Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 1053–1064 | Cite as

Embedding data on “communicating materials” from context-sensitive information analysis

  • Sylvain Kubler
  • William Derigent
  • André Thomas
  • Éric Rondeau


Nowadays, intelligent products carrying information or having decision-making abilities are becoming widespread. The idea of using intelligent products to ensure an information continuum all along the product life cycle is more and more shared today. However, it is not that easy to identify the information that must be linked to the product. As a result, this paper proposes an information dissemination process for selecting information sensitive to the context of use of the product. This information is then stored on the products themselves using a new type of augmented material, referred to as “communicating material”.


Intelligent product Product life cycle management  Data dissemination Internet of things Radio-frequency identification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvain Kubler
    • 1
  • William Derigent
    • 1
  • André Thomas
    • 1
  • Éric Rondeau
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de Recherche en Automatique de NancyUniversité de LorraineVandœuvre-lés-NancyFrance

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