Responsive Production in Manufacturing: a Modular Architecture

Maria Marques, Carlos Agostinho, Gregory Zacharewicz, Raul Poler, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves

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This paper proposes an architecture aiming at promoting the convergence of the physical and digital worlds, through CPS and IoT technologies, to accommodate more customized and higher quality products following Industry 4.0 concepts. The architecture combines concepts such as cyber-physical systems, decentralization, modularity and scalability aiming at responsive production. Combining these aspects with virtualization, contextualization, modeling and simulation capabilities it will enable self-adaptation, situational awareness and decentralized decision-making to answer dynamic market demands and support the design and reconfiguration of the manufacturing enterprise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractical Issues of Intelligent Innovations
EditorsV. Sgurev , V. Jotsov, J. Kacprzyk
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-78437-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-78436-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Systems, Decision and Control
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)2198-4182
ISSN (Electronic)2198-4190


  • Contextualization
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Modular production architectures
  • Virtualization


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