Building an Ontology of Product/Service-Systems: Using a Maritime Case Study to Elicit Classifications and Characteristics

Aris Pagoropoulos, Jakob Axel Bejbro Andersen, Louise Laumann Kjær, Anja Maier, Tim C. McAloone

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Abstract

In recent years, the innovation strategy and development process entitled Product/Service-Systems (PSS), has attracted considerable attention from the research and industrial communities. The many contributions have come from various academic and professional viewpoints, which despite providing a rich view of PSS as a strategy, also leaves some confusion as to what actually constitutes a PSS. The definition of a PSS ontology could provide the basis for a more systematic knowledge gathering within the field and facilitate the application of integrated solutions within the industry. Ontologies provide an effective tool for a knowledge management process, due to their semantic capabilities, interoperability and extendibility. A PSS ontology for domain conceptualisation is proposed that captures the underlying end-user value and relates to existing PSS offerings. The PSS ontology is subsequently integrated into an ontology for the maritime sector, in order to allow for the identification of the PSS implementation opportunities within the industry. A maritime ontology can help the industry to document and reuse tacit knowledge while facilitating the implementation and value assessment of PSS solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRO-VE 2014
Subtitle of host publicationCollaborative Systems for Smart Networked Environments
PublisherSpringer
Pages119-126
Number of pages8
Volume434
ISBN (Print)9783662447444
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2014
Event15th IFIP WG 5.5Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2014 - Amsterdam, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Oct 20148 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology - IFIPAICT
PublisherSpringer
Volume434

Conference

Conference15th IFIP WG 5.5Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityAmsterdam
Period6/10/148/10/14

Keywords

  • product/service-systems (PSS)
  • ontology
  • knowledge base
  • maritime industry

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