Towards IEC 61499 models of computation in Ptolemy II

Cheng Pang, Wenbin Dai, Valeriy Vyatkin

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The prospects of cyber-physical systems (CPS) have been well disseminated and recognized in diverse industries. In industrial automation domain, continuous research on CPS technologies has been funded strategically and globally. One important research challenge in industrial CPS is the modelling of physical processes in continuous domains connected with control systems in discrete domains. Such co-modelling must leverage state-of-the-art standards and tools for practicality. One feasible combination is the IEC 61499 standard for event-driven control and the Ptolemy II platform for heterogeneous model composition. Furthermore, by implementing the computational models of IEC 61499 in Ptolemy II, the behavioural discrepancies of the same IEC 61499 application under different execution semantics can be analysed. As a foundation work towards these goals, this paper investigates the principles of modelling basic IEC 61499 elements using existing Ptolemy II structures. It is aimed to provide some initial insights for engineering industrial CPS based on IEC 61499 and Ptolemy II.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479917624
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 9 Nov 201512 Nov 2015
Conference number: 41


ConferenceAnnual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Abbreviated titleIECON
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  • co-modelling
  • hybrid simulation
  • IEC 61499
  • indutrial cyber-physical systems
  • model of computation
  • Ptolemy II

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