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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Working towards a National Digital Twin

Prof. Huan Nguyen (LDTRC) met with Mark Enzer, OBE (CDBB)

Prof. Huan Nguyen, Director of London Digital Twin Research Centre (LDTRC), has today met with Mark Enzer, Head of the National Digital Twin Programme at the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), to update the ongoing works at the two centres and share latest results on Digital Twin research. 


Prof. Nguyen said “It is amazing to find out that the development of a DT framework at our LDTRC to unify different twins is very much aligning with the ‘connecting the Twins’ work task at the National Digital Twin programme. We see great opportunities to work together to achieve common goals set out at both Centres towards developing a national Digital Twin.”

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N-Step Approach for Anomaly Detection in Smart Manufacturing

by Dr. Hrishikesh Venkataraman, External Collaborator and Project Partner, Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)

The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), represented by Dr. Hrishikesh Venkataraman and Dr. Raja Vara Prasad, is an international collaborator of the London Digital Twin Research Centre (LDTRC). The research conducted in Sri City, India, aims to support and drive forward the advancements in our Digital Twin for Industry 4.0 project, with an extended focus on anomaly detection mechanisms that can be integrated in the Digital Twin for manufacturing processes.

As part of the project activity funded by the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India, the research paper “CATS: Cluster-Aided Two-Step Approach for Anomaly Detection in Smart Manufacturing” was accepted for publication in The Fourth International Conference on Computing and Network Communications (CoCoNet’20).

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