IFAC International Conference on
Fieldbuses and nETworks in industrial and embedded systems
Sponsored by IFAC Technical Committee on Components and Technologies for Control (TC 4.1)
Co-Sponsored by IFAC Technical Committee on Networked Control Systems(TC 1.5)
The FET Conference is the largest IFAC technical event devoted to the context of industrial and embedded networked systems and their applications. Such systems integrate more or less smart sensors,actuators and computing devices which are interconnected through communication means which can be either dedicated or shared between different applications. Initially, those communication means were wired networks, mainly fieldbuses or specific real time local area networks. Nowadays, the communication means are broadened i-e they include other technologies like wireless technologies, more general real-time local area networks and also internetworking through IP networks. The main application domains are industry automation, embedded systems (such as avionics, trains, ships and automotive ones)and home automation. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum to share ideas and experiences, in this area of information, communication and cooperation technologies and theirs real-time and dependable applications, between academic researchers, practitioners
and service providers, to review current trends and to discuss new research directions.
This new edition will be the seventh. Previous conferences were held in Vienna (Austria) 1995,1997, in Magdeburg (Germany), 1999, in Nancy (France), 2001, in Aveiro (Portugal), 2003 and in Puebla (Mexico), 2005.
Distributed systems, Embedded systems, Multimedia systems, Networks,Heterogeneous networks, Internetworking, Network control, Networked Control Systems ;
System integration, Interoperability ;
Real-Time (Hard, Soft), Performances, Fault-Tolerance,
Dependability, Security, Performability.
Networks : Fieldbuses, Wireless networks, Sensor networks, Industrial networks, IP networks, Satellite, Real-time networks, Services, Protocols, Scheduling, Routing
Architecture : Layers, Cross-layering, Middleware (Communication, Cooperation), Quality of Service (QoS)
Applications : Industrial, Robotic, Process control, Production systems, Embedded systems (avionic, train, automotive, ship), Building automation, Hospital, Healthcare systems
Analysis : Formal modeling, Verification, Evaluation, Validation, Simulation, Links between QoS and application requirements, Tools
Cases studies : From the specification to the implementation.