Adapting Software Design Patterns to Develop Reusable IEC 61499 Function Block Applications

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Research units

  • Luleå University of Technology
  • Penza State University


Design patterns in software engineering is a generic solution provided for repeatable problems occurring frequently in a software design. They are used a lot in the field of software engineering, especially for object-oriented software development. Different standards exist for design and development of industrial cyber-physical systems and the IEC 61499 standard is one of them. The standard presents a reference component architecture for design and development of distributed industrial cyberphysical systems. There is a lack of design patterns for application development with IEC 61499 standard and this paper address this by proposing some patterns. The design patterns presented are inspired by popular design patterns used in software engineering.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics - University of Porto's Engineering Faculty (FEUP), Porto, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jul 201820 Jul 2018
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics INDIN
ISSN (Print)1935-4576


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics
Abbreviated titleINDIN
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    Research areas

  • Design Patterns, IEC 61499, Model-driven Design, Refactoring

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