Cybermanufacturing: Abstractions and Architectures for Open Composable Services

Principal Investigator(s): 
Vadim Shapiro

A key ingredient of any scenario in cloud-based design and manufacturing  and, more generally, in cybermanufacturing is the notion of virtualization of software and hardware resources in terms of open, interoperable and composable services. Such virtualization has proved challenging because modern manufacturing information systems are conceived and implemented as a federated integration of proprietary software tools that communicate via customized translators or by exchanging variety of neutral file formats.

Researchers at ICSI are investigating new architectures for open composable services in cybermanufacturing that seek to replace the neutral formats and data translation by open interoperability that are formally defined in terms of computable queries and constructions.