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Studies in Informatics and Control
Vol. 22, No. 3, 2013

Preliminary Insides for an Anthropocentric Cyber-physical Reference Architecture of the Smart Factory

Constantin B. ZAMFIRESCU, Bogdan C-tin PIRVU, Jochen SCHLICK, Detlef ZUEHLKE

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.


factory automation, cyber-physical systems, reference architecture

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