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Metamodeling Techniques Applied to the Design of Reconfigurable Control Applications

  • Luca Ferrarini1Email author,
  • Giuseppe Fogliazza2,
  • Giulia Mirandola1 and
  • Carlo Veber1
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20072008:748652

Received: 15 February 2007

Accepted: 27 November 2007

Published: 13 December 2007


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 SystemSoftware EngineeringManufacturing SystemControl StructureHigh Complexity

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Authors’ Affiliations

Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Machining Center Manufacturing S.p.A., Vigolzone (PC), Italy


© Luca Ferrarini et al. 2008

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