EFPF (European Factory Platform) | European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing

Summary

The European Factory Platform project (EFPF) realises a federated smart factory ecosystem by primarily interlinking 4 smart factory platforms, from the FoF-11-2016 cluster, through an open and interoperable Data Spine.

The federation of the 4 base platforms is complemented by industrial platforms, collaboration tools and smart factory systems, specifically selected to support connected factories in lot-size-one manufacturing. The federated EFPF platform delivers enhances value and reduces the barrier to innovation by providing seamless access to services and solutions that are currently dispersed.

In parallel the platform provides the necessary infrastructure, tools and support for novel service creation and validations by third parties. Further, by fostering healthy competition in the smart factory ecosystem, the EFPF platform will ensure that the needs of the evolving smart manufacturing industry are met for the long term.

The EFPF federation is offered to the manufacturing and logistic companies as an open platform; to utilise the offered functionality, experiment with innovation approaches and develop custom solutions based on specific needs. The project demonstrates the power of federation through 3 embedded large scale pilots focusing on lot-size-one manufacturing and sustainable value networks in diverse sectors, while a cross sectorial circular economy pilot is also incorporated.

The results of the pilots are openly made available as lessons learned and best practices. The creation of the European smart factory ecosystem is supported by offering interested companies technical and financial support. A dedicated budget is allocated to offer financial support to companies who are interested in using the eFactory platform to enhance their businesses.

The project is primarily composed of SMEs who have the agility to quickly react and adopt innovative solutions, while experience and market reach of big players such as Siemens is also leveraged.

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More information & hyperlinks
Web resources: https://www.efpf.org/
https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/219815/factsheet/en
Start date: 01-01-2019
End date: 31-12-2022
Total budget - Public funding: 13 640 264,00 Euro - 13 640 264,00 Euro
Twitter: @EFPFproject
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The EFPF project realises a federated smart factory ecosystem by primarily interlinking 4 smart factory platforms, from the FoF-11-2016 cluster, through an open and interoperable Data Spine. The federation of the 4 base platforms is complemented by industrial platforms, collaboration tools and smart factory systems, specifically selected to support connected factories in lot-size-one manufacturing. The federated EFPF platform delivers enhances value and reduces the barrier to innovation by providing seamless access to services and solutions that are currently dispersed. In parallel the platform provides the necessary infrastructure, tools and support for novel service creation and validations by third parties. Further, by fostering healthy competition in the smart factory ecosystem, the EFPF platform will ensure that the needs of the evolving smart manufacturing industry are met for the long term. The EFPF federation is offered to the manufacturing and logistic companies as an open platform; to utilise the offered functionality, experiment with innovation approaches and develop custom solutions based on specific needs. The project demonstrates the power of federation through 3 embedded large scale pilots focusing on lot-size-one manufacturing and sustainable value networks in diverse sectors, while a cross sectorial circular economy pilot is also incorporated. The results of the pilots are openly made available as lessons learned and best practices. The creation of the European smart factory ecosystem is supported by offering interested companies technical and financial support. A dedicated budget is allocated to offer financial support to companies who are interested in using the EFPF platform to enhance their businesses. The project is primarily composed of SMEs who have the agility to quickly react and adopt innovative solutions, while experience and market reach of big players such Siemens and others is also leveraged.

Status

SIGNED

Call topic

DT-ICT-07-2018-2019

Update Date

27-10-2022
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Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Enterprise Interoperability Details: Monitoring and adoption of the TC recommendations, due to their implications on automation platforms.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Enterprise Interoperability Details: Monitoring and adoption of the TC recommendations, due to their implications on automation platforms.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Monitoring the ongoing development of Trustworthiness framework in the ISO/IEC NP 30149 - Internet of things (IoT). Cooperation with the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 41 will be investigated for knowledge exchange between the technical committee and EFPF task related to Trust Mechanisms (T5.3)
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Business Workflows Details: Adoption of BPMN 2.0 as the modelling notation for workflows. Monitoring the BPMN 2.0 standard with the aim to adapt their developments in alignment with the standard
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Standardisation activities on the device integration with IoT platforms. The analysis will be used to inform the design of Data Spine and align the development of Data Spine with latest standards on IoT integration.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Used in the development of Data Spine. Monitoring this standard will also benefit CNet commercial activities in the area of IoT devices
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Risk Management Details: Although a working group has been setup by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) to focus on the Risk Management topic but there is no current activity in this area. This represents an opportunity for EFPF (particularly the partners involved in the development of Risk Management Tool in T4.4) to support and collaborate with BSI towards the development of standards in this area. One area of interest for eFactory will be to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between BSI and NISTs Risk Management Framework.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Standardisation activities on the device integration with IoT platforms. The analysis carried out is used to inform the design of Data Spine and align the development of Data Spine with latest standards on IoT integration.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: Information Security standards for the design of security controls (T6.2) in EFPF. Interested to contribute to any of cloud security standards, e.g. ISO/IEC 27017:2015.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Data Management Details: Use of this standard to provides information on how to identify organisations and organisational parts in data interchange. EFPF tasks on matchmaking (T4.5) and marketplace framework (T3.3) analyse the use of this standard at company registration phase or when exchanging business messages
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Monitoring the ongoing development of Trustworthiness framework in the ISO/IEC NP 30149 - Internet of things (IoT). Cooperation with the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 41 will be investigated for knowledge exchange between the technical committee and EFPF task related to Trust Mechanisms (T5.3)
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Business Workflows Details: Adoption of BPMN 2.0 as the modelling notation for workflows. Monitoring the BPMN 2.0 standard with the aim to adapt their developments in alignment with the standard
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: AMQP, MQTT and JSON are essential standards for application integration and core context to the building blocks of the EFPF Data Spine and platform. The uptake, interoperability and/or alignment of these standards will be carried out in the tasks dealing with message exchange in EFPF e.g. (T3.2 - Data Spine). Considering the cross-platform data model, EFPF platform sees UBL v2.2 a very possible candidate. In NIMBLE project the v2.1 version of the standard has been used; however, UBL always maintains backward compatibility when making minor standard revisions. In the scope of EFPF, the data model of NIMBLE will be upgraded to v2.2. On the other hand, UBL is a very active standard, which improves itself continually. Work has already begun on a future UBL 2.3 with a target publishing date of December 2019. The SDO will collect user requirements or usage scenarios to further develop/improve UBL data models. In the scope of EFPF standardisation activities, SRDC will submit additional user requirements and/or user usage scenarios to UBL community in order to contribute to UBL 2.3
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Risk Management Details: Although a working group has been setup by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) to focus on the Risk Management topic but there is no current activity in this area. This represents an opportunity for EFPF (particularly the partners involved in the development of Risk Management Tool in T4.4) to support and collaborate with BSI towards the development of standards in this area. One area of interest for eFactory will be to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between BSI and NISTs Risk Management Framework.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: Information Security standards for the design of security controls (T6.2) in EFPF. Interested to contribute to any of cloud security standards, e.g. ISO/IEC 27017:2015.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Process data management Details: Implemented for the realisation of data intensive industrial processes.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Standardisation activities on the device integration with IoT platforms. The analysis carried out is used to inform the design of Data Spine and align the development of Data Spine with latest standards on IoT integration.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Machine level communication Details: Adoption of OPC UA standard for machine level communication, particularly in the context of their Symphony platform that will be linked with EFPF. One other partner is interested in OPC UA and in particular on how it will be used by the new Administration Shell standard. A workflow tool development (T4.6) will support OPC UA based communication for linking multiple shop-floor assets. Another partner is an OPC Foundation member, has actively participated in VDMA-led efforts for OPC UA information model standardisation within the VDMA Robotics and Integrated Assembly Solutions Sector Groups and will monitor ongoing activities. They will support EFPF partners in the adoption/uptake/alignment of OPC UA with in relevant development tasks (e.g. T3.2, T3.5, T4.1). OPC UA is the core Industrie 4.0 communication protocol for machine connectivity, both with supervisory systems and other machines. Relevant domain specific standard extensions are developed in committees associated with the OPC Foundation before being submitted for formal standardisation. The German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) strongly promotes the use of OPC UA among all its member companies and committees.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Risk Management Details: Although a working group has been setup by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) to focus on the Risk Management topic but there is no current activity in this area. This represents an opportunity for EFPF (particularly the partners involved in the development of Risk Management Tool in T4.4) to support and collaborate with BSI towards the development of standards in this area. One area of interest for eFactory will be to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between BSI and NISTs Risk Management Framework.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Standardisation activities on the device integration with IoT platforms. The analysis carried out is used to inform the design of Data Spine and align the development of Data Spine with latest standards on IoT integration.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Machine level communication Details: Adoption of OPC UA standard for machine level communication, particularly in the context of their Symphony platform that will be linked with EFPF. One other partner is interested in OPC UA and in particular on how it will be used by the new Administration Shell standard. A workflow tool development (T4.6) will support OPC UA based communication for linking multiple shop-floor assets. Another partner is an OPC Foundation member, has actively participated in VDMA-led efforts for OPC UA information model standardisation within the VDMA Robotics and Integrated Assembly Solutions Sector Groups and will monitor ongoing activities. They will support EFPF partners in the adoption/uptake/alignment of OPC UA with in relevant development tasks (e.g. T3.2, T3.5, T4.1). OPC UA is the core Industrie 4.0 communication protocol for machine connectivity, both with supervisory systems and other machines. Relevant domain specific standard extensions are developed in committees associated with the OPC Foundation before being submitted for formal standardisation. The German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) strongly promotes the use of OPC UA among all its member companies and committees.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Data Management Details: Use of this standard to provides information on how to identify organisations and organisational parts in data interchange. EFPF tasks on matchmaking (T4.5) and marketplace framework (T3.3) analyse the use of this standard at company registration phase or when exchanging business messages
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Standardisation activities on the device integration with IoT platforms. The analysis carried out is used to inform the design of Data Spine and align the development of Data Spine with latest standards on IoT integration.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Machine level communication Details: Adoption of OPC UA standard for machine level communication, particularly in the context of their Symphony platform that will be linked with EFPF. One other partner is interested in OPC UA and in particular on how it will be used by the new Administration Shell standard. A workflow tool development (T4.6) will support OPC UA based communication for linking multiple shop-floor assets. Another partner is an OPC Foundation member, has actively participated in VDMA-led efforts for OPC UA information model standardisation within the VDMA Robotics and Integrated Assembly Solutions Sector Groups and will monitor ongoing activities. They will support EFPF partners in the adoption/uptake/alignment of OPC UA with in relevant development tasks (e.g. T3.2, T3.5, T4.1). OPC UA is the core Industrie 4.0 communication protocol for machine connectivity, both with supervisory systems and other machines. Relevant domain specific standard extensions are developed in committees associated with the OPC Foundation before being submitted for formal standardisation. The German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) strongly promotes the use of OPC UA among all its member companies and committees.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: AMQP, MQTT and JSON are essential standards for application integration and core context to the building blocks of the EFPF Data Spine and platform. The uptake, interoperability and/or alignment of these standards will be carried out in the tasks dealing with message exchange in EFPF e.g. (T3.2 - Data Spine). Considering the cross-platform data model, EFPF platform sees UBL v2.2 a very possible candidate. In NIMBLE project the v2.1 version of the standard has been used; however, UBL always maintains backward compatibility when making minor standard revisions. In the scope of EFPF, the data model of NIMBLE will be upgraded to v2.2. On the other hand, UBL is a very active standard, which improves itself continually. Work has already begun on a future UBL 2.3 with a target publishing date of December 2019. The SDO will collect user requirements or usage scenarios to further develop/improve UBL data models. In the scope of EFPF standardisation activities, SRDC will submit additional user requirements and/or user usage scenarios to UBL community in order to contribute to UBL 2.3
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Data Brokerage Details: Adoption of MQTT (ISO/IEC 20922:2016) in the development of Data Spine (T3.2).
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Data Management and SDK Details: The identification of the standard provides impetus to EFPF (T5.5) to align the relevant application development activities (through the SDK in T5.5) with the IPC-CFX standard. The associated open source Software tools for Connected Factory Exchange SDK� (Version 1.0.5) will be relevant in this regard. Relevant EFPF partners (e.g. CMS) will also investigate joining the IPC-CFX movement in order to contribute towards the further enhancement/development of the standard e.g. making it relevant to the manufacturing applications to be developed in the EFPF project.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Standardisation activities on the device integration with IoT platforms. The analysis carried out is used to inform the design of Data Spine and align the development of Data Spine with latest standards on IoT integration.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: A comprehensive vocabulary that is relevant to all types of organisations. There is little potential to further enhance this standard and therefore the activities in EFPF project will focus on the use of this standard terminologies across project documents and dissemination channels.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Used in the development of Data Spine. Monitoring this standard will also benefit CNet commercial activities in the area of IoT devices
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Monitoring the ongoing development of Trustworthiness framework in the ISO/IEC NP 30149 - Internet of things (IoT). Cooperation with the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 41 will be investigated for knowledge exchange between the technical committee and EFPF task related to Trust Mechanisms (T5.3)
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Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Process data management Details: Implemented for the realisation of data intensive industrial processes.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Standardisation activities on the device integration with IoT platforms. The analysis carried out is used to inform the design of Data Spine and align the development of Data Spine with latest standards on IoT integration.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Machine level communication Details: Adoption of OPC UA standard for machine level communication, particularly in the context of their Symphony platform that will be linked with EFPF. One other partner is interested in OPC UA and in particular on how it will be used by the new Administration Shell standard. A workflow tool development (T4.6) will support OPC UA based communication for linking multiple shop-floor assets. Another partner is an OPC Foundation member, has actively participated in VDMA-led efforts for OPC UA information model standardisation within the VDMA Robotics and Integrated Assembly Solutions Sector Groups and will monitor ongoing activities. They will support EFPF partners in the adoption/uptake/alignment of OPC UA with in relevant development tasks (e.g. T3.2, T3.5, T4.1). OPC UA is the core Industrie 4.0 communication protocol for machine connectivity, both with supervisory systems and other machines. Relevant domain specific standard extensions are developed in committees associated with the OPC Foundation before being submitted for formal standardisation. The German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) strongly promotes the use of OPC UA among all its member companies and committees.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Standardisation activities on the device integration with IoT platforms. The analysis will be used to inform the design of Data Spine and align the development of Data Spine with latest standards on IoT integration.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Used in the development of Data Spine. Monitoring this standard will also benefit CNet commercial activities in the area of IoT devices
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Enterprise Interoperability Details: Monitoring and adoption of the TC recommendations, due to their implications on automation platforms.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Risk Management Details: Although a working group has been setup by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) to focus on the Risk Management topic but there is no current activity in this area. This represents an opportunity for EFPF (particularly the partners involved in the development of Risk Management Tool in T4.4) to support and collaborate with BSI towards the development of standards in this area. One area of interest for eFactory will be to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between BSI and NISTs Risk Management Framework.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Data Management Details: Use of this standard to provides information on how to identify organisations and organisational parts in data interchange. EFPF tasks on matchmaking (T4.5) and marketplace framework (T3.3) analyse the use of this standard at company registration phase or when exchanging business messages
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Data Management Details: Use of this standard to provides information on how to identify organisations and organisational parts in data interchange. EFPF tasks on matchmaking (T4.5) and marketplace framework (T3.3) analyse the use of this standard at company registration phase or when exchanging business messages
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: A comprehensive vocabulary that is relevant to all types of organisations. There is little potential to further enhance this standard and therefore the activities in EFPF project will focus on the use of this standard terminologies across project documents and dissemination channels.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: AMQP, MQTT and JSON are essential standards for application integration and core context to the building blocks of the EFPF Data Spine and platform. The uptake, interoperability and/or alignment of these standards will be carried out in the tasks dealing with message exchange in EFPF e.g. (T3.2 - Data Spine). Considering the cross-platform data model, EFPF platform sees UBL v2.2 a very possible candidate. In NIMBLE project the v2.1 version of the standard has been used; however, UBL always maintains backward compatibility when making minor standard revisions. In the scope of EFPF, the data model of NIMBLE will be upgraded to v2.2. On the other hand, UBL is a very active standard, which improves itself continually. Work has already begun on a future UBL 2.3 with a target publishing date of December 2019. The SDO will collect user requirements or usage scenarios to further develop/improve UBL data models. In the scope of EFPF standardisation activities, SRDC will submit additional user requirements and/or user usage scenarios to UBL community in order to contribute to UBL 2.3
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: Information Security standards for the design of security controls (T6.2) in EFPF. Interested to contribute to any of cloud security standards, e.g. ISO/IEC 27017:2015.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Data Brokerage Details: Adoption of MQTT (ISO/IEC 20922:2016) in the development of Data Spine (T3.2).
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: Information Security standards for the design of security controls (T6.2) in EFPF. Interested to contribute to any of cloud security standards, e.g. ISO/IEC 27017:2015.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Monitoring the ongoing development of Trustworthiness framework in the ISO/IEC NP 30149 - Internet of things (IoT). Cooperation with the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 41 will be investigated for knowledge exchange between the technical committee and EFPF task related to Trust Mechanisms (T5.3)
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Monitoring the ongoing development of Trustworthiness framework in the ISO/IEC NP 30149 - Internet of things (IoT). Cooperation with the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 41 will be investigated for knowledge exchange between the technical committee and EFPF task related to Trust Mechanisms (T5.3)
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Business Workflows Details: Adoption of BPMN 2.0 as the modelling notation for workflows. Monitoring the BPMN 2.0 standard with the aim to adapt their developments in alignment with the standard
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Business Workflows Details: Adoption of BPMN 2.0 as the modelling notation for workflows. Monitoring the BPMN 2.0 standard with the aim to adapt their developments in alignment with the standard
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Implementation of the ISO/IEC 38500 to assure that the data accountability map and associated matrix of considerations from ISO/IEC 38505-1 are fully adopted in EFPF. The data governing principles in EFPF are implemented according to the IT governance methods presented in these standards.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Standardisation activities on the device integration with IoT platforms. The analysis carried out is used to inform the design of Data Spine and align the development of Data Spine with latest standards on IoT integration.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Data Management and SDK Details: The identification of the standard provides impetus to EFPF (T5.5) to align the relevant application development activities (through the SDK in T5.5) with the IPC-CFX standard. The associated open source Software tools for Connected Factory Exchange SDK� (Version 1.0.5) will be relevant in this regard. Relevant EFPF partners (e.g. CMS) will also investigate joining the IPC-CFX movement in order to contribute towards the further enhancement/development of the standard e.g. making it relevant to the manufacturing applications to be developed in the EFPF project.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Machine level communication Details: Adoption of OPC UA standard for machine level communication, particularly in the context of their Symphony platform that will be linked with EFPF. One other partner is interested in OPC UA and in particular on how it will be used by the new Administration Shell standard. A workflow tool development (T4.6) will support OPC UA based communication for linking multiple shop-floor assets. Another partner is an OPC Foundation member, has actively participated in VDMA-led efforts for OPC UA information model standardisation within the VDMA Robotics and Integrated Assembly Solutions Sector Groups and will monitor ongoing activities. They will support EFPF partners in the adoption/uptake/alignment of OPC UA with in relevant development tasks (e.g. T3.2, T3.5, T4.1). OPC UA is the core Industrie 4.0 communication protocol for machine connectivity, both with supervisory systems and other machines. Relevant domain specific standard extensions are developed in committees associated with the OPC Foundation before being submitted for formal standardisation. The German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) strongly promotes the use of OPC UA among all its member companies and committees.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Standardisation activities on the device integration with IoT platforms. The analysis will be used to inform the design of Data Spine and align the development of Data Spine with latest standards on IoT integration.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Used in the development of Data Spine. Monitoring this standard will also benefit CNet commercial activities in the area of IoT devices
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Enterprise Interoperability Details: Monitoring and adoption of the TC recommendations, due to their implications on automation platforms.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Risk Management Details: Although a working group has been setup by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) to focus on the Risk Management topic but there is no current activity in this area. This represents an opportunity for EFPF (particularly the partners involved in the development of Risk Management Tool in T4.4) to support and collaborate with BSI towards the development of standards in this area. One area of interest for eFactory will be to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between BSI and NISTs Risk Management Framework.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Implementation of the ISO/IEC 38500 to assure that the data accountability map and associated matrix of considerations from ISO/IEC 38505-1 are fully adopted in EFPF. The data governing principles in EFPF are implemented according to the IT governance methods presented in these standards.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Monitoring the ongoing development of Trustworthiness framework in the ISO/IEC NP 30149 - Internet of things (IoT). Cooperation with the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 41 will be investigated for knowledge exchange between the technical committee and EFPF task related to Trust Mechanisms (T5.3)
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: AMQP, MQTT and JSON are essential standards for application integration and core context to the building blocks of the EFPF Data Spine and platform. The uptake, interoperability and/or alignment of these standards will be carried out in the tasks dealing with message exchange in EFPF e.g. (T3.2 - Data Spine). Considering the cross-platform data model, EFPF platform sees UBL v2.2 a very possible candidate. In NIMBLE project the v2.1 version of the standard has been used; however, UBL always maintains backward compatibility when making minor standard revisions. In the scope of EFPF, the data model of NIMBLE will be upgraded to v2.2. On the other hand, UBL is a very active standard, which improves itself continually. Work has already begun on a future UBL 2.3 with a target publishing date of December 2019. The SDO will collect user requirements or usage scenarios to further develop/improve UBL data models. In the scope of EFPF standardisation activities, SRDC will submit additional user requirements and/or user usage scenarios to UBL community in order to contribute to UBL 2.3
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Data Brokerage Details: Adoption of MQTT (ISO/IEC 20922:2016) in the development of Data Spine (T3.2).
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Data Management and SDK Details: The identification of the standard provides impetus to EFPF (T5.5) to align the relevant application development activities (through the SDK in T5.5) with the IPC-CFX standard. The associated open source Software tools for Connected Factory Exchange SDK� (Version 1.0.5) will be relevant in this regard. Relevant EFPF partners (e.g. CMS) will also investigate joining the IPC-CFX movement in order to contribute towards the further enhancement/development of the standard e.g. making it relevant to the manufacturing applications to be developed in the EFPF project.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Process data management Details: Implemented for the realisation of data intensive industrial processes.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Risk Management Details: Although a working group has been setup by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) to focus on the Risk Management topic but there is no current activity in this area. This represents an opportunity for EFPF (particularly the partners involved in the development of Risk Management Tool in T4.4) to support and collaborate with BSI towards the development of standards in this area. One area of interest for eFactory will be to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between BSI and NISTs Risk Management Framework.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: Information Security standards for the design of security controls (T6.2) in EFPF. Interested to contribute to any of cloud security standards, e.g. ISO/IEC 27017:2015.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: IoT Technologies Details: Implementation of the ISO/IEC 38500 to assure that the data accountability map and associated matrix of considerations from ISO/IEC 38505-1 are fully adopted in EFPF. The data governing principles in EFPF are implemented according to the IT governance methods presented in these standards.
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Business Workflows Details: Adoption of BPMN 2.0 as the modelling notation for workflows. Monitoring the BPMN 2.0 standard with the aim to adapt their developments in alignment with the standard
Comment: Associated to EPFP Reference Architecture: Cybersecurity Details: A comprehensive vocabulary that is relevant to all types of organisations. There is little potential to further enhance this standard and therefore the activities in EFPF project will focus on the use of this standard terminologies across project documents and dissemination channels.