Books

The members of the TC-IA on Industrial Agents have published several books relevant to the areas of the TC.

Industrial Agents: Emerging Applications of Software Agents in Industry

Industrial Agents: Emerging Applications of Software Agents in Industry
The book can be used to introduce the main concepts and examples in the domain of Industrial Agents.

Design for the Unexpected: From Holonic Manufacturing Systems towards a Humane Mechatronics Society

Design for the Unexpected: From Holonic Manufacturing Systems Towards a Humane Mechatronics Society
The book presents new, even revolutionary, ideas to managing production and production systems which may fundamentally shift the paradigm of manufacturing systems design.

Distributed Control Applications: Guidelines, Design Patterns, and Application Examples with the IEC 61499

Distributed Control Applications: Guidelines, Design Patterns, and Application Examples with the IEC 61499
The book provides an overview of using the IEC 61499 reference model for distributed automation in various domains.

Managing Complexity

Managing Complexity
The book describes large-scale complex adaptive systems and their application to practical business problems to yield excellent returns on investment.

Industrial Cloud-Based Cyber-Physical Systems

Industrial Cloud-Based Cyber-Physical Systems
The book presents cutting-edge emerging technologies and approaches in the areas of service-oriented architectures, intelligent devices and cloud-based cyber-physical systems. It provides a clear view on their applicability to the management and automation of manufacturing and process industries.

Internet of Things: Technologies and Applications for a New Age of Intelligence

Internet of Things: Technologies and Applications for a New Age of Intelligence
outlines the overall vision for the IoT and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), also touching on emerging technologies, such as device communication and their interaction, physical instrumentation of devices to the cloud infrastructures, IoT data collection, analytics and business impact.