Digital Marketplaces for Industry 4.0: A Survey and Gap Analysis

  • Sonia Cisneros-CabreraEmail author
  • Asia Ramzan
  • Pedro Sampaio
  • Nikolay Mehandjiev
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 506)


Industry 4.0 is the called 4th technological revolution, where digital and physical marketplaces and manufacturing technologies converge to enable smart manufacturing and factories of the future. This paper presents an overview of a representative set of marketplace platforms available to support supply chain processes underpinning Industry 4.0. We develop a gap analysis of existing marketplaces assessing their ability to support Industry 4.0 requirements. Finally, we position our survey and gap analysis in the context of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, in particular on the Digital Automation call topic addressing the theme of collaborative manufacturing and logistics.


Industry 4.0 Supply chain Digital marketplace Collaborative technologies Gap analysis 



The work presented has received funding from the European Commission under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n° 723336). Financial support has been provided by the National Council of Science and Technology (abbreviated CONACYT) to the first author (agreement n° 461338).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonia Cisneros-Cabrera
    • 1
    Email author
  • Asia Ramzan
    • 1
  • Pedro Sampaio
    • 1
  • Nikolay Mehandjiev
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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