Modelling Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems using IEC 61499 and OPC UA

Wenbin Dai, Yineng Song, Zhijie Zhang, Peng Wang, Cheng Pang, Valeriy Vyatkin

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Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (iCPS) are considered as the enabling technology for achieve Industry 4.0. One main characteristic of the iCPS is the information transparency to allow interoperability among various devices and systems. The OPC UA provides a common information model for connecting Industry 4.0 components. On the other hand, the IEC 61499 is commonly used as an executable modeling language for iCPS. The IEC 61499 function block network provides an abstract view of the system configuration. By combining IEC 61499 and OPC UA, a visual executable model for iCPS is completed. In this paper, the mapping between two standards are provided and a case study of the proposed mapping is given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538648292
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
ISSN (Print)1935-4576
ISSN (Electronic)2378-363X


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics
Abbreviated titleINDIN
Internet address


  • Executable Modelling Language
  • IEC 61499 Function Blocks
  • Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Interoperability
  • OPC-UA


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