For years, there has been a significant shift in engineering of embedded and cyber-physical systems towards dynamically formed collaborative systems of cyber-physical systems. Dynamic system clusters are essential to technology-driven visions of the future, as exemplified by automatic transport of humans and things; Smart Cities; advanced medicine technology; intelligent factories; and Assisted Living.
Beginning in February 2017, Germany’ Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will fund the joint research project CrESt (Collaborative Embedded Systems), which involves 22 partners, granting 15 Million Euro for three years. paluno’s ‘Software Systems Engineering’ group, headed by Prof Dr Klaus Pohl, plays an integral role within the project and will be granted individual funding worth 800,000 Euro. In the joint project, CrESt partners from industry and academia will develop and test solutions for the challenges that emerge from dynamically coupled systems of embedded and cyber-physical systems. The methodological framework for engineering of embedded systems that has been developed as part of the BMBF-funded research initiative SPES (Software Platform Embedded Systems, 2009-2015) serves as a basis for above-described endeavour.