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"Adopting Future Internet technologies in manufacturing industries"
  • Project
    Starting date: 01 April 2013
    Duration in months: 30
    FP7 Call: FP7-2012-ICT-FI
    Total costs: € 18,483,000.00
    Consortium: 36 partners from 11 European countries
  • The Mission
    The mission of the FITMAN (Future Internet Technologies for MANufacturing industries) project is to provide the FI PPP Core Platform with 10 industry-led use case trials in the domains of Smart, Digital and Virtual Factories of the Future
    FITMAN Trials (4 conducted by Large Enterprises, 6 by SMEs) will test and assess the suitability, openness and flexibility of FI-WARE Generic Enablers while contributing to the STEEP (social-technological-economical-environmental-political) sustainability of EU Manufacturing Industries.
    The use case trials belong to several manufacturing sectors such as automotive, aeronautics, white goods, furniture, textile/clothing, LED lighting, plastic, construction, and manufacturing assets management.

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The Virtual Factory Platform is composed by a set of 6 Generic Enablers (GEs) and 7 Specific Enablers (SEs) collaborating together in order to offer advanced functionalities to the user.

The platform can be seen as a Business Collaboration Platform where actors of the Virtual Enterprise can collaborate among them in order to achieve business goals. Major functionalities provided regards: tangible and intangible assets management and collaborative business process execution.

Business process collaboration is based on the SE Collaborative Business Process Management (CBPM) that allows to model and to execute collaborative business processes. The modeling of business processes is supported by the GE LightSemanticComposition (COMPEL) supporting business people in creating the desired process just by drag and drop of pre-created pieces of business processes. The collaboration on top of business process implies enterprise interoperability problems; for example in relation with business documents formats. The scenario is supported by two components collaborating together: the SE Metadata and Ontologies Semantic Matching (SEMA) supporting the user in visually create format transformations and the SE Data Interoperability Platform Services (DIPS) storing all the transformation created in order to allow re-usability (search, find, test and use).

Assets Management is supported by the GE Marketplace, GE Repository and GE registry collaborating in storing and providing basic functionalities on TA/IA. The SE Collaborative Asset Management (CAM) manages the basic user interaction with assets and the storage in the above mentioned GEs. Assets can be inserted in the system manually or handles in automatic and semi-automatic mode by the SE Generation and Transformation of Virtualized Assets (GeToVa) providing batch functionalities to transform big sets of data (eg: Curriculum Vitae, companies profiles) in assets. The GE Management of Virtualised Assets (MoVa) provides advanced management functionalities on assets like the composition. Specific functionalities for team building creation on Intangible assets and sharing of machineries capacities among ecosystem partners on Tangible Assets are available by the SE Supply chain & Business Ecosystem Apps (SCApp).



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