Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Andrea Ceccarelli, Andrea Bondavalli, Bernhard Froemel, Oliver Hoeftberger, Hermann Kopetz
    Pages 1-39 Open Access
  3. Bernhard Frömel, Hermann Kopetz
    Pages 40-72 Open Access
  4. Hermann Kopetz, Andrea Bondavalli, Francesco Brancati, Bernhard Frömel, Oliver Höftberger, Sorin Iacob
    Pages 73-96 Open Access
  5. Paolo Lollini, Marco Mori, Arun Babu, Sara Bouchenak
    Pages 97-127 Open Access
  6. Arun Babu, Sorin Iacob, Paolo Lollini, Marco Mori
    Pages 128-164 Open Access
  7. Andrea Ceccarelli, Francesco Brancati, Bernhard Frömel, Oliver Höftberger
    Pages 165-185 Open Access
  8. Sara Bouchenak, Francesco Brancati, Andrea Ceccarelli, Sorin Iacob, Nicolas Marchand, Bogdan Robu et al.
    Pages 186-206 Open Access
  9. Arun Babu, Francesco Brancati, Sorin Iacob, David Mobach, Marco Mori, Thomas Quillinan
    Pages 207-238 Open Access
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 239-257

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

Technical Systems-of-Systems (SoS) – in the form of networked, independent constituent computing systems temporarily collaborating to achieve a well-defined objective – form the backbone of most of today’s infrastructure. The energy grid, most transportation systems, the global banking industry, the water-supply system, the military equipment, many embedded systems, and a great number more, strongly depend on systems-of-systems. The correct operation and continuous availability of these underlying systems-of-systems are fundamental for the functioning of our modern society.

The 8 papers presented in this book document the main insights on Cyber-Physical System of Systems (CPSoSs) that were gained during the work in the FP7-610535 European Research Project AMADEOS (acronym for Architecture for Multi-criticality Agile Dependable Evolutionary Open System-of-Systems). It is the objective of this book to present, in a single consistent body, the foundational concepts and their relationships. These form a conceptual basis for the description and understanding of SoSs and go deeper in what we consider the characterizing and distinguishing elements of SoSs: time, emergence, evolution and dynamicity.


AMADEOS complex systems conceptual model cyber-physical systems dynamicity embedded systems emergence interfaces smart grid synchronized timing systems-of-systems time

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Bondavalli
    • 1
  • Sara Bouchenak
    • 2
  • Hermann Kopetz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and InformaticsUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.INSA Lyon - LIRIS LyonFrance
  3. 3.Institute of Computer EngineeringVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47589-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47590-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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