A Service-Oriented Distributed Learning Environment for Manufacturing Workplaces

  • Stefano BianchiEmail author
  • Michele Sesana
  • Maurizio Megliola
  • Kaj Helin
  • Jaakko Karjalainen
  • Fridolin Wild
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 160)


Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) are key assets to Europe’s economic future, providing millions of workers with access to technology, skills, and knowledge – often, however, missing a managed approach and appropriate tools for continuous learning and development.

This paper introduces a service-oriented platform – and associated building blocks – developed to implement an operational reference framework (“eMeMO”), tailored to learning and training needs of Blue Collar Workers in manufacturing environments, and built to increase their training and work performance directly at the workplace.

The experiences and results illustrated have been collected during the activities of the research project TELL ME [1], a EU-co-funded initiative held by industry, universities, research labs, technology firms and innovation companies from all over Europe.


Service oriented architecture (SOA) Technology enhanced learning (TEL) Small medium enterprises Manufacturing Workplace Augmented reality (AR) Internet of things (IoT) Mobile learning Multimodal user interfaces (UI) User experience 



This study have been funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7 under G.A. N° 318329 (TELL ME project). The authors thank especially all test-bed partners participating in this initiative (in alphabetical order): AgustaWestland Spa (IT), Alfamicro - Sistemas de computadores, Lda (PT), Asociacion de Investigacion y Desarrollo en la Industria del Mueble y Afines AIDIMA (ES), Association for Advancement of Radical Behavior Analysis (IT), Clear Communication Associates Ltd (UK), Deutsches Institute fur Textil und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DE), Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan (SE), Laboratoire Virtuel Europeen dans le Domaine de l’Interoperabilite des Entreprises AISBL (BE), Profitex Textil Service Helmbrechts Gmbh & co (DE).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Bianchi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michele Sesana
    • 2
  • Maurizio Megliola
    • 3
  • Kaj Helin
    • 4
  • Jaakko Karjalainen
    • 4
  • Fridolin Wild
    • 5
  1. 1.Softeco SismatGenoaItaly
  2. 2.TXT e-SolutionsMilanItaly
  3. 3.PIKSELNorth YorkshireUK
  4. 4.VTTEspoFinland
  5. 5.Knowledge Media Institute, The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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