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Runtime Verification for Business Processes Utilizing the Bitcoin Blockchain has been accepted for publication

The paper Runtime Verification for Business Processes Utilizing the Bitcoin Blockchain has been accepted for publication in the high-tier journal Future Generation Computer Systems.

How Manufacturing Services are represented in CREMA

CREMA is a platform that provides mechanisms and tools to manufacturers to present, advertise, sell, and lease their manufacturing services. In order to do this, manufacturing services need to be abstracted and virtualized - Virtualization provides means to interact with those services.

FAGOR ARRASATE – CREMA´s final sprint

In June 2017, the Project started the last 6 months of the three years duration after the development of 2 years and a half. The Project is centralized in the Industry 4.0 tendency where Fagor Arrasate has compromised with the objective to design and develop a platform in the cloud that will allow a better efficiency of the maintenance process and machine manufacturing by using the “Cloud Manufacturing” concept.

CREMA paper presented at Auto-DaSP 2017

Stemming from research conducted within the CREMA project, a paper on moderated resource elasticity for stream processing applications will be presented at the International Workshop on Autonomic Solutions for Parallel and Distributed Data Stream Processing.

Event: A Pragmatic Approach to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR / I4.0)

Amidst the noise within the drive to Industry 4.0, a strategy is forming amongst enlightened businesses. As increasingly market leaders align their products to I4.0 or 4IR (4th Industrial Revolution) as its becoming known in the UK, how can you separate the marketing spin from the game changing technology?

Invited Talk at Karlstad University

In May, Christoph Hochreiner has been invited by Karlstad University to give a talk on "Elastic Data Stream Processing for the Manufacturing Industry".

GOIZPER S. COOP., providing reliability to customers by means of CREMA

Clutch Brakes, gear boxes, indexing units, Goizper S. Coop. product, are Mechanical components installed within different kind of machines. This production machines are designed to produce continuously and unplanned downtimes costs a high amount of money. These components are the key part of some of the mentioned machines and the relevant component’s health influences directly in the machine.

A Pragmatic Approach to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR / I4.0)

As increasingly market leaders align their products to I4.0 or 4IR (4th Industrial Revolution) as its becoming known in the UK, how can you separate the marketing spin from the game changing technology. Join us at the Waterton Centre, on May 25th for a free event to see Industry 4.0 in action

CREMAnufacture Business Planning Session

CREMA partners attend a business planning session delivered by Peter Moran, to help gain an insight into the business model and exploitation of the CREMA project through the CREMAnufacture product.

Plenary meeting Sint-Truiden

Tenneco play host to the CREMA Project partners at Sint-Truiden in Belgium

Presentation of CREMA paper at the EAI International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT Systems

In April, Christoph Hochreiner has presented the research paper "Nomadic Applications Traveling in the Fog" at the 2nd EAI International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT Systems.

How CREMA tries to save workers‘ time

CREMA aims not only to optimize Manufacturing processes with regard to the workflow, but also with the aim of easing the work and saving workers’ time.

CREMA paper at 1st IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing - Towards QoS-aware Fog Service Placement

The paper written as a joint work by the colleagues of TUV and the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, was accepted to the 1st IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2017).

Paper accepted at 14th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories

A CREMA-based paper has been accepted for publication at the 14th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories. Within this paper, reasons for failures in the builds if applying continuous integration for (large-scale) software projects are analysed.

CREMA paper accepted for CN4IoT 2017

The paper "Nomadic Applications Traveling in the Fog" has been accepted at the 2nd EAI International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT Systems (CN4IoT 2017) that will take place in Brindisi, Italy.

CREMA Second year review, Brussels

The 21st of February took place the second year review of CREMA at the European Commission. A project overview was presented followed by the impact and business plan. Then the hard work of the partners was displayed with the demonstrations of most of the components, first with a general presentation and then with the use cases.

Presentation of CREMA paper at the ZEUS Workshop 2017

In February, Christoph Hochreiner has presented the research paper "VISP Testbed - A Toolkit for Modeling and Evaluating Resource Provisioning Algorithms for Stream Processing Applications" at the 9th ZEUS Workshop.

Manufacturing Error Proofing with asset tracking

Through tracking production assets with UbiSense SmartFactory tags, Error Proofing is made a reality by interfacing with Industreweb through the CREMA platform

Workflows for Manufacturing Processes

Like everything in the life, manufacturing processes are in constant evolution. Of course not all processes will suffer a variation along its life but most of them will have fine-tuning or even complete redesign because they have become obsolete.

Usage of abstract and concrete services in CREMA

CREMA enables and supports the customers in defining and executing inter-organisational manufacturing processes. Moreover, the CREMA platform not only supports the customer during the design of the manufacturing processes, but also during the selection of the optimal services for the single process tasks.

BAM solutions aiming business process monitoring

Business process monitoring is one of the best ways to increase flexibility and respond more rapidly to changing markets. The actual market forces enterprises to track these changes in real-time so that they can react to the real needs.

Industrial Workshop, Hernani

Last week saw the successful Industrial Workshop event in Hernani, Spain. This Industrial workshop, organised by CREMA and C2NET H2020 EU projects, presented future trends of European Industry especially those related to digitalization technologies applied to manufacturing

Plenary Meeting Orona Fundazioa Plenary, Hernani

Last week saw the Plenary meeting at Hernani Spain, with project partners Ikerlan hosting with support from Goizper and Fagor

TANet present CREMA Industry 4.0 objectives at DIgital Manufacturing Conference

Gash Bhullar from TANet has presented the CREMA project at a H2020 Industry 4.0 DIgital Manufacturing Conference in Cardiff, Wales.

The power of optimisation of service-based manufacturing processes at design time

For the optimisation of service-based manufacturing processes at design time, CREMA developed an innovative solution ODERU that integrates pattern-based semantic process service composition planning with QoS-based constraint optimisation problem solving

CREMA papers accepted for SOCA 2016

The paper “Resource Provisioning for IoT Services in the Fog” and “Cost-Efficient Data Redundancy in the Cloud” were accepted to the 9th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA 2016) that will take place in Macau, China, in November 2016.

CREMA Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD)

In the paper “CDM-Core: A Manfuacturing Domain Ontology in OWL2 for Production and Maintenance", the authors from DFKI present the largest publicly available manufacturing ontology CDM-Core in the standard formal ontology language OWL2. The CDM-Core ontology covers the CREMA use case domains of metal press maintenance and automative exhaust production, and makes use of many relevant standard vocabularies and ontologies, with only about one fifth of its size being CREMA use case specific.

Ubisense Smart Factory installation for the Automotive Use Case

This month has seen the team at TANet welcome Jaouhar from Ubisense, with the aim be to install the Ubisnese Smart Factory hardware and integrate it with the Industreweb manufacturing data platform.

Paper presented at the 7th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures

Research accomplished within CREMA has led to the acceptance of a paper that was presented at the 7th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures in September 2016.

Presentation of CREMA paper at the 46th Annual Meeting of the German Informatics Society

At the end of September, Christoph Hochreiner has presented the research paper "Bridging Gaps in Cloud Manufacturing with 3D Printing" at the Additive Fertigung/3D Druck – Technologie, Auswirkungen und Chancen Workshop of the 46th Annual Meeting of the German Informatics Society.

Presentation of CREMA paper at IEEE Enterprise Computing Conference 2016

At the beginning of September, Christoph Hochreiner has presented the research paper "VISP: An Ecosystem for Elastic Data Stream Processing for the Internet of Things" at the 20th edition of the IEEE Enterprise Computing Conference.

DFKI host technical meeting in Saarbruecken

Saarbruecken is the venue for the September technical meeting, and the focus of the meeting will be the status of component development, and the topic of integration.

Paper accepted for IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing

A paper stemming from research conducted within the CREMA Cloud Manufacturing Process and Optimisation Framework components of CREMA has been accepted ath the 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, which will be held in December 2016 in Shanghai, China.

FAGOR ARRASATE using CREMA to prevent failures in the machines

FAGOR ARRASATE takes part in the European Project CREMA for preventing failures in the machines. The CREMA Project (Cloud-based Rapid Elastic Manufacturing)searches the development of control systems that, capturing data on time and analyzing them simultaneously, allow forecast failures in the machine-tools in order to take corrective actions in advance

Developing Test-Beds for CREMA component and package testing

As work continues in Waterton to develop and implement the Automotive Use-case test environments, Control 2K as a member of TANet continues to develop their IndustreWeb 4.0 platform to incorporate the CREMA components and packages.

Presentation of CREMA paper at IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing 2016

At the end of June, Christoph Hochreiner has presented the research paper "Elastic Stream Processing for the Internet of Things" to an interested international audience at the 9th edition of the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing. The presentation initiated fruitful discussions and may trigger future research collaborations with international research institutions, especially regarding the usage of Cloud resources to process (industrial) IoT data.

Security and Privacy in terms of Cloud Technologies

From the beginning cloud technologies were frequently exposed to criticism in terms of security and privacy. The most important question was – Will the customer ever accept storing private data in the cloud – a non-local storage? The answer is yes!

Research accepted for IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference

CREMA research accepted for presentation at the IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference 2016 and the Annual Meeting of the German Gesellschaft für Informatik.

Vienna plays host to CREMA Plenary

June sees project partner TU Vienna play host to the latest Plenary meeting. Over the three day agenda topics covered included further definition of the business model and exploitation planning, along with the schedule for dissemination activities for the next 12 months.

CREMA at Hannover Industry Fair 2016

CREMA was present at the Hannover industrial fair this year within the framework of a workshop held at a conference room located in the centre of the Hannover Fair. The workshop was organized by the Resilient Production Networks Cluster which is composed of four H2020 EU projects CREMA, FLEXINET, MANSYS and ROBUST planet.

CREMA research presented at the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing 2016

Research conducted within CREMA has led to the acceptance of a paper to be presented at the 9th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing in June 2016.

Presentations of CREMA at CPS Week 2016 in Vienna and I-ESA 2016 in Guimarães

The general scenario of cloud manufacturing and insights into the functionalities of CREMA were presented at the International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Production Systems in Vienna, and at the Workshop on Resilient Production Networks in Guimarães.

Big Data Management and Analytics made easy by Talend Open Studio for Big Data

With increasing automation in the manufacturing domain, more and more data is becoming available that needs to be properly managed and thoroughly analysed to be able to gain valuable insight into manufacturing activities. The Manufacturing Big Data, Knowledge and Analytics component (BDA) in the CREMA project has been designed to exactly address this issue.

Presentation of CREMA papers at at I-ESA 2016

Research conducted within CREMA has led to the acceptance of two papers to be presented at the workshop on Intelligent Systems Configuration Services for Flexible Dynamic Global Production Networks (FLEXINET) at the International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications (I-ESA 2016).

CREMA at ZEUS Workshop in Vienna

The Elastic Process Component of CREMA has been presented by Olena Skarlat as part of her presentation on ‘Elastic Manufacturing Process Landscapes

First Review Preparation, Brussels

The team are busy preparing for the big day tomorrow...

Partners meet in Regensburg Germany for Plenary Meeting

The CREMA project partners meet again this time in Regensburg Germany hosted by Ubisense. The meeting will check the status of the deliverables due by the end of the year and also plan for the review early next year. In addition a trip to the BMW assembly plant to see the Ubisense Smart Factory product in action.

Meeting in Calpe Spain sees Technical Spec take shape

The Technical Partners met in Caple, Spain to work on the Technical Specification. With all section well ontrack, numerous technical hurdles were discussed and many issues ironed out.

Cowbridge, South Wales CREMA Plenary Meeting

Cowbridge South Wales was the latest venue for the CREMA plenary meeting hosted by project partners TANet. The meeting made significant progress including completion of the Functional Specification! Other topics were focused on including the Business Model and Exploitation. Features of the week included a visit to Cardiff to enjoy the Rugby World Cup festivities and a tour of the Ford Engine Plant in Bridgend

Antzuola Plenary Meeting a success!

From 29 June to 1 July, one of the plenary meetings for the CREMA’s European Project has been taken place at the Goizper office in Antzuola. These plenary meetings of the companies and technology centres participating in the European CREMA project are held every six months.

Plenary meeting Goizper, Spain

Project partners meet again in Spain with this time Goizper playing host. With a tour of the Goizper production facility on the agenda, the rest of the meeting will focus on the specific detail of the platform architecture and the application of it to the end users needs.

Consortium Meeting - Bilbao, Spain

Project Partners all set for CREMA meeting in Sunny Spain! In between the daily emails and weekly telephone conferences ... the CREMA project partners are coming together in Arrasate-Mondragón (Gipuzkoa, Spain) for an intense 2.5 day meeting.

Full Speed Ahead!

This January, a new Horizon 2020 project was launched to simplify the establishment, management, adaptation, and monitoring of dynamic, cross-organisational manufacturing processes following Cloud manufacturing principles in Europe.