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German Linux Automation Conference 2004

Jan 29, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

A German-language conference on embedded Linux in industrial control and automation will take place March 4-5 in Hannover, Germany. Co-sponsored by the Universität Hannover, the conference provides an opportunity for European companies and computer science students to meet and learn about the rapid adoption of Linux for industrial control applications.

“Linux Automation Konferenz” sessions will include:

  • Industrial communication
  • Practical applications and projects
  • Real-time
  • System fundamentals
  • Automation
  • Data processing

Workshops comprise

  • Real-time Linux (with Nicholas Mc Guire)
  • Practical work with uClinux (withHeiko Degenhardt of senTec electronics GmbH)

Some 24 talks comprise the six sessions; topics and speakers are listed on the event's program page.

The event is co-sponsored by LIVE Linux Verband, umbrella organization of the German commercial Linux companies, and by the Realtime Systems Group (Fachgebiet Echtzeitsysteme) of the Institute for Systems Engineering, University of Hannover.

Prof. Wagner of Universität Hannover says, “The conference gives our students the chance to get in touch with this new technology area and make contacts to the companies working in this field.”

Robert Schwebel, member of the organization team, adds, “As a user-driven technology with the potential for saving money without giving away control over the sourcecode, Linux has optimal premises for industrial applications. During the last two years a lot of infrastructure has been developed for which it was necessary to build realtime and automation applications. This results in users from the machine construction and automation industry considering Open Source technology for prime time projects.”

The conference is free of charge for participants, and companies are invited to present their products and services in a tabletop exhibition.

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