An Exciting Time for New Scientific Publications

In April 13th 2019, we received good news from the Taylor & Francis Online publisher. Our manuscript submitted to the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, appeared on the Taylor & Francis Online: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/WR2UP72dEDkQmt7W9mhD/full?target=10.1080/0951192X.2019.1599436 

Abstract: This paper discusses the design of a Digital Twin (DT) demonstrator for Smart Manufacturing, following an open source approach for implementation. Open source technology can comprise of software, hardware and hybrid solutions that nowadays drive Smart Manufacturing. The major potential of open source technology in Smart Manufacturing lies in enabling interoperability and in reducing the capital costs of designing and implementing new manufacturing solutions. After presenting our motivation to adopt an open source approach for the design of a DT demonstrator, we identify the major implementation requirements of Smart Cyber Physical Systems (CPSs) and DTs. A conceptualisation of the core components of a DT demonstrator is provided and three technology building blocks for the realisation of a DT have been identified. These technology building blocks include components for the management of data, models and services. From the conceptual model of the DT demonstrator, we derived a high-level micro-services architecture and provided a case study infrastructure for the implementation of the DT demonstrator based on available open source technologies. The paper closes with research questions to be addressed in the future.

About Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt

Violeta is a Senior Researcher in the area of digital manufacturing platforms and cybersecurity. She has been a member of the Internet of Things (IoT) group of Salzburg Research since 2014. Between 2006 and 2014, she was with the Knowledge and Media Technologies (KMT) group of Salzburg Research, working in the area of knowledge-based content management systems, semantic technologies and ontology engineering. Violeta holds a PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Belgrade. Prior to joining Salzburg Research in 2006, she was an applications developer (1998 – 2004) and a project manager (2004 – 2006) in the banking industry.

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