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2021 26th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA )

ETFA focus is on the latest developments and new technologies in the field of industrial and factory automation. The conference aims to exchange ideas with both industry leaders and a variety of experienced researchers, developers, and practitioners from several industries, research institutes, and academia


2021 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics (ICM)

CM focuses on recent developments and future prospects related to the synergetic integration of mechanics, electronics, and information processing.


2020 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)

The CDC is the premier conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control. The CDC annually brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners in the field of automatic control to discuss new research results, perspectives on future developments, and innovative applications relevant to decision making, automatic control, and related areas.


2020 IEEE 18th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)

INDIN focuses on recent developments, deployments, technology trends, and research results in Industrial Informatics-related fields from both industry and academia


2020 IEEE 29th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)

ISIE focuses on advancements in knowledge, new methods, and technologies relevant to industrial electronics, along with their applications and future developments.


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Advanced Packaging, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging has its focus on the modeling, design, and analysis of advanced electronic, photonic, sensors, and MEMS packaging.


Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on

Experimental and theoretical advances in antennas including design and development, and in the propagation of electromagnetic waves including scattering, diffraction and interaction with continuous media; and applications pertinent to antennas and propagation, such as remote sensing, applied optics, and millimeter and submillimeter wave techniques.


Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes fundamental papers on Automation, emphasizing scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. T-ASE encourages interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, and other fields. We welcome results relevant to industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, home automation, maintenance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, ...


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Functional abstractions of Petri net models of primary components of flexible manufacturing systems

Proceedings of 1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1995

In this paper, we extend the method proposed previously (1991, 1993) to allow one to construct functional abstractions of Petri net models involving nested, a combination of sequential and nested, and overlapping nontrivially firing- dependent transitions which model interactions between a model and its environment. The proposed extensions allow for obtaining functional abstractions of Petri net models of more realistic, ...


An initial task assignment method for tasks assignment and routing problem

SICE Annual Conference 2007, 2007

This paper discusses an on-line tasks assignment and routing problem (TARP) for Autonomous Transportation Systems (ATSs) in manufacturing systems. The TARP results in a constrained version of the Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Windows(PDPTW). As an approach to this problem, a cooperative algorithm with autonomous distributed agents has been proposed. The algorithm is able to plan deadlock-free routes even ...


MultiAgent-based fractal control unit of AMS

2008 7th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, 2008

In order to adapt the rapidly changing and complicated market, agile manufacturing systems should have the capability of autonomy, adaptability and reengineering ability. Fractal had characteristic such as autonomy etc. The fractal characteristic of agile manufacturing system was analyzed. The universal fractal control unit frame of agile manufacturing system was presented based on multi-agent. And the internal structure and function ...


Path-clearing policies for flexible manufacturing systems

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 1999

In practical manufacturing settings it is often possible to obtain, in real- time, information about the operation of several machines in a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) that can be quite useful in scheduling part flows. The authors introduce some scheduling policies that can effectively utilize such information and they provide sufficient conditions for the stability of two such policies.


Assessing determinism of photo-plethysmographic signal

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans, 1999

A study was performed to analyze the signal obtained from a noninvasive photo- plethysmographic device from four subjects in different clinical conditions. With the help of the theory of nonlinear dynamics, it is verified that the cardiovascular dynamics is dominated by an underlying chaotic attractor. A new robust and computationally efficient method is presented for the detection of the hidden ...


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  • Functional abstractions of Petri net models of primary components of flexible manufacturing systems

    In this paper, we extend the method proposed previously (1991, 1993) to allow one to construct functional abstractions of Petri net models involving nested, a combination of sequential and nested, and overlapping nontrivially firing- dependent transitions which model interactions between a model and its environment. The proposed extensions allow for obtaining functional abstractions of Petri net models of more realistic, in terms of their functionality, components of FMS systems.

  • An initial task assignment method for tasks assignment and routing problem

    This paper discusses an on-line tasks assignment and routing problem (TARP) for Autonomous Transportation Systems (ATSs) in manufacturing systems. The TARP results in a constrained version of the Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Windows(PDPTW). As an approach to this problem, a cooperative algorithm with autonomous distributed agents has been proposed. The algorithm is able to plan deadlock-free routes even though the buffer capacity is small, but includes reformability at the point that computation time of that case increases drastically. We have proposed an initial task assignment method to reduce computational time on planning routes. This paper evaluates the proposed method, and results of evaluation show effectiveness of the proposed method.

  • MultiAgent-based fractal control unit of AMS

    In order to adapt the rapidly changing and complicated market, agile manufacturing systems should have the capability of autonomy, adaptability and reengineering ability. Fractal had characteristic such as autonomy etc. The fractal characteristic of agile manufacturing system was analyzed. The universal fractal control unit frame of agile manufacturing system was presented based on multi-agent. And the internal structure and function of the fractal control unit was analyzed.

  • Path-clearing policies for flexible manufacturing systems

    In practical manufacturing settings it is often possible to obtain, in real- time, information about the operation of several machines in a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) that can be quite useful in scheduling part flows. The authors introduce some scheduling policies that can effectively utilize such information and they provide sufficient conditions for the stability of two such policies.

  • Assessing determinism of photo-plethysmographic signal

    A study was performed to analyze the signal obtained from a noninvasive photo- plethysmographic device from four subjects in different clinical conditions. With the help of the theory of nonlinear dynamics, it is verified that the cardiovascular dynamics is dominated by an underlying chaotic attractor. A new robust and computationally efficient method is presented for the detection of the hidden deterministic structure of a time series. It is shown that the degree of chaos as well as the underlying determinism is directly related to the subject's clinical stability.

  • A new approach to study selected functional properties of manufacturing systems based on the concept of orthogonal functional abstractions

    In this paper, we introduced a concept of orthogonal functional abstractions. The orthogonal functional abstractions represent selected external functional behaviour of Petri net models. By using orthogonal abstractions which represent one specific aspect of the external behaviour of Petri net models constituting a model of a system, the selected functionality of the whole system can be studied in separation from other functionalities. This allows one to study paths of flow of major resources in the system. In addition, the correctness of the interfaces between the constituent components of the system can be studied as well.

  • Verifying correctness of interfaces of design models of manufacturing systems using functional abstractions

    In this paper, we introduce descriptions of selected primary components of automated guided vehicle (AGV)-based flexible manufacturing systems. These descriptions represent invariant structural and functional properties expressed at a certain level of abstraction of components such as machining stations and load and unload stations. To model these objects, a class of Petri nets is adopted and briefly introduced in the paper. This class allows for representing the unidirectional flow of physical resources and control information/data, which is characteristic of the primary components. The issue of the verification of the interconnections or interfaces among the Petri nets of primary components is addressed by the introduction of functional abstractions of the Petri net models of these components. In this paper we demonstrate the usefulness of functional abstractions in verification of the correctness of the interconnections among objects. In doing so, a simple manufacturing system is adopted.

  • Synthesis of an event based supervisor for deadlock avoidance in semiconductor manufacturing systems

    With the emerging of highly automated and flexible manufacturing systems in semiconductor fabrication, reliability and optimal productivity of such systems require very intelligent and complex control systems. Deadlock issue arises easily in these systems due to shared equipment usage and high production flexibility. This work presents a new event-based deadlock avoidance supervisor. The supervisor is able to efficiently and smartly avoid the deadlock state space explosion problem. The method is built upon a directed graph model of process flows. Concepts such as compound events, operation strings and deadlock strings are introduced. Major features in the proposed method include: i) it enables the optimal deadlock free operation of regular systems; and ii) it runs in polynomial time (fast online computation) provided that the set of deadlock strings is calculated offline. Examples are provided to show the effectiveness of the method.

  • Modeling and online scheduling of flexible manufacturing systems using stochastic Petri nets

    The authors discuss the modeling of flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs) under uncertainty and evaluate a rule base for online scheduling. To represent uncertain events in an FMS, such as failure of machine tools, repair time, and processing time, they develop continuous-time and discrete-time stochastic Petri nets with hierarchical structures for constructing the FMS model. For obtaining an efficient schedule for the FMS with an online real-time basis, they construct a rule base and evaluate its performance using the FMS simulation system proposed.<<ETX>>

  • Comments on "Deadlock avoidance policy for Petri net modeling of flexible manufacturing systems with shared resources

    In the domain of flexible manufacturing systems, given a structural (static) model of the system, the existence of cycles of resources in such a model is a necessary condition for a deadlock to be reached. This condition is not sufficient in the general case because we cannot ensure that a state which establishes a circular-wait situation is reachable (cycles of resources are only potential circular-waits). In the above mentioned paper (Xing et al., 1996) and Ezpeleta et al. (1998), two results which directly imply that the existence of cycles of resources is also a sufficient condition are presented. These results are established for a subclass of FMS, where choices are not allowed in the process plans, and where each part uses one and only one system resource in each state during its processing. Both approaches use Petri nets to model the systems, namely production Petri nets (PPN), and linear systems of simple sequential processes with resources. In fact, both models are very similar. Here we show that the proof of the result in the Xing et al. is not correct, we also show that the result itself is correct (it is implied by the result in Ezpeleta et al.). Moreover, we think that the approach in Ezpeleta et al. is clearer, and that it provides more insight into the problem.