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Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2012 vol. 16)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 78-82
Stefan Schulte , Vienna University of Technology
Dieter Schuller , Technische Universität Darmstadt
Ralf Steinmetz , Technische Universität Darmstadt
Sven Abels , Ascora
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.
Virtual environments, Industrial plants, Production facilities, Service oriented architecture, Internet, Internet of Things, virtual factory, service oriented architecture, service oriented computing, virtual factory broker

R. Steinmetz, D. Schuller, S. Schulte and S. Abels, "Plug-and-Play Virtual Factories," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. , pp. 78-82, 2012.
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