A Real-Time Architecture for Proactive Decision Making in Manufacturing Enterprises

  • Alexandros Bousdekis
  • Nikos Papageorgiou
  • Babis Magoutas
  • Dimitris ApostolouEmail author
  • Gregoris Mentzas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9416)


We outline a new architecture for supporting proactive decision making in manufacturing enterprises. We argue that event monitoring and data processing technologies can be coupled with decision methods effectively providing capabilities for proactive decision-making. We present the main conceptual blocks of the architecture and their role in the realization of the proactive enterprise. We illustrate how the proposed architecture supports decision-making ahead of time on the basis of real-time observations and anticipation of future undesired events by presenting a practical condition-based maintenance scenario in the oil and gas industry. The presented approach provides the technological foundation and can be taken as a blueprint for the further development of a reference architecture for proactive applications.


Proactivity Decision-making Event-driven computing Condition-based maintenance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandros Bousdekis
    • 1
  • Nikos Papageorgiou
    • 1
  • Babis Magoutas
    • 1
  • Dimitris Apostolou
    • 2
    Email author
  • Gregoris Mentzas
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Management UnitNational Technical University of AthensZografou, AthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of PiraeusPiraeusGreece

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