CPS-CSH Cyber-Physical Analysis and Design

  • Dale Fitch
  • Sahra Sedigh
  • Bruce McMillin
  • Ravi Akella
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7722)


Existing methodologies to assess cyber-physical systems (CPSs) are hampered by their diverse nature and complexity. This paper proposes a model for cyber-physical systems design and analysis rooted in the social science approach to complex system analysis, Critical System Heuristics (CSH). The model affords an analysis at both the level of abstraction of functionality and the type of functionality within a CPS. The CPS-CSH model is developed and examples from reliability for electric smart grid systems and security for water distribution systems are presented.


Cyber-Physical Modeling Security Reliability Analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dale Fitch
    • 1
  • Sahra Sedigh
    • 2
  • Bruce McMillin
    • 3
  • Ravi Akella
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Social WorkUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringMissouri University of Science and TechnologyRollaUSA
  3. 3.Computer Science DepartmentMissouri University of Science and TechnologyRollaUSA

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