Towards the Adoption of Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems Paradigm in Smart Manufacturing Environments

Borja Ramis Ferrer, Wael M. Mohammed, Jose L. Martinez Lastra, Alberto Villalonga, Gerardo Beruvides, Fernando Castano, Rodolfo E. Haber

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    Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) in industrial manufacturing facilities demand a continuous interaction with different and a large amount of distributed and networked computing nodes, devices and human operators. These systems are critical to ensure the quality of production and the safety of persons working at the shop floor level. Furthermore, this situation is similar in other domains, such as logistics that, in turn, are connected and affect the overall production efficiency. In this context, this article presents some key steps for integrating three pillars of CPS (production line, logistics and facilities) into the current smart manufacturing environments in order to adopt an industrial Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems (CPSoS) paradigm. The approach is focused on the integration in several digital functionalities in a cloud-based platform to allow a real time multiple devices interaction, data analytics/sharing and machine learning-based global reconfiguration to increase the management and optimization capabilities for increasing the quality of facility services, safety and energy efficiency and industrial productivity. Conceptually, isolated systems may enhance their capabilities by accessing to information of other systems. The approach introduces particular vision, main components, potential and challenges of the envisioned CPSoS. In addition, the description of one scenario for realizing the CPSoS vision is presented. The results herein presented will pave the way for the adoption of CPSoS that can be used as a pilot for further research on this emerging topic.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538648292
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2018
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 18 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

    Publication series

    NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics
    ISSN (Electronic)2378-363X


    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics


    • Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems
    • Industry 4.0
    • Smart Manufacturing
    • System of Systems

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Information Systems and Management
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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