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07. - 08. October 2020
Virtual Conference

TSN/A Conference

Time: Central European Time / CET

Complete Program

Day 1 - Wednesday, 07. October 2020

Parallel Sessions

14:30 - 17:30
Session 1 Opening Session
14:30 - 15:00
Welcome Hallway Discussion  
Participate in our hallway discussion formats and exchange views with other participants and experts on various topics related to TSN and find answers to your own questions. You decide if and how you want to get involved - via chat or video call.
15:00 - 15:10
Opening remarks
15:10 - 16:00
Keynote: Industry 4.0 and its Eco-Systems – State of Play Volker Bibelhausen, Weidmüller Interface  
About 10 years ago the idea of Industry 4.0 inspired the worldwide factory automation community. A standardized digital infrastructure in combination with seamlessly integrated engineering tools on one side and cross-domain value streams on the other side proposed greater speed and flexibility in manufacturing – a transformation from traditional manufacturing to autonomous smart one-piece-flow production systems in the future. Since then, but latest with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn coming along, things have become more complex and dynamic. New challenges are arising for us engineers. To begin with, the ongoing global climate change requires a closer look at the future of energy generation and its efficient use. This needs an alignment with targets of the Industry 4.0 movement. As well as, the limits of globalization with changing customer behavior, e. g. in travel, and the consumption impact the global manufacturing industry. Finally, the vision of data driven business models promised new opportunities but needs to be sized and shaped further to fit the needs of today’s changing world. What influence could this have on the required digital eco- and communication systems and corresponding technologies? How can renewable energy sources be integrated into an Industry 4.0 environment? And what has TSN to do with it? These and some more thoughts and observations are abstracted in a key note by Volker Bibelhausen, Speaker of the Board and CTO of the Weidmüller Group, a German company with 5000 associates, specialized in smart industrial connection technology and part of the global factory automation community.
16:00 - 17:00
Standards (IEEE 802.1 update, IEC/IEEE 60802 update, P802.1DG update, 3GPP update) Dr. Janos Farkas, Ericsson; Gino Masini, Ericsson; Ludwig Winkel, L.A.N. Winkel; Craig Gunther, Craig Gunther Consulting  
IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards, which specify the base technology for deterministic behavior on 802 networks, are continuing to evolve. In an effort to ease the integration of TSN into various markets TSN profile specifications are being developed to ensure interoperability and facilitate the adoption of the technology. The 802.1CM cellular fronthaul profile has been amended. The IEC/IEEE 60802 Industrial Automation profile and the 802.1DG automotive profile are progressing towards technical maturity. New profiles are on the horizon. Furthermore, TSN has been extended to wireless by the completion of the specification that is necessary for the integration of 5G with TSN.
17:00 - 17:30

Parallel Sessions

17:30 - 20:00
Session 2 5G & Wireless
17:30 - 18:00
Deployment Scenarios of 5G with Time-Sensitive Networking for Smart Manufacturing Dr. Joachim Sachs, Ericsson  
5G supports wireless ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC); interworking of 5G with TSN has been specified so that 5G acts as virtual TSN bridge in a TSN network. This allows time sensitive communication in an integrated 5G-TSN network, including TSN compatible time synchronization. This contribution presents how 5G can be deployed together with TSN for industrial automation, by looking into specific manufacturing use cases. These include advanced industrial robotics controlled from the cloud, communication between industrial controllers, the centralized control of an AGV fleet, and adaptive production based on real-time monitoring of the production process.
18:00 - 18:30
TSN over 5G:  A working testbed and lessons learnt from it Dr. Fatih Ulupinar, Qualcomm Technologies  
5G is designed ground-up to address many verticals, one of which is Industrial IOT and support for the factory of the future. Industrial IOT has many special requirements, including high reliability, low latency, flexibility, and security, and 5G system is perfectly matched to satisfy these stringent requirements. We built a testbed to study the application of 5G in a factory setting, complete with a conveyer belt, a vision system and a robotic arm to manipulate the objects. We present the challenges we faced and how 5G provided solutions to overcome these obstacles.
18:30 - 19:00
Time-Sensitive Networking over 5G Campus Networks for Industrial Use Cases Dr. Alexander Willner, Fraunhofer FOKUS  
To meet industrial communication requirements, a number of field bus approaches were developed in the Operational Technology (OT) context. Within the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), these approaches get replaced or augmented by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT); foremost, by Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards. However, reliable, low-latency and deterministic wireless communication standardization is still in its infancy. The upcoming 3GPP specifications try to fill this gap and to experimentally validate these concepts, we have started to implemented a first research prototype of a TSN Translator (TT) to enable TSN communication over a local 5G Campus network.
19:00 - 19:30
Wireless TSN: Opportunities, Challenges, and Industry Benefits of Extending TSN Capabilities over Wireless Networks Dave Cavalcanti, Intel/Avnu Alliance  
The industry has begun to make TSN capabilities over wireless a reality -- although TSN has traditionally been based on Ethernet, some of the fundamental capabilities, such as 802.1AS-based time distribution, have already been extended to operate over 802.11/Wi-Fi and integration with 5G standards have also been developed. Despite the significant momentum and progress, more work is needed to bring Wireless TSN capabilities to market. This session introduces the basic terminology, use cases, standards, as well as opportunities & challenges in extending TSN capabilities over wireless networks with TSN, from Dave Cavalcanti, Avnu Alliance’s Wireless TSN workgroup chair.
19:30 - 20:00
5G & Wireless Hallway Discussion  
Participate in our hallway discussion formats and exchange views with other participants and experts on various topics related to TSN and find answers to your own questions. You decide if and how you want to get involved - via chat or video call.
17:30 - 20:00
Session 3 Software, Systems, & Open Source
17:30 - 18:00
A roadmap to a mature open source ecosystem for TSN Mohan Karthik, ADI/Avnu Alliance  
We at AVnu, have recently kick started an Open Source Software task group that has the goal to catalyze TSN adoption by establishing a solid open source software foundation for adopters. This paper will talk about our charter, our analysis till date, gaps as they exist today and will also use this opportunity to call out in general for collective effort to take TSN adoption to the next level. We will touch not only on the growing support in Linux, but will also call out on the lack of support on non-Linux, bare-metal systems.
18:00 - 18:30
TSN-Endpoints Revisited – Enable your Applications with TSN Using Free Open Source Solutions Philipp Neher, ISW  
“What is necessary to make my application TSN-capable?” With the increasing relevance of TSN and the availability of TSN-ready hardware, more companies are confronted with this question. Recent preempt-RT Linux kernels and other open solutions provide the tools to create TSN-capable industrial applications without the need for in-depth knowledge of the TSN functions. By using this set of open tools as a starting point, developers can focus on their application without worrying about the implementation. This presentation introduces available open solutions and gives a practical guide on how to get started based on the AccessTSN endpoint reference solution.
18:30 - 19:00
Cost-optimized TSN platform for aerospace applications based on RTEMS OS Jorge Sanchez Garrido, University of Granada; Rafael Rodríguez, Seven Solutions  
Deterministic, time-critical software applications require careful integration between the real-time operating system and the TSN primitives providing deterministic networking capabilities. This presentation describes the implementation of an RTEMS 5.0 TSN station based on a static memory paradigm with a low-FPGA footprint Zynq-7000 node featuring gPTP synchronization adapted from the OpenAvnu Project, custom Ethernet drivers ported from the Xilinx Linux repositories, configuration APIs (gPTP and TSN subsystem), and support for real-time user-level tasks. This has resulted in a versatile framework, as illustrated with its applications for aerospace microlaunchers and critical infrastructure monitoring with distributed computer vision systems.
19:00 - 19:30
Architecture of Switched Endpoints in Linux Kurt Kanzenbach, Linutronix  
Switched endpoints are a popular choice in TSN networks in industrial environments. Those devices eliminate the need for additional switches and reduce the cost of cabling. Due to its popularity and capabilities for embedded systems, many TSN endstations are run by real time Linux. A switched endpoint consists of an enddevice and a switch. Most of the Linux TSN mechanisms are endpoint specific. The switching part is configured using corresponding frameworks. In this contribution we show an overview of the switched endpoint architecture in Linux and how the existing mechanisms work together for running real time applications including performance measurements.
19:30 - 20:00
Software, Systems, & Open Source Hallway Discussion  
Participate in our hallway discussion formats and exchange views with other participants and experts on various topics related to TSN and find answers to your own questions. You decide if and how you want to get involved - via chat or video call.

Day 2 - Thursday, 08. October 2020

Parallel Sessions

14:30 - 17:30
Session 4 Industrial
14:30 - 15:00
Generic Hallway Discussion  
Participate in our hallway discussion formats and exchange views with other participants and experts on various topics related to TSN and find answers to your own questions. You decide if and how you want to get involved - via chat or video call.
15:00 - 15:30
Status of OPC UA over TSN Standardization Peter Lutz, OPC Foundation; Alexander Ziegler, Siemens  
The Field Level Communications initiative of the OPC Foundation targets to extend OPC UA to the field level including support of TSN enabled Ethernet networks based on IEC/IEEE 60802. This will advance cross-vendor end-to-end interoperability into field devices for all relevant industry automation use-cases. This presentation provides an overview on the progress of the TSN-related work within the OPC Foundation. In particular, a solution approach is presented which extends the existing OPC UA base information models to support the configuration and monitoring of QoS settings, TSN streams and network interfaces for the needs of deterministic and converged industrial networks.
15:30 - 16:00
Backbones in flexible TSN networks Christian Liss, InnoRoute  
The research project TSN4KMU investigates two use cases: a migration path from various field busses to a common TSN backbone, and a pure TSN scenario, with a high-speed TSN backbone. TSN backbones allow • to easily integrate legacy protocols, • to integrate IT functions into OT networks, and • to quickly gain the advantages of TSN networks. In the project, the TSN4KMU project partners integrate protocol-specific accelerators for selected fieldbus protocols and edge computing accelerators into a line-speed TSN switch. The talk provides insights into the general idea of TSN backbones, issues in such set-ups, and the configuration of those networks.
16:00 - 16:30
Building DDS systems on top of TSN: best practices, successes and challenges Reiner Duwe, Real-Time Innovations (RTI); Reinier Torenbeek, Real-Time Innovations (RTI)  
OMG's Data Distribution Service (DDS) is the protocol for data-centric connectivity, used to control, monitor, secure and optimize demanding industrial IoT systems. In theory, its intended use goes well with TSN networks. TSN can provide true network QoS in a fashion that aligns with DDS philosophies. Conversely, DDS can be seen as a technology that allows for leveraging TSN at a higher abstraction level. In this talk, we will discuss early practical experiences with building real-life DDS systems on top of TSN networks, with early adopters in the domains of automotive/transportation and industrial control. This will cover an overview of the different steps required to achieve the desired results, including the challenges encountered and the successes achieved.
16:30 - 17:00
Experiences from Prototyping OPC UA over TSN Lukas Wüsteney, Hirschmann Automation and Control; Alen Mehmedagic, Schneider Electric  
The OPC Foundation is currently in the process of defining a framework for the configuration of TSN for OPC UA PubSub. This will be used by the OPC FLC Initiative for the integration of TSN into common industrial networks, currently focusing on the centralized TSN configuration model. Hirschmann and Schneider Electric have jointly been prototyping the integration of the centralized and dynamic TSN configuration plane of OPC UA PubSub over TSN as an essential part of FLC over TSN. In this presentation, we will outline our key experiences and draw conclusions regarding the configuration capabilities via (in-progress) standardized configuration interfaces.
17:00 - 17:30
17:30 - 20:00
Session 5 Closing Session
17:30 - 18:00
Comparing the adoption of TSN between automotive and non-automotive networks. Avik Bhattacharya, Keysight Technologies  
Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) is being found useful by different industries outside Automotive for handling time critical traffic - for example, Professional Audio-Video, Industrial Automation and 5G fronthaul space. The requirement are very different and therefore the profile for TSN required for each of these industries are different. This presentation will compare the automotive need for TSN vs. the non-automotive industries’ need. Our experience from providing test equipment for all those industries shows that testing strategies are different as well. The presentation will also focus on the test methodologies in non-automotive domains and if they can be adopted in automotive.
18:00 - 18:30
Taking benefit from TSN in Automotive and in Time-aware Wireless set-ups Dr. Armando Astarloa, SoC-e  
Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is evolving at different speeds. While the equipment vendors start to offer to the market TSN products based on the most stable and tested features, the technology providers push actions for evaluating the newest TSN capabilities. This presentation presents two innovative use-cases and pilots where SoC-e TSN Technology has been applied. The first one, presents a DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH comprehensive TSN setup for Automotive Applications. The second one, focused on factory automation, has been developed by Ikerlan Research Center combining wired TSN networks and Wireless ones sharing the same synchronization layer.
18:30 - 19:00
TSN Security: Detecting and Preventing attacks on time synchornization Alon Regev, Keysight Technologies  
Many TSN algorithms, including 802.1Qav, 802.1Qbv, and 802.1Qci, rely on time synchronization. If a bad actor can interrupt the timing synchronization, or worse, cause the network devices to believe they are synchronized when in reality they are not synchronized, bad things can occur. The presentation will discuss how to prevent and detect attacks, including: - using authentication to validate the sender, data in the packet, and prevent replay - detecting cases where the timing of 1588 frames has been modified (delayed) to cause time synchronization to be incorrect - Best practices to secure time 1588 / 802.1AS
19:00 - 19:30
TSN across Markets: The Core Benefits of ‘One TSN’ Greg Schlechter, Intel/Avnu Alliance; Tom Weingartner, Analog Devices; Henning Kaltheuner, d&b audiotechnik  
Multiple industries use TSN today. How does TSN best serve these different markets, how should network value chains evolve? What does the trend towards converged networks mean for TSN? How can industries fulfill the need for time-critical and best-effort data, along with alarms and events to sharing a single network with audio and video? This session, presented by domain-experts from Avnu Alliance, addresses the various dynamics across markets and throughout the value chain, including why TSN must have a strong common ecosystem accessible to all markets and how TSN can then be tailored to meet market demands of industry profiles.
19:30 - 19:40
Closing remarks
19:40 - 20:00
Industrial Hallway Discussion  
Participate in our hallway discussion formats and exchange views with other participants and experts on various topics related to TSN and find answers to your own questions. You decide if and how you want to get involved - via chat or video call.

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