A DSM approach for end-user programming in the automation domain

Authors Michael Pfeiffer
Josef Pichler
Title A DSM approach for end-user programming in the automation domain
Booktitle Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2009)
Type in proceedings
Publisher Research Publishing Service
Department ISE
ISBN 978-1-4244-3760-3
Month June
Year 2009
Pages 142-148
SCCH ID# 905
Abstract

In this paper we present an approach and a software prototype that enables domain experts to program control software in the automation domain. The approach follows the principles of domain-specific modeling providing a graphical domain-specific language to model the control cycle of an injection molding machine, a user interface to manipulate and monitor the control cycle as well as code generators to generate control code that can be executed by the machine. As result, domain experts like machine operators can manipulate and monitor the control cycle directly on the touch-screen of a machine without detailed software development expertise.