Reconfigurable Embedded Control Systems: Applications for Flexibility and Agility

Reconfigurable Embedded Control Systems: Applications for Flexibility and Agility

Mohamed Khalgui (Xidian University, China) and Hans-Michael Hanisch (Martin Luther University, Germany)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 652
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-086-0
ISBN13: 9781609600860|ISBN10: 160960086X|EISBN13: 9781609600884
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Description & Coverage

New generations of embedded control systems address criteria such as flexibility and agility. To reduce their cost, these systems have to be changed and adapted to their environment without any disturbances.

Reconfigurable Embedded Control Systems: Applications for Flexibility and Agility addresses the development of reconfigurable embedded control systems and describes various problems in this important research area, which include static and dynamic (manual or automatic) reconfigurations, multi-agent architectures, modeling and verification, component-based approaches, architecture description languages, distributed reconfigurable architectures, real-time and low power scheduling, execution models, and the implementation of such systems. The chapters contained within this reference work propose interesting and useful solutions that can be applied in future industry.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture description languages
  • Control of fault-tolerant discrete event reconfigurable systems
  • Discrete event reconfigurable systems
  • Formal methods for timed and probabilistic reconfigurable systems
  • Industrial communication control systems
  • Interdisciplinary approaches for dependability improvement
  • Monitoring and diagnosis of discrete event reconfigurable systems
  • Networked embedded control systems
  • Recent advances in fault-forecasting methods
  • Software engineering in industry
Reviews and Testimonials

As a collection of papers from various academic institutions, Reconfigurable Embedded Control Systems: Applications for Flexibility and Agility tends to be very theoretical at times. [...] This is not to say that it is all theory as a few of the chapters relate the experiences of the authors using small operating models of industrial equipment, or various types of simulation during their experiments. [...] the book is full of useful information and should be considered recommended reading for anyone involved in the design or development of reconfigurable systems (embedded or not).

– Randall L. White, Lockheed Martin Space Systems. Software Engineering Notes, September 2011.

These different chapters, prepared in different known research laboratories, address many interesting topics that can be considered in Industry.

– Dr. Mohamed Khalgui, Laboratory on Automation Technology, Germany; and Prof. Dr. Hans-Michael Hanisch, Martin Luther University, Germany
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Editor/Author Biographies
Mohamed Khalgui is a researcher at Xidian University in China. He was a full-time researcher in computer science at Martin Luther University in Germany, a part-time researcher at ITIA-CNR Institute in Italy, a collaborator with SEG Research Group in Greece, and a temporary lecturer at Henri Poincaré University in France. Dr. Khalgui obtained the Bachelor degree in Computer Science at Tunis University in 2001. The master degree was obtained in telecommunication and services at Henri Poincaré University in 2003. He made research activities in computer science at INRIA Institute to obtain the PhD at the French Polytechnical Institute of Lorraine in 2007. Dr. Khalgui activates in several European Projects and also in other interesting international collaborations. He’s currently the Head of ICTICA.
Hans-Michael Hanisch is Professor and Head of Research Laboratory on Automation Technology at Martin Luther University in Germany. He obtained in 1982 the diploma degree on Chemical Engineering (Specialization Process Systems Engineering) with Excellent, and in 1987 the PhD diploma with "summa cum laude" on "Mathematical Modeling of Discrete Control Tasks in Chemical Process Systems" at Polytechnical Institute of Leuna Merseburg in Germany. Between 1991 and 1993, Prof. Hanisch followed researches at the Process Control Laboratory at University of Dortmund in Germany to prepare the Habilitation which is successfully obtained in 1995 on "Modeling, Analysis, and Controller Design in Hierarchical Discrete Control Systems". Prof. Hanisch is an active member in several scientific international organizations and supervizes different R&D projects. He wrote more than 200 papers in reviewed known Journals and Conference Proceedings. In his research laboratory, more than 15 PhD students finished or are following research activities.
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