Using Semantic Technologies in Location Aware Applications for Mobile Factory Maintenance

Peter Stephan, Matthias Loskyll, Ines Dahmann, Jochen Schlick

In: Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Education. International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Education (MSE-11) 5th June 2-5 Sibiu Romania Pages 133-136 MSE 2011.


Following paradigms like Ubiquitous Computing or the Internet of Things, modern factories are developing to intelligent environments, in which information regarding the location of production assets, semi-finished goods and workforces is becoming a key factor for process optimization. This article illustrates how architectural support including semantic technologies can support the development of location-aware applications in the domain of industrial production. Focussing on a mobile maintenance use case, the prototype of a seamless navigation application in the SmartFactoryKL is presented The article concludes with discussing benefits and limitations of applying semantic technologies in factory applications and highlighting future research issues.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz