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FunBlocks. A modular framework for AmI system development.

Baquero R, Rodríguez J, Mendoza S, Decouchant D, Papis AP - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

Bottom Line: However, due to the multidisciplinary nature of AmI systems and the distinct requirements of different user groups, integrating these developments into full-scale systems is not an easy task.FunBlocks provides a framework for the development of AmI systems through the integration of modules loosely joined by means of an event-driven middleware and a module and sensor/actuator catalog.The modular design of the FunBlocks framework allows the development of AmI systems which can be customized to a wide variety of usage scenarios.

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Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, CINVESTAV-IPN, Instituto Politécnico Nacional 2508, San Pedro Zacatenco, Del. Gustavo A. Madero, DF 07360, Mexico. rbaquero@computacion.cs.cinvestav.mx

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The last decade has seen explosive growth in the technologies required to implement Ambient Intelligence (AmI) systems. Technologies such as facial and speech recognition, home networks, household cleaning robots, to name a few, have become commonplace. However, due to the multidisciplinary nature of AmI systems and the distinct requirements of different user groups, integrating these developments into full-scale systems is not an easy task. In this paper we propose FunBlocks, a minimalist modular framework for the development of AmI systems based on the function module abstraction used in the IEC 61499 standard for distributed control systems. FunBlocks provides a framework for the development of AmI systems through the integration of modules loosely joined by means of an event-driven middleware and a module and sensor/actuator catalog. The modular design of the FunBlocks framework allows the development of AmI systems which can be customized to a wide variety of usage scenarios.

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IEC 61499 function block.
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f1-sensors-12-10259: IEC 61499 function block.

Mentions: The Function Block (FB), the basic construct of IEC61499, consists of a head and a body as shown in Figure 1. The head is connected to the event flows and the body to the data flows, while the functionality of the function block is provided by means of algorithms, which process inputs and internal data and generate output data. The sequencing of algorithm invocations is defined in the FB type specification using a variant of state charts called Execution Control Chart (ECC).


FunBlocks. A modular framework for AmI system development.

Baquero R, Rodríguez J, Mendoza S, Decouchant D, Papis AP - Sensors (Basel) (2012)

IEC 61499 function block.
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f1-sensors-12-10259: IEC 61499 function block.
Mentions: The Function Block (FB), the basic construct of IEC61499, consists of a head and a body as shown in Figure 1. The head is connected to the event flows and the body to the data flows, while the functionality of the function block is provided by means of algorithms, which process inputs and internal data and generate output data. The sequencing of algorithm invocations is defined in the FB type specification using a variant of state charts called Execution Control Chart (ECC).

Bottom Line: However, due to the multidisciplinary nature of AmI systems and the distinct requirements of different user groups, integrating these developments into full-scale systems is not an easy task.FunBlocks provides a framework for the development of AmI systems through the integration of modules loosely joined by means of an event-driven middleware and a module and sensor/actuator catalog.The modular design of the FunBlocks framework allows the development of AmI systems which can be customized to a wide variety of usage scenarios.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, CINVESTAV-IPN, Instituto Politécnico Nacional 2508, San Pedro Zacatenco, Del. Gustavo A. Madero, DF 07360, Mexico. rbaquero@computacion.cs.cinvestav.mx

ABSTRACT
The last decade has seen explosive growth in the technologies required to implement Ambient Intelligence (AmI) systems. Technologies such as facial and speech recognition, home networks, household cleaning robots, to name a few, have become commonplace. However, due to the multidisciplinary nature of AmI systems and the distinct requirements of different user groups, integrating these developments into full-scale systems is not an easy task. In this paper we propose FunBlocks, a minimalist modular framework for the development of AmI systems based on the function module abstraction used in the IEC 61499 standard for distributed control systems. FunBlocks provides a framework for the development of AmI systems through the integration of modules loosely joined by means of an event-driven middleware and a module and sensor/actuator catalog. The modular design of the FunBlocks framework allows the development of AmI systems which can be customized to a wide variety of usage scenarios.

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