Formal Properties of the Digital Twin-Implications for Learning, optimization, and Control
Paper in proceedings, 2020

Digital twins are regarded as enablers of smart and autonomous manufacturing systems. The digital twin concept essentially refers to a ultra-realistic digital model of a products or system, coupled by a bidirectional automated data exchange, used for simulation, optimization, and control. Although the concept has gained significant attention, its conceptual basis is still weak. We review common definitions and descriptions of digital twins and refine the concept in system theoretic terms. With this sharpened perspective on digital twins, we sketch out three basic problems that need to be solved to turn a digital model into a digital twin. To that end, we call attention to challenges that need to be researched into.

Author

Constantin Cronrath

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automation

Ludvig Svedlund

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automation

Bengt Lennartson

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control

IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering

21618070 (ISSN) 21618089 (eISSN)

Vol. 2020-August 679-684 9216822

16th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2020
Hong Kong, Hong Kong,

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Embedded Systems

Information Systemes, Social aspects

DOI

10.1109/CASE48305.2020.9216822

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