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Issue No.05 - Sept.-Oct. (2012 vol.16)
pp: 78-82
Stefan Schulte , Vienna University of Technology
Dieter Schuller , Technische Universität Darmstadt
Ralf Steinmetz , Technische Universität Darmstadt
Sven Abels , Ascora
ABSTRACT
Although virtual factories are a well-established approach to managing distributed, cross-organizational manufacturing processes, corresponding end-to-end IT support is still lacking. Service-oriented virtual factories use and extend well-known methods and technologies from service-oriented computing, the Internet of Things, and business process management to establish, manage, monitor, and adapt virtual factories in a plug-and-play-like fashion.
INDEX TERMS
Virtual environments, Industrial plants, Production facilities, Service oriented architecture, Internet, Internet of Things, virtual factory, service oriented architecture, service oriented computing, virtual factory broker
CITATION
Stefan Schulte, Dieter Schuller, Ralf Steinmetz, Sven Abels, "Plug-and-Play Virtual Factories", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.16, no. 5, pp. 78-82, Sept.-Oct. 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.114
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