20th IEEE International Conference on
Emerging Technologies and
Factory Automation

September 8-11, 2015, Luxembourg

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6th 4DIAC Users' Workshop

Tentative Workshop Program:

Morning Session:

  • Welcome and Recent Activities of the 4DIAC Open Source Initiative
    A. Zoitl (fortiss GmbH)
  • Using IEC 61499 for Virtual Commissioning
    Dr. Thomas Hadlich, Venkata Naveen Bantu (Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg)
  • Avoiding overwhelming external systems by events coming from IEC 61499 control applications
    Petr Kadera (Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics Czech Technical University in Prague)
  • Integrating IoT for Industrial Applications using IEC61499
    Federico Perez, Marga Marcos, Dar?o Orive (Escuela Superior de Ingenieros)
  • Certified extensions to 4DIAC
    Per Lindgren, Marcus Lindner (Lulea University of Technology)
  • Example of a Cyber-Physical Attacks Investigation on IEC 61850/61499 equipped PV Inverters using 4DIAC
    BooJoong Kang, Peter Maynard, Kieran McLaughlin, Sakir Sezer CSIT (Centre for Secure Information Technologies, Queen’s University Belfast)
    Filip Andrén, Christian Seitl, Friederich Kupzog, Thomas Strasser AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology, Energy Department, Electric Energy Systems)
  • Modular machines implemented in 4DIAC
    Alois Zoitl, Monika Wenger, Milan Vathoopan (fortiss GmbH)
  • Open Discussion

Afternoon Hands on Session
"Programming Distributed Embedded Real-Time Control Systems with 4DIAC"

The half day workshop will be accompanied by a half day hands on session where the 4DIAC team will be available for detailed discussions and explanation on using 4DIAC as well as on implementation details. The following topics can be covered:

  • Short Introduction to IEC 61499 and 4DIAC
  • Guided small control application example
  • Implementing a control application for a simulated press
  • Extending 4DIAC-IDE
  • Overview on FORTE real-time execution and communication architecture
  • etc.
Own laptop computer is required for performing the exercises!
For the tentative program of the 4DIAC workshop 2015, please also see http://www.fordiac.org/52.0.html
Aims and Objectives:
The open source initiative 4DIAC – Framework for Distributed Industrial Automation and Control (http://www.fordiac.org) has been founded with the idea to support research activities and industrial adoption of distributed automation systems. During the last years, 4DIAC grew with new versions, added improvements and new features for the modeling of distributed automation systems as well as the corresponding runtime environment. Moreover, a special focus was on the performance improvement of the runtime system. Even more important, 4DIAC as an IEC 61499-compliant distributed control environment for industrial and research applications has proven to be a stable basis for further research towards the next generation of distributed automation and control systems based on open standards.
With this workshop we would like to bring the developers and users of 4DIAC together as the users are the main drivers of ongoing development activities. This event should provide a discussion platform to present novel research and achieved results based on the 4DIAC open source project. Moreover, new ideas and approaches as well as near future plans for 4DIAC can be discussed which turn this initiative into the position to become a larger framework for many application domains.

Contributions to this workshop may address, but are not limited to:

  • Application of 4DIAC in automation projects across different industrial domains
  • Extension to the runtime environment (FORTE) and engineering tool (4DIAC-IDE)
  • Integration with new communication technologies or porting to new hardware devices
  • Interoperability with different automation systems
  • Proposals for extending the 4DIAC environment

Hands on Session:

The half day workshop will be accompanied by a half day hands on session where the 4DIAC team will be available for detailed discussions and explanation on using 4DIAC as well as on implementation details. 

The following topics can be covered:

  • Short Introduction to IEC 61499 and 4DIAC
  • Guided small control application example
  • Implementing a control application for a simulated press
  • Extending 4DIAC-IDE
  • Overview on FORTE
  • Real-time and communication architecture
  • etc.

Workshop Presentation Formats and Submission of Proposals

Authors may consider the following two presentation formats:

  • Workshop presentation: Oral given presentation on the above topics.
  • Workshop poster on the above topics: Intended for 4DIAC users not able to visit the workshop

Presentations and posters will be published on the 4DIAC webpage after the event.  Proposals are to be submitted electronically. For further details, please consult the workshop web page: http://www.fordiac.org/52.0.html.

Authors Schedule

Deadline for submission of workshop presentations proposals April 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance of workshop presentations May 15, 2015
Deadline for submission of workshop poster proposals June 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance of workshop poster presentations July 15, 2015
Deadline for submission of final workshop presentations and posters August 15, 2015
Workshop Sept. 8, 2015

Workshop Organizers

  • Alois Zoitl, fortiss GmbH, Germany
  • Gerhard Ebenhofer, PROFACTOR GmbH, Austria
  • Thomas Strasser, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Technical Program Committee

  • F. Andrén, AIT, AT
  • I. Hegny, TU Vienna, AT
  • M. Melik-Merkumians, TU Vienna, AT
  • M. Plasch, PROFACTOR, AT
  • M. Wenger, fortiss GmbH, DE

 Industrial Steering Committee

  • J. Fritsche, Bachmann electronic, AT
  • G. Kollegger, nxtControl, AT
  • K. Sandström, ABB, SE
  • A. Valentini, O3neida, IT
  • A. Voigt, Voigt+Wipp, AT
  • M. Wahler, ABB, CH

 

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