Scope of TC5.3
"With the advent of the new cyber-physical system design paradigm, the number and diversity of systems that need to work together in the future enterprises have significantly increased (Weichhart, Molina, Chen, Whitman & Vernadat 2016). This trend highlights the need to shift from the classic central control of systems, towards systems interoperability as a capability to control, sense, and perceive distributed and heterogeneous systems and their environments, as well as to purposefully and socially act upon their perceptions . Such a shift could have important consequences on the future architecture design of the control of these systems. The emergence of cloud-based technologies will also have a significant impact on the design and implementation of cyber-physical systems; using such novel technologies, collaborative engineering practises will increase globally, thus enabling a new generation of small-scale industrial organizations to function in an information-centric manner and enabling industry 4.0 transformations ( Cimini, Pinto, Pezzotta & Gaiardelli 2017 ). The potential of such technologies in fostering a leaner and more agile approach towards engineering is very high." (Panetto, Weichhart & Pinto 2019)
Within this context, this TC's scope is to identify theoretically sound and practically viable techniques for the enterprise Internet-based collaboration, enterprise networking, and modelling languages to support the Sensing & Sustainable Enterprise.

In particular the TC:

  • Investigates Collaborative Networked Enterprises principles, working models, application methods, protocols and Information Communication and Technologies.
  • Investigates reference models, modelling methodologies and tools for enterprise networks design and implementation.
  • Integration of PLM systems in enterprises, PLM tools, methods and standards
  • Internet of Things and Internet of Every Things for the Digital Enterprise
  • The Sensing and Sustainable Enterprise
  • Cyber-Physical systems
  • ICT for enterprise sustainability
  • Investigates theories, models and tools to verify and validate enterprise models.
  • Investigates methodologies and technologies for documenting and storing enterprise models enabling model reuse,
  • Investigates ontology-based models and theories to facilitate business (ERP, SCM ...) to manufacturing (MES, SCE ...) applications interoperability.