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A formal specification approach for holonic control systems: the ADACOR case
by Paulo Leitao, Armando W. Colombo, Francisco Restivo
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), Vol. 8, No. 1/2/3, 2006


Abstract: Distributed manufacturing control systems, such as Holonic Control Systems (HCSs), are difficult to apprehend and to design, due to the presence of many autonomous, concurrent and asynchronous activities. A formal specification methodology allowing to understand, to synthesise the system specifications and to validate the correctness of their models would play a key role in its design and later in its implementation. This paper presents an approach to the formal specification of HCSs based on high-level Petri nets. The proposed approach is tested in the specification of the ADACOR HCS.

Online publication date: Wed, 25-Jan-2006


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