Feature Models as Support for Business Model Implementation of Cyber-Physical Systems

Sandkuhl, Kurt (2018) Feature Models as Support for Business Model Implementation of Cyber-Physical Systems. In: 7th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2018) - Designing Digitalization, 22-24 Aug 2018, Lund, Sweden.

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From a business perspective Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) can contribute to process innovation, product innovation or business model innovation. In this paper, the focus is on business model innovation based on CPS, i.e. we take the perspective of enterprises using CPS as basis for new customer services. In order to create viable CPS solutions, stakeholders from different enterprise functions should be involved, including business perspective and technical perspective. However, the business-related stakeholders often do not understand the technical possibilities and the technology-related stakeholders do understand the business opportunities. The paper proposes to use feature models as mediation support between business-oriented and technology-oriented stakeholders. Feature models conventionally are used for controlling variability, i.e. as a means for engineers to plan and design features for configuration and implementation. We propose to use them as a way to identify value propositions based on features. The main contributions of the paper are (a) to identify the potential feature models for alignment of business and technology-related stakeholders, (b) to propose feature model “slices” as support for business model development of CPS, and (c) an industrial case illustrating feasibility and utility of the approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Depositing User: Nikola Ivanovic
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 13:57
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 13:57
URI: http://eprints.win.informatik.uni-rostock.de/id/eprint/667

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