Position in the organisation: Research Expert
Biography note: Stamatis Karnouskos is with SAP as a Research Expert on M2M / Internet of Things, investigating the added-value of integrating networked embedded devices in enterprise systems. For more than 15 years Stamatis leads efforts in several European Commission and industry funded projects related to industrial automation, smart grids, Internet-based services and architectures, software agents, mobile commerce, security and mobility. Stamatis is actively involved in several consultations at European Commission and German level dealing with System of Systems, Internet of Things, energy efficiency, SmartGrids, and various R&D projects at European level. Stamatis serves in the technical advisory board of Internet Protocol for Smart Objects Alliance (IPSO) and the Permanent Stakeholder Group of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).
Parallel Workshop Session W2.6 – “Cyber-Physical- Systems in the Cloud Era”
Future factories are expected to be complex System of Systems (SoS) that will empower a new generation of today hardly realizable, or too costly to do so, applications and services. New sophisticated enterprise- wide monitoring and control approaches will be possible due to the prevalence of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), which have made Machine-to-Machine (M2M) interactions a key competitive advantage and market differentiator. This will be possible due to several disruptive advances, as well as the cross-domain fertilization of concepts and the amalgamation of IT-driven approaches in the traditional industrial automation systems. The Factory of the Future (FoF) will rely on a large ecosystem of systems where collaboration at large scale will take place. Additionally with the emergence of Cloud Computing, it is expected that Cyber-Physical Systems will harness its benefits, such as resource-flexibility, scalability, etc. and not only enhance their own functionality but also enable a much wider consumption of their own data and services. The result will be a highly dynamic flat information-driven infrastructure that will empower the rapid development of better and more efficient next generation industrial applications while in parallel satisfying the agility required by modern enterprises.