WS05 - From Siloed to Synergy: Unleashing the Power of the IEC 61499 Community

Workshop Organized by

Virendra Ashiwal, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany and Bianca Wiesmayr, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria and Inna Arkhipova, UniversalAutomation.Org, Austria

Aims and Objectives

Industrial automation domain is transitioning from centralized to distributed systems as each component from small devices such as sensors and motors to PLCs, becomes smarter and interconnected, spanning from the shop floor to the cloud. There is a growing requirement to design industrial systems in a distributed manner to facilitate this distributed intelligence. IEC 61499 defines a domain-specific modelling language for developing such distributed industrial control systems. This workshop offers a platform for researchers and industry experts in the domain to explore recent findings and advancements related to IEC 61499. Additionally, we will facilitate an interactive discussion session aimed at identifying and addressing the primary challenges in developing IEC 61499-based PLC software for factory automation and its implementation in industrial scenarios.

Topics under this workshop include (but not limited to)

  • Architecture and design of IEC 61499-based applications
  • Scalability of IEC 61499-based software
  • IEC 61499-based next-generation cloud-edge automation system
  • Industrial use cases of IEC 61499
  • Current research challenges in IEC 61499

Workshop Flyer

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Contact for more details

If you would like to know more about the workshop, please contact, Virendra Ashiwal (; Bianca Wiesmayr (; Inna Arkhipova (;