Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 123–136 | Cite as

Verification of distributed control systems in intelligent manufacturing

  • Valeriy Vyatkin
  • Hans-Michael Hanisch


This paper presents an application of formal methods for validation of flexible manufacturing systems controlled by distributed controllers. A software tool verification environment for distributed applications (VEDA) is developed for modeling and verification of distributed control systems. The tool provides an integrated environment for formal, model-based verification of the execution control of function blocks following the new international standard IEC61499. The modeling is performed in a closed-loop way using manually developed models of plants and automatically generated models of controllers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valeriy Vyatkin
    • 1
  • Hans-Michael Hanisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceMartin Luther University Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

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