Conference ES 2018, Limassol (CYPRUS), October 8-9, 2018

Specification of a software architecture for an industry 4.0 environment. In The 6th International Conference on Enterprise Systems

Data-driven decision making is at the core of Industry 4.0. This paper describes the specification of a conceptual architecture of a smart system for supporting decision making in the context of disruptive events in manufacturing operations. Following a viewpoint-oriented approach, the proposed architecture identifies the functional components that facilitate decision making and establishes the interfaces between them, demonstrates the information flow within the manufacturing ecosystem for vertical / horizontal integration and establishes the mapping of the functional components to different software containers, execution environments and physical devices.

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Towards a cloud-based controller for data-driven service orchestration in smart manufacturing

The orchestration of smart manufacturing service operations and processes arises as a challenging step in the realization of the Industry 4.0 vision. This paper presents the work in progress towards the specifications of a controlling environment for data-driven orchestration of software services in future smart manufacturing scenarios. The paper discusses the role and significance of multi-aspect data in the management of manufacturing operations and proposes a reference architecture for controlling the orchestration of the respective data services

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Towards a Methodology for RAMI4.0 Service Design

The Reference Architecture Model Industry 4.0 (RAMI4.0) proposes two models to guide the design of virtual representations of assets. A cubic model represents assets in the form of layers and allows them to be tracked over their lifetime and assigned to technical or organizational hierarchies. The I4.0 component model suggests how to organise virtual representations, i.e., asset properties (data and functions). A service hierarchy has also been proposed as the mechanism to gain access to asset properties. This paper presents an analysis of the RAMI4.0 service hierarchy, compared to traditional service oriented architecture, towards a methodology for the design of RAMI4.0 services.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723541

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