Javier Silvestre-Blanes

Universitat Politècnica de València Spain

Javier Silvestre-Blanes (M’02) received the Licenciatura degree in computer engineering and the Ph.D. degree in computer architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), Valencia, Spain, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He was a Computer Vision Engineer in a research and development institute in Alcoy, Spain. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Computer Engineering Department, UPV, where he is also a Senior Researcher with the Instituto Tecnológico de Informática. His research interests include real-time networks, multimedia systems, and communications. Dr. Silvestre-Blanes is a member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

Javier Silvestre-Blanes

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Factory automation has evolved significantly in the last few decades, and is today a complex, interdisciplinary, scientific area.  In this book a selection of papers on topics related to factory automation is presented, covering a broad spectrum, so that the reader may become familiar with the various fields, and also study them in more depth where required. Within various chapters in this book, special attention is given to distributed applications and their use of networks, since it is one of the most relevant subjects in the evolution of factory automation. Different Medium Access Control and networks are analyzed, while Ethernet and Wireless networks are looked at in more detail, since they are among the hottest topics in recent research. Another important subject is everything concerning the increase in the complexity of factory automation, and the need for flexibility and interoperability. Finally the use of multi-agent systems, advanced control, formal methods, or the application in this field of RFID, are additional examples of the ideas and disciplines that experts around the world have analyzed in their work.

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