Olivier Cardin's research while affiliated with University of Nantes and other places

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Modelling and real-time control methods continue to face major challenges like the lack of models capable of accurately replicating the physical systems while integrating real-time manufacturing data. In this context, the digital twin has widely emerged to address this challenge to connect the physical and digital worlds. The interdependent combina...
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Industrial organizations have been in constant evolution for several centuries, and are regularly undergoing profound upheavals, linked as much to technological perspectives as to societal implications. A basic cyber‐physical system (CPS) uses its cyber part to evaluate and eventually evolve the control system, notably through simulation techniques...
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This chapter presents a study of existing holonic architectures in order to identify the contributions of this type of control architecture to industrial cyber‐physical systems (ICPS). First, their historical characteristics are presented, and demonstrate an interesting performance in the physical part of ICPS. The chapter then presents the evoluti...
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The development of future Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems is highly connected to the need for Digital Twins. Integrating machines and information systems in such twins is a difficult task, but the integration of human operators usually constitutes an even harder challenge. However, this challenge is generally seen as a sum of technical or scienti...
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Human factors have always been an important part of research in industry, but more recently the idea of sustainable development has attracted considerable interest for manufacturing companies and management practitioners. Incorporating human factors into a decision system is a difficult challenge for manufacturing companies because the data related...
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The flexible job shop problem (FJSP) has been studied in recent decades due to its dynamic and uncertain nature. Responding to a system’s perturbation in an intelligent way and with minimum energy consumption variation is an important matter. Fortunately, thanks to the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning, a lot of researche...
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The flexibility claimed by the next generation production systems induces a deep modification of the behaviour and the core itself of the control systems. Over-connectivity and data management abilities targeted by Industry 4.0 paradigm enable the emergence of more flexible and reactive control systems, based on the cooperation of autonomous and co...
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The Industry 4.0 paradigm refers to a large set of technologies that will transform the way that the manufacturing industry will perform. Nowadays, those technologies and the potential benefits they offer are not fully understood and mastered by companies, and the propagation of the associated concepts is slow. However, in the past few years, some...
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The 11th Workshop on Service Oriented, Holonic and Multi-Agent Manufacturing Systems for Industry of the Future (SOHOMA'21) is advertising a call for papers - available at https://sohoma2021.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/3. I am part of the organizing committee of two special sessions: Digital Twins for Cyber-physical Industrial Systems; and Hu...
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The SOHOMA Workshop series on Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi-Agent Manufacturing is a set of events aiming at fostering innovative research and practices in smart and sustainable manufacturing and logistics systems. The SOHOMA scientific community promotes the development of theories, methods, solutions, proof of concepts and implementati...
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In service oriented manufacturing systems, entities (such as resources, people, products, orders) are considered as objects (actors, holons) that exchange messages to call the services they provide. Some services can be in the cloud while others are distributed on a wide range of manufacturing resources. This unifying paradigm hides the complexity...
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The concept of the Digital Twin has attracted notable research attention in recent years and has emerged as a prominent theme at recent editions of the SOHOMA workshop. This paper aims to provide perspectives on past and future Digital Twin research within the SOHOMA context. The paper describes the evolution of the Digital Twin concept over the pa...
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Over the years the human factors are becoming increasingly decisive in the organization of the manufacturing industry production process. In this article we are overviewing how ergonomics are integrated in the complete job-scheduling optimization process; we are specifically focusing on the collection of ergonomic data. A large variety of tools and...
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The current holon structures that exist so far are built to take advantage of holon dynamism through self-reconfiguration, but not in case of unexpected situations when holon behaviour is unpredicted and the dynamism is lost. In this paper, we propose a way to fill this gap by adding a model layer and a KPI layer to the holon internal structure. Th...
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Supply chains are complex systems and stochastic in nature. Nowadays, logistics organizations are expected to be efficient, effective, and responsive while respecting other objectives such as sustainability and resilience. In this work, a multi-agent model is proposed for the multi-plant multi-product supply chain network that supports an open netw...
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The scientific theme of the book concerns “Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS)” which is developed in a layered cloud networked manufacturing perspective, from the shop floor resource sharing model to the virtual enterprise collaborative model, by distributing the cost of the manufacturing infrastructure - equipment, software, maintenance, networking...
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The emergence of Digital Twins in manufacturing enables in-depth integration of the physical and informational worlds. Meanwhile, the concept of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems exhibits new opportunities and new constraints in the way the manufacturing systems are designed and managed. Among others, the notion of modularity is a prerequisite f...
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This paper presents our early-stage research on a Multi-Paradigm Modeling (MPM) approach as an initial step towards the definition of a Digital Twin (DT) for Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPSs). This work takes place in the context of the digitalization of the mail sorting process at La Poste, the French national postal service company. Indee...
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Manufacturing Systems are considered as complex engineering systems given the large number of integrated entities and their interactions. Unplanned events and disruptions that can happen at any time in real word industrial environments increase the complexity of manufacturing production systems. In the fourth industrial revolution (so called Indust...
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The flexibility claimed by the next generation production systems induces a deep modification of the behaviour and the core itself of the control systems. Over-connectivity and data management abilities targeted by Industry 4.0 paradigm enable the emergence of more flexible and reactive control systems, based on the cooperation of autonomous and co...
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Communication systems and networks are the backbone for manufacturing systems and IoT in Industry 4.0. In this context, the control software systems are made of scalable services that exchange through communication middlewares. Among them, the definition of the Digital Twin exhibits even more needs for heterogeneous communications, due to the vario...
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Many initiatives aim at describing the objectives and functionalities of the so-called digital twin of manufacturing systems. Considering the assets, the twin is meant to be able to both exhibit the actual and current states of the resources, and provide some estimates about the future behaviour of these resources. To target the sustainability pill...
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A gas pipeline is a relatively simple physical system, but the optimality of the control is difficult to achieve. When switching from one kind of gas to another , a volume of useless mixture is generated. Therefore, the control needs to both respond to the demand and minimize the volume of lost gas. In case of stable and perfectly known demand, sch...
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Performing an overview of the benchmarking initiatives oriented towards the performance evaluation of Holonic Manufacturing Systems shows that there are very few of them. However, a comparison between all the isolated emu-lation developments for benchmarking in literature was made, and showed that many common features could be extracted. Several de...
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This chapter gathers a number of reviews that offer an open, scientific discussion on the transition from PROSA, the well-known reference architecture for Holonic Manufacturing Systems proposed twenty years ago by the School of Leuven, Belgium, to ARTI – the new reference model for IT-based general-purpose control systems proposed by Paul Valckenae...
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In the context of manufacturing in Industry 4.0, software systems become of prime importance. Efficient, adaptable and trusted software services are required. Several approaches succeeded in creating a Service-oriented Holonic Manufacturing System that combines the advantages of Service-oriented Architectures and Holonic Manufacturing Systems. Howe...
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The aim of this article is to overview the transition of smart logistic companies towards the Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is a generic concept that subscribes to the idea of a general awareness of the importance of new technologies for the manufacturing industry. This reflection aims to conserve and develop a strong and innovative industrial activit...
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To improve working conditions at sorting centers and to reduce the burden, La Poste wants to automate a part of the container-handling process. This mainly concerns containers that belong to the destinations with highest traffic since they demand an important effort and time amount from the operators especially in critical times like truck-departur...
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Cyber-physical systems have encountered a huge success in the past decade in several scientific communities, and specifically in production topics. The main attraction of the concept relies in the fact that it encompasses many scientific topics that were distinct before. The downside is the lack of readability of the current developments about cybe...
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The flexibility claimed by the next generation production systems induces a deep modification of the behavior and the core itself of the control systems. Overconnectivity and data management abilities targeted by Industry 4.0 paradigm enable the emergence of more flexible and reactive control systems, based on the cooperation of autonomous and conn...
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RESUME : La flexibilité revendiquée par les systèmes de production de prochaine génération induit une profonde modification du comportement et du coeur même des systèmes de contrôle. L'hyper-connectivité et les capacités de gestion des données ciblées par le paradigme Industrie 4.0 permettent l'émergence de systèmes de contrôle plus flexibles et ré...
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In the context of manufacturing in Industry 4.0, software systems become of prime importance. Efficient, adaptable and trusted software services are required. Several approaches succeeded in creating a Service-oriented Holonic Manufacturing System that combines the advantages of Service-oriented Architectures and Holonic Manufacturing Systems. Howe...
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Proceedings of the 7th edition of the International Workshop “Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi-agent Manufacturing – SOHOMA’17”, Nantes, France, October 19-20, 2017, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 762, Springer International Publishing 2018.
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Cyber-physical systems have encountered a huge success in the past decade in several scientific communities. The main attraction of the concept relies in the fact that it encompasses many scientific topics that were distinct before. The downside is the lack of readability of the current developments about cyber-physical systems. This work intends t...
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Holonic and Service-Oriented Architectures have been proposed as solutions for the conception of flexible and reactive systems. The combination of both architectures has been recognized as an attractive solution for the conception of more flexible and reactive systems. Services, originally conceived for web applications, need new models that better...
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Any manufacturing activity creates product and energy flows whose management provides an overview of how a manufacturing system interacts with its environment. Recently, simultaneous management of these flows using discrete event simulation is increasingly being discussed in literature. However, the reliability of such projects basically depends on...
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rea in the recent years. A structured national workgroup, called IMS², has emerged in France over the last decade. The aim of this paper is, regarding four highlighted general research topics (namely agility, new technologies, sustainability and industrial dissemination), to synthetize the general research works on intelligent manufacturing and to...
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The application of holonic paradigm to the hybrid control system class is a promising way to give flexibility to the control of such systems, leading to new industrial intelligent processes. However, there is a need for performance evaluation of such solutions in order to give them credit among the multiple formalisms used in the literature. This a...
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While cyber-physical systems probably represent the future of industrial systems, their development might take some time to be extensively applied in industry. This paper presents the implementation of a service-oriented holonic control on a pre-existing system. The development of the control system is based on a virtual commissioning phase, develo...
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Distributed control systems such as the holonic manufacturing systems and service-oriented architectures have demonstrated to provide higher levels of flexibility, notably in the planning and scheduling functionalities, if well exploited. In scheduling, the use of fixed process plans generated by traditional planning approaches, usually leads to un...
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The smart grid concept defines a new way to architect the power energy system. This evolution is dictated, at large extent, by the need to integrate distributed generation systems, mainly based on renewable energy sources, consider electrical vehicles and enhance the power system infrastructure in degraded conditions. This change of paradigm implie...
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Process models are usually represented by linear sequences, where the order of the conforming operations is fixed a priori. In a FMS, flexibility can be considered as proportional to the number of alternatives the system has when a decision needs to be made. Considering only flexibility related to the choice and the order in which the products are...
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Hybrid system class, which includes systems with piecewise continuous evolution and whose changes are related to the evolution of discrete variables are classically structured in three different levels, the controller, the system and the interface. This kind of system is usually modeled through commutation models representing the whole system. Any...
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Nowadays, industrials are seeking for models and methods that are not only able to provide efficient overall production performance, but also for reactive systems facing a growing set of unpredicted events. One important research activity in that field focuses on holonic/multi-agent control systems that couple predictive/proactive and reactive mech...
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Holonic and service-oriented architectures have been proposed as solutions for the conception of flexible and reactive systems. Flexibility being one of their main objectives depends greatly on the way information is presented to the system which can limit the flexibility of strategies at higher levels, as in process planning and reconfiguration. A...
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The holonic paradigm has been widely studied in the context of manufacturing. These productions are discrete type because operations included do not involve continuous evolution variables. A different system class is studied herehybrid system, which includes systems with piecewise continuous evolu-tion and whose changes are related to the evolution...
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Holonic Manufacturing Systems are a response solution for the emergent need of flexible, reactive and productive manufacturing systems. This paper relies on PROSA, a classical holonic reference architecture, which makes use of a product specification, a process specification and a means to determine a resource’s production abilities and capacity, b...
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In the field of predictive-reactive scheduling methods, group sequencing is reputed to be robust (in terms of uncertainties absorption) due to the flexibility it adds with regard to the sequence of operations. However, this assumption has been established on experiments made on simple theoretical examples. The aim of this paper is to carry out expe...
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Production activity control of industrial systems is evolving in two separate directions for the past decade, double evolution which seems contradictory at first. First, a deeper integration of all the actors in/each actor of the industrial system, from the raw materials suppliers up to the customer service department dealing with customers' rising...
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AS/RS systems are devices designed for automated storage and retrieval of parts and items in manufacturing, distribution, retail, wholesale and institutions. This paper consists in studying a storage system with Mobil racks (M-AS/RS) which are a variation of the multi aisles AS/RS. This mobile storage system is composed of racks moving laterally on...
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Service-Oriented Holonic Manufacturing Systems are now well known and widely studied. Every reference architecture of literature contains a holon dedicated to the description of the recipes of products to be manufactured. Typically, this description is a list of services to perform in order to obtain a finished good out of raw materials. This paper...
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Transitic systems are typically conveying systems used to transport parcels/products. The design of these systems is more and more complex due to flow and speed increase which pose hardware and software problems. The control engineers, who master the logic of control systems, also have to adapt themselves to the type of hardware already present at...
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Service orientation paradigm is particularly well adapted to distributed manufacturing systems. The difficulty of such systems' production activity control deals with knowledge management. Indeed, the knowledge is distributed among each entity which is able to create, modify or communicate with other entities. An entity cannot have a full up-to-dat...
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In this paper, we present a new application of discrete-event simulation as a forecasting tool for the decision support of the production activity control of a complex manufacturing system. The specificity of such an application of simulation is the short term of the forecasts. This specificity implies that the initial state of the simulation takes...