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4DIAC Users' Workshops

The 4DIAC has been founded with the idea to support research activities and industrial adoption of distributed automation systems. During the last years, 4DIAC grew with new versions, added improvements and new features for the modeling of distributed automation systems as well as the corresponding runtime environment. Moreover, a special focus was on the performance improvement of the runtime system. Even more important, 4DIAC as an IEC 61499-compliant distributed control environment for industrial and research applications has proven to be a stable basis for further research towards the next generation of distributed automation and control systems based on open standards.
With this workshop we would like to bring the developers and users of 4DIAC together as the users are the main drivers of ongoing development activities. This event should provide a discussion platform to present novel research and achieved results based on the 4DIAC open source project. Moreover, new ideas and approaches as well as near future plans for 4DIAC can be discussed which turn this initiative into the position to become a larger framework for many application domains.

Call for Contributions to the 6th 4DIAC Users' Workshop

held in conjunction with the

20th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA'2015), September 8th, 2015, Luxembourg

Contributions to this workshop may address, but are not limited to:

  • Application of 4DIAC in automation projects across different industrial domains
  • Extension to the runtime environment (FORTE) and engineering tool (4DIAC-IDE)
  • Integration with new communication technologies or porting to new hardware devices
  • Interoperability with different automation systems
  • Proposals for extending the 4DIAC environment

Hands on Tutorial:

The half day workshop will be accompanied by a half day hands on session where the 4DIAC team will be available for detailed discussions and explanation on using 4DIAC as well as on implementation details . The following topics can be covered:

  • Short Introduction to IEC 61499 and 4DIAC
  • Guided small control application example
  • Implementing a control application for a simulated press
  • Extending 4DIAC-IDE
  • Overview on FORTE real-time execution and communication architecture
  • etc.

Workshop Presentation Formats and Submission of Proposals

Authors may consider the following two presentation formats:

  • Workshop presentation: Oral given presentation on the above topics.
  • Workshop poster on the above topics: Intended for 4DIAC users not able to visit the workshop

Presentations and posters will be published on the 4DIAC webpage after the event. Proposals are to be submitted electronically using this template via email to one of the organziers.

Author's Schedule

Deadline for submission of workshop presentations proposals

May 15, 2015 (extended)

Notification of acceptance of workshop presentations

May 31, 2015

Deadline for submission of workshop poster proposals

June 15, 2015

Notification of acceptance of workshop poster presentations

July 15, 2015

Deadline for submission of final workshop presentations and posters

August 15, 2015

Workshop Organizers

  • Alois Zoitl, fortiss GmbH, Germany
  • Gerhard Ebenhofer, PROFACTOR GmbH, Austria
  • Thomas Strasser, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Technical Program Committee

F. Andrén, AIT, AT

I. Hegny, TU Vienna, AT

S. Meduna, nxtControl, AT

M. Melik-Merkumians, TU Vienna, AT


M. Wenger, TU Vienna, AT

Industrial Steering Committee

J. Fritsche, Bachmann electronic, AT

G. Kollegger, nxtControl, AT

K. Sandström, ABB, SE

A. Valentini, O3neida, IT

A. Voigt, Voigt+Wipp, AT

M. Wahler, ABB, CH