Newsletter Oct./Nov. 2012: Optimize the Tool Chains in Your Engineering Projects

Welcome to the October/November 2012 issue of the CDL-Flex newsletter, your newsfeed on the latest news, results, and upcoming events from the Christian Doppler research laboratory CDL-Flex at the Vienna University of Technology. Download the full newsletter [pdf, 212 KB].

Making engineering collaboration more effective and efficient in a heterogeneous software tool landscape is an ongoing issue for software solution providers and users. At the upcoming SPS/IPC/Drives 2012 exhibition for electric automation technology experts from the Christian Doppler research laboratory CDL-Flex at the Vienna University of Technology will present and discuss applications for industry partners based on the Automation Service Bus® (ASB) for the integration of software tools, data, and engineering processes:

  • Optimized tool chains for distributed engineering of industrial plants.
  • Coupled simulations of industrial processes (SCADA & Simulation).

At the SPS/IPC/Drives 2012 exhibition you can find us at the TU Wien booth in hall 1-558, see details in the section on upcoming events.

In this edition of the newsletter you will find results from the CDL-Flex research and evaluation.

  • Lessons learned from Industry Use Cases: Traceable Tool Chain Design Patterns.
  • Research Use Case: Focused Reviews in Automation Systems Engineering.
  • Inside View: Proven Open Source Software for Integration of Heterogeneous Software.
  • New Research Results: Simulation Integration Framework for Coupled Simulations.
  • Consider taking part in the upcoming events with experts from the CDL-Flex.

We hope you enjoy the articles and find food for thought on potential improvements and new solutions in your environment. On request we will be happy to provide you with the cited papers. We are looking forward to discuss your suggestions on issues for research and development to foster alternative solutions for better software tool integration in engineering environments.

Download the full newsletter [pdf, 212 KB]

Ao. Univ.Prof. Dr. Stefan Biffl
Head of the Christian Doppler research laboratory CDL-Flex
Technische Universität, Wien

Heinrich Steininger
logi.cals automation solutions & services GmbH, Austria