Fieldbus Technology

Systems Integration, Networking, and Engineering Proceedings of the Fieldbus Conference FeT’99 in Magdeburg, Federal Republic of Germany, September 23-24,1999

  • Dietmar Dietrich
  • Herbert Schweinzer
  • Peter Neumann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Protocol Specifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean-Pierre Thomesse, Miguel Leon Chavez
      Pages 2-15
    3. Holger Zeltwanger
      Pages 16-21
    4. H. Schweinzer, W. Kandler
      Pages 22-29
    5. Salvatore Cavalieri, Antonio Consoli, Orazio Mirabella
      Pages 30-37
  3. Network Interconnections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Lutz Rauchhaupt, Jörg Hähniche
      Pages 48-54
    3. Thierry LaÎnÉ
      Pages 61-68
    4. Melih Ayal, Martin Knizak, Thilo Sauter
      Pages 76-82
    5. Angel Alonso Perez, Vitalio Alfonso Reguera, Felix Alvarez Paliza
      Pages 83-87
  4. Profiles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Dirk Thiele, Terry Blevins, Willy Wojsznis
      Pages 112-117
    3. Martin Wollschlaeger, Erik Unger, Heiko Witte
      Pages 118-125
  5. Validation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Víctor M. Sempere Payá, Jorge Mataix Oltra, Estanislao Utrilla Ginés
      Pages 136-145
    3. Thilo Schumann
      Pages 152-156
    4. Perfecto Mariño, Miguel Angel Domínguez, Francisco Poza, Juan Nogueira
      Pages 157-163
    5. Ville Saarimäki, Niko Siltala, Petri Partanen, Jorma Vihinen, Reijo Tuokko
      Pages 164-169
  6. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Thomas Bangemann, Ralf Dübner, Arne Neumann
      Pages 180-187
    3. Ronald Haidvogl, Martin Knizak, Thilo Sauter
      Pages 195-202
    4. Klaus Kabitzsch, Volodymyr Vasyutynskyy
      Pages 209-214
    5. W. Kriesel, T. Heimbold, Th. Minner
      Pages 215-222
    6. Harald Bruns, Ulrich Hempen, Wolfgang Ott, Rolf Vahldieck, Karl-Heinz Niemann
      Pages 230-237
  7. OLE for Process Control OPC

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. S. Rüping, H. Klugmann, K.-H. Gerdes, S. Mirbach
      Pages 240-246
    3. Reinhard Langmann, Arnd Groppe, Viktor Ossipov, Norbert Stuhrmann
      Pages 247-255
    4. Thomas Hadlich, Thorsten Szczepanski
      Pages 256-266
  8. System Aspects

  9. Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Norbert Stampfl
      Pages 313-318

About these proceedings


Applications of communication networks lead to radical changes in human life. Fieldbus technology is part of this development acting in close connection to systems control and in critical domains. Equipped with sensitive sensors, fieldbus technology becomes the backbone of many processes of our daily life. In automation technology, fieldbus systems are essential parts of modern applications. In airplanes and in near future also in automobiles, mechanical control is replaced by "x by wire” systems based on fieldbusses, a technique more efficient and flexible, but also cheaper. Moreover, fieldbus technology, used in factories, hospitals, laboratories for the collection of numerous data, enables a more efficient and reliable operation of these complex environments. This book is a collection of articles submitted to the fieldbus conference FeT'99 in Magdeburg, Germany. The articles were reviewed by an international program committee which decided to include some high quality articles not presented at the conference. The book comprises chapters dealing with important aspects of fieldbus technology and reflecting areas of main activity in science and industry: real-time aspects, networking, management, OPC, system aspects, realization, protocol specifications (supplements to introduced fieldbus systems), validation, profile development (i. e. specification of application semantics) and research projects. A further chapter reports on the European harmonization project NOAH.


ARINC 629 CANopen Controller Area Network Ethernet IEC 60870 Interbus OLE for Process Control P-NET PROFIBUS automation communication information switch

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietmar Dietrich
    • 1
  • Herbert Schweinzer
    • 2
  • Peter Neumann
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für ComputertechnikViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institut für Elektrische Meßtechnik und SchaltungstechnikTechnische Universität WienViennaAustria
  3. 3.Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V.Otto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgFederal Republic of Germany

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