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A model-driven software engineering workflow and tool architecture for servitised manufacturing

Emmanouil Ntanos (), Gerasimos Dimitriou, Vassilis Bekiaris, Charalampos Vassiliou, Kostas Kalaboukas and Dimitris Askounis
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Emmanouil Ntanos: National Technical University of Athens
Gerasimos Dimitriou: SingularLogic Software
Vassilis Bekiaris: SingularLogic Software
Charalampos Vassiliou: SingularLogic Software
Kostas Kalaboukas: SingularLogic Software
Dimitris Askounis: National Technical University of Athens

Information Systems and e-Business Management, 2018, vol. 16, issue 3, No 8, 683-720

Abstract: Abstract Modern manufacturing businesses increasingly engage in servitisation, by offering advanced services along with physical products, and creating “product–service systems”. Information Technology infrastructures, and especially software, are a critical part of modern service provision. However, software development in this context has not been investigated and there are no development methods or tools specifically adapted to the task of creating software for servitised businesses in general, or manufacturing in particular. In this paper, we define the requirements for software engineering in servitised manufacturing. Based on these, we describe a model-driven software engineering workflow for servitised manufacturing, supporting both structural and behavioural modelling of the service system. Furthermore, we elaborate on the architecture of an appropriate model-driven Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The proposed workflow and a prototype implementation of the IDE were evaluated in a set of industrial pilots, demonstrating improved communication and collaboration between participants in the software engineering process.

Keywords: Product-service system; Software engineering; Model driven; Tool integration; Integrated Development Environment; Manufacturing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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