Interoperability as a Key Enabler for Manufacturing in the Cloud

Mohamed Mourad, Aydin Nassehi, Dirk Schaefer

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The emerging cloud paradigm has a prominent effect on manufacturing. The move from hardware bound systems to requirements based service
provision is enabling the transition to cloud manufacturing. A networked manufacturing service provision system requires vast amounts of
information to be exchanged in a non-ambiguous and timely manner to meet production requirements. In this paper, interoperability is identified
as a key enabler for cloud manufacturing and a framework for realisation of interoperability across heterogeneous computer aided manufacturing
systems is proposed. Using this framework, manufacturing resources can be shared by a large number of clients based on requirements and
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016


  • Cloud Manufactuing
  • Interoperability
  • Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS)


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