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WFCS 2021 and Wireless Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

  • Welcome, Introduction and Workshop Objectives
    Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 13:00-13:30
    Kang Lee, NIST
    Richard Candell, NIST
    13:00 Welcome and introduction of participants – Mr. Kang Lee, NIST

    13:10 Workshop Objectives, Ongoing Work, and Expected Output – Dr. Richard Candell, NIST



  • Key note by Afif Oserian, Ericsson: 5G and Beyond for Industrial Automation - Performance Metrics
    Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 13:30-14:15
  • 5G (URLLC and TSN) for Industrial Automation: Raheeb Muzzafar, Silicon Austria Labs
    Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 14:15-14:45
  • Group discussion with attendee’s participation
    Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 14:50-15:30
    Chairs: Richard Candell, Kang Lee
    • Key definitions and Ontologies
    • Informational Technology Metrics
    • Operational Technology Metrics
    • What metrics we should address specifically for industrial wireless - where produced and measured, how collected, units (SI), etc.
  • Demonstration of before and after the implementation of TSN-based robotics operation and machine tending – Dr. Richard Candell, NIST
    Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 15:30-15:45
  • Demonstration of a new architecture for WLAN-based TSN: Perspective on requirements and performance evaluation – Dr. Iñaki Val, IKERLAN
    Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 15:45-16:00
  • Model-based Cosimulation and Design Space Exploration of Industrial Wireless Networks – Dr. Shuvra Bhattacharyya, University of Maryland
    Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 16:00-16:30
  • Group discussion with attendee’s participation
    Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 16:30-17:25
    Richard Candell
    Kang Lee
    * Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment Methods
    * What method we should address for industrial wireless - procedures for measurements, results expected, units (SI), etc.
  • Group discussion continued
    Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 17:30-18:00
    Richard Candell
    Kang Lee
    * IEEE-SA standards process - an example of why IEEE 1451 would be good for this effort. – Kang Lee, NIST
    * Proposed target standards body and standards project with objective, purpose, scope, working group operations, and timelines. – Dr. Richard Candell, NIST
  • Conclusion with Summary and Action Items
    Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 18:00-18:15
    Richard Candell
    Kang Lee

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

08:30-09:00​ ​Opening

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 08:30-09:00

Chairs: Hans-Peter Bernhard, Zhibo Pang

09:00-10:00​ Keynote by Andreas Müller: Industrial 5G: From Theory to Practice

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 09:00-10:00
Chairs: Hans-Peter Bernhard

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break 

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 10:00-10:15

Wireless Sensor Networks

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 10:15-11:55
Chairs: Stefano Scanzio, Tullio Facchinetti


  • 10:15-10:40 LD-000485 An Exact Scheduling Algorithm for Convergecast and Broadcast in Tree Topology WSNs -An Application to DSME-IEEE 802.15.4e-

Aasem Ahmad, Ricardo Severino , Zdenek Hanzalek

  • 10:40-11:05 LD-001554 Investigating redundancy of LoRaWAN for emergency notifications in industrial plants

Emiliano Sisinni, Paolo Bellagente, Alessandro Depari, Dhiego Fernandes Carvalho, Alessandra Flammini, Marco Pasetti, Stefano Rinaldi, Paolo Ferrari

  • 11:05-11:30 LD-001643 Enabling Listening Suspension in the Time Slotted Channel Hopping Protocol

Gianluca Cena, Stefano Scanzio, Adriano Valenzano

  • 11:30-11:55 LD-001694 RSSI-Based Location Classification Usinga Particle Filter to Fuse Sensor Estimates

Thomas Blazek, Julian Karoliny, Fjolla Ademaj, Hans-Peter Bernhard


Work In Progress Session 1

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 13:00-13:50
Chairs: Marcel Baunach, Raheeb Muzaffar


  • 13:00-13:10 LD-001902 Introducing resilience in industrial 5G systems using a digital twin approach

Gustavo Cainelli, Lutz Rauchhaupt

  • 13:10-13:20 LD-001945 Towards a Threat Modeling Approach Addressing Security and Safety in OT Environments

Siegfried Hollerer, Wolfgang Kastner, Thilo Sauter

  • 13:20-13:30 LD-002062 Towards Adding Safety and Security Properties to the Industry 4.0 Asset Administration Shell

Ali Mohammad Hosseini, Thilo Sauter, Wolfgang Kastner

  • 13:30-13:40 LD-002119 Communication of energy data in automation systems

Leif-Thore Reiche, Maxim Runge, Alexander Fay, Karl-Heinz Niemann

  • 13:40-13:50 LD-002054 AUTOSAR-compliant Clock Synchronization over CAN using Software Timestamping

Florian Luckinger, Thilo Sauter

Industry Forum: Deterministic Industrial Communication

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 14:00-15:30
Chairs: Thomas Strasser
  • 14:00 Dr. René Hummen,Hirschmann, Automation and Control GmbH, Germany
  • 14:20 Dr. Dietmar Bruckner, B&R Industrial Automation GmbH, Austria
  • 14:40 Kenneth Lee, Schneider Electric, USA

Thursday, 10 June 2021


08:30-09:00​ ​Opening

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 08:30-09:00

Chairs: Hans-Peter Bernhard, Zhibo Pang

09:00-10:00​ Keynote by Wilfried Steiner: The TSN Configuration Challenge

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 09:00-10:00
Chairs: Hans-Peter Bernhard

Time Sensitive Networks and Applications

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 10:05-12:30
Chairs: Iñaki Val, Mahin Atiq


  • 10:05-10:30 LD-001341 A Mechanism for Seamless Cryptographic Rekeying in Real-Time Communication Systems

Heiko Buehler, Andreas Walz, Axel Sikora

  • 10:30-10:55 LD-001538 Impact of Packet Filtering on Time-Sensitive Networking Traffic

Lukas Wuesteney, Michael Menth, René Hummen, Tobias Heer

  • 10:55-11:20 LD-001481 Heterogeneous Synchronization in Converged Wired and Wireless Time-Sensitive Networks

Maximilian Schuengel, Steven Dietrich, David Ginthr, Shun-Ping Chen, Michael Kuhn

  • 11:20-11:45 LD-000582 Out-of-sync Schedule Robustness for Time-sensitive Networks

Silviu Craciunas, Ramon Serna Oliver

  • 11:45-12:10 LD-001562 How to Quantify Packet Importance for Real-Time Control: A Feature-Oriented Perspective

Xin Tong, Zhen Meng, Guodong Zhao, Liying Li, Zhi Chen


Special Session: Reliable Wireless Mechatronics for the Factory Floor

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 13:30-15:10
Chairs: Rick Candell, Mohamed Hany Kashef


  • 13:30-13:55 LD-001368 Wireless Time Sensitive Networking for Industrial Collaborative Robotic Workcells

Susruth Sudhakaran, Karl Montgomery, Mohamed Kashef, Dave Cavalcanti, Richard Candell

  • 13:55-14:20 LD-001708 SHARP: Implementation of a Hybrid Wired-Wireless TSN Network to Enable Flexible Smart Factories

Óscar Seijo, Xabi Iturbe, Inaki Val

  • 14:20-14:45 LD-001414 Delay and Jitter Analysis in Industrial Control Systems: A Paper Mill Case Study

Rahul Nandkumar Gore, Elena Lisova, Johan Akerberg, Mats Bjorkman

  • 14:45-15:10 LD-001082 Feature Extraction and Classification for Communication Channels in Wireless Mechatronic Systems

Jing Geng, Mohamed Kashef, Richard Candell, Yongkang Liu, Karl Montgomery, Shuvra Bhattacharyya


Industry Forum Part 2

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 15:15-16:45
Chairs: Victor Huang
  • 15:15 Dr. Kim Fung Tsang, President, Honorary Advisors Committee, Greater Bay Area 5G Industry Alliance, Hong Kong, Recommended Wireless Interfaces to IEEE 1451 standards
  • 15:35 Richard Candell, NIST, USA, Industrial Wireless
  • 15:55 Francois Le, iotabeam, USA, Sensors Security in wireless?

Friday, 11 June 2021

08:30-09:00​ ​Opening

Friday, 11 June 2021, 08:30-09:00

Chairs: Hans-Peter Bernhard, Zhibo Pang

Wireless Communications

Friday, 11 June 2021, 09:00-10:15
Chairs: Michele Luvisotto, Patrik Denzler


  • 09:00-09:25 LD-001236 Interleaver in Coded Short Packets Transmission: A Preliminary Result

Zhan Ming, Zhibo Pang, Kan Yu, Dacfey Dzung

  • 09:2-09:50 LD-001775 Robust End-to-end Schedules for Wireless Time-sensitive Networks under Correlated Large-scale Fading

David Ginthoer, Rene Guillaume, Maximilian Schuengel, Hans-Dieter Schotten

  • 09:50-10:20 LD-001651 Safety Related Systems Design Methodology for Wireless Time-Varying Channels

Pablo Sanz, Pablo Angueira, Jon Montalban, Inaki Val


Work In Progress Session 2

Friday, 11 June 2021, 10:30-11:20
Chairs: Marcel Baunach, Raheeb Muzaffar


  • 10:30-10:40 LD-001937 End-to-end QoS Management in Self-Configuring TSN Networks

Andrea Garbugli, Armir Bujari, Paolo Bellavista

  • 10:40-10:50 LD-002135 Towards a Distributed Testbed for Wireless Embedded Devices for Industrial Applications

Leander B. Hoermann, Albert Pötsch, Christian Kastl, Peter Priller, Andreas Springer

  • 10:50-11:00 LD-002151 Impact of network centrality on the gateway designation of real-time TSCH networks

Miguel Gutierrez Gaitan, Luis Almeida, Alejandro Figueroa, Diego Dujovne

  • 11:00-11:10 LD-002178 A Computational Model for 6LoWPAN Multicast Routing

Philipp Raich, Wolfgang Kastner

  • 11:10-11:20 LD-002143 Assessing Open Interfaces and Protocols of PLCs for Computation Offloading at Field Level

Michael Gundall, Hans D. Schotten


Communication Technologies for Industry

Friday, 11 June 2021, 11:30-13:10
Chairs: Lukasz Wisniewski, Frank Golatowski


  • 11:30-11:55 LD-001384 Coexistence Management Methods and Tools for IO-Link Wireless

Dmytro Krush, Christoph Cammin, Thomas Doebbert, Ralf Heynicke, Gerd Scholl

  • 11:55-12:20 LD-001767 Integration of ISO/IEC/IEEE 21450 Transducer Electronic Datasheets into OPC UA Information Model

Muddasir Shakil, Alois Zoitl, Hans Peter Bernhard, Mahin K. Atiq

  • 12:20-12:45 LD-001511 Static Timing Analysis of OPC UA PubSub

Patrick Denzler, Thomas Frühwirth, Andreas Kirchberger, Martin Schoeberl, Wolfgang Kastner

  • 12:45-13:10 LD-001589 CSI-Free Enhanced PHY Security against Eavesdropping Attack based on Intelligent Surface for Industrial Wireless

Tengyue Zhang, Hong Wen, Zhibo Pang, Huanhuan Song


Closing Session

Friday, 11 June 2021, 13:15-13:45
Chairs: Hans-Peter Bernhard, Zhibo Pang