Edge-cloud orchestration driven industrial smart product-service systems solution design based on CPS and IIoT

Bufan Liu, Yingfeng Zhang, Geng Zhang, Pai Zheng

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The rapid booming of advanced information and communication technologies (ICT) has promoted an encouraging smart, connected product (SCP) market that further triggers the development of manufacturing towards the servitization proposition, viz. smart product-service systems (PSS). Smart PSS aims to provide a solution (product-service) with high satisfaction and less environmental influence by leveraging SCP as the media tool. Its solution design should not just focus on the physical world nor only be enabled by the cloud side, while the cyber world and the edge side must be included in the Industry 4.0. However, only few current researches investigate about the smart PSS, let alone an overall cyber-physical and edge-cloud discussion to support its solution design. In order to fill this gap, this work proposes an edge-cloud orchestration driven solution design based on the cyber-physical systems (CPS) and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). To make our ideas concrete, a real-life milling process was conducted as an illustrative example. It is hoped that this study can furnish industrial enterprises with meaningful sights in the process of servitization and value co-creation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100984
JournalAdvanced Engineering Informatics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Data-driven value co-creation
  • Edge-cloud orchestration
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Product-service systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence


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