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 CHAIR

Name :

 PEREIRA Carlos E.

Address :

 GCAR-DELET-UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, CEP 9010-035 Porto Alegre RS Brazil

Nationality :

 Brazilian

Phone :

 +55 51 33163561

Fax :

 +55 51 33163293

E-mail :


Interest :

 Associate Editor Control Engineering Practice

Research areas:
Automation over Networks
Object-oriented Real-time computing
Flexible Manufacturing

 


 VICE-CHAIR

Name :

 VALCKENAERS Paul

Address :

 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Mechanical Engineering Department - P.M.A., Celestijnenlaan 300 B, B-3001 Leuven, BELGIUM

Nationality :

 Belgium

Phone :

 +32-16-32.24.83 (secr. 2480)

Fax :

 +32-16-32.29.87

E-mail :


Interest :

 Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

 


 VICE-CHAIR

Name :

 KOPACEK Peter

Address :

 Institute for Handling Devices and Robotics, Vienna University of Technology (VUT), Favoritenstr. 9-11/E318, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Nationality :

 Austrian

Phone :

 +43-1-58801 31800

Fax :

 +43-1-58801 31899

E-mail :


Interest :

 Intelligent Assembly and Disassembly

 


 VICE-CHAIR

Name :

 FAURE Jean-Marc

Address :

 Laboratoire Universitaire de Recherche en Production Automatisée, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, 61 avenue du Président Wilson, 94235 Cachan cedex, France

Nationality :

 French

Phone :

 33(0)147402216

Fax :

 33(0)147402220

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 VICE-CHAIR

Name :

 DIEDRICH Christian

Address :

 ifak e.V. Magdeburg, Steinfeldstr. 3, D-39179 Magdeburg

Nationality :

 German

Phone :

 +49-39203 810 24

Fax :

 +49-39203 811 00

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 BANASZAK Zbigniew

Address :

 Department of Electronics andComputer Science, Technical University of Koszalin, Sniadeckich 2, 75-453 Koszalin, Poland

Nationality :

 Poland

Phone :

 +48 94 347 8738

Fax :

 


E-mail :


Interest :

 Intelligent manufacturing, project-driven manufacturing, logistics

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 BORANGIU Theodor

Address :

 University Politehnica of Bucharest, Head of the Robotics&CIM Research Centre, Faculty of Control and Computers (Automatica), 313, Spl. Indepentei, sector 6, RO-77 206, Bucharest, Romania

Nationality :

 Romanian

Phone :

 +40 21 4029314

Fax :

 +40 21 3170912

E-mail :


Interest :

 Advanced robot control, Artificial vision in robotics and
manufacturing, Holonic manufacturing control

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 GRABOT Bernard

Address :

 LGP/ENIT, avenue d'Azereix, BP 1629, F-65016 Tarbes cedex, France

Nationality :

 French

Phone :

 +33(0)5 62 44 27 21

Fax :

 +33(0)5 62 44 27 08

E-mail :


Interest :

 Planning and scheduling under uncertainty
Competence management
Knowledge engineering

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 DEASLEY Peter

Address :

 School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK-MK43 0AL

Nationality :

 English

Phone :

 +44 (0)1234 754186

Fax :

 

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 DOLGUI Alexandre

Address :

 Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne, 158, cours Fauriel, 42023 Saint Etienne France

Nationality :

 French

Phone :

 +33(0)4.77.42.01.66

Fax :

 +33(0)4.77.42.66.66

E-mail :


Interest :

 Director of Division for Industrial Engineering and Computer Sciences, Head of Department Scientific Methods for Industrial Management

Optimal Design of Production and Assembly
Lines, Inventory Control and Supply Chain Optimization, Planning and
Scheduling, Discrete Optimization Methods

http://www.emse.fr/~dolgui

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 HARRISON David K.

Address :

 School of Engineering, Science&Design, City Campus, Cowcaddens Rd., Glasgow G4 0BA, United Kingdom

Nationality :

 English

Phone :

 +44/141/331 3629

Fax :

 


E-mail :


Interest :

 design and manufacturing optimisation

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 KASINSKI Andrzej J.

Address :

 Head of Institute of Control & Information Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, ul. Piotrowo 3A, PL-60-965 Poznan, Poland

Nationality :

 Polish

Phone :

 +4861 665 2194

Fax :

 +4861 6652563

E-mail :


Interest :

 computer-vision
systems, pattern recognition, automation and robotic systems (multi-agent approach in particular)

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 KAWAJI Sigeyasu

Address :

 Department of Systems Engineering and Information Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, 2-39-1 Kurokami, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan

Nationality :

 Japanese

Phone :

 +81-96-342-3631

Fax :

 +81-96-342-3631

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 McFARLANE Duncan

Address :

 Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Mill Lane, Cambridge, UK, CB2 1RX

Nationality :

 Australian

Phone :

 +44 1223 338069

Fax :

 +44 1223 338076

E-mail :


Interest :

 Intelligent Manufacturing Control, Automated Identification, Internet Based Operations

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 MAK K.L.

Address :

 Head of Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Nationality :

 Chinese

Phone :

 852-2859 2582

Fax :

 852-2858 6535

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 NOE Dragica

Address :

 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Askerceva 4, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nationality :

 Slovenian

Phone :

 

Fax :

 

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 STEIN Jeff

Address :

 The University of Michigan, Dept. of ME&Appl.Mech., 2292 G.G. Brown Building, 2350 Hayward Str. Ann Arbor., M 148109-2125, USA

Nationality :

 American

Phone :

 +1/734/936-3336

Fax :

 +1/734/647-3170

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 ZERHOUNI N.

Address :

 Lab d'Automatique de Besançon, UMR CNRS 6596, 25 rue Alain, 25000 BESANCON cedex, France

Nationality :

 French

Phone :

 +33/381402805

Fax :

 +33/381402809

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 ZHANG YuMing

Address :

 Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems, Dep. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506

Nationality :

 American

Phone :

 859/257-6262 Ext. 223

Fax :

 


E-mail :


Interest :

 Sensing, Modeling,
and Control of Welding Processes

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 VOGRIG Raphael

Address :

 Managing Director, LuxScan Technologies, Zare Ouest Ehlerange, L-4384 Luxembourg

Nationality :

 French

Phone :

 +352 540 416

Fax :

 +352 540 417

E-mail :


Interest :

 Vision Technologies

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 ZAREMBA Marek B.

Address :

 Université du Québec (UQO), Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, 101 St-Jean-Bosco, Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 3G5, CANADA

Nationality :

 Canadian

Phone :

 +1/819/595-3900

Fax :

 +1/819/773-1638

E-mail :


Interest :

 Intelligent manufacturing, learning systems, automated diagnosis

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 MOREL Gerard

Address :

 University Henri Poincaré, CRAN CNRS, BP 239, 54506, Vandoeuvre Les Nancy Cedex, France

Nationality :

 French

Phone :

 +33 383684427

Fax :

 +33 383684437

E-mail :


Interest :

 Professor, co-director of CRAN, CNRS UMR 7039, www.cran.uhp-nancy.fr
Europe Editor of Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

Formal Automation Engineering
Intelligent Manufacturing and Maintenance Systems
Enterprise-Control Integration

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 FERRARINI Luca

Address :

 Politecnico di Milano, Dip. di Elettronica e Informazione, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, I-20133 MILANO - ITALY

Nationality :

 Italian

Phone :

 (+39) 02 23 99 36 72

Fax :

 (+39) 02 23 99 34 12

E-mail :


Interest :

 Presidente Nazionale ANIPLA
http://www.elet.polimi.it/people/ferrarin
TORERO project: www.uni-magdeburg.de/iaf/cvs/torero

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 LEITAO Paulo Jorge Pinto

Address :

 Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Departament of Electrotechnical Engineering, Apartado 1134, 5301-857 Bragança, Portugal

Nationality :

 Portuguese

Phone :

 +351-273303003

Fax :

 +351-273313051

E-mail :


Interest :

 Main research scientific area
Intelligent Manufacturing Control Systems

Other interested research areas
Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Holonic Systems, Multi-agent systems and Petri nets.

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 PAPADOPOULOS Yiannis

Address :

 Department of Computer Science, University of Hull, Cottingham Rd, HU67RX, HULL, UK

Nationality :

 Greek

Phone :

 +44 1482 465981

Fax :

 


E-mail :


Interest :

 Application of bioinspired technologies on engineering systems.
Multi-objective optimisation
Automated safety and reliability analysis
Model-based diagnosis
http://www2.dcs.hull.ac.uk/people/cssyp

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 SMIRNOV Alexander

Address :

 St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 39, 14 line, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia

Nationality :

 Russian

Phone :

 +7(812) 3282073 or 3288071

Fax :

 +7(812) 3280685

E-mail :


Interest :

 Intelligent Manufacturing and Logistics Systems
Enterprise Information Systems

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 SZPYTKO Janusz

Address :

 AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, al. Mickiewicza 30, PL 30059 Cracow, Poland

Nationality :

 Polish

Phone :

 +48 12 6173103

Fax :

 +48 12 6173531

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 SILVA José Reinaldo

Address :

 National manet chair

Nationality :

 Brazilian

Phone :

 +55-11-3091-5688

Fax :

 +55-11-3091-5722

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 PETIN, Jean-Francois

Address :

 CNRS UMR 7039 Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique et Applications de Lorraine Campus scientifique F-54010 Nancy Cedex

Nationality :

 FRANCE

Phone :

 +33(0)3 83 68 44 43

Fax :

 +33(0)3 83 68 44 59

E-mail :


Interest :

 Formal automation engineering
Dependable control systems
Distributed control systems
Manufacturing execution system

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 Ulrich Berger

Address :

 BTU Cottbus; LS Automatisierungstechnik Postfach 10 13 44 D-03013 Cottbus

Nationality :

 GERMAN

Phone :

 

Fax :

 

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 FRANKOVIC, Baltazar

Address :

 Slovak Academy of Sciences Dubravska cesta 9 SK-842 37 Bratislava

Nationality :

 SLOVAKIA

Phone :

 ++421 2 5941 1194

Fax :

 ++421 2 5477 3271

E-mail :


Interest :

 Modeling and control of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems,
Adaptive and learning control systems
Flexible manufacturing systems
Multi-agent systems
Artificial Intelligence

Personal webpage: http://www.ui.sav.sk/mas/frankovicweb.html

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 RATCHEV, Svetan

Address :

 School of Mech.,Materials&Manuf.Engg The University of Nottingham Nottingham NG7 2RD

Nationality :

 UNITED KINGDOM

Phone :

 +44/115/951 4018

Fax :

 

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 PERME, Tomaz

Address :

 Zgornje Gorje 22, 4247 Zgornje Gorje, Slovenia

Nationality :

 SLOVENIAN

Phone :

 

Fax :

 

E-mail :


Interest :

 Design and optimisation of manufacturing, assembly and logistic systems

Digital factory and discrete simulation

Remote laboratories

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 ROBU, Ion

Address :

 Technical University of Timisoara Str. Vasile Parvan 2 RO-1900 Timisoara

Nationality :

 ROMANIA

Phone :

 

Fax :

 

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 DOLEZAL, Ivan

Address :

 TU of Liberec, Fac. Of Mechatronics & Interdisciplinary Engg. Halkova 6 CZ-461 17 Liberec 1

Nationality :

 CZECH REPUBLIC

Phone :

 

Fax :

 

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 STANESCU, Aurel M.

Address :

 Univ. Polytechn. of Bucarest Splaiul Independentei 313 RO-77206 Bucharest

Nationality :

 Romania

Phone :

 

Fax :

 

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

  WOLLSCHLAEGER Martin

Address :

 TU Dresden, Dept. of Computer Science, Industrial Communications, D-01062, 39670 Dresden, Germany

Nationality :

 

Phone :

 +49-351-463

Fax :

 +49-351-463

E-mail :


Interest :

 Automation

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 VYATKIN Valeriy

Address :

 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering The University of Auckland - Auckland New Zealand

Nationality :

 


Phone :

 +64-9-3737599 ext.89437

Fax :

 


E-mail :


Interest :

 - Industrial informatics;
- Formal modelling, simulation and verification of automation systems;
- Distributed system architectures in automation (IEC 61499, object and
component architectures);
- Formalization of specifications and Intelligent Automation Systems

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 LHOSTE Pascal

Address :

 ENSGSI, 8, rue Bastien Lepage, BP 647, 54 010 - NANCY CEDEX

Nationality :

 

Phone :

 +3.83.19.32.45

Fax :

 +3.83.19.32.00

E-mail :


Interest :

 Automation Engineering
Discrete Event systems
Internet : www.ensgsi.inpl-nancy.fr

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 KADAR Botond

Address :

 Computer and Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kende u. 13-17, H 1111 Budapest,

Nationality :

 

Phone :

 +36 1 279 6195

Fax :

 +36 1 466 7503

E-mail :


Interest :

 IMS MAS

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 BRENNAN Robert

Address :

 University of Calgary, Dept. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2500 University Dr. N.W., T2N 1N4, Calgary, Canada

Nationality :

 Canada

Phone :

 +1-403-220-5798

Fax :

 +1-403-282-8406

E-mail :


Interest :

 IMS / HMS
Plant-wide automation
Simulation

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 LEGER Jean-Baptiste

Address :

 PREDICT, Espace Carnot, 2 rue Carnot - BP 305, F-54515 VANDOEUVRE Cedex - FRANCE

Nationality :

 

Phone :

 +33.3 83556787

Fax :

 +33.3 83556788

E-mail :


Interest :

 Predictive / Proactive Maintenance
Industrial Dependability
e-Maintenance
Fault-Tolerant Systems
www.predict.fr

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 MAJSTOROVICH Vidosav

Address :

 University of Belgrade, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Laboratory for Production Metrology and TQM, Kraljice Marije 16, 11120 Belgrade 35 PF 34, SERBIA

Nationality :

 


Phone :

 + 381 (0)11 33 02 407

Fax :

 + 381 (0)11 33 70 364

E-mail :


Interest :

 • Production Metrology
• Management of R&D Units
• Project Development, Planning, Management and Monitoring
• Selection and Implementation of Advanced Technology and Equipment for Productions
• Expert Knowledge in Introducing and Implementing Information Technology.
• Broad Experience in Manufacturing Automation
• SMEs Quality Improvement
• TQM / BE Applications
• CMM Applications
• QMS Applications
• Integrated Management Systems Applications
• Expert Systems Researches
• Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 TORRES Fernando

Address :

 Automatics, Robotics and Computer Vision Group, University of Alicante (Spain),

Nationality :

 Spanish

Phone :

 96 5909491

Fax :

 96 5909750

E-mail :


Interest :

  - Computer vision: colour, mathematical morphology, 3D, manufacturing.
- Robotics: visual servoing, force control.
- Advanced manufacturing: disassembly process.
- Virtual laboratory and new technologies for teaching and learning.

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 NEAGU Gabriel

Address :

 Senior Scientist, Head of Complex Systems Dept., National Institute for R&D in Informatics, 8-10 Averescu Ave., 71316 Bucharest, Romania

Nationality :

 Romanian

Phone :

 +4021-224 07 36

Fax :

 +4021-224 05 39

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 MONOSTORI Laszlo

Address :

 Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy, Kende utca 13-17, Budapest, Hungary, H1518 Budapest, POB 63

Nationality :

 Hungarian

Phone :

 (+36 1) 279 6159

Fax :

 (+36 1) 4667-503

E-mail :


Interest :

 IFAC TC 5.2 Chairman

Department of Production Informatics, Management and Control,
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of
Technology and Economics

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 LEVIN Genrikh

Address :

 Head of the Operations Research Laboratory, Institute of Engineering Cybernetics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Surganova str., 6, Minsk, 220012, Belarus

Nationality :

 Belarussian

Phone :

 375 17 284-21-41

Fax :

 375 17 231-84-03

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 LEE Jay

Address :

 Ohio Eminent Scholar & L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor in Advanced Manufacturing Dept. of Mechanical, Industrial, and Nuclear Eng. Univ of Cincinnati USA

Nationality :

 

Phone :

 (513)556-2493

Fax :

 (513)556-3390

E-mail :


Interest :

 intelligent maintenance systems

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 KUSIAK Andrew

Address :

 Intelligent Systems Laboratory, 2139 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1527

Nationality :

 American

Phone :

 319-335-5934

Fax :

 319-335-5669

E-mail :


Interest :

 Data mining, evolutionary computation, engineering design,
automation, manufacturing, energy systems, medical applications

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 KOVACS George L.

Address :

 CIM Research Laboratory, Computer and Automation Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Kende u. 13-17, Hungary-1111

Nationality :

 Hungarian

Phone :

 36-1-279-6140

Fax :

 36-1-466-7503

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 PASHKEVICH Anatoly

Address :

 Head of Robotic Laboratory, Dept. of Automatic Control, Belarussian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, 6 P. Brovka St., Minks, 220027, Belarus

Nationality :

 Belarussian

Phone :

 +375 (17) 239-86-73

Fax :

 +375 (17) 239-86-73

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 JOHNSON Timothy

Address :

 Computing and Decision Sciences Sciences, GE Global Research, Bldg. K-1, Rm 5C30A; 1 Research Cir.; Niskayuna, NY 12309

Nationality :

 American

Phone :

 (518)387-5096

Fax :

 (518)387-6845

E-mail :


Interest :

 Sensor Networks, Logistics, Equipment Service Systems,
Manufacturing Automation

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 FREY Georg

Address :

 Juniorprofessorship Agentbased Automation JPA©÷, University of Kaiserslautern, FB EIT, PO Box 3049, 67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Nationality :

 German

Phone :

 +49 [0] 631-205-4455

Fax :

 +49 [0] 631-205-4462

E-mail :


Interest :

 - Discrete Event Systems (esp. Petri nets)
- Software Quality in Automation
- Design and Analysis of Networked Automation Systems
- Automation Systems Design using IEC 61499 and UML
- Agent Technology for Ressource Allocation
- WWW: http://www.eit.uni-kl.de/frey

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 FAN Yushun

Address :

 Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P.R. China

Nationality :

 China

Phone :

 010-62789650

Fax :

 010-62789650

E-mail :


Interest :

 Enterprise Modeling and Integration, Network Manufacturing Systems

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 Oleg Zaikin

Address :

 Department of Publishing and Production Processes Control Szczecin University of Technology ul. Zolnierska 49, 71-210 Szczecin, Poland

Nationality :

 Poland

Phone :

 (+4891) 449-55-08

Fax :

 (+4891) 449-55-40

E-mail :


Interest :

 Modelling of production processes,
Supply Chain,
Management Information Systems.

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 ANDREASSON Sven-Arne

Address :

 Department of Computing Science, Chalmers University of Technology, S-412 96 Goteborg, Sweden

Nationality :

 Sweden

Phone :

 +46 31 772 1043

Fax :

 +46 31 165655

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 BOER Claudio R.

Address :

 Eng., MAS, Ph.D., Research Director, ITIA-CNR, viale Lombardia 20A, 20131 Milano, Italy

Nationality :

 Italian

Phone :

 +39-02-70643924

Fax :

 +39-02-70643915

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 CAVALIERI Sergio

Address :

 Università di Bergamo, viale Marconi, 5, I-24044 Dalmine, Italy

Nationality :

 Italian

Phone :

 +39-035/2052384

Fax :

 +39-035/562779

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


 MEMBER

Name :

 DAYAN Joshua

Address :

 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Technion, Israel Institute of Technology Technion City, Haifa 32000

Nationality :

 Israelian

Phone :

 972-4-8292091

Fax :

 972-4-8295711

E-mail :


Interest :

 

 


Working Groups

   
 

 


 Working Group 1 : Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

In the broad manufacturing domain dealing with both technical and organizational issues, intelligent control is only a part, albeit important, of optimal integration and control of intelligent techniques.
The importance of creating a synergy of efforts aiming at efficient employment of intelligence in global technological development for manufacturing was recognized by the international IMS (Intelligent Manufacturing Systems) initiative. This impact of a technical intelligence embedded in all the components of the Enterprise Systems is growing, from MEMS through MES, APS, SCM, SSM, FSM, ERP, ¡¦ up to Enterprising Networking.
Nevertheless, this IMS technology and its scientific foundations are not yet systemized as a whole in any demonstrable or explainable form as originally addressed by Yoshikawa, although the Multi Agents Systems (MAS) and the Holonic Manufacturing Systems (HMS) paradigms are generating a considerable amount of researches and developments.
The TC 5.1. and its IMS WG contributes to raise up this challenge through sponsoring four consecutive events (IMS'03, IAD'03, INCOM'04, IFAC-WC'05) and through a continuing collaboration with the IFIP TWG 5.7 and a lot of networks involved in the world-wide IMS initiative (European IMS-NOE, Swiss IPLnet, Brazilian MANET, ¡¦).
Contact : Paul.Valckenaers@mech.kuleuven.ac.be

 


 Working Group 2 : Dependable Manufacturing Systems

Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Networked Manufacturing is raising new concerns on automation engineering and is challenging Control theory.
The DMS WG is a pending group started by the organization of a session during B'02 which aims through the triennium to emphasize the scientific pertinence of this emergent topic as well as its industrial relevance (T. Johnson, of GE, is actively involved).
The next event will be a half-day track during INCOM'04 focusing on :
. Formal or formalized description techniques for the design, implementation and validation of system components and the communication systems
. Manufacturing Systems Formal Design Techniques
. Safe and secure middle ware based on COTS components
. Dependability in networked automation
. Safety and security algorithms
Organized sessions will be also proposed at WC'05.
The TC will also co-sponsor SAFEPROCESS'06.
When a core community will be gathered, the TC will propose to IFAC a first workshop on DMS (probably in 2006).
Contact : jean-marc.faure@lurpa.ens-cachan.fr

 


 Working Group 3 : Networked Controlled Manufacturing Systems

The working group is addressing the general problem of ¡®automation over and with networks¡¯. This eads to a distributed automation system. The following aspects are addressed:
. Design, programming, operation and diagnosis of automation behaviour in a distributed environment
. Industrial informatic methods for automation device and system development
. System integration models and technologies for communication connected devices (e.g. for configuration and parametrerisation)
. use of heterogenious (industrial and private) networks, so called Virtual Automation Networks (VAN), to provide automation relevant Quality of Services
. life cycle aspect for distributed automation systems

This action will contribute to make TC 5.1 active in this important application field after being active to make FET (Fieldbus systems and their applications) an IFAC event from 2001.
Contact : christian.diedrich@ifak-md.de