Redundant and Decentralised Directory Facilitator for Resilient Plug and Produce Cyber Physical Production Systems

  • Flávio Páscoa
  • Ivo PereiraEmail author
  • Pedro Ferreira
  • Niels Lohse
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 694)


Cyber Physical Production Systems (CPSS) built on the concept of “Plug-and-Produce” aim at delivering truly agile production systems. These systems are modular by nature and can be adapted based on changing requirements. One of the challenges in this domain is how to store and propagate information within CPPS. In this paper, a Redundant and Decentralised Directory Facilitator will be introduced to provide the capability to store and broadcast the existing system assembly capabilities. Additionally, this solution will provide redundancy and delocalization of the assembly capabilities information. The model used is described, as well as interactions, behaviours and deployment strategies. Finally a validation scenario is presented and conclusions are discussed.


Cyber physical production systems Decentralised directory facilitator Capability dissemination agent 



The authors acknowledge funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 680735 and support from the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation, in undertaking this research work under grant reference number EP/IO33467/1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Flávio Páscoa
    • 1
  • Ivo Pereira
    • 2
    Email author
  • Pedro Ferreira
    • 2
  • Niels Lohse
    • 2
  1. 1.Everis, Consulting IT & Outsourcing Professional ServicesLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing EngineeringEPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation, Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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