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Dhiman, Hitesh; Röcker, Carsten: Middleware for Work Support in Industrial Contexts (MiWSICx). In: Proceedings of the International Congress and Conferences on Computational Design and Engineering (i3CDE'19) Penang, Malaysia, Jul 2019.

. It is generally acknowledged that technological innovation is leading to an increase in the complexity of industrial work. Hence, work assistance has emerged as an important theme in the context of cyber-physical production systems and Industry 4.0 to assist workers in assembly, logistics, maintenance and supervision. Recent research in this domain has focused on demonstrating assistance applications using mobile computing devices such as tablets, smartphones, AR/VR glasses and wearables, but the aspects of technology induced complexity in industrial work - distribution, concurrency, information complexity, and variability of information interaction, and their subsequent effect on human workers is yet to be tackled. This paper has two core contributions: first, it reframes the problem of complex industrial work through activity theory, which leads to a conceptual model that couples human information needs to interactive artefacts within an activity context. Second, the problem of assistance is viewed as managing information flow between multiple devices grouped into fluid and adaptive activity contexts, managed by MiWSICx, (Middleware for Work Support in Industrial Contexts) a novel, distributed middleware designed using the actor model of concurrent computation.

Bibtex:

@INPROCEEDINGS{Middleware for Work Support in Industrial Contexts (MiWSICx) ,
     author={Dhiman, Hitesh and Röcker, Carsten},
     title={Middleware for Work Support in Industrial Contexts (MiWSICx) },
     abstract={. It is generally acknowledged that technological innovation is leading to an increase in the complexity of industrial work. Hence, work assistance has emerged as an important theme in the context of cyber-physical production systems and Industry 4.0 to assist workers in assembly, logistics, maintenance and supervision. Recent research in this domain has focused on demonstrating assistance applications using mobile computing devices such as tablets, smartphones, AR/VR glasses and wearables, but the aspects of technology induced complexity in industrial work - distribution, concurrency, information complexity, and variability of information interaction, and their subsequent effect on human workers is yet to be tackled. This paper has two core contributions: first, it reframes the problem of complex industrial work through activity theory, which leads to a conceptual model that couples human information needs to interactive artefacts within an activity context. Second, the problem of assistance is viewed as managing information flow between multiple devices grouped into fluid and adaptive activity contexts, managed by MiWSICx, (Middleware for Work Support in Industrial Contexts) a novel, distributed middleware designed using the actor model of concurrent computation.},
     booktitle={Proceedings of the International Congress and Conferences on Computational Design and Engineering (i3CDE'19)},
     year={2019},
     month={Jul},
     publisher={},
     address={Penang, Malaysia},
     editor={},
     pages={},
     organisation={},
}

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