Flexible Multi-aspect Model Integration for Cyber-Physical Production Systems Engineering

Felix Rinker
2021 International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering  
Background. Consistent cross-disciplinary engineering data models have become increasingly important for engineers and project managers to validate system designs or implement new features in existing systems. However, discipline-specific designs (mechanical, electrical, automation engineering etc.) in isolated data models and proprietary software tools often create information silos. Similar to information systems, the challenges in Cyber-Physical Production System (CPPS) are a high amount of
more » ... eterogeneous data that needs to be analysed and accessible for stakeholders and systems. Aim. The goal of the Flexible Multiaspect Model Integration project is to support the integration of local engineering views and artefacts using the definition of common concepts across different disciplines. Therefore, the thesis project will provide capabilities to integrate and validate multi-aspect models more efficiently to increase the data quality. Method. The project will follow Design Science methodology to design and evaluate i) a method for collecting and defining common concepts across engineering disciplines, ii) a modularised software system design that enables flexible model integration processes in a CPPS context, and iii) an exemplary model integration process that supports data integration needs in the planning, operation, and analytics phase. The model integration processes are evaluated with real-world uses cases from industry. Conclusion. The information systems community will gain insight into the requirements in engineering and a method for agreeing on an inter-disciplinary common understanding from this research.
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