Towards Process Support for Cloud Manufacturing

S Schulte, P. Hoenisch, C. Hochreiner, S. Dustdar, Matthias Klusch, D. Schuller

In: Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC). Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC-14) 18th September 1-5 Ulm Germany IEEE 2014.


Due to increasing competitive pressure, manufacturing companies need to support flexible and scalable business processes – both on the shop floor and in their enterprise software systems. Cloud manufacturing is a recent approach to realize real-world manufacturing processes by applying well-known basic concepts from the field of Cloud computing to this domain. To implement Cloud manufacturing, it is necessary to model, enact and monitor according manufacturing processes and virtualize the single process steps. So far, Business Process Management Systems do not explicitly support Cloud manufacturing. This paper analyzes requirements regarding process enactment for Cloud manufacturing and provides a concept for an according software framework.

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