Research Papers

On Architecting and Composing Engineering Information Services to Enable Smart Manufacturing

[+] Author and Article Information
Boonserm (Serm) Kulvatunyou

Systems Integration Division,
National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8260
e-mail: boonserm.kulvatunyou@nist.gov

Nenad Ivezic

Systems Integration Division,
National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8260
e-mail: nenad.ivezic@nist.gov

Vijay Srinivasan

Fellow ASME
Systems Integration Division,
National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8260
e-mail: vijay.srinivasan@nist.gov

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Computers and Information Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. Manuscript received June 19, 2015; final manuscript received May 12, 2016; published online August 19, 2016. Editor: Bahram Ravani.

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 16(3), 031002 (Aug 19, 2016) (13 pages) Paper No: JCISE-15-1202; doi: 10.1115/1.4033725 History: Received June 19, 2015; Revised May 12, 2016

Engineering information systems play an important role in the current era of digitization of manufacturing, which is a key component to enable smart manufacturing. Traditionally, these engineering information systems spanned the lifecycle of a product by providing interoperability of software subsystems through a combination of open and proprietary exchange of data. But research and development efforts are underway to replace this paradigm with engineering information services that can be composed dynamically to meet changing needs in the operation of smart manufacturing systems. This paper describes the opportunities and challenges in architecting such engineering information services and composing them to enable smarter manufacturing.

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An example of complex, composite structure representable by STEP AP242

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