Publication detail

Interoperable technologies for automation

FIEDLER, P. ZEZULKA, F.

Original Title

Interoperable technologies for automation

English Title

Interoperable technologies for automation

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The demand for integration of all levels of plant control into a single system has been increasing during last years. However the plants have been built on heterogeneous communication technologies that use various approaches for representation of data. Heterogeneity of the plants is faced using combinations of various software and hardware gateways. The presented paper describes why the use of gateways is not a good solution in general, and presents a technology that can be the ultimate solution of interoperability issues in automation. The paper presents disadvantages of gateway based interoperability solutions in heterogeneous control environments and emphasizes possible interoperable solution. The proposed solution is based on emerging open technologies that promis to deliver interoperable services for exchange of all kinds of data among computer systems without the need to perform frustrating conversions between disparate protocols and incompatible data structures. Moreover the proposed interoperability solution will guarantee both interoperability in the field of process automation, and interoperability with future applications of ubiquitous computing too. Disadvantages of proposed solution compared to present communication technologies are mentioned as well.

English abstract

The demand for integration of all levels of plant control into a single system has been increasing during last years. However the plants have been built on heterogeneous communication technologies that use various approaches for representation of data. Heterogeneity of the plants is faced using combinations of various software and hardware gateways. The presented paper describes why the use of gateways is not a good solution in general, and presents a technology that can be the ultimate solution of interoperability issues in automation. The paper presents disadvantages of gateway based interoperability solutions in heterogeneous control environments and emphasizes possible interoperable solution. The proposed solution is based on emerging open technologies that promis to deliver interoperable services for exchange of all kinds of data among computer systems without the need to perform frustrating conversions between disparate protocols and incompatible data structures. Moreover the proposed interoperability solution will guarantee both interoperability in the field of process automation, and interoperability with future applications of ubiquitous computing too. Disadvantages of proposed solution compared to present communication technologies are mentioned as well.

Keywords

XML, automation, inetroperability

RIV year

2003

Released

10.12.2003

Publisher

University of Maribor

Location

Maribor, Slovenia

ISBN

0-7803-7853-9

Book

IEEE ICIT 2003 Proceedings

Pages from

877

Pages to

880

Pages count

4

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT8724,
  author="Petr {Fiedler} and František {Zezulka}",
  title="Interoperable technologies for automation",
  annote="The demand for integration of all levels
of plant control into a single system has been
increasing during last years. However the plants
have been built on heterogeneous communication
technologies that use various approaches
for representation of data. Heterogeneity of
the plants is faced using combinations of various
software and hardware gateways. The presented
paper describes why the use of gateways is not
a good solution in general, and presents a technology
that can be the ultimate solution of interoperability
issues in automation. The paper
presents disadvantages of gateway based interoperability
solutions in heterogeneous control
environments and emphasizes possible interoperable
solution. The proposed solution is based
on emerging open technologies that promis to
deliver interoperable services for exchange of all
kinds of data among computer systems without
the need to perform frustrating conversions between
disparate protocols and incompatible data
structures. Moreover the proposed interoperability
solution will guarantee both interoperability
in the field of process automation, and
interoperability with future applications of ubiquitous
computing too. Disadvantages of proposed
solution compared to present communication
technologies are mentioned as well.",
  address="University of Maribor",
  booktitle="IEEE ICIT 2003 Proceedings",
  chapter="8724",
  institution="University of Maribor",
  year="2003",
  month="december",
  pages="877",
  publisher="University of Maribor",
  type="conference paper"
}