CPSoS event at CPS Week 2016:
Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems

Date: Monday 11 April 2016
Venue: Vienna, Austria – as part of CPS Week 2016

Cyber-physical systems of systems (CPSoS) are large complex physical systems that interact with and are controlled by a considerable number of distributed and networked computing elements and human users. Examples are rail systems, electric grids, smart buildings, and large production facilities. These systems are of crucial importance for the well-being of the citizens, mobility and the prosperity of Europe.

The Support Action “CPSoS – Towards a European Roadmap on Research and Innovation in Engineering and Management of Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems” was funded by the EU to establish the state-of-the-art and future research challenges in the area of Cyber-physical systems of systems. Via means of three industry/academia Working Groups and consultations and interviews with over 100 practitioner experts in the field from large companies, mid-caps, SMEs and academics, the project has produced a comprehensive view of the state-of-the-art in transport and logistics, electric grids, smart buildings, industrial production systems and in supporting tools and techniques. Three key research topics have been identified:

  • Distributed, reliable and efficient management of cyber-physical systems of systems
  • Engineering support for the design-operation continuum of CPSoS
  • Cognitive cyber physical systems of systems

CPSoS has organized an event, as part of CPS Week, to disseminate its results to the academic community. The program consisted of interesting presentations from both industry and academia that underpinned the importance of the key research topics previously mentioned.

Program of the workshop:

9:00 – 9.30           Opening and Introduction CPSoS and Roadmap | S. Engell (TUDO)

9:30 – 10:30         Session “Engineering Tools”

  • Introduction on “Engineering Tools” |M.A. Reniers (TU/e)
  • Model Driven Engineering for high-performance servo control – from research to industrial practice | J. Voeten (TNO/ESI) & R.R.H. Schiffelers (ASML)

10:30 – 11:00          Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30       Session “Engineering Tools”, continued   

12:30 – 14:00         Lunch

14:00 – 15:30      Session “Management and Control of CPSoS”

15:30 – 16:00          Coffee break

16:00 – 17:15       Session “HMI & Cognitive Systems”

17:15 – 17:30       Wrap-up and discussion | S. Engell (TUDO)