A Standards Framework for Value Networks in the Context of Industry 4.0

A. Mazak, C. Huemer:
"A Standards Framework for Value Networks in the Context of Industry 4.0";
Vortrag: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Singapore; 06.12.2015 - 09.12.2015; in:"Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management", IEEE, (2015), ISBN: 978-1-4673-8065-2.

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Abstract:


The German initiative Industry 4.0 will involve amongst other issues networking and integration of several different parties (e.g., manufacturing companies, suppliers, cus- tomers, sub-contractors) through value networks. This initiative underpins that this collaborative partnership will only be feasible if standardization and open standards are available. For this purpose a reference architecture is needed to provide a technical description of these standards. In this context interoperability plays a major role for the seamless exchange of data and information among partners in these value networks. Interop- erability involves the interaction of different systems and their users. Information modeling is a key concept for providing interoperability. In this paper, we present a standards framework that highlights how existing standards intertwine to establish value networks in an Industry 4.0 context.