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IoT-Based senses for Virtual Enterprises

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Subtitle of host publication21-23 Oct. 2018, D.C., DC, USA
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6684-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1553-572X


ConferenceAnnual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Period1/01/00 → …


The Virtual Enterprise (VE) as a state-of-the-art concept aims to form a coalition by integrating various enterprises temporarily, to complete the common goal by leveraging the capabilities and competencies of alliance members. To achieve this, the latest technologies are required for the implementation of VE concept. Internet of Things (IoT) can be seen as a key enabler for VE regarding its powerful capabilities, which allow Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to leverage the ubiquitous services within the VE. In this paper, the focus is on the opportunities of utilization of IoT -based digital senses by SMEs for the virtual enterprise. The paper also introduces a modular architecture for the proposed solution, which can be employed for the flawless implementation of VE. The non-disruptiveness nature of the proposed solution allows SMEs to integrate the module with the existing system without disturbing the ongoing processes within the enterprise.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland