Cyber-physical systems are based on embedded software and have the ability to access and change properties of the real world by using sensors and actuators. In addition, cyber-physical systems are connected with one another through global networks like the Internet. Together with available content and services on the World Wide Web, they build networks of systems (“Systems of Systems”) that directly interact with the physical world. Within these networks, cyber-physical systems collaborate with one another to achieve an overall purpose of its users.
The additional benefit that cyber-physical systems provide will lead to radical changes in many application fields (e.g. energy, mobility, healthcare) and will have an impact on our daily lives and how they are affected by software. In the future, for instance, networks of cyber-physical systems in mobility management will enable us to use our limited energy resources more efficiently, allow reducing environmental pollution, and facilitate preserving the physical integrity of human beings.
Due to the growing pervasion of cyber-physical systems, the amount of sensors and actuators in our living environments will dramatically increase in the medium to long-term. Driven by the seamless integration of cyber-physical systems, this will in turn lead to entirely new opportunities to make our daily lives more comfortable and safe, while at the same time protect our environment and the world in which we are living.
- Model-based Engineering of Cyber Physical Systems
- Dynamic collaboration ("Systems of CPS")
- Uncertainty in open dynamic environments
- Context-awareness and runtime adaptation
- Cyber Physical Systems in 'Industry 4.0'
- DevOps for trustworthy Cyber Physical Systems
Development, Operation, and Quality Assurance of Trustworthy Smart IoT Systems
The ENACT project will enable DevOps in the realm of trustworthy smart IoT sytems, espeacially in the application fields eHealth, Smart City and smart transportation systems.
Collaborative Embedded Systems
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.
Software Platform Embedded Systems Dissemination und Transfer
SPEDiT is a project whose aim is to bring into industry the project results from two predecessor projects, SPES 2020 and SPES XT.