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    Systems architecture design pattern catalog for developing digital twins
    Tekinerdogan, Bedir ; Verdouw, Cor - \ 2020
    Sensors 20 (2020)18. - ISSN 1424-8220 - p. 1 - 20.
    Digital twins - Farm management systems - Internet of things - Remote sensing and control - Smart agriculture - System architecture design - System engineering - Virtualization

    A digital twin is a digital replica of a physical entity to which it is remotely connected. A digital twin can provide a rich representation of the corresponding physical entity and enables sophisticated control for various purposes. Although the concept of the digital twin is largely known, designing digital twins based systems has not yet been fully explored. In practice, digital twins can be applied in different ways leading to different architectural designs. To guide the architecture design process, we provide a pattern-oriented approach for architecting digital twinbased Internet of Things (IoT) systems. To this end, we propose a catalog of digital twin architecture design patterns that can be reused in the broad context of systems engineering. The patterns are described using the well-known documentation template and support the various phases in the systems engineering life cycle process. For illustrating the application of digital twin patterns, we adopt a case study in the agriculture and food domain.

    In vier stappen experimenteren met Internet of Things
    Robbemond, R.M. ; Voort, Manfred van der; Man, Ard-Pieter de; Strang, Stephan ; Beer, Colinda de; Verdouw, C.N. ; Savelkouls, Carlijn - \ 2019
    Wageningen University & Research - 3 p.
    Architecture framework of IoT-based food and farm systems: A multiple case study
    Verdouw, Cor ; Sundmaeker, Harald ; Tekinerdogan, Bedir ; Conzon, Davide ; Montanaro, Teodoro - \ 2019
    Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 165 (2019). - ISSN 0168-1699
    Architectural framework - Architecture - Food supply chains - Internet of Things - Smart farming - System of systems

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to be a real game changer in food and farming. However, an important challenge for large-scale uptake of IoT is to deal with the huge heterogeneity of this domain. This paper develops and applies an architecture framework for modelling IoT-based systems in the agriculture and food domain. The framework comprises a coherent set of architectural viewpoints and a guideline to use these viewpoints to model architectures of individual IoT-based systems. The framework is validated in a multiple case study of the European IoF2020 project, including different agricultural sub sectors, conventional and organic farming, early adopters and early majority farmers, and different supply chain roles. The framework provides a valuable help to model, in a timely, punctual and coherent way, the architecture of IoT-based systems of this diverse set of use cases. Moreover, it serves as a common language for aligning system architectures and enabling reuse of architectural knowledge among multiple autonomous IoT-based systems in agriculture and food.

    Groeien gaat hand in hand met digitaliseren
    Verdouw, C.N. - \ 2018
    De oogst van Topsector Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen : een impressie
    Hogeveen, Gea ; Geerling-Eiff, F.A. ; Verdouw, C.N. - \ 2018
    Wageningen : Topsector Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen - 75
    Strategieën voor een datagedreven fruitteelt : Rapport Fruit 4.0 over datamanagement
    Kruize, Jan Willem ; Verdouw, Cor ; Bondt, Nico ; Puister, Linda - \ 2018
    Den Haag : Wageningen Economic Research (Wageningen Economic Research rapport 2018-095) - ISBN 9789463435574 - 45

    ERP systems for greenhouse horticulture
    Verdouw, Cor - \ 2018
    Fruit 4.0 verandert de fruitteelt
    Verdouw, C.N. - \ 2018
    In: De oogst van Topsector Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen Een impressie Wageningen : - p. 74 - 75.
    Identifying synergies between the 19 IoF2020 use cases with recommendations for follow-up actions to create more synergy in the project : Progress report on synergy analysis, decisions and coordination of work
    Grondelle, Jeroen van; Verdouw, C.N. ; Wolfert, J. - \ 2018
    IoF2020 Internet of Food & Farm - 59 p.
    DaVinc3i Community
    Verdouw, C.N. - \ 2018
    Fruit 4.0: Towards data-driven fruit production
    Verdouw, Cor - \ 2018
    Systems of IoT systems for smart food and farming
    Verdouw, Cor - \ 2018
    Sorteermachine biedt schat aan informatie over boomgaard
    Dalfsen, P. van; Jong, P.F. de; Hoog, Dirk de; Verdouw, C.N. - \ 2018
    De Fruitteelt 108 (2018). - ISSN 0016-2302 - p. 16 - 17.
    In een casus binnen project "Fruit 4.0" werd de informatie die de sorteermachine geeft, gekoppeld aan de pluklocatie in de boomgaard
    A reference architecture for IoT-based logistic information systems in agrifood supply chains
    Verdouw, C.N. ; Robbemond, R.M. ; Verwaart, T. ; Wolfert, J. ; Beulens, A.J.M. - \ 2018
    Enterprise information systems 12 (2018). - ISSN 1751-7575 - p. 755 - 779.
    Logistics in the food and agribusiness industry must address perishable products, unpredictable supply variations and stringent food safety and sustainability requirements. The Internet of Things (IoT) could contribute significantly to solve these challenges because it allows for remotely controlling the location and conditions of shipments and products. This paper develops a reference architecture for IoT-based logistic information systems in agri-food supply chains. It proposes a hybrid solution that combines the IoT and cloud computing. The architecture supports the provision of affordable tailor-made solutions by utilising technology enablers of the European Future Internet programme and by facilitating the reuse of domain-specific functionalities.
    Inspirerende bijeenkomst: Internet of Flowers & Plants
    Verdouw, Cor ; Savelkouls, Carlijn - \ 2017
    "Wacht niet af, maar start nu klein met IoT"
    Verdouw, C.N. ; Savelkouls, Carlijn - \ 2017
    4 december 2017 - Midterm Conference ‘NWO Logistics Knowledge Community’
    Verdouw, C.N. ; Savelkouls, Carlijn - \ 2017

    Vijftig projecten uit logistieke onderzoekscommunity wisselen intensief kennis uit

    D3.1 Guidelines for use-case analysis & design
    Verdouw, C.N. - \ 2017
    IoF2020 Internet of Food & Farm
    Digital twins in farm management : illustrations from the FIWARE accelerators SmartAgriFood and Fractals
    Verdouw, C.N. ; Kruize, J.W. - \ 2017
    - 5 p.
    The Internet of Things (IoT) provides a vision of a world in which the Internet extends into the real world embracing everyday objects. In the IoT, physical objects are accompanied by Digital Twins: virtual, digital equivalents to physical objects. The interaction between real/physical and digital/virtual objects (digital twins) is an essential concept behind this vision. Digital twins can act as a central means to manage farms and has the potential to revolutionize agriculture. It removes fundamental constraints concerning place, time, and human observation. Farming operations would no longer require physical proximity, which allows for remote monitoring, control and coordination of farm operations. Moreover, Digital Twins can be enriched with information that cannot be observed (or not accurately) by the human senses, e.g. sensor and satellite data. A final interesting angle is that Digital Twins do not only represent actual states, but can also reproduce historical states and simulate future states. As a consequence, applications based on Digital Twins, if properly synchronized, enable farmers and other stakeholders to act immediately in case of (expected) deviations. This paper introduces the concept of Digital Twins and illustrate its application in agriculture by six cases of the SmartAgriFood and Fractals accelerator projects (2014-2016).
    Guidelines for governance of data sharing in agri-food networks
    Wolfert, J. ; Bogaardt, M.J. ; Ge, L. ; Soma, K. ; Verdouw, C.N. - \ 2017
    - 11 p.
    Big Data is becoming a new asset in the agri-food sector including enterprise data from operational systems, sensor data, farm equipment data, etc. Recently, Big Data applications are being implemented to improve farm and chain performance in agri-food networks. Still, many companies are refraining from sharing data because of fear of governance issues such as data insecurity, or lack of privacy or liability, among others. To overcome such barriers for developments with Big Data, this paper aims at: 1) analysing governance issues in agri-food networks, and 2) introducing a set of guidelines for data-sharing. Based on a literature review, a framework for analysing agri-food networks was developed, with internal governance factors (efficiency, effectiveness, inclusiveness, legitimacy & accountability, credibility and transparency) and external governance factors (political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors). The framework contributes to development of a set of draft guidelines. Accordingly, for each factor, the guidelines address issues, best practices and lessons learned from other projects and initiatives. The approach developed in this paper creates a baseline for possible future developments of Big data in terms of 1) upscaling of the guidelines at a global level, 2) refining and fine-tuning of the guidelines for context specific agri-food networks, and 3) contributing to solving governance challenges in data sharing. In the future, the relevance of Big Data in the agri-food domain is expected to increase, and so are the contributions of this approach.
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