Next generation industrial automation: needs and opportunities

Teemu Tommila, Olli Ventä, Kari Koskinen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional


    Despite years of activity, truly open and intelligent control systems seem still to be a promise of the future. Agreement on common architectures and application objects is needed to raise open control systems from exchanging raw data to the level of real interoperability of off-the shelf components. Future control platforms and programming languages should have new built-in mechanisms that support implementation of intelligent functions, such as flexible resource management and exception handling. This article argues that many of these challenges can be met by taking full advantage of emerging software engineering technologies. This also means that the modelling techniques and design practices of software engineering should be combined with the traditional ways of thinking in automation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAutomation Technology Review 2001
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


    Dive into the research topics of 'Next generation industrial automation: needs and opportunities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this