The CPSoS consortium has prepared a Working Paper “Core Research and Innovation Areas in Cyber-physical Systems of Systems that outlines the challenges and the key research and innovation areas in the domain of large systems that consist of physical structures and information processing elements, as e.g. railroad systems, electric grids and large industrial complexes. The Working Paper was discussed with representatives of DG CONNECT on Dec. 3, 2014, in Brussels and will enter into the discussion process on the next Work Programmes within the HORIZON 2020 Framework. Check out how to find it support san diego.

Representatives of European industries – including 17 SMEs – as well as academia contributed to the preparation of the Working Paper. It  is based upon analytical work on the state of the art in the application domains of transport and logistics, electrical grids, smart buildings and industrial production systems and in tools and methods for CPSoS engineering. 35 members of the CPSoS Working Groups contributed their views and discussions were held at 3 public meetings with over 100 participants 94 further contributions have been gathered from domain experts, mostly from industry, and nearly 40 interviews were organised.

The key research topics that are outlined in the Working Paper are:

–          Distributed, reliable and efficient management of cyber-physical systems of systems

–          Cognitive cyber-physical systems of systems

–          Engineering support for the design-operation continuum of cyber-physical systems of systems.

The Working Paper and the slides of the presentations given on Dec. 3 are available here.

A public consultation will be opened in early 2015 but the CPSoS consortium is happy to receive comments already now.

Please send your comments by email to the Coordinator of CPSoS: