IEC 61499 has been in the focus of many international and national research projects, starting from the Holonic Manufacturing Systems (HMS) in 1996-2004 and extending to the ongoing European projects.

Some of which are as follows:


    Integrated development and operations management framework for cyber-physical systems of systems under the paradigm of swarm intelligence


    Digital Reality in Zero Defect Manufacturing


    Distributed control and simulAtion platform to support an Ecosystem of DigitAL aUtomation developerS


    Integrated Zero Defect Manufacturing Solution for High Value Adding Multi-stage Manufacturing systems


    Human-mimetic approach to the integrated monitoring, management and optimization of a symbiotic cluster of smart production units

Student Projects

Performance in Distributed Automation Applications: Estimation and Improvement

    Master’s Thesis project by Eero Väänänen.

Portability of IEC 61499 compliant software

    Master thesis by Alexander Hopsu.


EnAS Demonstrator at Aalto University

    The Aalto Factory of the Future is a facility for innovation, research and education and comprises a space shared by humans, robots and production stations.

AIC3 [ice cube] lab

    The AIC3 lab is an experimental demonstrator of the Industrial Internet benefits for Industry 4.0.

Automation Technology Lab at U.Halle

    One of the first IEC 61499 based test beds