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Specification of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) as software systems related to the technical process represents a challenge regarding interdisciplinary communication. In this paper modeling notations currently applied, like the Businesses Process Model and Notation (BPMN), Petri Nets or the Unified Modeling Language (UML) were analyzed on the basis… (More)
This paper defines an adaptation of UML-statecharts which can be used as a visual programming language for PLCs. Those PLC-statecharts combine the advantages of UML-statecharts with a strict formal basis and dedicated features for PLC-programming. Finally an empirical study on PLC-statecharts is briefly presented.