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A Semantic Web Service and Simulation Framework to Intelligent Distributed Manufacturing

[+] Author Affiliations
Young-Jun Son

University of Arizona

Boonserm Kulvatunyou, Shaw Feng

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Hyunbo Cho

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Paper No. IMECE2005-82362, pp. 1473-1474; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2005-82362
From:
  • ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Materials Handling, Parts A and B
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, November 5 – 11, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Manufacturing Engineering Division and Materials Handling Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4223-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3769-6
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

To cope with today’s fluctuating markets, a virtual enterprise (VE) concept can be employed to achieve the cooperation among independently operating enterprises. The success of VE depends on reliable interoperation among trading partners. This paper describes a framework based on semantic web of manufacturing and simulation services to enable business and engineering collaborations between VE partners, particularly a design house and manufacturing suppliers. To this end, we first give an overview of distributed manufacturing in the web service framework, including detailed activity and information flow diagrams. Second, we propose an ontological definition of resource models and process-capability models using an ontology definition language. Third, we propose a method based on stochastic discrete-event simulation, whose model is automatically generated from the resource and process models, to evaluate highly nonlinear process plans. Finally, we present a prototype system to demonstrate an interoperable collaboration using semantic webs.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME

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