The Augmentation Concept: How to Make a Product “Active” during Its Life Cycle

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 402)


The recent developments in infotronics and communication allow the development of “intelligent” products. This chapter proposes the concept of “activeness” and a modelling approach to increase a system’s informational, communicational and decisional capacities in a distributed architecture. The “activeness” concept is then applied in two case studies. The first concerns the “product-driven” control of a real manufacturing cell. The second is related to the advanced diagnosis of complex systems in a railway application. Our results have allowed the origins of some of the defects to be found more easily and quickly than the traditional approaches.


closed loop PLM intelligent product augmentation RFID 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Univ. Lille Nord de FranceLilleFrance
  2. 2.TEMPO Lab, “Production, Services, Information” TeamUVHCValenciennesFrance

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