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Step-based evolution support among networked production automation systems

Unterstützung von Evolutionsschritten zwischen vernetzten Produktionsmaschinen
Christopher Haubeck, Heiko Bornholdt, Winfried Lamersdorf, Abhishek Chakraborty and Alexander Fay


Production systems are no longer rigid, unyielding, and isolated systems anymore. They are rather interconnected cyber-physical systems with an evolution process that needs to be supported. To enable reusability in evolution, a change-first cooperative support is proposed that relies on model-based evolution steps. The approach establishes a network-wide evolution process in a peer-to-peer networked community. Thus, moving towards decentralised marketplaces for evolution steps.


Produktionssystem sind schon lange nicht mehr starre und isolierte Systeme, sondern entwickeln sich zu verbundenen Cyber-Physikalischen Systemen, die dem ständigen Wandel ihrer Evolution ausgesetzt sind. Um Änderungen als zentrale Bausteine der Evolution zu etablieren, werden modellbasierte Evolutionsschritte vorgestellt. Diese sollen einen kooperativen Evolutionsprozess unterstützen, der als Grundlage für maschinenzentrierte, dezentrale Informationsmarktplätze dienen soll.

Funding source: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Award Identifier / Grant number: SPP1593

Funding statement: This work was partially supported by the DFG (German Research Foundation) under the Priority Programme SPP1593: Design for Future – Managed Software Evolution.


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Received: 2018-04-08
Accepted: 2018-07-20
Published Online: 2018-10-17
Published in Print: 2018-10-25

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