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Intelligent Control and Integration of Manufacturing Systems

Objective

The main objective of the proposed NOE in "Intelligent Control and Integration of Manufacturing Systems" (ICIMS) is to pool together and enhance the human and material resources of leading research and academic institutions as well as all related industries, aiming at the creation of an infrastructure that will allow the coordination of research and development, provide the leadership for new research directions, efficiently disseminate the new knowledge and help the effective training of professionals and students alike. The long term industrial goal of the NOE ICIMS is to develop and contribute the necessary tools so that an Adaptive Intelligent Factory (ADIF) become a reality in the long run of 10-12 years. The distinct feature of ADIF would be the effective linkage of intelligence and integration.

Most complex manufacturing systems and many natural processes are of a distributed nature and are characterised by the interaction of many agents trying to solve a variety of problems. In these systems, each agent has an individual, local view of the problem, and at the same time must successfully interact with other subsystems and agents in order to find global solutions to the problems posed. One of the difficulties in both the design and the understanding of distributed Complex Manufacturing Systems comes from the lack of central controls and the conflicting, uncertain, incomplete and delayed knowledge from the agents.

Although there has been considerable progress in theoretical as well as applied research in developing isolated "islands of excellence" in the areas of systems controls and integration of systems, relatively little has been developed in the evaluation of the global behaviour of these systems as they are scaled up to deal with more realistic problems. This is an important issue since the individual agents must not only be designed to cooperate with each other, but also to adapt appropriately to global consequences of their actions (holonic systems). Thus, it is required that considerable basic and applied research in this area be undertaken as well as coordinated in order to develop the necessary generic tools which will enable the design of future Complex Manufacturing Systems in which "Intelligent Control" and "Integration" will be the central factor.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Address

26500 Rio Patras
Greece

Participants (55)

ALFAMICRO-SISTEMAS DE COMPUTADORES
Portugal
Address
Rua Pedro Ivo, 12A
1700 Lisboa
ALGOSYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Sygrou Avenue, 183, 76104
17121 Athenes
BUDAPEST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Hungary
Address

1521 Budapest
British Aerospace Defence Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Guild Centre Lords Walk
PR1 1RE Preston
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Road Wharley End
MK43 0AL Cranfield,bedford
Computer and Automation Institute
Hungary
Address
Kende. U. 13-17
1111 Budapest
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Spain
Address
Serrano 144
28006 Madrid
Daimler-Benz AG
Germany
Address
Epplestraße 225
70567 Stuttgart
Eindhoven University of Technology
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolecht 2
5600 MB Eindhoven
FATRONICA
Portugal
Address
R. Manuel Dos Santos, 17-A
1900 Lisboa
FATRONIK SYSTEM
Spain
Address
Poligono Ibaitarte, 1160
20870 Elgoibar
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung eV (FhG)
Germany
Address
Wilhelminenstraße 7
64283 Darmstadt
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Otakaari, 1
02150 Espoo
INSTITUTO DE AUTOMATICA INDUSTRIAL
Spain
Address
Km. 22,8 N-iii, La Poveda, 0
28500 Arganda Del Rey
INTRACOM
Greece
Address
Markopoulou Avenue, 19.5 Km, 68
19002 Peania
INTRASOFT SA
Greece
Address
Adrianiou & Papada Str., 2
11525 Athens
Imperial Chemical Industries plc (ICI)
United Kingdom
Address
6 Chilton House
TS23 1LD Billingham
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
, 117
S 221 00 Lund
Mercedes-Benz AG
Germany
Address
Mercedesstraße 136
70327 Stuttgart
Nederland. Philips Bedrijven Bv
Netherlands
Address
Prof. Holstlaan 4
5656 AA Eindhoven
Nestec York Ltd
United Kingdom
Address

YO1 1XY York
PHILIPS IA KASSEL
Germany
Address
Miramstraße 87
34123 Kassel
Pirelli SpA
Italy
Address
Piazza Cadorna
20132 Milano
Politecnico di Torino
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATICS (ICI)
Romania
Address
Averescu Avenue, 8-10
71316 Bucharest 1
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address

S-10044 Stockholm
RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitätsstraße 150
44780 Bochum
SILESIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, GLIWICE
Poland
Address
Ul.b.krzywoustego, 2
44100 Gliwice
SLOVAK TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Sema Group SA
France
Address
16-20 Rue Barbes
92126 Montrouge
TECHNICAL UNIV. OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej
2800 Lyngby
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Iroon Politechniou, 37
Hania
Technical University Athens
Greece
Address
Zografou Campus
Athens
Technische Universität Berlin
Germany
Address
Einsteinufer 25
10587 Berlin
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Jose Guttierez Abasca, 2
28006 Madrid
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
Apartado, 22012
46071 Valencia
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus Universitario, 400
3800 Aveiro
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Dos Bragas, 4099 Codex
4000 Porto
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX 1
France
Address

Bordeaux
UNIVERSITE DE TOULOUSE 1, SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
Address
Place Anatole France
31042 Toulouse
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GALWAY
Ireland
Address

Galway
UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND METALLURGY
Poland
Address
Al. Mickiewicza, 30
30059 Krakow
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
16, Richmond Street
Glasgow
UNIVERSITY OF TRONDHEIM NORWEGIAN INS. OF TECHN.
Norway
Address
, 0
7034 Trondheim
UNIVERSITY OF VESZPREN
Hungary
Address

Veszpren
University of Bradford
United Kingdom
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom
Address
Brownlow Hill
L69 3BX Liverpool
University of Reading
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights
RG6 2AS Reading
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Italy
Address
Via Santa Marta 3
50129 Firenze
Università degli Studi di Genova
Italy
Address
Via Opera Pia 11A
16145 Genova
Universität Bremen
Germany
Address
Hochschulring 20
28359 Bremen
Universität Fridericana Karlsruhe (Technische Hochschule)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstraße 12
76128 Karlsruhe
Université de Nancy
France
Address

Nancy
Warsaw University of Technology
Poland
Address
Nowowiejska 15/19
00-665 Warsaw