WG 2.8 Automation Architectures


The "Automation Architectures" working group addresses issues including the following topics in the context of its experience exchange, its concept developments, formulation of requirements to be met by automation solutions and its involvement in national and international standardisation:

  • Conceptual design of open system architectures for new and existing production plants as a baseline for Industrie 4.0
  • Requirement profiles and concepts for networking automation systems
  • Methodical approaches to the use of distributed network services for automation tasks
  • Network integration and interface between IT and automation systems, under consideration of security and availability requirements
  • Market and technology analysis for future communication methods and system architectures


  • Strategies for open system structures as an enabler for innovative solution
  • Overview of state-of-the-art automation networks and services, as well as methods for the integration of automation technology in IT environment
  • Evaluation competence of new approaches to networking in automation
  • Concepts for the further development of existing and planning of new systems
  • Knowledge transfer for the use of Automation Architectures

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

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