Creating Resource Combinations Based on Formally Described Hardware Interfaces

  • Niko SiltalaEmail author
  • Eeva Järvenpää
  • Minna Lanz
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 530)


This paper introduces the Resource Interface ontology intended to formally capture hardware interface information of production resources. It also proposes an interface matchmaking method, which uses this information to judge if two resources can be physically connected with each other. The matchmaking method works on two levels of detail, coarse and fine. The proposed Resource Interface ontology and matchmaking method can be utilised during production system design or reconfiguration by system integrators or end users. They will benefit from fast and automatic resource searches over large resource catalogues. In the end of the paper, a validation of the method is provided with a test ontology.


Interface Resource description Production system reconfiguration System design 



This research has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 680759 [7].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial SystemsTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland

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