Towards an increased reusability of distributed control applications modeled in IEC 61499

@article{Hegny2012TowardsAI,
  title={Towards an increased reusability of distributed control applications modeled in IEC 61499},
  author={Ingo Hegny and Thomas I. Strasser and Martin Melik-Merkumians and Monika Wenger and Alois Zoitl},
  journal={Proceedings of 2012 IEEE 17th International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA 2012)},
  year={2012},
  pages={1-8}
}
Reusability of control code is crucial for future industrial automation in order to allow the development of high quality control systems in less time and with less cost. A key stopper for automation software reuse is the current intertwining of control logic with hardware specific code. Existing approaches that tackled such a problem could lead to improvements but will not sufficiently solve this issue. In this work we investigate a concept based on a logical grouping of I/Os to so called… CONTINUE READING