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Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems

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

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

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

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

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consortium members of the EC FP7 Project AMADEOS

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