If the manufacturing sector is to survive over the next two decades, it will have to undergo dramatic changes in technological, environmental, economic, and social terms. These changes have to consider that future manufacturing will require flexibility/adaptability and speed with respect to organisation of production and supply-chain management, an increasing amount of services and inter-company collaboration, continuously apply advances in science and technology, and continuously incorporate customer needs. One key for these changes is a next generation manufacturing control system. The necessary efficiency, flexibility, and ability to change are completely depended on it.
PABADIS PROMISE will develop a next generation control system architecture enabling manufacturing systems to dynamically reconfigure assembly, production, and transport in a plug-and-participate way, produce all products which are physically producible by the underlying resources, integrate costumers demands until its ultimate point of no return, integrate all information flows over all levels of control, and cooperate crossing manufacturing site boarders without any necessary changes within the control system and without necessary manual intervention in the manufacturing process organisation and thereby enabling fast, flexible, and efficient manufacturing.
To reach this aims PABADIS PROMISE will tackle the current scientific and technological frontier within the fields of application of most advanced IT technologies, ontology s of manufacturing processes, systems and products, and most advanced technologies for data storing and transmitting attached to products/materials and will enable a long-term innovation in these areas. PABADIS PROMISE will develop a new control design methodology based on distributed intelligence, a new manufacturing ontology, a new agent platform for field control, a new generation of RFID s, a new generation of field control devices, and a new generation of ERP tools.
Field of science
- /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/metaphysics/ontology
- /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project