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bringing together 4diac users

Users' Workshop

Aims and Objectives

Eclipse 4diac™ has been founded to support research activities and industrial adoption of distributed automation systems. Over time 4diac grew with new versions, improvements and new features for the modeling of distributed automation systems. Moreover, a special focus was 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 4diac users' workshop we want 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.

The 7th Users' Workshop is held in conjunction with the 21th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA) in Berlin.

Workshop Date: 6th September 2016

Registration Information: Registration details for the workshop can be found at the ETFA web-page.

Workshop Program:

Welcome and Recent Activities of the 4DIAC Open Source Initiative
A. Zoitl (fortiss GmbH)
Agent-based local energy market control using 4DIAC
C. Moyo, T. Strasser (AIT)
Smart Grid Automation with IEC IEC 61499
Sergio Tanus (NOJA Power)
Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly: 4DIAC as base Technology in the SYMBIO-TIC project
Gerhard Ebenhofer (Profactor GmbH)
Integrating FORTE with ROS
Waldemar Eisenmenger (fortiss GmbH)
Architecture for services composition in OPC UA Servers using FORTE
Federico Perez(Escuela Superior de Ingenieros)
Integration of OPC UA with 4DIAC
Petr Kadera (Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics Czech Technical University in Prague)
Cert-4FUN, Towards a Certified Compiler backend for IEC 61499
Per Lindgren (Lulea University of Technology)
Towards using Formal Behavioral Specifications in IEC 61499 for Remote Software Health Monitoring
Jan Olaf Blech RMIT
4DIAC in Teaching - Lessons from Lab Exercises and Student Projects
Martin Melik Merkumians (Vienna University of Technology)
Afternoon Session

Hands on Session

The afternoon is reserved for hands on and discussions 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 but suggestions from the audience is welcome:
  • Short Introduction to IEC 61499 and 4DIAC
  • Guided small control application example
  • Implementing a control application for a simulated press application
  • Extending 4DIAC-IDE
  • Overview on FORTE
  • Real-time execution and communication architecture

Hardware Exhibition

An exhibition and interoperability panel of control devices executing IEC 61499 (based on 4DIAC) will be held in the first time during the workshop of 2016.

Workshop Organizers