Kick off Project “Digital Twin for Healthcare Resilience”

The London Digital Twin Research Centre has today kicked-off another British Council project that aims to develop curriculum on “Digital Twin for Health System Resilience” with partner Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia) and other associated partners Health Office at Kulon Progo, Mlati II & Samigaluh II Primary Healthcare and PT Sisfomedika, within the Going Global Partnerships Indonesia programme.

Here is the link to the Kick-off meeting programme

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Closing Event for UKIERI Project on Digital Twin for Industry 4.0

Summary of the project at the closing workshop

The longer version of the closing event can be found here

Project “Digital Twin Modelling for Automation, Maintenance and Monitoring in Industry 4.0 Smart Factory” is now completed with a final event, the Workshop on Digital Twin and Industrial Automation on the 12th January 2022. The hybrid workshop is being jointly organised by the two partners London Digital Twin Research Centre (Middlesex University London, UK) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Sci city (India). Key outcomes of the project include a developed digital twin of the Festo/Siemens smart factory, 4 dissemination workshops, 2 panel/special sessions and 2 keynote speeches at conferences, 16 research papers and 16 postdoc RAs and students being trained from the project, as well as new partnerships formed with industrial partners and organisations. For more details please join us at the event via this direct link

The workshop schedule (in Indian IST time, which is 5.5 hours ahead of the UK time) is here: UKIERI workshop schedule

Updated (12.01.2022): The workshop attracted a large audience of 140+ participants (65+ in person and 78 online). Some shots from the workshop:

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Digital Twin for 5G/Beyond

by Prof. Huan Nguyen, Director, and Dr. Ramona Trestian, LDTRC

  • with thanks to our external collaborators, Dr. Duc To, Viavi Solutions and Dr. Mallik Tatipamula, CTO, Ericsson Silicon Valley

Although many countries have started the initial phase of rolling out 5G, it is still in its infancy with researchers from both academia and industry facing the challenges of developing to its full potential. With the support of Artificial Intelligence (AI), development of digital transformation through the notion of a ‘Digital Twin’ has been taking off in many industries such as smart manufacturing, oil & gas, constructions, bio-engineering, and automotive. However, Digital Twins remain relatively new for 5G networks, despite the obvious potential in helping develop and deploy the complex 5G environment. At London Digital Twin Research Centre, we investigate these topics and discover how Digital Twin could be a powerful tool to fulfil the potentials of 5G networks and beyond.  Some market challenges with open questions exist: (1) how to speed up the deployment of new (but complex) 5G technologies? (2) how to provide flexible testbed facilities with high availability? and (3) who is willing to invest in the expensive 5G deployment with uncertain returns.

Our findings and discussions are to appear soon in IEEE Communications Magazine.

An example of Digital Twin for 5G networks

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LDTRC becomes a member of the Digital Twin Consortium

London Digital Twin Research Centre (LDTRC) has joined 130+ leading industry and academic organisations from all over the world as a full member of the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC).

Digital Twin Consortium drives the adoption, use, interoperability and development of digital twin technology. It propels the innovation of digital twin technology through consistent approaches and open source development. It is committed to accelerating the market and guiding outcomes for users.

The goal of the consortium is to be The Authority in Digital Twin as it relates to policy, security, interoperability and overall development of digital twins. The consortium will define the ecosystem, standards requirements, architectures, open source code, identify gaps, and publish statements and opinions. This will be done in partnership between industry, academia and government in a collaborative open environment.

The digitalisation of the university

  • Prof Balbir Barn gave his thoughts on the risks and opportunities for universities under the COVID-19 situation and how digital twin technology can have an impact

“This year signals UK higher education’s very own anthropocene – a sector-defining point at which universities pivoted en masse to deliver emergency online teaching and new modes of working.” read more