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Why adopting UML to Model Production Processes?

Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a formal graphic tool used to describe the structure and the behavior of a software system conceived within the object oriented paradigm. Commercial developing systems are available to translate UML diagrams directly into code for the most popular object oriented programming languages. We have successfully used UML to develop a data model of batch productions and a simulation model of hybrid manufacturing processes. In both cases we have exploited the typical system theory modeling approach to design an object based model; the 'objects' being the basic components of a production system such as machines, tools, buffers and parts to be processed. The resulting models can be adopted in many production scenarios and be implemented using the most suitable software for the final user necessity.

Type of Seminar:
Public Seminar
Prof. Luigi Glielmo
Università del Sannio in Benevento,Facoltà di Ingegneria, corso Garibaldi, Palazzo Bosco, 82100 Benevento, Italia
Apr 14, 2004   17:15

ETH Zentrum, Gloriastrasse 35, Zurich,Building ETZ, Room E6
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Prof. M. Morari
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Biographical Sketch:
Luigi Glielmo is a professor of Automatic Control at the School of Engineering of Università del Sannio in Benevento, Italy and head of the Department of Engineering. His research interests include robust control design through Lyapunov techniques and singular perturbation techniques; extended Kalman filtering; automotive control; modelling, simulation and control of manufacturing processes. He is author of more than 70 papers and co-editor of an international book on “Variable Structure and Lyapunov Techniques” (Springer Verlag, 1986). He is principal investigator for research contracts with various companies. A member of IEEE, ASME, SIAM and SAE, he chairs the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Automotive Controls, and is an associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control.