“IEEE P2660.1™ Recommendation practices on industrial agents” Working group

Integration of software agents and low level automation functions

The IEEE P2660.1 standard will describe the recommended practices in integrating and deploying the Multi-agent Systems (MAS) technology in industrial environments, in the context of cyber-physical systems. Corresponding best practices rules, guidelines and design patterns are provided to address integrating software agents with the low-level real-time control systems, mainly IEC 61131-3 control programs running on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), IEC 61499 control applications or embedded control applications. The integration of these two layers forms a new component known as industrial agents.