Jukka Peltola

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Model-Based Testing (MBT) is expected to increase test coverage and reduce the development and maintenance effort of test suites. However, MBT approaches require source information such as UML diagrams that are not produced by many companies in the industrial automation domain. This paper investigates the possibility of using IEC 62424 and CAEX to(More)
Professionals' assessments on the usefulness of IEC 61499 depend on several factors that are outside of the scope of the standard. Automation design in the industry is largely routine work that is based on copying and modifying existing domain-specific solutions, so the lack of legacy software exacerbates learning difficulties. Other factors such as team(More)
Challenges in software development for automation and control have increased because of various reasons, including the size of applications and competition within the industry. A potential solution could be the use of a model-driven engineering approach to facilitate the development process and design information flow. Despite the wide interests towards(More)
Recent trends in automation are characterised by geographical distribution and functional integration. On the technical level, the goal is to easily connect devices and software components from different vendors. Functionally, there is a need for interoperability of control functions on different hierarchical levels ranging from field equipment to process(More)
The IEC 61499 standard enables a number solutions to the same application development problem, and this can result in components that are incompatible even though they are standards based. IEC 61499 underpins a vision for an open object-oriented knowledge economy, so the application of component-based software development principles needs further research.(More)
Model driven engineering (MDE) technologies are seen as a potential solution to tackle increasing complexity prevailing in developing industrial control systems. Many groups are proposing MDE methods for this application area. Based on company interviews, challenges in industrial adoption of MDE processes and tools have been identified. Our research goal is(More)
The application of Simulation to manufacturing has contributed to a generation of tools that is focused on specific problem solving related to automation, planning, material flow, supply chain, logistics,etc. Nowadays, manufacturing has evolved and its needs have changed. After an analysis of the current manufacturing simulation tools, we propose an(More)