Scientific Paper presented at CIRP CMS 2018 in Stockholm

Manufacturing systems are currently being equipped with high-level application interfaces (e.g. OPC UA). Although these information models can be standardized by using domain-dependent standards (e.g. PLCopen), the semantics of services is hard to formalize. Especially in the industrial automation domain, current semantic service descriptions (e.g. SAWSDL) are not applicable as they are 1) too cumbersome to maintain & 2) not reusable. In this paper we show how component-based coupling mechanisms can be utilized by a novel bottom-up integration approach. This approach allows for (semi-) automated service coupling by relying on case-based component integration. A proof-of-concept is provided to show the technical feasibility.

Link to paper