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This paper proposes Unified Modeling Language (UML) as modeling tool for distributed control systems (DCSs) according to the IEC 61499 standard. The reason behind using this model is a demand to describe the system considering the whole development process. The Object-Oriented (OO) concept in UML along with its supporting tools is a good candidate for this purpose. However, IEC 61499 is built on the use of interconnected Function Blocks (FBs) as a modeling paradigm. A mapping concept from UMLdoi:10.1109/etfa.2006.355405 dblp:conf/etfa/PanjaitanF06 fatcat:k4nupuaefbarxepigju6o5nrmu