Information Versus Data

  • Hermann Kopetz


As outlined in the previous chapter, the number of the parts, the properties of the parts and the interactions among the parts that make up a system cause the complexity of the system. In a Cyber-Physical System (CPS) the interactions of the parts are realized by the exchange of information among the parts in cyberspace and by retrieving and sending information from/to the physical space, i.e., a user and/or a physical process. But what is information? What is the information content of a database?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Kopetz
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  1. 1.Vienna University of TechnologyBaden-SiegenfeldAustria

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