Specification of the PERFoRM architecture for the seamless production system reconfiguration

Paulo Leitão, José Barbosa, Arnaldo Pereira, J. Barata, A. W. Colombo

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The world is assisting to the fourth industrial revolution, with several domains of science and technology being strongly developed and, specially, being integrated with each other, allowing to build evolvable complex systems. Data digitization, big-data analysis, distributed control, Industrial Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems and self-organization, amongst others, are playing an important role in this journey. This paper considers the best practices from previous successful European projects addressing distributed control systems to develop an innovative architecture that can be industrially deployed. For this purpose, a particular design process has to be addressed in order to consider the requirements and functionalities from various use cases. To investigate the known practices, four use cases are enlighted in this paper, which cover a wide spectrum of the European industrial force, as well as industrial standards to support a smooth migration from traditional systems to the emergent distributed systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3474-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-3475-8
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2016
Event42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 24 Oct 201627 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Industrial Electronics Society
ISSN (Print)1553-572X


Conference42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016


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