Open Cognitive Control System Architecture

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In recent years, the automation industry is moving towards Industry 4.0 and cyber-physical systems. There is an increasing demand for smarter plants and plant modules. In this paper, we are proposing an architecture for the open cognitive control system. This will provide the benefits of a control strategy based on the data analysis. With the possibility to connect with the cloud, this will enable easy updates and exchange of task modules that would ensure the system to keep up with the technological advancements. This will also improve the accuracy and lifetime of the automation system. To meet the requirements of flexibility, speed and reliability of the system, the architecture has been based on distributed and concurrent systems design. A detailed description of the architecture along with its challenges have been presented in this paper. A comparison of different implementation techniques for certain blocks has also been discussed.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 24th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA)
Number of pages5
ISBN (print)978-1-7281-0304-4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2019


Title2019 24th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
Abbreviated titleETFA 2019
Conference number24
Duration10 - 13 September 2019
Degree of recognitionInternational event
LocationUniversity of Zaragoza

External IDs

Scopus 85074202607
ORCID /0000-0001-5165-4459/work/146166743
ORCID /0009-0008-7719-8293/work/146166803



  • Cognitive control, Control systems, Process industry, Real-time systems, Automation, Process control, Embedded Systems