F. Pauker, S. Wolny, S. Mansour Fallah, M. Wimmer: UML2OPC-UA - Transforming UML class diagrams to OPC UA information models, 11th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering, Gulf of Naples, Italy; 19.07.2017 - 21.07.2017; in Proceedings of 11th CIRP Conference on Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering", Proceedings of the 11th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering, (2017), ISSN: 2212-8271, pages 1 - 6. doi: 10.1016/j.procir.2017.12.188
The emergence of cyber physical systems in the manufacturing domain creates new requirements for shop floor devices. Due to their diverse structure, buildup a seamless communication is one major challenge.
In recent years, several communication standards, e.g., OPC-UA, tried to tackle this issue. Until now, they have not fully developed their potential, because of inherent implementation complexity and specific formats, although well-known modeling standards such as UML exist.
The presented approach aims to overcome this complexity by enabling an automatic transformation from UML class diagrams to OPC-UA information models using ATL and by extending UML to guarantee information preserving transformations.