The first yearly review meeting for the Arrowhead Tools project – Europe’s largest digitalization enterprise - took place in the last week of June. Collaborators provided an overview of the work they had been doing for the past year to external reviewers and answered all arising questions. IncQuery Labs had a special role in the meeting, as we were not only participating as a task coordinator, but as an invitee to present our practical results.
We introduced a SysML profile for modeling Arrowhead clouds, as well as their engineering toolchains. We also delivered a tool demonstration, showing how we had integrated our SysML-based design methodology with the Arrowhead cloud management ecosystem. Arrowhead Tools decided to adopt this solution as a centerpiece of its systems design methodology.
The general outcome of the review meeting is highly positive for such a large and ambitious project as Arrowhead Tools. Our invited talk and the feedback we have received confirmed that our work on integrating systems design with the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is an important step forward, not only for Arrowhead Tools but also for the future adoption of large-scale smart manufacturing in general. The presented work stands as a milestone of collaboration within the Hungarian Arrowhead Tools consortium, consisting of AITIA, evopro Innovation, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and IncQuery Labs.