New Publication @IE Technology News: On The Evolution of CAEX: A Language Engineering Perspective

Our paper On The Evolution of CAEX: A Language Engineering Perspective has been advertised and published by the IEEE IE Technology New

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New Publication @ETFA2016: On The Evolution of CAEX: A Language Engineering Perspective

Our paper On The Evolution of CAEX: A Language Engineering Perspective has been accepted for publication at ETFA 2016

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CAEX is one of the most promising standards when it comes to data exchange between engineering tools in the production system automation domain. This is also reflected by the current emergence of AutomationML which uses CAEX as its core representation data format. Having such standards at hand, the question arises how to deal with the evolution of such standards as is currently happening with the transition from  CAEX 2.15 to CAEX 3.0.

In this paper, we take a language engineering point of view to the evolution of engineering data formats. In particular, we present how CAEX can be formulated in a model-based framework which allows to reason about evolution of the data format as well as its impact on the data stored in such evolving formats. By this, not only the migration process of existing data to the new format version is possible, but also a more theoretical investigation on data preservation is possible.We demonstrate the approach by the concrete case of the upcoming CAEX evolution.

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New Publication @INDIN2016: Integrating Performance Modeling in Industrial Automation through AutomationML and PMIF

Our paper Integrating Performance Modeling in Industrial Automation through AutomationML and PMIF has been accepted for publication at INDIN 2016

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Abstract:

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.

 

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Talk by Manuel Wimmer on Search-Based Model Transformations @ University of Málaga

Abstract

Huge efforts have been invested in the last decade concerning the establishment of dedicated analysis methods and techniques for model transformations. The analysis of general properties such as termination and confluence as well as specific properties defined for one particular transformation have been studied for different transformation kinds and languages. What most transformation analyses have in common is that they consider the transformation specifications as their primary source. However, as I will show in my presentation, methods and techniques deployed for analysing potential transformation executions at runtime are needed as well. As transformation executions quickly span huge transformation spaces, I will show how to effectively analyse and guide transformation executions towards fulfilling multiple, potentially conflicting transformation goals by employing search-based techniques.

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Invited Talk: Leveraging Model Integration Techniques for Inter-Disciplinary Systems Engineering

Manuel Wimmer has given an invited talk at TU Munich on Leveraging Model Integration Techniques for Inter-Disciplinary Systems Engineering.

Link: Sonderforschungsbereich 768: Zyklenmanagement von Innovationsprozessen – verzahnte Entwicklung von Leistungsbündeln auf Basis technischer Produkte

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Talk by Manuel Wimmer at fortiss

Manuel Wimmer will be giving a talk on search-based Model Transformations at fortiss.

Title: Search-Based Model Transformations

Abstract: Huge efforts have been invested in the last decade concerning
the establishment of dedicated analysis methods and techniques for model
transformations. The analysis of general properties such as termination
and confluence as well as specific properties defined for one particular
transformation have been studied for different transformation kinds and
languages. What most transformation analyses have in common is that they
consider the transformation specifications as their primary source.
However, as I will show in my presentation, methods and techniques
deployed for analysing potential transformation executions at runtime
are needed as well. As transformation executions quickly span huge
transformation spaces, I will show how to effectively analyse and guide
transformation executions towards fulfilling multiple, potentially
conflicting transformation goals by employing search-based techniques.

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AutomationML / PMIF Integration

We recently started the integration of the AutomationML standard with PMIF (Performance Interchange File Format). Further details here

AML – PMIF Integration: Performance Modeling in Industrial Automation

 

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iX Developer special issue: Developing for the Internet of Things

Check out the following article by Oliver Alt in the iX Developer magazine: Download article as PDF

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Talk by Manuel Wimmer at Microsoft Event: Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things

On January 26th, Manuel Wimmer gave a talk on Model-Driven Engineering of flexible Production Systems at the Microsoft Event on Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things. Further information and the whole agenda can be found at the event website.

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New Videos on AML and FMI for Enterprise Architect

Find our new videos on the Functional Mockup Interface (FMI) and AutomationML Plugin for Enterprise Architect here:

FMI for Enterprise Architect

AutomationML Plugin for Enterprise Architect

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