MOSAIK: A Formal Model for Self-Organizing Manufacturing Systems

Charpenay V, Schraudner D, Seidelmann T, Spieldenner T, Weise J, Schubotz R, Mostaghim S, Harth A (2020)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2020


DOI: 10.1109/MPRV.2020.3035837


In this article, we review past and current system architectures displaying self-organization in the domain of manufacturing. Based on a corpus of 84 reference papers, we find that multiagent systems (MAS) play a significant role in self-organization, especially MAS featuring bio-inspired algorithms for agent coordination. The emergence of new classes of cyber-physical systems further strengthens the prevalence of MAS on the subject. As outcome of our review, we devise the MOSAIK model, a generic model synthesizing all system architectures found in our corpus. The MOSAIK model can be used as a reference for formally comparing distinct architectures. We also use it to identify gaps for future research on self-organizing manufacturing systems. The model includes the central concepts of Agent and Artifact, which suggest that the Web is an adequate communication infrastructure for modern manufacturing systems: Agents become (autonomous) Web Agents and Artifacts become resources exposed by Web servers.

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Charpenay, V., Schraudner, D., Seidelmann, T., Spieldenner, T., Weise, J., Schubotz, R.,... Harth, A. (2020). MOSAIK: A Formal Model for Self-Organizing Manufacturing Systems. IEEE Pervasive Computing.


Charpenay, Victor, et al. "MOSAIK: A Formal Model for Self-Organizing Manufacturing Systems." IEEE Pervasive Computing (2020).

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