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Towards Future Web-based Aerospace Enterprises (Dagstuhl Seminar 13252)

René Schubotz
In: Andreas Harth; Craig A. Knoblock; Kai-Uwe Sattler; Rudi Studer (Hrsg.). Dagstuhl Reports, Vol. 3, No. 6, Pages 118-120, Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany, 2013.


Aerospace industry is in the midst of a deep evolution of its industrial organization model. Refocusing on architect-integrator activities, product life-cycle modularization and outsourcing policies are major critical success factors and stimulate the emergence of virtual extended enterprises. This necessitates adequate integration and interoperation strategies between the architect-integrator and its risk sharing partners participating in the design and manufacturing of aerospace products. Facing the abundance of stakeholders, schemata and systems in hitherto “non-information industry” enterprises, the Linked Data promise of provisioning a single common data platform is tantalizing and nurtures the long-term vision of consolidated and trustworthy (engineering) data spaces that integrate data in all phases of the product lifecycle, such as shape and geometry, various facets of its physical and functional description, structural and material properties, models of analyses, engineering trade-off decisions, manufacturing information, etc. Yet, industrial uptake of Linked Data standards and technologies is timid. In the following, the author tries to indicate some impediments at different organizational levels.