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Smart manufacturing systems: climbing the DIKW pyramid

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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 → …


Humans are intelligent species good at abstracting, conceptualizing and, eventually, solving complex problems. The art of manufacturing requires different skills ranging from the design of a product to the organization of manufacturing process itself. As a product goes between being an intangible concept and a produced physical item in the hands of a customer, many data, information, knowledge and wisdom (DIKW) are created or refined. The article shows how smart manufacturing systems can be designed following the DIKW paradigm. Corresponding technologies and standards are identified and exemplified for all the levels of the DIKW pyramid.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland