, S. Biffl, D. Winkler, R. Drath, M. Barth:
"A method to evaluate the openness of automation tools for increased interoperability
Vortrag: 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Vienna; 10.11.2013 - 13.11.2013; in:"Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON)
", IEEE, (2013), ISBN: 978-1-4799-0223-1; S. 6842 - 6847.
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Interoperability of engineering tools, which is important
for engineering efficiency, requires the openness of the
tools for the import and/or export of engineering data. A metric
to assess the openness of an engineering tool has been presented
recently at IEEE ETFA 2012. This contribution reflects the
methodology and focuses on the initial empirical assessment of
the method with data from industrial practice, i.e., the comparison
of openness evaluation of well-established engineering tools.
The authors report evaluation results and discuss lessons learnt
to guide improving the openness of automation tools for supporting
more efficient engineering processes. Major results are: the
measurement method has been found useful and usable in practice
and pointed out strengths and weaknesses in 15 wellestablished
engineering tools from 4 tool categories.