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Towards the Adoption of Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems Paradigm in Smart Manufacturing Environments

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538648292
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics
ISSN (Electronic)2378-363X


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics


Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) in industrial manufacturing facilities demand a continuous interaction with different and a large amount of distributed and networked computing nodes, devices and human operators. These systems are critical to ensure the quality of production and the safety of persons working at the shop floor level. Furthermore, this situation is similar in other domains, such as logistics that, in turn, are connected and affect the overall production efficiency. In this context, this article presents some key steps for integrating three pillars of CPS (production line, logistics and facilities) into the current smart manufacturing environments in order to adopt an industrial Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems (CPSoS) paradigm. The approach is focused on the integration in several digital functionalities in a cloud-based platform to allow a real time multiple devices interaction, data analytics/sharing and machine learning-based global reconfiguration to increase the management and optimization capabilities for increasing the quality of facility services, safety and energy efficiency and industrial productivity. Conceptually, isolated systems may enhance their capabilities by accessing to information of other systems. The approach introduces particular vision, main components, potential and challenges of the envisioned CPSoS. In addition, the description of one scenario for realizing the CPSoS vision is presented. The results herein presented will pave the way for the adoption of CPSoS that can be used as a pilot for further research on this emerging topic.


  • Cyber-Physical Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems, Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, System of Systems

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