The Semantic Workflow Engine


In a factory machines and humans can execute different tasks. These tasks have to be organized. RESTdesc is a method to describe functionalities of machines and capabilities of humans in a machine readable way.

The Semantic Workflow Engine uses these descriptions to make a plan and either performs (machine task) or recommends (human work) the necessary next step to reach a given goal.

Every change of the current situation such as performed steps, new information or decisions taken by the worker are then used to update the plan.

This algorithm is highly adaptive and reacts to unexpected situations. It thereby focusses on the worker and his decisions, supporting him in his daily activities.