The importance of cyber-physical systems of systems (CPSoS) is indisputable and is continuously growing. The consortium of the Support Action CPSoS has prepared a Working Paper on “Core Research and Innovation Areas in Cyber-physical Systems of Systems”. The project has now opened a public consultation. In a next step, this document shall serve as basis for recommendations for a policy document “European research and innovation agenda on cyber-physical systems of systems”.

The consortium of the Support Action CPSoS has prepared a Working Paper on “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 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.

This document is based on analytical work and over 100 contributions from representatives of European industries – including 17 SMEs – as well as academia.

The project has now opened a public consultation of this document via the CPSoS website. In a next step, this document shall serve as basis for recommendations for a policy document “European research and innovation agenda on cyber-physical systems of systems”.

You are encouraged to share here your comments, experiences, views and ideas as it is via  your feedback that these final recommendations can truly reflect the real needs of European society and industry!

*CPSoS- Cyber-physical Systems of Systems is a 30-month Support Action that will provide a forum and an exchange platform for systems-of-systems related communities and ongoing projects, focusing on the challenges posed by the engineering and the operation of technical systems in which computing and communication systems interact with large complex physical systems. Its approach will be simultaneously integrative, aiming at bringing together knowledge from different communities, and applications driven.