Virtual Factory Open Operating System
The Virtual Factory Platform (vf-P) will be an economical multi-sided market platform with the aim of creating value by enabling interactions between Software Developers, Manufacturing Users, ICT Providers and Service Providers. It will provide a range of services to the connected factory of the future to integrate better manufacturing and logistics processes.
Vf-OS aims to become the reference system software for managing factory related computer hardware and software resources and providing common services for factury computational programs.
Almende's main goal is working on the vf-OS Platform Environment and the vf-Service Provision Framework, providing a holistic service platform which is the foundation for all services and end user applications vf-OS will facilitate. The service platform will be the central outwards facing component of the project and will allow parties to easily develop, describe, discover, provide, consume, administrate, personalise and combine/compose applications, as well as monitor their executions. Since the developed applications may rely on on-cloud services, Almende is also responsible for leading the development and deployment of cloud services.
Next to this, Almende will also publish the project results on the OAK System Dashboard - Control Panel and Task Manager in international conferences and journals on Distributed Artificial Intelligence.
Information Catalyst for Enterprise LTD (ICE), United Kingdom
Ikerlan SCL, Spain
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Caixa Mágica Software, Portugal
Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
Ascora GMBH, Germany
Mondragón Assembly, Spain
Via Solis UAB, Lithuania
Consulgal - Engenharia e Gestao SA., Portugal
Applications Plastiques du Rhone SAS, France
Tardy Sas, France