The Eclipse Arrowhead provides a Service Oriented Architecture-based interoperability and integrability framework for the design and operation of complex systems of systems in the industrial automation domain. Through a service oriented architecture enabling the loose coupling of relevant services, Eclipse Arrowhead provide the concepts and tooling for such a framework. The actual implementation of services relevant for a specific production ready use cases is beyond the scope this project.
The project covers architecture, software systems, and services originated from multiple European and national projects e.g., Arrowhead and Arrowhead Tools , EMC2 , Productive4.0 , FAR-EDGE . The architecture is summarised in multiple papers [5, 6] and a book . The architecture is built on a concept called local clouds [8, 9]. Local clouds are self contained and are populated with at least 3 mandatory core system and a selection of support core systems. Currently available core systems and are:
- Mandatory core systems: Service Registry, Orchestrator, Authorization.
- Supporting core systems: Event Handler, Gateway, Gatekeeper, Translator, QoS Manager, QoS Monitor, DataManager, etc.
 Arrowhead and Arrowhead Tools Projects - https://www.arrowhead.eu/
 EMC2 project - http://www.emc2-project.eu/
 Productive4.0 project - https://productive40.eu/
 FAR-EDGE project - http://www.faredge.eu
 . P. Varga, F. Blomstedt, L. L. Ferreira, J. Eliasson, M. Johansson, J. Delsing, and I. M. de Soria, “Making System of Systems Interoperable - the Core Components of the Arrowhead Framework,” Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Special Issue on Engineering Future Interoperable and Open IoT Systems, 2016.
 Cs. Hegedus, D. Kozma, G. Soos, and P. Varga, “Enhancements of the Arrowhead Framework to Refine Intcloud Service Interactions,” in 42nd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Florence, Italy, 2016
 J. Delsing (ed.), “IoT Automation: Arrowhead Framework,” CRC Press, 2017
 J. Delsing, J. Eliasson, J. van Deventer, H. Derhamy, and P. Varga, “Enabling IoT Automation using Local Clouds,” 2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), pp. 502–507, 2016.
 J. Delsing, “Local Cloud Internet of Things Automation: Technology and Business Model Features of Distributed Internet of Things Automation Solutions,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, vol.11, pp. 8–21, 2017.