Published October 1, 2018 | Version v1
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Specification of a Software Architecture for an Industry 4.0 Environment

  • 1. School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • 2. Athens Technology Center S.A.


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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