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virtual Factories: Interoperation suppoRting buSiness innovaTion

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734599

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 954 000

  • EU contribution

    € 810 000

Coordinated by:

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

Objective

The manufacturing industry is entering a new era in which new ICT technologies and collaboration applications are integrated with traditional manufacturing practices and processes, which brings virtual organisations to factories, i.e. Manufacturing 2.0. Virtual factory to future manufacturing slows the flexible amalgamation of manufacturing resources in multiple organisations to create timely, demand driven product lines.

The project “vF Interoperation suppoRting buSiness innovaTion” (FIRST) provides the new technology and methodology to describe manufacturing assets; to compose and integrate the existing services into collaborative virtual manufacturing processes; and to deal with evolution of changes. From the overarching objective to enhance manufacturing integration through the application of advanced IT solutions, the innovative project brings together an experienced researcher with expertise in the designing an interoperability framework for facilitating interoperability on data/information, services and process levels respectively. These outcomes lead to significant business innovations for virtual factories, made possible by an internationally recognised group expertise in (manufacturing) services/assets description languages, semantic services discover methods, and automated interoperability. The experienced researcher has an existing background in service oriented business process management; ontology based process model registration and management; and web service discovery and selection. She combines this with a perspective on application of those technologies. The FIRST project will take advantage of this complementary experience as well as the academic and industrial relationships in Europe and China respectively, taking advantage of the unique opportunity to address the concept from both perspectives.
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Coordinator

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Address

Fern Barrow Bournemouth University
Bh12 5bb Poole

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 288 000

Participants (4)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 198 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 54 000

GK SOFTWARE SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

Partners (3)

SHANGHAI POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

China

WUHAN KM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COLTD

China

SHUANGCHI INDUSTRIAL CO.LTD

China

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734599

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 954 000

  • EU contribution

    € 810 000

Coordinated by:

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom