The Role of Digital Twins in Collaborative Cyber-Physical Systems

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Abstract

The growing smartification of devices and systems, combining physical and virtual parts, offers a great potential to improve the daily life of people through the establishment of context-rich environments. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), embedding collaborative features, can be considered as one of the key enablers of such environments, providing support for life quality improvement. Besides the general aim of the conventional CPS, further aspects related to co-existence and collaboration among different heterogeneous and autonomous components within a system, are in the scope of Collaborative CPS. These systems allow looking at the technical and organisational challenges from the perspective of interconnected and jointly acting entities. Such entities can be the physical devices or their virtual representations, which are called Digital Twins (DT), understood as digital replicas of physical assets. However, a DT provides more than just a digital simulation of the physical device or process, including reasoning and prediction mechanisms. This work is devoted to the discussion of how Digital Twins can be used in the design, development, and functioning of Collaborative CPS. As such, a design approach is suggested and illustrated with a smart home scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Life Improvement - 11th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2020, Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Nastaran Farhadi, Fábio Lopes, Helena Pereira
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages191-205
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-45124-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-45123-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event11th Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2020 - Costa de Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 1 Jul 20203 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer
Volume577
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference11th Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2020
CountryPortugal
CityCosta de Caparica
Period1/07/203/07/20

Keywords

  • Collaborative cyber-physical systems
  • Digital Twins
  • Smart Home

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