Decisional DNA Based Conceptual Framework for Smart Manufacturing

  • Syed Imran ShafiqEmail author
  • Cesar Sanin
  • Edward Szczerbicki
  • Carlos Toro
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 429)


This paper presents the conceptual framework for systematic knowledge representation, storage and reuse of manufacturing information in a production scenario. This knowledge structure is designed for three levels in a manufacturing set up viz. first at the engineering objects level, second at process and finally at factory level. Virtual engineering object (VEO) deals with knowledge at the individual object/component/machine level while Virtual engineering process (VEP) represents knowledge at the process/operations level. Implementation of VEO and VEP has been already been done. This article proposes the integrated concept and architecture at facility/factory level and we termed it as Virtual Engineering Factory (VEF). It provides access to the complete production history of the factory, which is useful for decision-making activities. Moreover, we propose combined architecture for the extraction of the knowledge from different levels of manufacturing through VEF, VEP and VEO.


Decisional DNA Set of experience knowledge structure Virtual engineering objects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Syed Imran Shafiq
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cesar Sanin
    • 1
  • Edward Szczerbicki
    • 2
  • Carlos Toro
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of Newcastle, University DriveCallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.Gdansk University of TechnologyGdanskPoland
  3. 3.Vicomtech-IK4San SebastianSpain

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