Using Linked Data with Information Standards for Interoperability in Production Engineering
2015 (English)In: RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN MANUFACTURING: KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 48TH CIRP CONFERENCE ON MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 2015, 502-507 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Design and verification of factory layout and material flow is a multidisciplinary, knowledge-intensive task which requires a collaborative framework where all specialists involved can communicate, interact, manage and visualize different models. However, the communication of digital models comes with challenges. First of all the information resides in various systems and applications, in different formats and with various levels of detail and viewpoints. Moreover, models share common properties and it is common that these properties influence each other. Hence modification of one model should be propagated to other models, which need to be coordinated.To deal with the data exchange and integration problem, information standards such as ISO 10303 have been developed. ISO 10303 (STEP) has shown a strong capability to represent rich information models in a wide variety of industrial domains for the purpose of exchanging data. However, STEP is intrinsically complex and sometimes adds unnecessary level of detail to information to be shared. On the other hand, the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) initiative provides a minimalistic set of standardized information models, focusing on the most common concepts within a particular domain. Assuming a loosely-coupled distributed architecture of tools and services, OSLC adopts the Linked Data approach to ensure data consistency across the data resources.How can we combine STEP’s rich information model for data exchange, with OSLC’s minimalistic approach for data integration?The aim of this work is to show the applicability of using these two complementary paradigms – and their corresponding standards - to support interoperability and data integration in a heterogeneous IT environment for material flow analysis and layout design. To this end, an industrial case study was implemented through the information standard STEP and the OSLC specifications to verify the suggested approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. 502-507 p.
, Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271 ; 41
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-182649DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2015.12.142ISI: 000379247600086ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84968764874OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-182649DiVA: diva2:905269
CIRP CMS 2015 - 48th CIRP Conference on MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS. 24-26 June.
QC 201604182016-02-222016-02-222016-08-15Bibliographically approved