Project start of Road4FAME

We are happy to announce the start of Road4FAME, a project co-financed within the Factories of the Future PPP in the 7th Framework Programme.

Road4FAME stands for “Development of a Strategic Research and Innovation Roadmap for Future Architectures and Services for Manufacturing in Europe.” The central output of Road4FAME which will be a strategic research and innovation roadmap for IT architectures and services in manufacturing.

Suitable IT architectures are among the most important enablers for ICT in the manufacturing domain. An IT architecture specifies the structure of an IT system, i.e. the arrangement of IT components within such a system. Doing so, it defines how functional components (services) are integrated to the overall system, what interfaces have to look like, which basic services will be provided, etc. This implies most importantly that the IT services – that is, any function of the system – can only be provided if enabled by the architecture. Thus, the architecture determines the capabilities of the system – providing the basis for a powerful manufacturing system, or limiting it strictly.

Towards making ICT a commodity and an enabler for innovation in the manufacturing industry, employing the right IT architecture and IT services is thus of fundamental importance.

Join us with your expertise in the roadmap development process and become a member of the Road4FAME Experts Group.

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