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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Metamodeling Techniques Applied to the Design of Reconfigurable Control Applications

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EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20072008:748652

  • Received: 15 February 2007
  • Accepted: 27 November 2007
  • Published:


In order to realize autonomous manufacturing systems in environments characterized by high dynamics and high complexity of task, it is necessary to improve the control system modelling and performance. This requires the use of better and reusable abstractions. In this paper, we explore the metamodel techniques as a foundation to the solution of this problem. The increasing popularity of model-driven approaches and a new generation of tools to support metamodel techniques are changing software engineering landscape, boosting the adoption of new methodologies for control application development.


  • Control System
  • Software Engineering
  • Manufacturing System
  • Control Structure
  • High Complexity

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Authors’ Affiliations

Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. da Vinci 32, Milan, 20133, Italy
Machining Center Manufacturing S.p.A., Viale F. e G. Celaschi 19, Vigolzone (PC), 29020, Italy


© Luca Ferrarini et al. 2008

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