Cloud-Based Industrial Control Services

The Next Generation PLC
  • Reinhard LangmannEmail author
  • Michael Stiller
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 22)


The paper presents the concept and implementation for Cloud-based Industrial Control Services (CICS) as a next generation PLC. As a distributed service-oriented control system in the cloud, a CICS controller can replace the traditional PLC for applications with uncritical timing in terms of Industry 4.0. The CICS services are programmed to industry standards, pursuant to standard IEC 61131-3, and executed in a CICS runtime in the cloud. This paper gives an overview about the concept and implementation, discusses the results of application examples as well as the evaluation of the operability of a CICS controller.


Control service Cloud-based controller Web-based control system Automation system 



The IGF project CICS (18354N) of the Forschungsvereinigung Elektrotechnik beim ZVEI e.V. – FE, Lyoner Str. 9, D-60528 Frankfurt am Main is funded via the AiF within the framework of the programme for funding industrial community research and development (IGF) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology based on the resolution of the German parliament.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hochschule Duesseldorf University of Applied SciencesDuesseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Embedded Systems and Communication Technologies ESKMunichGermany

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