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Industry 4.0 Multi-agent System Based Knowledge Representation Through Blockchain

  • Pedro Pinheiro
  • Ricardo Santos
  • Ricardo Barbosa
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 806)

Abstract

In a world where technology evolves at an exponential rate and society tends to be ever more connected with technological tools, consumers tend to have a more well-built opinion on product manufacturing and personalization. This associated with the introduction of Internet of Things powered devices into everyday lives, creates a demand for an evolution in industry, moving it into its fourth industrial revolution. This revolution, often called industry 4.0 is the next big change in industry and in the whole manufacturing process. At the same time, blockchain tends to be a powerful technology, that coupled with the concept of industry 4.0, can create endless possibilities for companies to share value and knowledge, in a decentralized environment, giving them advantage in a competitive world. In this paper, an overview of blockchain will be presented, as well a presentation of existing blockchain-based models. It is also introduced our approach to mitigate the problem of dependencies between companies, using a multi-agent system.

Keywords

Multi-agent system Blockchain Industry 4.0 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ESTG.IPP, School of Management and TechnologyInstitute Polytechnic of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.CIICESI, Center for Research and Innovation in Business Sciences and Information SystemsFelgueiras, PortoPortugal

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