The paper of Pengzhou Xie is aimed for a dynamic and efficient con?guration approach of network and communication for distributed control and complex systems. A Plug and Play concept is developed as an overall process of discovering new devices and managing communication con?gurations automatically from the aspect of device governance amongst autonomous sub-systems. The framework introduced in this work for assigning and managing channels supports current and possible future industrial automation environments. By applying such a framework with its components, it is possible to distribute and administrate request-based channels automatically. The integration into different devices from various vendors is feasible. This concept is designed as an open and ?exible structure that can be easily applied for industrial automation systems.