A Modelling Method for Digital Service Design and Intellectual Property Management Towards Industry 4.0: CAxMan Case

  • Nesat EfendiogluEmail author
  • Robert Woitsch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10371)


The fourth industrial revolution, so-called Industry 4.0 is triggered by digitalization of manufacturing industries. According to global studies, Industry 4.0 will have significant positive impact in sense of revenue and cost reduction, but it will trigger also change and transformation of business, and the only actors, who can keep up with this transformation, and come up with innovative business models, can take advantages of this revolution. The value proposition proposed in those business models, nowadays are created collaboratively with using several intellectual properties, targeting characteristics of complex and relatively new market structures. We propose a model-driven approach and a corresponding toolkit, so-called “Business Modelling Infrastructure” that supports those actors during configuring their value propositions and business models, with knowing which characteristics of which market segment they are targeting and what kind of intellectual properties do they need to use and what are their dependencies and limitations. The work in the hand presents also a business modelling case for additive manufacturing, where the Business Modelling Infrastructure is applied. Finally, the work evaluates the Business Modelling Infrastructure with giving preliminary results from that business modelling case.


Business modelling Digital service design Intellectual property management Meta-modelling 


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This work has been partly supported by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 680448, project CAxMan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BOC Asset Management GmbHViennaAustria

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