A Prototype Architecture for Assembly-Oriented Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Jietao Dong
  • Tianyuan Xiao
  • Linxuan Zhang
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 323)


ACPS is a new generation intelligent system based on the embedded systems, sensing technology and networked connectivity. As a typical application of CPS, it has many special features different from the traditional systems. According to these features, a four-layer architecture is proposed which consists of Physical Layer, Network Layer, Co-processing Layer and Application Layer. Furthermore, some research directions and challenges of ACPSs are suggested, and the ultimate goal is to develop foundations and techniques for building safe and effective ACPSs.


Assembly systems Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) Four-layer Architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jietao Dong
    • 1
  • Tianyuan Xiao
    • 1
  • Linxuan Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.National CIMS Engineering Research Centre, Department of AutomationTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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