Interoperable toolchains in cyber-physical systems with a sustainability perspective

Didem Gurdur, Katja Tasala Gradin
2017 2017 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech)  
The development of cyber-physical systems (CPS) requires various engineering disciplines, artifacts, and areas of expertise to collaborate. Powerful software tools are used during this development process, but while successful in one individual discipline, it is often challenging to integrate with other tools. Several studies have been done on integration solutions for these toolchains. However, the possibility of including the sustainability concept to the interoperability strategies is rarely
more » ... studied. This paper discusses an approach to include sustainability aspects while improving the interoperability of toolchains in CPS manufacturing. To this end, an automobile manufacturing process has been studied as a use case, and relevant sustainability metrics for each stage of the process are identified. Life cycle sustainability assessment methodology is used to identify the sustainability metrics, and the use case is employed to exemplify how some of these metrics can be integrated with interoperable toolchains to illustrate the applicability of the approach.
doi:10.1109/sustech.2017.8333471 fatcat:vmvg2z2cpnhg7ird5iv3cwkzoe