Information Technology in Automation

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Information Technology in Automation

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Journal Name : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
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Guest Editors:Valeriy Vyatkin, Alois Zoitl, Herbert Prähofer

This special section is devoted to the latest research results in this arena focusing on (but not limited
to) the following topics:
 IT Modeling Techniques (e.g., Object-Orientation, Components, Agents, Services) for Automation Systems
 Model-driven Development and Model Based Engineering in Automation and Mechatronic Systems (e.g., UML, SysML)
 Data Modeling (e.g. CAEX, AutomationML, OPC UA, ISO 15926) along the Plant Life Cycle and according integration
methods for engineering tools
 Domain Specific Modeling and Programming Languages (e.g. IEC 61131, IEC 61499)
 Knowledge-Based Systems, Ontologies and Semantic Web in Automation Systems
 IT Architecture techniques (e.g. Virtualization, Cloud computing, Big Data) in Automation Systems
 Vertical Integration, integration with MES and ERP Systems (Databases, Semantic Web Services)
 Engineering Methods for Distributed Automation Systems, Industrial Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems
 Software Reuse, Software Product Lines, agile software development, and other software engineering methods in automation
 Simulation-driven engineering, virtual commissioning, model-checking, runtime verification and other advanced testing
methods for control software and/or automation systems
 Dynamically Reconfigurable, Adaptive, and Emergent Automation Software/Systems
 Security and Safety in Factory, Energy, Home and Building Automation
 Interoperability solutions for Smart Manufacturing
 Real-Time platforms for automation
 Product Life-Cycle Management Systems
 Case Studies and Application Reports especially from:
o Digital Factory, Smart Manufacturing, Web-of-Things in the Factory Line
o Home and Building Automation
o Renewable Energy Systems and Smart Grids (Production and Integration).
 Emerging topics in software and systems engineering in automation

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