Monika Wenger

Monika Wenger
ASCon Systems · Digital Twin

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October 2020 - May 2021
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Position
  • external project member
Description
  • Design Thinking for Cyber-Physical Production Systems (DESTINY)
July 2019 - present
ASCon Systems
Position
  • Development
April 2014 - June 2019
fortiss
Position
  • Researcher
Education
March 2008 - February 2016
TU Wien
Field of study
  • Automation and Control
September 2003 - November 2007
Fachhochschule Technikum Wien
Field of study
  • Mechatronics / Robotics
September 2001 - September 2003
Siemens Technik Akademie
Field of study
  • Datentechnik

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Publications (42)
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This paper presents ideas towards automatic monitoring of industrial automation devices by using a cloud based monitoring infrastructure. We are in particular aiming at fine grained timed properties that can be described using formal specification techniques such as behavioral types. Possible applications are in the areas of remote maintenance and...
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Ein Ziel von Industrie 4.0 ist die Steigerung der Flexibilität der industriellen Produktion. Gleichzeitig existiert eine Reihe von heterogenen Engineering- und Laufzeitsystemen, die das Rückgrat der heutigen Automatisierungssysteme bilden und nicht austauschbar sind. In diesem Kontext stellt sich die Frage: Wie können Engineeringsysteme mit untersc...
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Foreseeing a component based automation system architecture in the future, AutomationML consortium is developing a meta-model named AMLComponentMetamodel. The AML-ComponentMetamodel defines different entities for modeling mechatronic aspects of an automation component in Automa-tionML. However, providing a methodology for using AML-ComponentMetamod...
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For the manufacturing of customized products, systems require easier and better adaptivity of the production plant especially in terms of the control software. In recent research projects, a skill-based architecture has been introduced and presented within an industrial demonstrator proposing the required adaptivity. Within this work, the skill-bas...
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The desired flexibility of industrial automation systems foresees among others flexible deployment and execution of control applications on distributed control nodes. This task can be performed more efficiently by an automated deployment algorithm yielding a valid deployment and optimizing nonfunctional objectives. Although extensively investigated...
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One of the main challenges of future industrial systems is to flexibly (re-)deploy control applications on hardware controllers-a feature that is missing in most state of the art automation systems. Due to the heterogeneous structure of control systems, e.g. different standards and hardware, a silver bullet architecture for flexible deployment seem...
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Current industrial automation systems integrate structural information and component configuration data within the code of their programmable logic controllers. This prevents the demanded flexibility and adaptability of Industrie 4.0 systems. The asset administration shell provides a defined mechanism for finding, accessing and interpreting standar...
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Continuous digitalization in the industry leads to new, highly complex systems that increase configuration costs. In particular, software and hardware changes cause major downtime. To dynamically reconfigure control system and avoid downtime, it is necessary to calculate valid or optimal deployment configurations. Previous research applies Design S...
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Inhalt (Auszüge…) Fertigungsautomation – Plant Lifecycle Management Multidimensionale Datenmodellierung und Analyse zur Qualitätssicherung in der Fertigungsautomatisierung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B. Lindemann, N. Jazdi, M. Weyrich, Institut für Automatisierungstechnik und Softwar...
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Industry 4.0, also referred to as the fourth industrial revolution aims at mass customized production with low-cost and shorter production time. Automation Systems (ASs) used in the manufacturing processes should be flexible to meet the constantly changing needs of mass customized production. Low-effort engineering of an Automation System (AS) is a...
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The fourth industrial revolution introduced additional requirements on the industrial systems’ control software in order to cope with current manufacturing systems’ flexibility demands. These requirements include, among others, a dynamic reconfigurability, software reusability, and an external service orchestration. This work presents the design of...
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The fourth industrial revolution introduced additional requirements on the industrial systems’ control software in order to cope with current manufacturing systems’ flexibility demands. These requirements include, among others, a dynamic reconfigurability, software reusability, and an external service orchestration. This work presents the design of...
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This project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), examines the disruptive impact of ICT penetration on established industrial regions. The three following industries were examined in detail: automotive, mechanical engineering and logistics.
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This project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), examines the disruptive impact of ICT penetration on established industrial regions. The three following industries were examined in detail: automotive, mechanical engineering and logistics. The fact that information and communication technology (ICT) is increasingly penet...
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In diesem Projekt, gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi), wurde untersucht, welchen Einfluss disruptive Potenziale beim Eindringen der IKT auf etablierte Industriedomänen haben. Dabei wurden besonders drei Branchen Automobilbau, Maschinenbau und Logistik unter die Lupe genommen und rund 200 internationale Interview...
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In this paper, we present our work on monitoring of control software behavior for PLCs. In particular, we are looking at IEC 61499-based software specifications. Monitoring is done remotely, i.e., the interface behavior of function blocks is streamed to a cloud-based service. Specifications are realized using formal languages such as 1) regular exp...
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Programming industrial robots requires experts – not only to create the robot applications, but also for changing them later due to different product requirements. Part of the reason for this is that all robot vendors provide their own robot programming language. Due to the language differences, robot applications cannot be reused for different rob...
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Many small and medium sized companies in Europe face the problem of running their automation plants with 20-year-old control hardware no longer supported by their suppliers. Due to recurrent hardware aging these companies are forced to gradually replace their control devices by new components that are not always compatible with their current contro...
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This book chapter describes an automatic reengineering approach for IEC 61131 based control applications. The model-driven approach has been implemented and tested for IEC 61499 targets. A sorting application is presented as testing example to compare the source and the target application.
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This book chapter applies hierarchical structuring methods for control applications to a Pick & Place Station. It is an example of a laboratory environment at fortiss GmbH. The station’s control application has been implemented in IEC 61499 and deployed by the open source IEC 61499 implementation 4DIAC.
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We present work on extending IEC 61499 with behavioral types-based specifications. Identifying components and establishing interface specifications is already a key concept of IEC 61499. Components and their interfaces are a well established concept facilitating the development, maintenance, and refactoring of software systems. Behavioral types fur...
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Existing industrial automation projects require automated methods for faster changes and updates as well as continuous improvement and maintenance. Software Engineering uses Model Driven Development to shorten the development time by keeping documentation, models and code consistent during the whole development time and by using code generators to...
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Reusability of control code is crucial for future industrial automation in order to allow the development of high quality control systems in less time and with less cost. A key stopper for automation software reuse is the current intertwining of control logic with hardware specific code. Existing approaches that tackled such a problem could lead to...
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Because of the wide industrial adoption of IEC 61131-3 there exist a large amount of libraries and know-how, much of it in ST. Reusing these for IEC 61499 can greatly reduce the cost for changing to the new paradigm and allows to leverage existing investments. In this work we investigate how such a re-use can be performed. We develop a concept for...
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Operating industrial plants at their maximum energy and resources efficiency often means to operate them close at their design limits. Due to strict safety and process parameter constraints, it is challenging to control them close to the optimal setpoints. Currently process performance improvement projects are realized by application of PC based mo...
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Traditional control application engineering tech- niques tend to mix logical functionality with hardware access methods. This greatly impedes reusability. Through separation of the logical control application domain and the specific hardware domain the MDA (Model-Driven Architecture) pro- poses a solution to this problem. In the domain of embedded...
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Current component-based approaches for distributed control systems enable the reuse of mechatronic components, for example specific grippers or conveyor belts, but do not allow full application reuse as the actual hardware configuration is an implicit part of the software solution. In contrast to the current object-oriented or component-based engin...
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In the design of plants and machines the complexity is permanently increasing. Model-driven design methodologies in the field of Industrial Automation and Control Systems, as proposed by the MEDEIA project, help to cope with current requirements like limited budget and reduced ramp-up time. Concurrent development in all involved domains is facilita...
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The configuration of communication networks is still an extensive part of the engineering process especially within heterogeneous and hybrid networks. Reducing the engineering time by an automatic configuration of the communication networks would not only save time and costs it would also allow the engineer to concentrate more on the design of the...
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Since distribution of control applications, exchangeability as well as modularization becomes more and more important for the creation of flexible and competitive automation systems we analyze a concept which is supposed to provide these properties. The presented concept is based on a model-driven transformation of IEC 61131-3 projects into IEC 614...
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This paper provides a possibility for a semantic correct transformation of existing IEC 61131-3 projects into the newer IEC 61499 standard. Based on a model driven development approach as well as proper concepts and rules this paper describes a suitable way to overcome some semantical problems which occurred during the transformation process. Those...
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The aim of this paper is to describe a research roadmap for a multi-domain model-driven embedded systems design approach and the corresponding meta-model which is applicable to the domain of complex Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS). The special requirements of the industrial automation sector are taken into account by this novel app...
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This paper provides a possibility to convert existing IEC 61131-3 projects into the newer IEC 61499 standard and therefore offers the use of its modern concepts also for the currently applied standard. Based on a model driven development approach as well as proper concepts and rules an implementation method for a transformation of IEC 61131-3 into...
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The aim of this paper is to describe a multi-domain model-driven embedded systems design approach which is applicable to the domain of complex Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS). The special requirements of the industrial automation sector are taken into account by this novel approach, utilizing existing model-driven techniques. This...
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The new IEC 61499 standard provides new concepts and paradigms of system engineering to the automation and control system domain. But the customer can not start from scratch and develop their systems new as they have invested a lot of money into libraries and control logic. Therefore this paper aims at a transformation of existing IEC 61131-3 autom...

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The level of automation and system complexity in factories and plants increases steadily which results in difficult and less-productive system engineering. Therefore, the main target of the MEDEIA project is to radically improve the development productivity of embedded control systems for the European industrial automation sector. The project results will reduce their system design time by 25%, which will be reached by the following objectives: 1) Formal framework for model-driven component-based development of embedded control, 2) Easy understandable modelling method applicable for domain experts, 3) Integrated modelling of diagnostics, 4) Integrated simulation and verification of systems design, 5) Automatic, embedded platform specific code-generation for the deployment of control software to heterogeneous hardware and 6) Proof–of-concept demonstration. The European industrial automation industry will benefit from the MEDEIA results. The project will be applicable for this sector and it will support them with a powerful method to design and maintain long operational installations as well as automation solutions with rapidly changing demands. To ensure a wide usage of the project results it is planned to standardize the MEDEIA method and to provide an open source design tool. Project results will improve the competitiveness of European companies through increased productivity of system development by the provision of a novel model-driven design method for embedded control and diagnostics using Automation Components as major design part. Furthermore, such results will reinforce the European scientific and technological leadership. A major factor for successful projects especially for transnational projects is the project team. Therefore the project partners are selected according to the different levels of knowledge needed within the value creation chain in industrial automation to ensure a holistic view onto the topic, and they can guarantee excellent results.
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4diac provides an open source infrastructure for distributed industrial process measurement and control systems based on the IEC 61499 standard. See https://eclipse.org/4diac/ for more information.
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Basissystem Industrie 4.0 (BaSys 4.0)” (Basic System Industry 4.0), funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), develops an “operating system” for production plants to support the efficient conversion of a production process. In order to ensure process planning and changeover in real-time, a holistic process map must be provided that transfers all data via a joint interface. To accomplish this, all the services and data of the process must be available in a uniform format that can be extended with further services and data at any time. With the help of the “operating system” BaSys4.0, it will become possible to adjust manufacturing processes quickly when a new product appears, which also means that all third-party components will be available automatically and on time.