Standards for Information Models Considering Knowledge Distribution in Modular Plants

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For various applications, information models described in standards are available to enable a digital data exchange. For modular process plants, where different domains are interacting in different phases of the plant lifecycle, single, existing standards are not sufficient.In this work, we analyze the most relevant standards for process engineering, namely OntoCAPE, DEXPI, and IEC 61512, in regards to their application to support the lifecycle of modular process plants, which are described in the VDI 2776 and VDI/VDE/NAMUR 2658 standards. By challenging the standards with competency questions derived from a specific use case, we discuss which information models are most suitable for all individual domains in each lifecycle phase. The result is the specification of parts of these standards which are needed to create a fully digital support for modular process plants on the example of the introduced use case.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE 21st International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2023
EditorsHelene Dorksen, Stefano Scanzio, Jurgen Jasperneite, Lukasz Wisniewski, Kim Fung Man, Thilo Sauter, Lucia Seno, Henning Trsek, Valeriy Vyatkin
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (electronic)9781665493130
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

SeriesIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)


Title2023 IEEE 21st International Conference on Industrial Informatics
Abbreviated titleINDIN 2023
Conference number21
Duration17 - 20 July 2023

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0003-3954-7786/work/145223941
ORCID /0000-0001-7012-5966/work/145224800
dblp conf/indin/KochHFKKM23



  • information models, knowledge distribution, modular plants, vendor-independent standards