Zero Downtime Reconfiguration of Distributed Automation Systems: The εCEDAC Approach

  • Martijn N. Rooker
  • Christoph Sünder
  • Thomas Strasser
  • Alois Zoitl
  • Oliver Hummer
  • Gerhard Ebenhofer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4659)


Future manufacturing is envisioned to be highly flexible and adaptable. New technologies for reconfigurable systems and their adaptations are preconditions for this vision. Without such solutions, engineering adaptations of Industrial Process Measurement and Control Systems (IPMCS) will exceed the costs of engineered systems by far and the reuse of equipment will become inefficient. Especially the reconfiguration of control applications is not sufficiently solved. This paper gives an overview of the use of reconfiguration applications for downtimeless system evolution of control applications on basis of the standard IEC 61499. A new approach for the reconfiguration of IEC 61499 based control application and the corresponding modeling is discussed. This new method significantly increases engineering efficiency and reuse in component-based IPMCS.


Reconfiguration Architectures Holonic Systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martijn N. Rooker
    • 1
  • Christoph Sünder
    • 2
  • Thomas Strasser
    • 1
  • Alois Zoitl
    • 2
  • Oliver Hummer
    • 2
  • Gerhard Ebenhofer
    • 1
  1. 1.PROFACTOR Research, Im Stadtgut A2, 4407 Steyr-GleinkAustria
  2. 2.Vienna University of Technology, Automation and Control Institute, Gußhauststr. 27-29, 1040 ViennaAustria

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