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TitleAgent-based smart objects management system for real-time ubiquitous manufacturing
 
AuthorsZhang, Y1 2
Huang, GQ1
Qu, T1
Ho, O1 2
Sun, S2
 
KeywordsAgent based
Enterprise information system
Management systems
Plug and play
Radio frequency identification technology
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/rcim
 
CitationRobotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 2012, v. 27 n. 3, p. 538-549 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2010.09.009
 
AbstractIn ubiquitous manufacturing (UM) environment, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology enables real-time traceability, visibility and interoperability in improving the performance of shop-floor planning, execution and control. This paper presents an innovative gateway technology. A gateway is physically composed of smart objects that are logically related to each other according to a shop-floor workflow configuration. Although smart objects are equipped with heterogeneous RFID devices, they are converted into standard web services using the concept of agents. The resulted agent-based smart objects (ASOs) are then centrally managed through a specially purposed smart objects Universal Description, Discovery and Integration registry (SO-UDDI) where facilities such as register, publish, find, bind and invoke are provided for ASOs. Through these facilities, smart objects can be deployed at a gateway in a 'Plug and Play' fashion. Real-time data are collected by smart objects from the shop floor and processed by the corresponding gateway for further application in enterprise information systems (EISs). The proposed framework is demonstrated through a smart forklift gateway around which smart objects are deployed. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
 
ISSN0736-5845
2012 Impact Factor: 1.23
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.347
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2010.09.009
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000287898300007
Funding AgencyGrant Number
HKSAR ITFGHP/042/07LP
HKSAR RGC GRF
HKU Research Committee
National Science Foundation of China50805116
Funding Information:

We are most grateful to various companies which provided technical and financial supports to this research. Authors would like to acknowledge financial supports of HKSAR ITF (GHP/042/07LP), HKSAR RGC GRF and HKU Research Committee Projects, and National Science Foundation of China (50805116).

 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
GrantsRFID-Enabled Real-Time Manufacturing Shop-floor Information Infrastructure for PRD Processing Trade Enterprises
 
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Y
 
dc.contributor.authorHuang, GQ
 
dc.contributor.authorQu, T
 
dc.contributor.authorHo, O
 
dc.contributor.authorSun, S
 
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-05T08:22:57Z
 
dc.date.available2011-07-05T08:22:57Z
 
dc.date.issued2012
 
dc.description.abstractIn ubiquitous manufacturing (UM) environment, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology enables real-time traceability, visibility and interoperability in improving the performance of shop-floor planning, execution and control. This paper presents an innovative gateway technology. A gateway is physically composed of smart objects that are logically related to each other according to a shop-floor workflow configuration. Although smart objects are equipped with heterogeneous RFID devices, they are converted into standard web services using the concept of agents. The resulted agent-based smart objects (ASOs) are then centrally managed through a specially purposed smart objects Universal Description, Discovery and Integration registry (SO-UDDI) where facilities such as register, publish, find, bind and invoke are provided for ASOs. Through these facilities, smart objects can be deployed at a gateway in a 'Plug and Play' fashion. Real-time data are collected by smart objects from the shop floor and processed by the corresponding gateway for further application in enterprise information systems (EISs). The proposed framework is demonstrated through a smart forklift gateway around which smart objects are deployed. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
 
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dc.identifier.citationRobotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 2012, v. 27 n. 3, p. 538-549 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2010.09.009
 
dc.identifier.citeulike7960356
 
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000287898300007
Funding AgencyGrant Number
HKSAR ITFGHP/042/07LP
HKSAR RGC GRF
HKU Research Committee
National Science Foundation of China50805116
Funding Information:

We are most grateful to various companies which provided technical and financial supports to this research. Authors would like to acknowledge financial supports of HKSAR ITF (GHP/042/07LP), HKSAR RGC GRF and HKU Research Committee Projects, and National Science Foundation of China (50805116).

 
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2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.347
 
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
 
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dc.relation.referencesReferences in Scopus
 
dc.subjectAgent based
 
dc.subjectEnterprise information system
 
dc.subjectManagement systems
 
dc.subjectPlug and play
 
dc.subjectRadio frequency identification technology
 
dc.titleAgent-based smart objects management system for real-time ubiquitous manufacturing
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Northwestern Polytechnical University