Draft CEN-CENELEC CWA on 'European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing Interoperability (EFPFInterOp)'

The European, as well as the global, B2B platform landscape is characterized by a high proliferation and fragmentation of diverse solutions with few signs of consolidation. Success of a B2B platform economy requires commercial platforms to be collaborative, simple, scalable, secure, and trusted.

The manufacturing industry needs interoperability, simplification, and openness to seamlessly engage with B2B platforms, to fulfil their business operations with different partners and customers in their value networks.

One way to meet the needs of the manufacturing industry is a federated digital manufacturing platform with embedded intelligence and integrated tools and services to significantly reduce the burden of setting up collaborative networks, shorten the time to respond to new business opportunities and simplify the management and control of distributed processes.


To solve this issue is the primary objective of the CEN-CENELEC Workshop EFPFInterOp. The proposer of the workshop is the Horizon 2020 project EFPF. The secretariat holder of this workshop is Austrian Standards International, ASI.


This Draft CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement (CWA) defines a reference architecture for federating manufacturing platforms focusing on the interoperability on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Protocol, Security and Data Model level. Additionally, a reference implementation in the form of the EFPF Data Spine and associated components will be described including Best Practices identified.


The draft CWA 'European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing Interoperability (EFPFInterOp)' is now available for commenting. You are kindly invited to submit comments on the draft CWA to Lorenz MARTIN, using the below commenting form by Friday, 5 August 2022.


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