Using Semantic Technologies for more Intelligent Steel Manufacturing

Using Semantic Technologies for more Intelligent Steel Manufacturing

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.