Prof. Jose L. Martinez Lastra
Organisation: Tampere University of Technology
Position in the organisation: Professor
Biography note: Jose L. Martinez Lastra received the Ingeniero Tecnico Industrial degree in electrical engineering from the Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain, and the M.Sc. degree (with Distinction) and the Dr.Sc. in Technology degree (with Commendation) in automation engineering from the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland. He joined the Institute of Production Engineering, Tampere University of Technology in 1999, and became a full professor of factory automation in 2006. Previously, he carried out research at the Departamento de Ingenieria Electrica y Energetica, Santander, the Institute of Hydraulics and Automation, Tampere, and the Mechatronics Research Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. He has published over 200 original papers in international refereed journals and conference proceedings. His main research interest is in the application of information and communication technologies in the field of factory automation.
Prof. Lastra serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transcriptions on Industrial Informatics and he is a member of a number of editorial boards.
Prof. Lastra is the coordinator of the esCoP: embedded systems for service-based Control of open manufacturing and Process automation ARTEMIS (call2012) research project.
Parallel Workshop Session W2.6 – “The Factory InfoStore: Using SoA to Easily Create Factory Applications”
The Service-oriented Architecture (SoA) design concept is an evolution of previous approaches to warp and encapsulate data processing while the how and where the data is processed become transparent for the service consumer. The main advantages of SoA with respect to previous efforts reside on the well- established set of XML-based open standards for defining concepts such as: the description of the service, the communication among the services, and the discovering and connection between the services.
The automation of production systems is becoming a software-intensive task, and therefore, is facing even more integration issues to those already identified in the early 80s and 90s. It is expected than the deployment of SoA via different approaches such as DPWS (Device Profile for Web Services) or OPC-UA (OPC-Unified Architecture) at the Factory Floor will relax these integration tasks.
This talk will provide the views on how to capitalize Information Infrastructures deployed as SoA by creating a Factory InfoStore, which in a way reassembles the concepts of the Stores for Applications of the consumer electronics business. It will stress the possibilities for introducing new actors for the production automation business, and also the potential utilization of the concept by SMEs.