• CrESt
  • CrESt

CrESt - Collaborative Embedded Systems

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. 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 endeavor.

The Software Systems Engineering Group at University of Duisburg-Essen is lead of the project „EC5: Context Uncertainty“ and develops jointly with partners from industry and academia concepts, techniques and methods to solve the engineering challenges “EC4: Dynamic Context” and “EC6: Context Awareness”. Additionally, the researchers from the Software Systems Engineering Group contribute to the work in the cross-cutting areas “Modelling Methodology” and “Function”.





Duration: February 2017 – Januar 2020

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Type: Joint Research Project

Funded amount: approx. 15 000 000 Euro (Total Funded Amount)


  • Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH
  • Bertrandt GmbH
  • FEV GmbH
  • fortiss GmbH
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Experimentelles Software Engineering
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für offene Kommunikationssysteme
  • Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • InSystems GmbH
  • itemis AG
  • Model Engineering Solutions GmbH
  • PikeTec GmbH
  • OFFIS e.V.
  • pure-systems GmbH
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Siemens AG
  • Technical University Berlin
  • Technical University Braunschweig
  • Technical University Kaiserslautern
  • Technical University Munich
  • University of Duisburg-Essen

Website: https://crest.in.tum.de/

Email: research(at)sse.uni-due.de