Title: Designing Cyber-Physical Systems: A Tale of Two Worlds Coming Together
Authors: Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
Cyber-Physical Systems have been the focus of many research and public forum initiatives in the world since the early 2000s. The concept of CPS involves the tight integration and co-design of physical (for example, mechanical, electrical, biological and chemical), systems with analysis, monitoring and control implemented on a computing system. As such it has important intersections with other fields of great interests such as Internet of Things, Hybrid Systems, Swarm Systems and Systems of Systems. One of the main challenges has been to develop solid foundations for design and manufacturing including formal methods and requirement capture.
I will review the major directions of research and industrial relevance of CPS with particular attention to design methodologies and requirement capture with considerations about approaches to CPS simulation and analysis and their limitations.