g., robotic equipment, logistics modules and units, technologic equipment, etc.), as well as their IT infrastructure(s).
The reality is that it is extremely difficult to provide full cyber defence and/or intrusion prevention of the smart networks that connect intelligent industrial and logistics modules, since the more intelligent the systems are, the more vulnerable they become. Therefore, the main efforts of the scientific publications developed in this book are focused on development and implementation of strategies, concepts and tools capable of providing intrusion prevention and cyber defence of smart IT infrastructure(s), but mostly of system core, that controls the entire Industry 4.0 and/or logistics networks, and (if necessary) the reconfiguration of the systems states in the smart infrastructures.
This publication focuses on the creation of concepts for smart environments and cyber platforms, which form the so-called “web of everything” and are (respectively) capable of providing generic turnkey solutions in a variety of application fields – e.g., creationofecosystems which are based on “Cyber Platform(s) for Connected Smart Objects” and are capable to interconnect, to control and to provide adaptive cyber defence and intrusion prevention (and even without human intervention) of connected 4G smart devices and embedded systems that can be integrated into smart IT infrastructures and service platforms and respectively – be implemented in the 4G industrial “world” (e.g., Industry 4.0 systems, intelligent logistics systems, intelligent transport, etc.). Therefore, the proposed concepts for Cyber-physical platforms (CPP) include also their openness to any type of simulation, optimization, and model-creation services (modules) that might appear in the future, i.e., CPP which could be open, scalable, with high-capacity and capable of transition from flexibility to agility in the simulated processes and the created genericmodels.
This publication also focuses on the development of strategies and concepts for industrial deployment of the proposed CPP across multiple sectors (such as industrial and logistics processes), with the support of identified participants who are capable to act as technology and IT infrastructure integrators.
All scientific publications developed in this book were presented during an Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), with the title “Cyber Defence in Industry 4.0 Systems and Related Logistics and IT Infrastructures”.
The ARW took place in Jyvaskyla, Finland in the time period: October 16 – October 21, 2017, and was sponsored by NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division, SPS Programme, Project G5172.
A Note on the Editor:
Prof. Dr. Eng. Konstantin DIMITROV is Head of Department “Logistics Engineering”, Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching and Research activities of Prof. Konstantin Dimitrov include:
Knowledge-based intelligent systems; implementation of neural, neuro-fuzzy and genetic systems for adaptive control, decision-making and reconfiguation of process/system behaviour; reliability and fault diagnosis of industrial systems; logistics engineering.
Prof. Konstantin Dimitrov is the author of more than 100 scientific publications, 6 books and 3 monographs. He is also a Director of many research and industrial projects and PhD Theses.