Semantic approaches for knowledge representation and management as well as knowledge sharing, access and re-use can support Collaborative Adaptive Production Process Planning (CAPP) in a flexible, efficient and effective way. Therefore, semantic representations of such CAPP knowledge integrated into a machine readable process formalization is a key enabling factor for sharing such knowledge in cloud-based knowledge repositories supporting CAPP scenarios as required in the CAPP-4-SMEs project. Beyond that, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as represented in CAPP-4-SMEs request for a standardized production-feature representation. That can be achieved by applying so-called Function Block (FB) based knowledge representation models. Web-based and at the same time Cloud-based tool suites which are based on process-oriented semantic knowledge-representation methodologies, such as Process-oriented Knowledge-based Innovation Management (German: Wissens-basiertes Prozess-orientiertes Innovations Management, WPIM) can satisfy these needs. In this way, WPIM can be applied to support the integration and management of distributed CAPP knowledge, as well as its access and re-use in a machine readable and integrated representation. On the other hand, that knowledge can be shared within a cloud-based semantic knowledge repository. Furthermore, semantic knowledge representation and querying will add value to the knowledge-based and computer-aided re-use of such machine-readable knowledge resources within CAPP activities. Finally, it will pave the way towards further automating planning, simulation and optimization in a semantic-web for CAPP.
International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing (ICIDM2016)