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InDeCo - Detach Communication from the Interconnection via an automatic zero-configuration, service-oriented Network Handling

Dennis Krummacker; Hans Dieter Schotten
In: 25. ITG Fachbericht Mobilkommunikation Technologien und Anwendungen. VDE/ITG Fachtagung Mobilkommunikation (MKT-2021), IEEE Xplore, VDE, 2021.


Industry 4.0 (I4.0), Digitalization, Automation, 5G. These count among the major leading subjects of our time. Unarguably,they afford remarkable room for progression of human society. Behind all these resides the basic idea of increasing theoutput and decreasing the required human input in terms of an individual’s invested effort. Exactly that idea is also themain goal for this paper. Given the mentioned key topics, all goes down to interacting machines, which means automatedcommunication. But before the state of automated communicating machines, always human effort has to be invested. Anetwork has to be built, this network needs to be configured and not to forget, the communicating applications have to bedeveloped to start with. Nowadays, this always requires a significant amount of expert consideration and manual setting-up,induces rigid environments, restrict compatibility and also bears susceptibility for failure. This is mostly due to the factthat the actual communication itself, that is, peculiarities of the underlying transmission technology must be handled. Toeradicate the dependency, an interlayer was developed and implemented, which detaches a communicating entity from thecommunication itself. This manifests itself in various respects. The resulting work simplifies the process of communicationand operation of a physical network for every participating party regardless of the actual roll-out. In addition, alreadybefore the phase of deployment and operation, the process of developing an network application is also vastly simplifiedsince from an application nothing is required but announcing its communication intention and sending out messages.