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Gusmeroli S.,TXT E solutions S.p.A. | Piccione S.,C.it Solutions | Rotondi D.,C.it Solutions
IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA | Year: 2012

The industrial sector is being impacted by the Internet of Things due to the increasing availability of computing and communication capabilities in a wide range of devices and equipment deployed in the shop floor. This requires substantial architectural and functional improvements in order to actually manage and exploit the potential of such smart components. The EU FP7 IoT@Work project aims at addressing the issues of Plug&Work configuration and self-management features in automation systems. This paper focuses on presenting the architecture and the main features of the IoT@Work Event Notification Service (ENS) middleware that is used to support an event-driven communication paradigm among devices and services, both inside and outside the factory plant. © 2012 IEEE.

Blasi L.,Hewlett - Packard | Savola R.,VTT Technical Research Center of Finland | Abie H.,Norwegian Computing Center | Rotondi D.,TXT E solutions S.p.A.
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | Year: 2010

Banking applications require a high standard of security, resilience and adaptation. The results presented here were obtained from a case study of the deployment of the security metrics-driven adaptive security solutions of a distributed middleware in the context of monetary transfers. The focus of this study is on the analysis of the applicability of security metrics for adaptive authentication, authorization, and end-to-end confidentiality, and the applicability of trust metrics. © 2010 ACM.

Thoben K.-D.,University of Bremen | Wiesner S.,University of Bremen | Gusmeroli S.,TXT E solutions S.p.A. | Eschenbaecher J.,University of Bremen
Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED | Year: 2013

The growing demand for integrated solutions forces manufacturers of industrial goods to combine their products with service components to Product-Service Systems, or Extended Products (EP). The new value proposition of the EP also requires an extended network of business partners, which are both not included in the traditional business models of manufacturing companies. The purpose of this paper is to investigate classic business models in manufacturing and create an EP Business Model Framework based on the Business Model Canvas to help manufacturers transform their business models in the servitization process. A special focus is given to value innovation and collaboration in Manufacturing Service Ecosystems (MSE). In an MSE, different organizations and individuals can work together with common or complementary objectives on new value added combinations of manufactured products and product-related services. The approach is exemplified by the evolution of the business model of a machine tool manufacturer. © 2013 The Design Society, unless otherwise stated.

Uoti M.,VTT Technical Research Center of Finland | Jansson K.,VTT Technical Research Center of Finland | Karvonen I.,VTT Technical Research Center of Finland | Ollus M.,VTT Technical Research Center of Finland | Gusmeroli S.,TXT E solutions S.p.A.
Proceedings - IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop, EDOC | Year: 2011

Management of large scale distributed collaborative projects requires unified and aligned working methods and practices. Project alignment is the process to ensure that all key stakeholders share a common understanding of the project mission, goals, objectives, tactics, work processes and plans, and have the required competences and skills to perform in the project. Grounding on the recent advancements in the areas of collaborative networks, project management and Internet technologies, we have identified needs and opportunities for further development in the area of collaborative project management. We are presenting a methodology, model and a set of tools, called Project Alignment Booster, for promoting collaborative project management, introducing the concept of collaborative project alignment. © 2011 IEEE.

Ruta M.,Polytechnic of Bari | Scioscia F.,Polytechnic of Bari | Di Sciascio E.,Polytechnic of Bari | Rotondi D.,TXT E solutions S.p.A. | Piccione S.,TXT E solutions S.p.A.
Proceedings - 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2013 | Year: 2013

The merging of Semantic Web technologies and the Internet of Things is originating the so-called Semantic Web of Things (SWoT), which promises to seamlessly integrate the real and digital worlds, to further enhance the available services in smart spaces and to increase the number of communicating users and objects. This paper presents a semantic content-centric framework enabling cooperative environments where resources can be discovered, queried and inventoried by autonomous objects in a peer-to-peer, collaborative way, without requiring a central control and coordination. Logic-based standard and non-standard inference services can be exploited in matchmaking and negotiation for service/resource discovery and on-the-fly reasoning, as well as for large-scale analyses. Features of the proposed approach are detailed and discussed w.r.t. the key requirements and research challenges of next-generation smart cities and factory automation. © 2013 IEEE.

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