The TC-IA led the IEEE P2660.1™ Working Group (WG) that developed IEEE recommended practice for industrial agents: Integration of software agents and low-level automation functions
Overview: The recommended practices to solve the interface problem when applying industrial agents, namely, integrating intelligent software agents with low-level automation devices in the context of cyber-physical systems, are described in this recommended practice. In particular, a method to select the best interfacing practice for a given application scenario, defined by the user, from a set of available interfacing templates and technologies, aiming to improve reuse, consistency, and transparency in the integration of industrial agents and low-level control functions, is defined.
As of 2021, the standard is now available: IEEE recommended practice for industrial agents: Integration of software agents and low-level automation functions.
This work was carried out in IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) in conjunction with the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC)