D. Lehner, S. Gil, P.h. Mikkelsen, P.G. Larsen, M. Wimmer: An Architectural Extension for Digital Twin Platforms to Leverage Behavioral Models, 19th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2023), Cordis, Auckland, New Zealand, Augsut 26-30, 2023.
To reduce the work effort for developing and managing Digital Twin (DT)-based services, so-called DT platforms have emerged recently. These DT platforms make it easier to collect, store, and manage data from physical devices, but often they do not provide means for running behavioral models or synchronizing these with runtime data from the physical devices. These aspects are however crucial for developing many DT-based services. As a result, the implementation of a DT that uses behavioral models still requires a lot of implementation effort, which hinders the adoption of DTs for many applications, in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises that often do not have the resources to implement such complex systems.