A Closed-Loop Context-Aware Framework for Sustainable Smart PSS Development

Xinyu Li, Zuoxu Wang, Pai Zheng, Tao Peng, Chun Hsien Chen

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Higher sustainability is the tireless pursuit of product design/development. To achieve it, relevant strategies, namely Reconfiguration, Remanufacturing, Reuse, and Recycle (4R) of the tangible materials and components, are widely discussed in the physical aspect. Nevertheless, few works concern a sustainable manner to exploit high-value and context-dependent information/knowledge assets in the cyber aspect, in the emerging paradigm of Smart Product-Service System (Smart PSS). To fill this gap, based on the principles of transdisciplinary information/knowledge management, this paper proposes a closed-loop context-aware framework for sustainable Smart PSS development. Four steps, including requirement elicitation, solution recommendation, solution evaluation, and design knowledge evolvement are conducted based on the context-aware scenario encoding. As an explorative study, it is hoped that this work provides useful insights for Smart PSS development with sustainability concerns in both physical and cyber spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 16th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2020
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728169040
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2020 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 20 Aug 202021 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)2161-8070
ISSN (Electronic)2161-8089


Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2020
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • closed-loop design
  • context-awareness
  • knowledge evolvement
  • Smart Product-Service System
  • sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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