Constantin-Bala ZAMFIRESCU, Bogdan-Constantin PÂRVU, Jochen SCHLICK, Detlef ZÜHLKE
DFKI – German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Innovative Factory Systems
Trippstadter Strasse 122, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Abstract: The classical view of cyber-physical systems is that the integration of computing, communication and control elements are considering only the physical and computational elements, neglecting the human one. This paper presents a view on an anthropocentric cyber-physical reference architecture for smart factories (ACPA4SF), where the key characteristic of its reference model relies on is its unified integrality which can not be further decomposed into smaller engineering artefacts without loosing its functionality. The paper describes some preliminary insides in this research direction, namely the reference model of the ACPA4SF, its composite types and the enabling technological approaches.
Keywords: factory automation, cyber-physical systems, reference architecture.
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Constantin-Bala ZAMFIRESCU, Bogdan-Constantin PÂRVU, Jochen SCHLICK, Detlef ZÜHLKE, Preliminary Insides for an Anthropocentric Cyber-physical Reference Architecture of the Smart Factory, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 22 (3), pp. 269-278, 2013.