Towards Cyber-Physical Infrastructure as-a-Service (CPIaaS) in the Era of Industry 4.0

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Abstract

The crucial role of resilience and interoperability in today’s highly dynamic cyber-physical systems (CPSs), where (timely) human intervention is limited, calls for a holistic vision that facilitates the autonomous orchestration of cyber-physical processes on the field-level. However, traditional automation and control systems are designed as static silos, which are generally configured once for a specific purpose. Hence, these systems lack the flexibility to efficiently adjust to dynamically changing system requirements, which includes the integration of heterogeneous devices and services on-request, or elastic features such as on-demand provisioning of computing and storage resources. In this work, we propose a reference architecture for implementing a cyber-physical infrastructure as-a-service (CPIaaS) framework. This framework is based on the concept of service-oriented virtualization and provides a level of flexibility and interoperability to CPS, that cannot be matched using traditional approaches for building highly integrated, cross-platform, inter-domain communication environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 26th European Conference, EuroSPI 2019, Proceedings
EditorsAlastair Walker, Rory V. O’Connor, Richard Messnarz
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia
Pages310-321
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030280048
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2019
Event26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement, EuroSPI 2019 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1060
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement, EuroSPI 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period18/09/1920/09/19

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Keywords

  • Automation
  • Control
  • CPS
  • Cyber-physical system
  • Digital twin
  • IaaS
  • Industry 4.0
  • Infrastructure as-a-service
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • SoA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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Dobaj, J., Krisper, M., & Macher, G. (2019). Towards Cyber-Physical Infrastructure as-a-Service (CPIaaS) in the Era of Industry 4.0. In A. Walker, R. V. O’Connor, & R. Messnarz (Eds.), Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 26th European Conference, EuroSPI 2019, Proceedings (pp. 310-321). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1060). Springer-Verlag Italia. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28005-5_24