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A Proposal of Decentralized Architecture for OKD-MES

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen Knowledge-Driven Manufacturing & Logistics
Subtitle of host publicationThe eScop Approach
EditorsS. Strzelczak, Pavel Balda, Marco Garetti, Andrei Lobov
Place of PublicationWarsaw
PublisherWarsaw University of Technology Publishing House
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-83-7814-440-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


Recent research work in the industrial automation field determines that the computational power of embedded devices, which is used for process control on the shop floor, is sufficient for handling new functionalities. Therefore, it becomes possible to manage knowledge that is encapsulated in embedded devices, demonstrating a decentralized solution for controlling processes at the lowest level of the ISA-95 automation pyramid. This chapter argues that part of the OKD-MES functionality can be lowered to the device level. Moreover, the presented chapter exhibits that OKD-MES representation and management of knowledge can be distributed and handled in the shop floor, where devices are capable of controlling processes that are later executed by machines. Hence, this chapter offers an alternative for the actual architecture of OKDMES, which is now centralized in terms of knowledge management. Furthermore, concepts, requirements and an early architecture for developing a decentralized OKD-MES are also shown and discussed

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Field of science, Statistics Finland