New Trends of Visualization in Smart Production Control Systems

  • Pavel Vrba
  • Petr Kadera
  • Václav Jirkovský
  • Marek Obitko
  • Vladimír Mařík
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6867)


The paper reports on first experiences with modern web-based technologies used in building the human-machine interfaces for the industrial automation applications. It mainly focuses on distributed and intelligent manufacturing control systems designed according to holonic, multi-agent, or service-oriented principles. We briefly introduce Google Web Toolkit, and HTML5, which are gaining increasing popularity for creating dynamic user interfaces running in a web browser. We present two case studies from the industrial automation domain. The former one is the web application developed in Google Web Toolkit, which displays real-time values of tags of the industrial controller. The latter one aims at visualization of a manufacturing ontology in a web browser using both the canvas and the scalable vector graphics features of a new HTML5 standard.


manufacturing distributed intelligent control multi-agent systems service-oriented architectures ontology visualization web application AJAX GWT HTML5 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Vrba
    • 1
  • Petr Kadera
    • 1
    • 2
  • Václav Jirkovský
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marek Obitko
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vladimír Mařík
    • 2
  1. 1.Rockwell Automation Research and Development CenterPrague 5Czech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringCzech Technical UniversityPrague 6Czech Republic

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