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Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems

Foundations – A Conceptual Model and Some Derivations: The AMADEOS Legacy

  • Presents time and synchronized timing in systems-of-systems

  • Contains interesting and illustrative examples

  • Is on research and technology level and a source of much more fruitful research

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, volume 10099)

Part of the book sub series: Programming and Software Engineering (LNPSE)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV
  2. Basic Concepts on Systems of Systems

    • Andrea Ceccarelli, Andrea Bondavalli, Bernhard Froemel, Oliver Hoeftberger, Hermann Kopetz
    Pages 1-39Open Access
  3. Interfaces in Evolving Cyber-Physical Systems-of-Systems

    • Bernhard Frömel, Hermann Kopetz
    Pages 40-72Open Access
  4. Emergence in Cyber-Physical Systems-of-Systems (CPSoSs)

    • Hermann Kopetz, Andrea Bondavalli, Francesco Brancati, Bernhard Frömel, Oliver Höftberger, Sorin Iacob
    Pages 73-96Open Access
  5. AMADEOS SysML Profile for SoS Conceptual Modeling

    • Paolo Lollini, Marco Mori, Arun Babu, Sara Bouchenak
    Pages 97-127Open Access
  6. AMADEOS Framework and Supporting Tools

    • Arun Babu, Sorin Iacob, Paolo Lollini, Marco Mori
    Pages 128-164Open Access
  7. Time and Resilient Master Clocks in Cyber-Physical Systems

    • Andrea Ceccarelli, Francesco Brancati, Bernhard Frömel, Oliver Höftberger
    Pages 165-185Open Access
  8. Managing Dynamicity in SoS

    • Sara Bouchenak, Francesco Brancati, Andrea Ceccarelli, Sorin Iacob, Nicolas Marchand, Bogdan Robu et al.
    Pages 186-206Open Access
  9. Case Study Definition and Implementation

    • Arun Babu, Francesco Brancati, Sorin Iacob, David Mobach, Marco Mori, Thomas Quillinan
    Pages 207-238Open 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.


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

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

    Andrea Bondavalli

  • INSA Lyon - LIRIS , Lyon, France

    Sara Bouchenak

  • Institute of Computer Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

    Hermann Kopetz

About the editors

consortium members of the EC FP7 Project AMADEOS

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