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Specification of a Software Architecture for an Industry 4.0 Environment

Kavakli, Evangelia; Buenabad-Chavez, Jorge; Tountopoulos, Vassillis; Loucopoulos, Pericles; Sakellariou, Rizos

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.

Preprint of a research paper accepted at the 6th International Conference on Enterprise Systems Limassol, Cyprus, 01-02 October, 2018
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