Information realignment in pursuit of self-sustainable interoperability at the digital and sensing enterprise

Carlos Agostinho, José Ferreira, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves

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Abstract

In order to remain competitive with big corporations, small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) often need to be more dynamic, adapt to new business situations, react faster, and thereby survive in today's global economy. To do so, SMEs normally seek to create consortiums become aligned with the new Internet trends, thus gaining access to new and more opportunities. However, this strategy may also lead to complications, especially at the level of interoperability. Systems become more and more dynamic with evolving information models and "liquid" semantic domains with fuzzy boundaries. Collaboration networks and partnerships frequently change to answer new customer's requirements, causing new interoperability problems and a reduction of efficiency when not solved. A similar situation is occurring at the level of IoT with the replacement of devices from different manufacturers. This work proposes a mediator system to enable self-sustainable interoperability, monitoring existing enterprise information systems and their devices, by predicting future behaviors and automatically detecting past changes that may harness interoperability. With this, network harmonization disruptions are detected in a timely way, and possible solutions are suggested to regain the interoperable status, thus enhancing robustness for reaching sustainability of business networks along time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th IFAC Symposium onInformation Control Problems inManufacturing (INCOM 2015)
EditorsAlexandre Dolgui, Jurek Sasiadek, Marek Zaremba
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages38-45
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015
Event15th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM 2015) - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 11 May 201515 May 2015
Conference number: 15th

Publication series

NameIFAC-PapersOnLine
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number3
Volume48
ISSN (Print)2405-8963

Conference

Conference15th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM 2015)
Abbreviated titleINCOM 2015
CountryCanada
CityOttawa
Period11/05/1515/05/15

Keywords

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Information management
  • Model morphisms
  • Monitoring and assessment
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Self-sustainable interoperability
  • Sensing enterprise

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    Agostinho, C., Ferreira, J., & Jardim-Goncalves, R. (2015). Information realignment in pursuit of self-sustainable interoperability at the digital and sensing enterprise. In A. Dolgui, J. Sasiadek, & M. Zaremba (Eds.), 15th IFAC Symposium onInformation Control Problems inManufacturing (INCOM 2015) (pp. 38-45). (IFAC-PapersOnLine; Vol. 48, No. 3). Amsterdam: Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.06.055