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Vertical integration of enterprise industrial systems utilizing web services

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5 Author(s)
A. P. Kalogeras ; Ind. Syst. Inst., Platani Patras, Greece ; J. V. Gialelis ; C. E. Alexakos ; M. J. Georgoudakis
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The need for interoperability is prominent in the industrial enterprise environment. Different applications and systems that cover the overall range of the industrial infrastructure from the field to the enterprise level need to interoperate. This quest is driven by the enterprise need for greater flexibility and for the wider possible integration of the enterprise systems. This paper presents a distributed system architecture that utilizes dominant state-of-the-art standard technologies, such as workflows, ontologies, and web services, in order to address the above quest in an efficient way.

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IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 2 )