Control of Cyber-Physical Production Systems: A Concept to Increase the Trustworthiness within Multi-Agent Systems with Distributed Ledger Technology

Control of Cyber-Physical Production Systems: A Concept to Increase the Trustworthiness within Multi-Agent Systems with Distributed Ledger Technology

In the course of increasing the flexibility in the area of production, industrial enterprises have been presented with cyber-physical production systems (CPPS). Through the use of autonomously acting CPPS and CPPS components – which often receive multi-agent systems as their corresponding cyber parts – new challenges arise from the need for flexibility and interoperability on the one hand and consistency, trustworthiness as well as reliability of the systems and their components on the other. In order to meet these challenges, this research paper is dedicated to the creation of a technical concept for implementing distributed ledger technology production systems. The paper follows a design-science approach, which consist of analysis, design, and evaluation. The technical concept is based on the GAIA method, which aims to design multi-agent systems and specifically addresses the security and trustworthiness of CPPS-environments. The subsequent evaluation of the concept based on discussions with experts documents its relevance and potential.

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