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Kevin Putra Dirgantoro, Williams Paul Nwadiugwu, and Dong-Seong Kim, "Real-time Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition using Dual Fieldbus for IIoT", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2019. (Rejected)
By : Kevin
Date : 2019-06-26
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Dear Authors (CC to Associate Editor, Reviewers),

Thank you very much for submitting manuscript No. TII-19-1818: "Real-time Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition using Dual Fieldbus for Industrial IoT" to IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics as a Regular Paper submission.

The review process of your manuscript has been completed. Much to my regret, I have to write to you in the opinion of the reviewers and the Associate Editor in charge, the submitted manuscript is not suitable for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

For your reference, these comments are enclosed.

I am looking forward to your contribution, and hope to work with you again.

With my best wishes for your success,

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Ren Luo
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

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Reviewer: 1

Comments to is the Author
1. is the Paper is focussing As is on the Industrial IoT, it expects the industry to communicate on the data on IoT for SCADA.
2. The paper fails to explain clearly why the exchange of Fieldbus from Modbus to CAN occurs when the error occurs and what happens during communication.
2. Use of Arduino UNO is now equivalent to industrial data acquisition controller. In the paper, it has been written that Arduino replaces PLC devices for cost-cutting.
3. Dual Fieldbus concept already exists as redundancy communication on Vnet / IP protocol with a high standard in the industry. Ex. Yokogawa, ABB, etc.
4. Most of the references used on the basic microcontrollers are DCS, PLC with IOT.
5. Table III shows the data of the receiver where the receiver data rate is 0.25Mbps for Modbus and 20Kbps for the maximum of 1Mbps for CAN for 8pin which normally performs well with 100Mbps to 1Gbps speed communication with the huge number of I / Os.
6. The work is not sufficient for publication in journals TII with high impact factor.
7. The paper can be resubmitted with the use of PLC or DCS.

Reviewer: 2

Comments to the Author
It is hard to find novelty in your work. The use of arduino is not as reliable as a PLC with its associated ecosystem provided by automation manufacturer.
Your work is a learning framework for students.

Reviewer: 3

Comments to the Author
The main idea behind the paper is a dual fieldbus communication link in an industrial environment, in which the primary bus runs the Modbus RTU protocol and the secondary bus runs the CAN protocol. This architecture would increase the availability of the system as the CAN protocol takes control when there are errors in the primary bus. [7] (GW Adhane and DS Kim, "Distributed Control Systems for Shipboard Engines Using Dual Fieldbus," Computer Standards and Interfaces, vol., Vol. 11, no. 50, pp. 83-91, 2017). In this paper, we have developed a dual fieldbus architecture for a ship engine system as well as the results obtained.
The authors claim that the paper has been submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (IOT), which is a continuation of the study. However, an IIoT environment is much more complex than the solution studied by the authors in this paper. Basically, the authors interconnect a few Arduino boards (one of them for the SCADA) through the dual fieldbus link. A real IIoT system might include robotics, automation, intelligent manufacturing, etc., so much more complex than the simple system described in the paper and shown in figure 8. By extending the complexity of the system, The results presented, and obtained by simulation, would scale to the new complex environment,
There are additional factors in the paper that lead me to recommend its rejection. SCADA, Modbus, and CAN protocols. All these protocols are well known and it does not justify the use of 3 pages for their description. Actually, the research results are only presented in two pages of the paper, and they are not impressive. It is more or less obvious that the dual fieldbus link will improve the data error rate of the system and also the data success rate. The graphs presented may have been of interest to the environment, but it was not the case.
The conclusion section is also very concise and basically summarizes what has been done.

AE Comments: Reject
Associate Editor
Comments to the Author