Our paper Integrating Performance Modeling in Industrial Automation through AutomationML and PMIF has been accepted for publication at INDIN 2016
Data exchange is a critical issue within the multi-disciplinary engineering process of cyber physical production systems (CPPS).
AutomationML (AML) is an emerging standard in the this field to represent and exchange artifacts between heterogeneous engineering tools used in different domains, such as mechanical, electrical, and software engineering. However, in addition, the interoperability of different exchange standards may be needed in order to integrate even further tools in current tool chains. For instance, the Performance Model Interchange Format (PMIF) is a common representation devised in the performance engineering domain for model-based system performance analysis and simulation based on Queueing Network Models (QNM). Of course, such aspects are also of particular interest when designing a CPPS.
This paper investigates, with the help of a case study, the combination of AML and PMIF as an enabling step towards an early performance validation of CPPS. By this, we close the current gap between CPPS engineering and performance engineering standards.