Wilfried Lepuschitz

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—Manufacturing systems have become very complex, and the traditional hierarchical and centralized approaches are not adequate any more. Decentralized approaches are considered promising, but they are not yet sufficiently understood for widespread industrial application. In particular, agent-based control has not yet achieved its potential, so that more(More)
Currently employed manufacturing systems are very often historically grown systems that can comprise several different technologies of control software. Linking these diverse control subsystems in the manufacturing domain is therefore of vital importance to ensure the system's functionality. In this paper we introduce an agent-based approach with agents(More)
Automation systems (ASs) based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) are becoming more widespread. Due to their inherent property of separating the hardware-specific implementation from the logical work-or control-flow, SOA-based application programming is regarded as the next logical step in AS programming. Several successful attempts for implementing(More)
During the last decades production automation research has been focused on improving the flexibility and adaptability in order to cope with the arising challenges of mass customization. Much work was devoted to the higher—planning and scheduling—levels of automation systems. However, the lower level real-time control infrastructure was widely neglected.(More)