12th international CAN Conference

The Hilton in Barcelona (ES) was the place for holding the 12th iCC. It was the meeting place for advanced users and CAN academics. The speakers provided papers on the latest application developments and research results. Focus, however, was on software and system design, topology and architecture as well as fault tolerance. Other session topics were automotive, building automation, and motion control applications and last but not least physical layer.


Session I: Motion control applications
Chair: Viktor Schiffer (Rockwell)
Jose Baca (Polytechnical University of Madrid UPM): RobMAT synchronism developed by CAN bus
Eugenio Yime (Polytechnical University of Madrid UPM): CAN on parallel robots: How to control a stewart platform using CAN based motor controllers
Bertrand Lefort (Grantecan): Gran Telescopio CANarias (GTC)
Session II: Topology and architecture
Chair: Prof. Dr. Alberto Bonastre-Pina (Polytechnical University of Valencia)
Martin Rostan (Beckhoff): CAN/CANopen to EtherCat gateways: Requirements and solutions
Heikki Saha (TK Engineering): An improved CAN-switch with CANopen-mangement interface
Kai Schmidt (Vector): Automatic CANopen test generation
Session III: Building automation
Chair: Luis Ruiz-Garcia (Polytechnical University of Madrid UPM LPF-TAG)
Ruediger Haertel (Port): CANopen controlled personnel interlock system at DESY
Jose Alberto Fonseca (University of Aveiro): Using CAN to retrofit houses for quadriplegic people
Prof. Dr. Francisco Fernandez Linera (DIEECS - University of Oviedo): A low cost node based on CAN I/O expanders to detect people on escalators and moving walkways
Session IV: System design
Chair: Holger Zeltwanger (CAN in Automation)
Olaf Pfeiffer (Embedded Systems Academy): Plug and play: Node detection and node ID assignment with LSS (Layer Setting Services) fast scan
Viktor Schiffer (Rockwell Automation): Quick restart of disconnected DeviceNet slave devices
Chris Quigley (Warwick Control Technologies): A preliminary investigation into the design of distributed architectures based on cost decisions moving walkways
Session V: Fault tolerance
Chair: Julian Proenza Arenas (University of the Balearic Islands)
Panagiotis Oikonomidis (Vetronics Research Centre): MilCAN fault tolerance layer
Manuel Barranco (University of the Balearic Islands): Management of media replication in reCANcentrate
Tiwatane Vardhaman (International Institute for Information Technology Pune): Implementation of fault tolerant network management system for CAN bus using CANopen
Session VI: Software design
Chair: Anton Civit-Bacells (University of Sevilla)
Torsten Gedenk (Port): Use cases and advantages of the new XML device descriptions for CANopen devices
Edouard Tisserant (TBI Sarl – Lolitech): Automated CANopen PDO mapping of IEC 61131-3 directly represented variables
Session VII: Physical layer
Chair: Prof. Dr. Konrad Etschberger (Ixxat)
Roman Buzas (Ami Semiconductor): CAN network design and verification using behavioral modeling languages
Robert E. Lounsbury (Rockwell Automation): Low-cost media for CAN networks, specifically DeviceNet
Jose Rufino (Faculty Sciences of University of Lisbon): FPGA-based engineering of bus media redundancy in CAN
Session VIII: Vehicle applications
Chair: Prof. Dr. Francisco Fernandez Linera (DIEECS - University of Oviedo)
Holger Zeltwanger (CAN in Automation): CANopen in Light Electrical Vehicles (LEV)
Jesus Murgoito Larrauri (Robotiker Inmotion Tecnalia): Networking sensors with CANopen for some Aml applications
Luis Ruiz-Garcia (Politechnical University of Madrid UPM LPF-TAG): CAN-based monitoring in refrigerated transports