From a communications perspective, the design of transmission mechanisms that meet new prescribed trade-offs between high efficiency, high reliability, and very low latency on a large scale will be sought. Beyond the problem of broadband connectivity to the Internet for human-controlled terminals, the issues posed by machine connectivity and large-scale machine network optimization must be addressed, where machines in the context of the industry 4.0 range from low-capability sensors (akin to those used in the context of IoT), to cars, to intelligent robots.
The central question will be “how to achieve the above aggressive communications needs while meeting the required security constraints of industrial environments”. To address this question, a design synergy between communications protocol and security methods will be investigated.
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