Security and Quality in Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering

With Forewords by Robert M. Lee and Tom Gilb

  • Stefan Biffl
  • Matthias Eckhart
  • Arndt Lüder
  • Edgar Weippl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Stefan Biffl, Matthias Eckhart, Arndt Lüder, Edgar Weippl
    Pages 1-29
  3. Engineering of Complex Cyber-Physical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Ambra Calà, Jan Vollmar, Thomas Schäffler
      Pages 33-56
    3. Johannes Lutz, Kristofer Hell, Ralf Westphal, Mathias Mühlhause
      Pages 81-102
    4. Alexandra Mazak, Sabine Wolny, Manuel Wimmer
      Pages 103-127
    5. Michael Felderer, Barbara Russo, Florian Auer
      Pages 129-148
  4. Engineering Quality Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Lukas Kathrein, Arndt Lüder, Kristof Meixner, Dietmar Winkler, Stefan Biffl
      Pages 151-185
    3. Stefan Biffl, Arndt Lüder, Felix Rinker, Laura Waltersdorfer, Dietmar Winkler
      Pages 187-225
    4. Dietmar Winkler, Kristof Meixner, Petr Novak
      Pages 227-265
    5. Alexander Schlie, Christoph Seidl, Ina Schaefer
      Pages 267-301
  5. Engineering Security Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Apostolos P. Fournaris, Andreas Komninos, Aris S. Lalos, Athanasios P. Kalogeras, Christos Koulamas, Dimitrios Serpanos
      Pages 357-382
    3. Martin Fruhmann, Klaus Gebeshuber
      Pages 413-441
    4. Aris S. Lalos, Athanasios P. Kalogeras, Christos Koulamas, Christos Tselios, Christos Alexakos, Dimitrios Serpanos
      Pages 443-470
    5. Nicholas Stifter, Aljosha Judmayer, Edgar Weippl
      Pages 471-495
    6. Stefan Biffl, Matthias Eckhart, Arndt Lüder, Edgar Weippl
      Pages 497-507

About this book


This book examines the requirements, risks, and solutions to improve the security and quality of complex cyber-physical systems (C-CPS), such as production systems, power plants, and airplanes, in order to ascertain whether it is possible to protect engineering organizations against cyber threats and to ensure engineering project quality.

The book consists of three parts that logically build upon each other. Part I "Product Engineering of Complex Cyber-Physical Systems" discusses the structure and behavior of engineering organizations producing complex cyber-physical systems, providing insights into processes and engineering activities, and highlighting the requirements and border conditions for secure and high-quality engineering. Part II "Engineering Quality Improvement" addresses quality improvements with a focus on engineering data generation, exchange, aggregation, and use within an engineering organization, and the need for proper data modeling and engineering-result validation. Lastly, Part III "Engineering Security Improvement" considers security aspects concerning C-CPS engineering, including engineering organizations’ security assessments and engineering data management, security concepts and technologies that may be leveraged to mitigate the manipulation of engineering data, as well as design and run-time aspects of secure complex cyber-physical systems.

The book is intended for several target groups: it enables computer scientists to identify research issues related to the development of new methods, architectures, and technologies for improving quality and security in multi-disciplinary engineering, pushing forward the current state of the art. It also allows researchers involved in the engineering of C-CPS to gain a better understanding of the challenges and requirements of multi-disciplinary engineering that will guide them in their future research and development activities. Lastly, it offers practicing engineers and managers with engineering backgrounds insights into the benefits and limitations of applicable methods, architectures, and technologies for selected use cases.


Embedded and cyber-physical systems Software design engineering Model-driven software engineering Software quality assurance and improvement Systems security Software and application security

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Biffl
    • 1
  • Matthias Eckhart
    • 2
  • Arndt Lüder
    • 3
  • Edgar Weippl
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Information Systems EngineeringTechnische Universität WienViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Information Systems EngineeringTechnische Universität WienViennaAustria
  3. 3.Institute of Ergonomics, Manufacturing Systems and AutomationOtto von Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Information Systems EngineeringTechnische Universität WienViennaAustria

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