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Issue 2 • Date May 2005

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics publication information

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  • The Exhilarating Journey from Industrial Electronics to Industrial Informatics

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 73
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  • Reconfigurable Web service integration in the extended logistics enterprise

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 74 - 84
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    Transportation and warehousing logistics are activities that require strong information systems and computer support. This requirement has grown with the advent of e-commerce. Companies such as FedEx and UPS now allow their customers to track and monitor the fulfillment of their requested services on the Internet. In order for such a system to be effective, the goods need to be handled by the one corporation, with an integrated system. This is rare in the case of small to medium sized enterprise (SME). With the advent of business to business (B2B), and partner to partner (P2P) e-commerce, there has been an increasing tendency for SMEs to set up consortia that represent several players in a given field in order to contend with larger competitors. This paper deals with the concept of an extended logistics enterprise and explores the software engineering issues underlying the development of such complex systems. View full abstract»

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  • Denial of service attacks on network-based control systems: impact and mitigation

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 85 - 96
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    Replacing specialized industrial networks with the Internet is a growing trend in industrial informatics, where packets are used to transmit feedback and control signals between a plant and a controller. Today, denial of service (DoS) attacks cause significant disruptions to the Internet, which will threaten the operation of network-based control systems (NBCS). In this paper, we propose two queueing models to simulate the stochastic process of packet delay jitter and loss under DoS attacks. The motivation is to quantitatively investigate how these attacks degrade the performance of NBCS. The example control system consists of a proportional integral controller, a second-order plant, and two one-way delay vectors induced by attacks. The simulation results indicate that Model I attack (local network DoS attack) impairs the performance because a large number of NBCS packets are lost. Model II attack (nonlocal network DoS attack) deteriorates the performance or even destabilizes the system. In this case, the traffic for NBCS exhibits strong autocorrelation of delay jitter and packet loss. Mitigating measures based on packet filtering are discussed and shown to be capable of ameliorating the performance degradation. View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy control interoperability and scalability for adaptive domotic framework

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 97 - 111
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    The evolution of the microprocessor industry, combined with the reduction on cost and increase of efficiency, gives rise to new scenario for ubiquitous computing where humans trigger seamlessly activities and tasks using unusual (often imperceptible) interfaces according to physical space and context. Many problems must be faced: adaptivity, hybrid control strategies, system (hardware) integration, and ubiquitous networking access. In this paper, a solution that attempts to provide a flexible and dependable solution to these complicated problems is illustrated. First, an extensible markup language (XML)-derived technologies is proposed to define fuzzy markup language (FML), a markup language skilled for defining detailed structure of fuzzy control independent from its legacy representation. FML is essentially composed of three layers: 1) XML in order to create a new markup language for fuzzy logic control; 2) document type definition in order to define the legal building blocks; and 3) extensible stylesheet language transformations in order to convert a fuzzy controller description into a specific programming language. Then an agent-based framework designed for providing proactive services in domotic environments, is presented. The agent architecture, exploiting mobile computation, is able to maximize the fuzzy control deployment for the natively FML representation by performing an efficient distribution of pieces of the global control flow over the different computers. Agents are also used to capture user habits, to identify requests, and to apply the artefact-mediated activity through an adaptive fuzzy control strategy. The architecture adopts interoperability techniques that, combined with sophisticated control facilities, represent an efficient experience for adaptive domotic framework. View full abstract»

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  • Structuring and composability issues in Petri nets modeling

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 112 - 123
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    Along Petri nets' history, numerous approaches have been proposed that try to manage model size through the introduction of structuring mechanisms allowing hierarchical representations and model composability. This paper proposes a classification system for Petri nets' structuring mechanisms and discusses each one of them. These include node fusion, node vectors, high-level nets, and object-oriented inspired Petri nets extensions, among others. One running example is used emphasizing the application of the presented mechanisms to specific areas, namely to automation systems modeling, and software engineering, where object-oriented modeling plays a major role. View full abstract»

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  • Meeting real-time constraints in CAN

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 124 - 135
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    This paper deals with the problem of information flow scheduling in a communication system based on CAN ISO IS-11898 physical medium access mechanism. It mainly features a bus access arbitration protocol based on a priority assigned to each message to be transmitted; if two or more messages are transmitted at the same time by different communication nodes, only the message with the highest priority continues to be transmitted, the other being stopped. In real-time applications, messages are relevant to process variables which must be transmitted within strict time constraints; according to the CAN ISO IS-11898 bus arbitration protocol, respect of real-time constraints depends on the priority assigned to each variable. The aim of the paper is to propose a procedure for dynamic assignment of priorities to variables to be transmitted, in such a way the relevant real-time requirements are fulfilled. Although many other approaches can be found in literature, the proposal is original as it is based on standard full CAN communication stacks. View full abstract»

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  • Introducing intelligent sensors in presses for plastic material injection

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 136 - 148
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    This paper presents some theoretical and experimental results concerning the introduction of advanced sensors in the design and development of a new generation of presses for plastic material injection used to produce washing machine tubs. The architecture of the control system for the presses is based on a distributed solution and relies on fieldbus communications to obtain a graceful migration path to the adoption of sensors of a new generation. This enables a dramatic decrease in both the cabling complexity and cost, together with a significant improvement in the performance of the whole machine. The adoption of the field network to connect sensors and actuators to the controller has been carefully evaluated by means of a preliminary theoretical analysis. Then, two test systems have been implemented to collect data and performance figures by carrying out experiments and measures on some of the real devices selected for the design of press control equipment. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Information

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): c3
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  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics Information for authors

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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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