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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 607582, 10 pages
Research Article

A Bilayer Resource Model for Cloud Manufacturing Services

1Key Laboratory of Special Purpose Equipment and Advanced Processing Technology, Ministry of Education, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
2School of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310023, China
3College of Educational Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310023, China

Received 15 November 2012; Accepted 3 January 2013

Academic Editor: Carlo Cattani

Copyright © 2013 Linan Zhu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cloud Manufacturing and Cloud Service is currently one of the main directions of development in the manufacturing industry. Under the Cloud Manufacturing environment, the characteristics of publishing, updating, searching, and accessing manufacturing resources are massive, complex, heterogeneous, and so forth. A bilayer manufacturing resource model with separation of Cloud End and Cloud Manufacturing Platform is proposed in this paper. In Cloud End, manufacturing resources are divided into single resource and complex resource, and a basic data model of manufacturing resources oriented to enterprise interior is established to store the physical characteristics. In Cloud Manufacturing Platform, a resource service attribute model oriented to actual users is established to store the service characteristics. This model is described in detail and realized with stateful Web Service Description Language (WSDL) document. An example is provided for illustrating the implementation of the concept.