State of the Art in Industrial Automation

  • Thomas BangemannEmail author
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
  • Roberto Camp
  • Oscar Carlsson
  • Matthias Riedl
  • Stuart McLeod
  • Robert Harrison
  • Armando W. Colombo
  • Petr Stluka


In the last decades, industrial automation has become a driving force in all production systems. Technologies and architectures have emerged alongside the growing organisational structures of production plants. Every innovation had to start from the latest state-of-the-art systems within the respective domain. While investigating the introduction of service-oriented architectures to automation, and even down to the shop floor, one has to consider latest standards, proofed technologies, industrial solutions and latest research works in the automation domain. This chapter tries, without any claim to completeness, to provide a short summary of today’s situation and trends in automation.


Shop Floor Enterprise Architecture Programmable Logic Controller Enterprise Resource Planning Enterprise Resource Planning System 
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The authors thank the European Commission for their support, and the partners of the EU FP7 project IMC-AESOP ( for fruitful discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Bangemann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
    • 2
  • Roberto Camp
    • 3
  • Oscar Carlsson
    • 4
  • Matthias Riedl
    • 1
  • Stuart McLeod
    • 5
  • Robert Harrison
    • 5
  • Armando W. Colombo
    • 6
    • 7
  • Petr Stluka
    • 8
  1. 1.ifakMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.SAPKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.FluidHouseJyväskyläFinland
  4. 4.Midroc Electro ABStockholmSweden
  5. 5.University of WarwickCoventryUK
  6. 6.Schneider ElectricMarktheidenfeldGermany
  7. 7.University of Applied Sciences Emden/LeerEmdenGermany
  8. 8.HoneywellPragueCzech Republic

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