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An architecture to support responsive production in manufacturing companies

Title 

An architecture to support responsive production in manufacturing companies

Authors

M. Marques;  C. Agostinho;  R. Poler ;  G. Zacharewicz ;  R. Jardim-Gonçalves

Year

2016

Workshop, Volumen, pages

Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems

Pages 40-46

Abstract

This paper proposes an architecture aiming at promoting the convergence of the physical and digital worlds, through CPS and IoT technologies, to accommodate more customized and higher quality products. The architecture combines concepts such as cyber-physical systems, decentralization, modularity and scalability aiming at responsive production. Combining these aspects with virtualization, contextualization, modeling and simulation capabilities it will enable self-adaptation, situational awareness and decentralized decision-making to answer dynamic market demands and support the design and reconfiguration of the manufacturing enterprise.

M. Marques; C. Agostinho; R. Poler ; G. Zacharewicz ; R. Jardim-Gonçalves