Considerations on a Lifecycle Model for Cyber-Physical System Platforms

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Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 438)


Cyber-physical system platforms are information infrastructures connecting different cyber-physical systems and other information systems. This infrastructure is the base for realizing the “Industrie 4.0” paradigm aiming for collaborative industrial processes involving smart objects and smart factories. In inter-organizational value networks, a cyber-physical system platform becomes a shared resource that has to be managed cooperatively along its lifecycle. This paper looks at cyber-physical system platforms from a lifecycle perspective. It describes the complexity of networks of cyber-physical systems and cyber-physical system platforms within value networks and the resulting restrictions influencing their various lifecycles. A selection of different lifecycle models from literature is reviewed to extract aspects that provide a promising basis for the development of a specific lifecycle model of cyber-physical system platforms.


Shared Resources Industrie 4.0 Lifecycle Management Shared Information Systems Cyber-physical System Platform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BIBA – Bremer Institut für Produktion und LogistikBremenGermany
  2. 2.University of BremenGermany
  3. 3.Industrial Services GroupUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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