Separation of Concerns in Extensible Control Systems

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 152)


The extensibility of non-trivial control systems is often constrained by unsatisfactory separation of concerns. Unfortunately, concerns frequently encountered in the control system domain are difficult to separate using domain independent approaches—e.g. aspects and other advise-based techniques. Thus, improved extensibility can only be achieved by inventing domain-specific software architectures for control systems that improve separation of concerns. In this paper, we analyze concerns emerging in a control system for industrial plant cultivation in greenhouses, and we present a software architecture that improves the separation of those concerns. The experience shared in the paper is the result of cooperation between software engineers, plant physiologists, and a control system vendor.


Fitness Function Global Knowledge Hybrid Protocol Control Subsystem Component Framework 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller InstituteUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark

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