2024 Annual Digital Twin Workshop

This half-day event brings leading international researchers in model driven software engineering to showcase research challenges, current research and applications of model driven approaches to Digital Twins. The event is sponsored by the networking grant “Strengthening Global Partnerships: Digital Twinning for Stroke Care in Vietnam and Indonesia.”

The workshop will feature talks followed by a plenary discussion. While there has been significant research progress and focus on physics based digital twins to support use cases such as predictive maintenance, this workshop will aim to progress our understanding and designing of digital twins that have human behaviour aspects. The sessions will be particularly suited to those seeking a broader understanding of digital twins, the representational technologies, and the modelling methods that can be deployed in the design of digital twins. Some specific application areas include DT modelling for policy formulation and modelling for health.

Eventbrite link to register for the event: here.

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Grant news: Digital Twin for Stroke Care

The London Digital Twin Research Centre have been awarded an ISPF networking grant by the Academy of Medical Sciences. Our new project, “Strengthening Global Partnerships: Digital Twinning for Stroke Care in Vietnam and Indonesia,” will bring together experts from the UK, Vietnam, and Indonesia. This networking initiative is a step forward in creating international collaborations for the development of digital twin technology in stroke care, setting the stage for future expansive research projects in this innovative field.

The Academy of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society is administering the Networking Grants funded through the International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF). This will allow UK-based researchers and innovators to collaborate with international partners on multidisciplinary projects.

Final Project Workshop “Enhancing Resilience for Society with Digital Technologies: Case Studies of Urban Farming and Healthcare””

On 12th March 2024, the project team from Van Lang University (Vietnam), together with partners Middlesex University (UK) and Universitas Gajah Mada (Indonesia), organised the final workshop “Enhancing Resilience for Society with Digital Technologies: Case Studies of Urban Farming and Healthcare” in Campus 3 in Ho Chi Minh City. This event marks the conclusion of two ambitious Going Global Partnerships projects, funded by the British Council, that have fostered innovative collaborations between the United Kingdom, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Details of workshop programme: Programme

Dr Vu Thi Quyen gives her presentation

There were 80+ participants, including 10 media outlets and many other stakeholders attending the event. The project teams summarised the key outcomes and impacts from the project. Project 1 (Vietnam) focuses on urban resilience in agriculture through IoT based solutions in vertical farming while Project 2 (Indonesia)  developed Digital Twin solution to support healthcare resilience in Indonesia.

News report by local HTV channel on the projects and workshop:

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Project completion: Urban Resilience in Agriculture Through Highly Automated Vertical Farming

The British Council project ‘Urban Resilience in Agriculture Through Highly Automated Vertical Farming‘ was concluded on 12th March 2024 at the final workshop in Ho Chi Minh City. What did we achieve in this project? IoT for urban agriculture”? Can Cloud-based IoT solutions be sustainable, aligning with UN’s SDGs? How about the awareness and study the environmental and economic impacts? Watch this video below that summarises what we do and achieve in the project where our London Digital Twin Research Centre and Department of Law and Social Sciences at Middlesex University teamed up with Van Lang University.

DT healthcare resilience project: Final activities

Project team members from UGM and LDTRC, Lutfan Lazuardi, Novi Zain Alfajri, Hanifah Wulandari, and Huan X Nguyen, paid visits to the Stroke Centre at Bach Mai Hospital (Hanoi) and Department of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at VNU University of Medicine and Pharmacy (VNU-UMP). Dr Mai Duy Ton, Director of the Stroke Centre and Prof Le Ngoc Thanh, rector of the VNU-UMP, presented the hospital facilities and hold discussions on the common research topics for collaborations.

In addition, Prof Huan Nguyen and Dr Souvik Barat (TCS India) then presented the research outcomes from the project to the hybrid audience at VNU – International School in Hanoi, within the workshop “Digital Twin technology for Healthcare: Insights and Perspectives,” where leading researchers from VNU-IS, Dr. Lê Duy Tiến, Dr. Chu Đình Tới and Dr. Lê Đức Thịnh, hold productive discussions on various pressing healthcare issues and challenges in Vietnam with the project team.

Visiting BachMai Stroke Centre
Workshop audience
In discussion with VNU UMP team

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Digital Twin Talk on CBC Radio 1 “Spark with Nora Young”

Digital twin technology is growing rapidly across multiple industries. From race cars to the human heart to the entire country of Canada, a look at how these virtual replicas use real-time data to model and predict the future.

‘Spark with Nora Young’ from CBC Radio 1 in Canada is a radio programme that discusses stimulating ideas of digital technologies for real-life applications. The episode “Predicting problems before they happen” on digital twin technology, aired on the 8th March 2024, features Dr Michael Grieves (who originated the digital twin idea for manufacturing), Dr Caroline Roney (cardiac digital twin) and Ms Julie Ivanoff (digital twin of Canada), and Prof Huan Nguyen (how Formula 1 is leading digital twin technology).
Listen here.

Invited Lecture at ECR 2024 “Digital Twin for Healthcare”

Together with colleagues Prof. Valeria Panebianco, Dr. Ilenia Rapisarda (from Italy) and Dr Andrew Vickers (from USA), Prof. Huan Nguyen delivered a lecture and discussed if, when and how radiology will meet digital twin in the panel “The Radiologist of the Future: Connecting the Digital Twins and the Human Being” at the European Congress of Radiology 2024 in Vienna, Austria, the most prominent event for radiology in Europe, attracting 18,000+ radiology professionals and researchers around the world.

See related article ‘How digital twins will support the radiologist of the future‘ on Healthcare in Europe magazine.

Prof. Nguyen delivered a lecture on DT for Healthcare at the ECR’24
From left: Dr Andrew Vickers (USA), Prof. Valeria Panebianco (Italy), Prof. Huan Nguyen (UK), and Dr. Ilenia Rapisarda (Italy)

Digital Twin benefits and topics discussed include: personalised care and personalised medicine, predictive analytics with actionable insights for patient treatment, accurate data and faster image interpretation for precision medicine, real-time monitoring and modification of interventions, virtual training and familiarisation of medical facilities and environment,  modelling in healthcare, ethical issues and considerations.

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Visiting partners and hospitals in Indonesia

Our British Council project “Digital Twin for Healthcare Resilience” is in the final stage. We visited partners and hospitals in Indonesia to share the outcomes, exchange the ideas and plan for the next steps beyond the project. Nice to see the our partners, RSUP Persahabatan, Tzu Chi Hospital and Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia being keen on digital transformation for hospital facilities and processes.

Dr Souvik Barat, on his visit to Tzu Chi Hospital Indonesia – Pantai Indah Kapuk

The project partners, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing – UGM, London Digital Twin Research Centre at Middlesex University and Tata Consultancy Services, then organised another informative dissemination workshop at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and the visits.

Visit Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta

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Publication News: Digital Twin-driven End-to-End Network Slicing Towards 6G

As part of our project ‘Digital Twin for Open RAN towards 6G,’ another line of project outcomes has now been published in the IEEE Internet Computing journal in the paper titled “Digital Twin-driven End-to-End Network Slicing Towards 6G.”

This is also part of Mahnoor Yaqoob’s PhD programme, where she is developing digital twin-based solutions for 6G systems. The work outlines how network slicing plays a key role in realising varied service requirements and aligning with the expectations of upcoming 6G networks.

The integration of a Network Digital Twin model enhances the management and orchestration of network slicing (both RAN and Core), providing a visual representation of the physical entities while allowing experimentation with resource allocation schemes.

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Mallik Tatipamula to speak at RAE event

Dr Mallik Tatipamula, CTO of Ericsson Silicon Valley and a member of advisory board at LDTRC, will speak at the following Royal Academy of Engineering, UK event, on future telecommunications.

This Critical Conversation will give the audience an overview of recent developments in future telecommunications, what the key opportunities and challenges are, and where the UK is positioned relative to international comparators, chaired by Academy CEO, Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, and spekaers: Dr. Mallikarjun Tatipamula, FREng, FRSE, CTO, Ericsson, and Professor Dimitra Simeonidou FREng, Professor of High Performance Networks at University of Bristol.

Date: 16 November 2023, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Online via Linkedin

For more information: https://raeng.org.uk/events/2023/november/future-telecommunications-a-critical-technology-for-a-critical-time