EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems

, 2008:219807 | Cite as

Industrial TCP/IP Services Monitoring through Embedded Web Services

  • Francisco Maciá-Pérez
  • Diego Marcos-Jorquera
  • Virgilio Gilart-Iglesias
Open Access
Research Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Embedded System Design in Intelligent Industrial Automation


The amount of IT devices and services incorporated in the industrial environment has led to the need to design mechanisms that will ensure its correct operation and minimise stoppage times. This paper proposes a system based on service-oriented architectures that allows the correct operation and monitoring of the applications and services running in this type of production elements. The main component of the system is a reduced size network device—that we have named eNSM device—in which the monitoring function proposed has been embedded as a web service. The whole system is based on a distributed application whose components are software agents. In addition, an application protocol named NSMP has been defined for communication between these agents.


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© Francisco Macia-Perez et al. 2008

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Maciá-Pérez
    • 1
  • Diego Marcos-Jorquera
    • 1
  • Virgilio Gilart-Iglesias
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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