Second 4DIAC User’s Workshop (4DIAC)

in conjunction with ETFA’2011

Date: September 9, 2011

Workshop dedicated website: http://www.fordiac.org

Workshop co-Chairs:

  • Alois Zoitl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

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  • Martijn Rooker, Profactor GmbH, Austria

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  • Thomas Strasser, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria

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Aim and topics:

The open source initiative 4DIAC - Framework for Distributed Industrial Automation and Control is going into its fifth year. In the last four years, new versions, improving features and performances, have been provided. Even more important, 4DIAC, while being used to implement distributed control systems, based on IEC 61499, in many industrial as well as research applications, has provided a stable basis for further research into next generation distributed automation and control systems based also on other open standards.

With this workshop we would like to bring the users of 4DIAC together. The meeting should provide them an opportunity to present their novel research results based on 4DIAC, projects, exchange ideas, and discuss the near future planned 4DIAC enhancements, which will let the initiative to become a larger framework for many application domains, based on several standards.

Tentative Agenda

Update Project 4DIAC

Session Network Integration

  • How to implement a new Network Layer for FORTE
  • EtherNet/IP as communication infrastructure for distributed control applications
  • Accessing remote I/Os with Ethernet POWERLINK
  • Integrating Modbus/TCP
  • ...

Session Application Modeling

  • Using Adapters in basic Function Blocks
  • Supervisory control of an injection molding machine
  • Coordination control of a bin picking application
  • IEC 61499 and 4DIAC for smart grids applications
  • ...

Plenary discussion: Future Development of 4DIAC: Goals and Targets