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Utilizing SPIN rules to infer the parameters for combined capabilities of aggregated manufacturing resources

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventIFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing -
Duration: 11 Jun 201813 Jun 2018


Fast reaction to changing requirements is a pre-requisite for modern manufacturing companies and their facilities. One enabler for such responsiveness is tools that can support the reconfiguration and system design process by semi-automatic matchmaking between product requirements and resource capabilities. This paper presents an approach, which uses SPARQL Inferencing Notation (SPIN) to infer and assert the combined capability information of two or more combined resources presented in OWL-format. We show example rules for calculating the combined capability parameters both in textual and SPIN formats, and visualize a case example as a proof of concept. This approach can be used to infer the capability parameters of existing resource combinations, or to look for new resource combinations for specific capability requirements.


  • Capability model, Resource model, Combined Capabilities, SPARQL, SPIN, Semantic Modeling, Inference

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