Ontologies for Industry 4.0

Veera Ragavan Sampath Kumar, Alaa Khamis, Sandro Fiorini, Joel Luis Carbonera, Alberto Olivares Alarcos, Maki Habib, Paulo Goncalves, Howard Li, Joanna Isabelle Olszewska

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The current fourth industrial revolution, or `Industry 4.0' (I4.0), is driven by digital data, connectivity, and cyber systems, and it has the potential to create impressive/new business opportunities. With the arrival of Industry 4.0, the scenario of various intelligent systems interacting reliably and securely with each other becomes a reality which technical systems need to address. One major aspect of I4.0 is to adopt a coherent approach for the semantic communication in between multiple intelligent systems, which include human and artificial (software or hardware) agents. For this purpose, ontologies can provide the solution by formalizing the smart manufacturing knowledge in an interoperable way. Hence, this paper presents the few existing ontologies for industry 4.0, along with the current state of the standardization effort in the factory 4.0 domain and examples of real-world scenarios for Industry 4.0.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere17
JournalThe Knowledge Engineering Review
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2019


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