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Meeting: 4DIAC Users


Organizers:
Alois Zoitl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
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Martijn Rooker, Profactor GmbH, Austria
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Antonio Valentini, O3neida Europe, Belgium
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Abstract:
The open source initiative 4DIAC - Framework for Distributed Industrial Automation and Control (www.fordiac.org) is going into its fourth year. In the last three 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 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.
Date:
16th September
Duration:
Half day, morning
Potential attendees:
4DIAC users; potential 4DIAC users who would like to be informed on current and near future developments; people interested in IEC 61499; people interested in the management of open source projects.
Agenda:
Time: Title/Speaker(s):
09:00 - 09:05 Welcome
Antonio Valentini (O3neida Europe)

09:05 - 09:25 Introduction to 4DIAC
Ingo Hegny (Vienna University of Technology, ACIN)

09:25 - 09:45 Implementation of Control Systems and Future Trends at the Martin-Luther-University using 4DIAC
Christian Gerber (Martin-Luther-University)

09:45 - 10:05 Using FORTE in Infomechatronics lab, The University of Auckland
William Dai (University of Auckland)

10:05 - 10:25 Utilizing Lego Mindstorms nxt(tm) as teaching and training platform for IEC 61499
Alois Zoitl (Vienna University of Technology, ACIN)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffe Break
11:00 - 11:20 SIFB Development Approach to Provide Control and Real Time Communications
Federico Perez (University of the Basque Country)

11:20 - 11:40 4DIAC and wireless sensor networks for factory automation
Robert Brennan (University of Calgary)

11:40 - 12:00 4DIAC Initiative near future plans
Alois Zoitl (Vienna University of Technology, ACIN)

12:00 - 12:30 Open Discussion
Moderator: Antonio Valentini (O3neida Europe)


Biographies:

Dr. Alois Zoitl

Head of Research - Agile Control Group
Automation and Control Institute
Vienna University of Technology

Gusshausstrasse 27-29 / E376
1040 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 (1)58801 - 37683
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Alois Zoitl holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering with the focus on dynamic reconfiguration of real-time constrained control applications and a Master degree in Electrical Engineering with the focus on distributed industrial automation systems from Vienna University of Technology.

Currently he is the head of the Agile Control Group at Automation and Control Institute (ACIN), Vienna University of Technology. There he is responsible for a group of 9 researchers. He is co-author of 79 publications and the co-inventor of 4 patents in the mentioned areas.

Alois Zoitl conducted and led several industry-funded projects and participated in the national FIT-IT embedded systems projects µCrons and ?CEDAC. Furthermore he is currently the coordinator of the FIT-IT semantic systems project OntoReA and works in the FP7 embedded systems project MEDEIA, in the national FIT-IT embedded systems project FRONTICS as well as in the FFG bridge project logi.diag. Alois Zoitl is a founding member of the O3neida automation network, a member of the IEEE, the PLCopen user organization as well as the IEC SC65B/WG15 for the distributed automation standard IEC 61499.


Martijn Rooker, Ph.D.

PROFACTOR GmbH
Im Stadtgut A2
4407 Steyr-Gleink, Austria

Phone: +43 (0)7252 885-313
Fax: +43 (0)7252 885-101
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Martijn Rooker received his PhD in Computer Science at the Jacobs University Bremen, with the focus on mobile robotics.

At PROFACTOR, he is responsible for distributed communication control concepts and distributed control automation in flexible assembly lines. He holds about 20 publications in the above mentioned areas.

Dr. Rooker participated in the European FP6 IST IP “DECOS” and the national FIT-IT embedded systems project ?CEDAC. Currently, he is the coordinator of the European FP7 ICT CP “MEDEIA” project, is active in the national FIT-IT embedded systems project FRONTICS and is the sub-project coordinator for training and dissemination in the FP6 NMP IP “PISA”. Furthermore, he represents PROFACTOR in the EU FP7 ICT “SRS” and EU FP7 ICT “RADHAR” projects.


Antonio Valentini

President O3neida Europe
Rue de l’Eglise, 42
B-1150 Bruxelles -- Belgium

Personal address:
Via Rudena, 39
35123 Padova -- Italy
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Antonio Valentini has been O3NEIDA Chief Executive Officer since its establishment, in 2004, as a non-profit organization. More than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Expertise in packaging machine design, control system technology, smart packaging materials, micro assembling, sensors, pro-active computing, health monitoring, international collaboration and research, project management. 7 patents have been co-invented by him and 3 of them have been extended to other countries. He developed his communication skills through supporting clients and suppliers worldwide. Active memberships at international institutions.

As member of IEC technical working groups, he has contributed to the development of two standards: IEC 61499 and IEC 61804. He is currently involved in the activities of the IEC SC65B WG15.

As registered EU Framework Program Expert since 2004, he has been performing in the evaluation of project proposals and in the review of funded projects.

He has been IEEE-IES (Industrial Electronic Society) member and co-chair of the IEEE-IES Technical Committee on Industrial Agents.

As member of the project proposer consortium, he works in the project MEDEIA, an  FP7 Embedded System funded project.

His assignments at international conferences include:
  • keynote speaker at the first ICOA’06 Conference in Shanghai, China;
  • advisory board member at the IEEE-IES INDIN Conferences, since 2006;
  • co-chair for the Industrial Day of the INDIN’07and INDIN’08 Conferences;
  • co-chair for the Industrial Day of the IEEE-IES ETFA’08 Conference in Hamburg, Germany;
  • Industry Track co-chair at the IEEE-IES ISIE’10 Conference in Bari, Italy.
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