Working Groups


The core activity of CPSoS will be three Working Groups, with interactions between them:

Information about the CPSoS Working Group Members can be found here.


The main objective of the Working Groups will be to prepare a proposal for the “European Research and Innovation Agenda on Cyber-physical Systems of Systems”.

The first two working groups will analyse the situation in the application domains in a bottom-up fashion and collect needs for research and development in tools and methods for systems of systems. The third working group will assemble a broad picture of the available tools and methods and of the existing gaps from a methodological point of view. In synthesizing both views, we expect to develop a broadly supported research agenda for the next decade.

 The Working Groups will:

  • identify and analyse common features and differences between applications, industrial and societal needs and the tools and approaches currently adopted
  • help assess and interrelate relevant activities as related to systems of systems, synthesise the needs of the application domains in a bottom-up fashion, and identify gaps and opportunities;
  • discuss and provide a map of challenges, open problems, proposed theories and solutions and needs for future research;
  • facilitate the process of consultations to identify the research topics of common interest, involving where necessary the relevant stakeholders from SoS community (academia, industrial and users);
  • contribute to the development of a policy proposal (position paper) for the European research and innovation agenda in systems of systems, supported by technical papers;
  • contribute to the promotion of the project activities and results.



The core of the Working Groups is composed of:

  • One Working Group Chair
  • Members from industry and academia, representing computer science and systems & control communities
  • Members representatives from the following running SoS STREP/IP FP7 projects:
    AMADEOS  Architecture for Multi-criticality Agile Dependable Evolutionary Open System-of-Systems
    COMPASS  Comprehensive Modelling for Advanced Systems of Systems
    CyPhERS  Cyber-Physical European Roadmap and Strategy
    DYMASOS  Dynamic Management of Physically Coupled Systems of Systems
    Local4Global  System-of-Systems that act LOCALly For optimizing GLOBALly