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Networked Engineering Notebooks for Smart Manufacturing



Peter O. Denno


A goal of the industrial internet is to make information about manufacturing processes and resources available wherever decision making may be required. Agile use of information is a cornerstone of data analytics, but analytical methods more generally, including model-based investigations of manufacturability and operations, do not so easily benefit from this data. Rather than relating anonymous patterns of data to outcomes, these latter analytical methods are distinguished as relying on conceptual or physics-based models that require careful consideration of the fitness of the data to the purpose. Verification of these analyses, then, is a bottleneck. A related problem, that of ascertaining reproducible results in scientific claims, is being addressed through executable notebook technology. This paper describes how this notebook technology, linked to internet-addressable ontologies and analytical metamodels, can be used to make model-based analytical methods more verifiable, and thus more effective for manufacturers.
Proceedings Title
Proceeding of the 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Conference Dates
September 6-9, 2016
Conference Location
Loughborough, UK
Conference Title
14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research


Manufacturing analysis, process analysis, process optimization, analytical methods, empirical methods, industrial internet, metamodels


Denno, P. (2016), Networked Engineering Notebooks for Smart Manufacturing, Proceeding of the 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Loughborough, UK, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created September 8, 2016, Updated April 6, 2022