The importance of the areas of the often time- and safety-critical embedded and cyber-physical systems will continue to grow with the increasing pervasiveness of ICT and the development of the Internet of Things. The challenge is to design, programme and implement highly distributed and connected digital technologies that are embedded in a multitude of increasingly autonomous physical systems with various dynamics and satisfying multiple critical constraints including safety, security, power efficiency, high performance, size and cost.

Such combination of several cyber-physical systems in "system of systems" gives rise to unpredictable behaviour and emergent properties. A significant improvement in design and programming of CPS is therefore needed including a "science of system integration". 

Following activities are called for:

  1. Science of system integration:  Research and Innovation projects should address new model-centric and predictive engineering methods and tools for cyber-physical systems and systems of systems with a high degree of autonomy ensuring adaptability, scalability, complexity management, security and safety, and providing trust to humans in the loop. Work should be driven by industrial needs and validated in at least two complementary use cases in different application domains and sectors. Results should be integrated into broader development environments and middleware. The centre of gravity of the work should be on TRLs 1-4, with demonstrations up to level 5.
  2. Support Actions for structuring of constituencies, strategically updating and validating CPS roadmaps, cooperating with other European programmes such as ECSEL and ITEA and on the foundations of CPS engineering, promoting pre-normative activities (such as a repository of CPS technology blocks) and consensus-building on societal and legal issues related to the deployment of CPS.

Call deadline: 2016-04-12

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