Nikolaos Matskanis, Stéphane Mouton, Using Semantic Technologies for more Intelligent Steel Manufacturing, Alexander Ebel and Francesca Marchiori, KEOD 2015, Lisbon (Portugal), 12-14 November 2015
In recent years, the steel industry has significantly raised its demands regarding product quality, optimization of production cost, environmental issues and lead-time. The demand for improved production performance has in turn increased the demand on information systems, in particular highlighting the need for improved factory- and company-wide collaboration and information exchange. The heterogeneity in structure, technology and architecture of the information systems deployed in manufacturing plants presents further challenges to the design and implementation of a data exchange system for process optimisation. This article proposes a service oriented architecture that uses semantic technologies to achieve interoperability between plants.