Milestone and STG Meeting in Seville

On the 24th and 25th of March the CyberFactory#1 partners came together in Seville for the Milestone 12 workshop and the strategy meeting. We were hosted by Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) in Tablada and were able to see the local use-case, the Roboshave, during a factory tour. As it was a hybrid event, partners who were unable to travel to Seville had the possibility to join virtually.

The milestone 12 workshop marked the last milestone before the final demonstration and review of the project at the end of May. The use-case owners and contributors presented their preliminary demonstrations and received feedback from the consortium.

The Roboshave use-case by Airbus received special attention as it is located at the Tablada site. The use-case is focused on the optimization of robotic manufacturing systems through automation based on IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) technologies. The Roboshave is an automated rivet shaving machine for use in the shaving of jo-bolt rivets in structural components of an aircraft. Next to Airbus Defence and Space Spain, Airbus CyberSecurity France and Airbus CyberSecurity Germany are also involved in this use-case. The optimization capabilities of the Roboshave were presented by Airbus Defence and Space. The first optimization capability focuses on real time sensing and tracking. This is implemented by (near) real-time machine data acquisition, including process and product data, through an IIoT platform deployed for the ADS Tablada Factory. The second capability refers to human/machine optimization. For the Roboshave this is accomplished by the automation of communication between the machine and the manufacturing execution system (MES) application, thereby saving human time and improving traceability. The capabilities demonstration was followed by a demo of the digital twin of the Roboshave by Airbus CyberSecurity France. The third part of the presentation, given by Airbus CyberSecurity Germany, was focused on anomaly detection and the use of mitigation measures.

The Roboshave at the Tablada site.

The other use-case demonstrations followed a similar outline but were kept much shorter. The STG Meeting on the following day was used by the consortium partners to exchange feedback, to align the work for the remaining project months and prepare the final demonstrations of use-cases.

Call for papers for our second CyberFactory#1 Workshop at the ESM2021!

Call for Papers to be presented at the 35th European Simulation and Modelling Conference

October 27 – October 29, 2021, Rome, Italy

2. Workshop: CyberFactory – Optimization & Resilience of Factories of the Future

This workshop focuses on the development and application of methods for modeling and simulation of CPS for the factory of the future (FoF). With the advent of Industry 4.0, digitalization and automation processes have moved into the focus of industry. The primary goal is not the optimization of a single production plant, but of the factory as a whole by the marriage of physical assets and advanced digital technologies, such as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and robots. From a modeling perspective, the individual components of the factory thus become cyber-physical systems (CPS) that communicate, analyze, and act upon information, enabling more flexible and responsive production. This track focuses on the development and application of methods for modeling and simulation of CPS for the factory of the future (FoF).

The organizers invite contributions with a focus towards CPS in the FoF that describe problem statements, trends, and emerging ideas in the engineering and application of CPS in industrial production.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirements on CPS modeling for optimization and resilience of the FoF
  • Architectures for the FoF
  • Application of existing CPS models to industry: benefits and gaps
  • Usage of digital twins for optimization and resilience in the FoF
  • Data lake exploitation for the FoF
  • Models & Simulations for the identification of threats on safety and security in the FoF
  • Tool support for modeling & simulation of the FoF
  • Uncertainties and predictions in the FoF models
  • Modeling of human-machine-interaction in the FoF
  • Distributed manufacturing
  • Cyber resilience modeling for the FoF

Paper format:

Participants may submit a 5 page full paper or an 8 page extended paper (single spaced, double column) in PDF format. Paper formatting guidelines and templates can be found at All accepted papers will be published in the ESM’2020 Conference Proceedings.

Workshop format:

The workshop will be held as part of the European Simulation and Modeling Conference (ESM) 2021 to take place in Rome, Italy on October 27-29, 2021. It will feature peer-reviewed paper presentations organized according to the topics defined above. Papers not exceeding 8 pages must be submitted electronically via email in PDF format and must be conform to the submission guidelines.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee and will be evaluated on the basis of originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality of presentation and appropriate comparison to related work. The program committee as a whole will make final decisions about which submissions to accept for presentation at the conference.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission deadline:                           Jun 25th, 2021
Notification of acceptance/rejection:      Aug 21th, 2021
Camera ready paper:                                          Sep 27th, 2021
Workshop:                                                                Oct 27th-29th, 2021


Adrien Bécue (Airbus Cybersecurity)
Frank Oppenheimer (OFFIS e.V.)
Ilhan Kaya (Vestel)
Ingo Stierand (OFFIS e.V.)
Isabel Praça (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto)
Jarno Salonen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd)
Linda Feeken (OFFIS e.V.)

Linda Feeken,