Analyzing Improvements for a Mine Maintenance System of Connected Equipment and Machines - The Value and Benefits of Data Sharing
Number of Authors: 3
2015 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
A modern mine involves increasingly smart and connected products that are integrated in a mine automation system. Integration enable many possible applications that could substantially aid in achieving the goals of increased safety and productivity of the mine operation including the machine maintenance process. What data will be shared by the involved organizations and products, heavily affects how successful improvements of operation can be accommodated. We have devised a method to map out and evaluate envisioned new collaborative functions for a complex System-of-systems such as the mine maintenance operation. The proposed method map user stories for the involved stakeholders and estimate the value of fulfillment based on different candidates of data sharing architectures. The method is explained and exemplified by a realistic example based the real case. There seems to be a need for a method such as the presented one just to map out what new applications are really feasible. By estimating value in terms of stakeholder benefits and identifying possible showstoppers in terms of protected data, the method seems to help reveal what improvements in the mine operation is in fact possible. Deciding on a data-sharing architecture for a collaborative mine seems to provide useful design prerequisites to a developing organization improving their smart connected products.
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Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-24481OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-24481DiVA: diva2:1043565
IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE)