Platforms for Scalable Flexible Automation Considering the Concepts of IEC 61499

  • Werner E. Rumpl
  • Franz Auinger
  • Christoph Dutzler
  • Alois Zoitl
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 101)


This work introduces approaches and embedded execution platforms for implementing the IEC 61499 (IEC, 2000) execution model. The IEC 61499 execution model is described as defined in the IEC 61499 standard. Issues that currently are not in the scope of the standard are discussed and by means of an illustrated IEC 61499 example application, it introduces different approaches that are beyond the standards’ definition for embedding IEC 61499 on execution platforms with restricted memory, performance and operating system. Moreover the execution platforms as well as their implemented execution model are described and their advantages and disadvantages are illustrated.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner E. Rumpl
    • 1
  • Franz Auinger
    • 1
  • Christoph Dutzler
    • 2
  • Alois Zoitl
    • 2
  1. 1.Profactor GmbHSteyrAustria
  2. 2.Institut für Automatiseriungs-und RegelungstechnikWienAustria

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