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Read the 1st MAYA newsletter, released on December 2016.

Read the 2nd MAYA newsletter, released on March 2017.

Read the MAYA-DAEDALUS  joint-newsletter #1, released on December 2017. 

NEW!! Read the MAYA-DAEDALUS  joint-newsletter #2, released on September 2018.

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Project related articles and research updates are available on Research Gate MAYA profile.



Distributed control and simulAtion platform to support an Ecosystem of DigitAL aUtomation developerS

Daedalus is a European project conceived to enable the full exploitation of the CPS (Cyber Physical System) concept of virtualized intelligence, through the adoption of a completely distributed automation platform based on IEC-61499 standard, fostering the creation of a Digital Ecosystem that could go beyond the current limits of manufacturing control systems and propose an ever-growing market of innovative solutions for the design, engineering, production and maintenance of plants' automation.

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European Roadmap for Cyber-Physical Systems in Manufacturing

sCorpius is a Support Action aiming at forstering the European leadership in the field of Cyber-Physical Systems for the Factory of the Future, by identifying and prioritizing the most relevant research and innovation challenges in engineering and manufacturing as well as by building consensus through the involvement of all the stakeholders along the whole value chain.

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European research and innovation agenda for future simulation and forecasting technologies

The Pathfinder project investigates, in particular, the role of simulation and forecasting technologies as a lever to increase manufacturing performance and proposes the development of a roadmap capable to clearly point out key challenges for these technologies future development.

Main results can be found here.

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European Factories of the Future Research Association

EFFRA is an industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies.

The Innovation Portal is a unique resource combining a project database with community building and ‘mapping’ functions (allowing users to map projects on our ‘Factories of the Future 2020’ priorities).

MAYA on EFFRA Innovation Portal

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The European Commission's primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense.


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The AutomationML initiative is an open association, founded in 2006 and registered in 2009. Purposes are promotion and further development of AutomationML to standardise data exchange in the engineering process of production systems. Therefore, AutomationML e.V. develops and maintains an open, neutral, XML based, and free industry data representation standard which enables a domain and company spanning transfer of engineering data. Instead of developing a new data format for that purpose, already existing formats were used, extended, adapted, and merged in a proper way. So far, the representation of plant specific data in general and in special the plant structure, geometry and kinematics, and logic description is possible. Additional representations for networks, mechatronical systems, and others are in progress. Within IEC 62714 all parts of AutomationML are going to be standardised internationally.

MAYA and AutomationML