The DISRUPT system will be built upon a powerful reference platform that allows the incorporation of a variety of different tools and services and facilitates a wide range of manufacturing activities from day-to-day and responsive operations to strategic planning, combining an in-depth approach to the actual manufacturing process and the plant floor with a macroscopic value chain perspective. This platform enables interoperability by introducing a distributed Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA) that interconnects the various modules in a seamless manner. Semantic interoperability is utilised to allow the harmonious collaboration of its different modules, enabling them to interact exchanging data with unambiguous, shared meaning. Furthermore, by utilising the advantages of SOA, it provides a "plug-n-play" feel for services and tools to be incorporated in a fast, easy and straightforward manner. To achieve this level of interoperability, the model of the actual manufacturing unit and its value chain relations will be conceptually represented via appropriate ontologies of materials, resources, actors, products, machines and processes. DISRUPT is placed on the cloud to handle both high data volumes and the computational needs that this volume implies, thus enabling scalability as well as accessibility from anywhere in the world.

DISRUPT Architecture

The DISRUPT system architecture is structured in four interrelated and interacting modules, namely:

  • The Data Analytics and Complex Event Processing module
  • The Cyber-Physical Operations module
  • The Decision Support Toolkit
  • The DISRUPT Controller on the Cloud