Digital Twins for Intelligent Authorization in the B5G-enabled Smart Grid

TitleDigital Twins for Intelligent Authorization in the B5G-enabled Smart Grid
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsJ. Lopez, J. E. Rubio, and C. Alcaraz
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications
Date Published04/2021
ISSN Number1536-1284

Beyond fifth generation (B5G) communication networks and computation paradigms in the edge are expected to be integrated into power grid infrastructures over the coming years. In this sense, AI technologies will play a fundamental role to efficiently manage dynamic information flows of future applications, which impacts the authorization policies applied in such a complex scenario. This article studies how digital twins can evolve their context awareness capabilities and simulation technologies to anticipate faults or to detect cyber-security issues in real time, and update access control policies accordingly. Our study analyzes the evolution of monitoring platforms and architecture decentralization, including the application of machine learning and blockchain technologies in the smart grid, toward the goal of implementing autonomous and self-learning agents in the medium and long term. We conclude this study with future challenges on applying digital twins to B5G-based smart grid deployments.

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