An Industrial Marketplace - the Smart Factory Web Approach and Integration of the International Data Space
Smart Factory Web is a platform for smart factories to enable flexible sharing and management of assets and resources to maximize efficiency and provide visibility on a global market. To join the Smart Factory Web, participants describe their factory capabilities, which are modelled in an ontology. AutomationML is used to assist with this modelling. OPC UA is used as a communication protocol for factory live-data from the machines. However, factory owners are hesitant to share critical production data. Therefore, the communication has to be secure and in the best case, provide control mechanisms for the data owners. The International Data Space is a peer-to-peer network that will support secure exchange of data and data usage control. In this paper, the Smart Factory Web approach is discussed and extended by an implementation with the current state of the International Data Space.