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Issue 1 • Date Feb. 2005

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  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics publication information

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  • Welcome to the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, a New Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society

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  • OOONEIDA: an open, object-oriented knowledge economy for intelligent industrial automation

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    Open knowledge economy in intelligent industrial automation (OOONEIDA) is a new initiative for enabling decentralized, reconfigurable industrial control and automation in discrete manufacturing and continuous process systems. The goal of the OOONEIDA project is the creation of the technological infrastructure for a new, open knowledge economy for automation components and automated industrial products. This will be done by further development of the concept of reusable portable software modules (function blocks) and by their application in the time- and cost-effective specification, design, validation, realization, and deployment of intelligent mechatronic components in distributed industrial automation and control systems. View full abstract»

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  • Building holonic supply chain management systems: an e-logistics application for the telephone manufacturing industry

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    As an exercise in agent-based software engineering, this work proposes a holonic model for the domain of supply chain management. The supply chain system is a distributed infrastructure that enforces protocol rules and through which agents registered on a domain find each other, access the knowledge base, communicate (exchange messages), and negotiate with other agents, which are independent entities with specific goals and resources. It is considered that individual resources that belong to each agent are not sufficient to satisfy their goals; therefore, the agents must procure the needed resources from other agents present in the system through negotiation. Our approach is based on the holonic enterprise model with the Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) Contract Net protocols applied within different levels of the supply chain holarchy. To accommodate differentiation of interests and provide an allocation of resources throughout the supply chain holarchy, we use nested protocols as interaction mechanisms among agents. Agents are interacting through a price system embedded into specific protocols. The negotiation on prices is made possible by the implementation of an XML rule-based system that is also flexible in terms of configuration and can provide portable data across networks. View full abstract»

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  • Distributed automation: PABADIS versus HMS

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    Distributed control systems (DCS) have gained huge interest in the automation business. Several approaches have been made which aim at the design and application of DCS to improve system flexibility and robustness. Important approaches are (among others) the holonic manufacturing systems (HMS) and the plant automation based on distributed systems (PABADIS) approach. PABADIS deals with plant automation systems in a distributed way using generic mobile and stationary agents and plug and participate facilities within a flat structure as key points of the developed control architecture. HMS deals with a similar structure, but aims more at a control hierarchy of special agents. This paper gives a description of the PABADIS project and makes comparisons between the two concepts, showing advantages and disadvantages of both systems. Based on this paper, it will be possible to observe the abilities and drawbacks of distributed agent-based control systems. View full abstract»

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  • Closed-loop matrix based model of discrete event systems for machine logic control design

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    This paper deals with modeling, dynamic description, and control of discrete event systems (DES) for production systems and machines control logic design. The control logic of such systems is considered as DES, which is then modeled by a matrix representation of Petri net graph. The dynamics of a DES is described by a well known algebraic Petri net next-state equation and a novel logical firing event selecting equation. The control of the DES dynamics is introduced by logical signals, which represent conditions for occurrence of events. Such a presentation enables closed-loop modeling of DES, which is important for simulation of the systems and analysis of their performance before the target system is actually built. The proposed method is illustrated with a cutting machine application. Using the proposed method, the correct functionality as well as faults response can be simulated with Matlab/Simulink. View full abstract»

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  • Communication architectures for electrical drives

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    The paper gives an overview of the communication architectures adopted in the industrial automation for the electrical drives, ensuring a fast data exchange and high performance control. An attempt is made at defining real-time operation for this application field, at reviewing the standardization work done to unify the electrical drive interfaces, and at encompassing the recently accepted solutions, including those based on the industrial Ethernet. View full abstract»

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  • Model-integrated mechatronics - toward a new paradigm in the development of manufacturing systems

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    The traditional approach for the development of manufacturing systems considers the constituent parts of the system, i.e., mechanical, electronic, and software, to be developed independently and then integrated to form the final system. This approach is being criticized as inappropriate for the complexity and the dynamics of today's systems. This paper proposes an architecture that promotes model integration not only for implementation space artifacts but also in artifacts of the early analysis and design phases of the development process. The proposed architecture, which promotes reuse and significantly decreases development and validation time, is at the heart of a new paradigm called model-integrated mechatronics (MIM). MIM applies domain-specific modeling languages for the concurrent engineering of mechanical, electronic and software components of mechatronic systems. It simplifies the integrated development process of manufacturing systems by using as basic construct the mechatronic component. The MIM paradigm was utilized to define "Archimedes," a system platform that supports the engineer through a methodology, a framework, and a set of tools to automate the development process of agile mechatronic manufacturing systems. View full abstract»

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  • Service-oriented paradigms in industrial automation

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    This paper outlines opportunities and challenges in the development of next-generation embedded devices, applications, and services, resulting from their increasing intelligence - it plots envisioned future directions for intelligent device networking based on service-oriented high-level protocols, in particular as regards the industrial automation sector - and outlines the approach adopted by the Service Infrastructure for Real-Time Embedded Networked Applications project, as well as the business advantages this approach is expected to provide. View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

Knowledge in the IST (Information Society Technologies) field envisions a technology bifurcation in the field of intelligent automation systems and real-time middle-ware technologies in the next 5-10 years. The scope of the journal considers the industry’s transition towards more knowledge-based production and systems organization and considers production from a more holistic perspective, encompassing not only hardware and software, but also people and the way in which they learn and share knowledge. The journal focuses on the following main topics: Flexible, collaborative factory automation, Distributed industrial control and computing paradigms, Internet-based monitoring and control systems, Real-time control software for industrial processes, Java and Jini in industrial environments, Control of wireless sensors and actuators, Systems interoperability and human machine interface.

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