Situation Awareness in Product Lifecycle Information Systems

  • William Derigent
  • André Thomas
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 762)


Years ago, advances in electronics led to electronic components such as RFID, capable to identify a product via a unique identification number. This capacity gave rise to PLIM systems (Product LifeCycle Information Systems), which are information systems ensuring the retrieval of product information wherever and whenever during the product’s lifecycle. However, this article shows that such systems are not yet prepared to treat massive data, generated by IoT infrastructure. To solve this issue, situation awareness is a possible answer. In this paper, this notion is detailed and presented via different examples taken from the literature. Yet, the needed tools to support situation awareness in PLIM systems are still lacking, because there are still some scientific and technical challenges to solve. These challenges are detailed in this paper as well.


Data management PLIM systems Situation awareness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CRAN, Research Centre for Automatic Control of NancyCNRS, UMR 7039Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy CedexFrance

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