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Digital twins: a meta-review on their conceptualization, application, and reference architecture

  • The concept of digital twins (DTs) is receiving increasing attention in research and management practice. However, various facets around the concept are blurry, including conceptualization, application areas, and reference architectures for DTs. A review of preliminary results regarding the emerging research output on DTs is required to promote further research and implementation in organizations. To do so, this paper asks four research questions: (1) How is the concept of DTs defined? (2) Which application areas are relevant for the implementation of DTs? (3) How is a reference architecture for DTs conceptualized? and (4) Which directions are relevant for further research on DTs? With regard to research methods, we conduct a meta-review of 14 systematic literature reviews on DTs. The results yield important insights for the current state of conceptualization, application areas, reference architecture, and future research directions on DTs.

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Author of HS ReutlingenHertweck, Dieter; Rossmann, Alexander
Erschienen in:Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2022), 4-7 January 2022, virtual event/Maui
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Place of publication:Honolulu
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Publication:2022
Tag:conceptualization; digital twins; reference architecture; systematic literature review
Page Number:10
First Page:4518
Last Page:4527
DDC classes:004 Informatik
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International