Development of Self-optimizing Systems

  • Jürgen GausemeierEmail author
  • Mareen Vaßholz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


In the development of self-optimizing systems, developers have to face different challenges, such as the multidisciplinarity of mechatronics, cross-linking between the subsystems, the lack of current knowledge in the fields of advanced mathematics and artificial intelligence, and increased dependability requirements. To support the developer in this challenging task adequately, the Collaborative Research Center 614 has developed a design methodology consisting of a reference process, methods and tools. The reference process is divided into two phases: the ”Domain-Spanning Conceptual Design” and the ”Domain-Specific Design and Development”. In the first phase, the domain-spanning model-based aproach CONSENS (CONceptual design Specification technique for the ENgineering of complex Systems) is used to create a common understanding basis between the different domains involved. Based on the Principle Solution developed in this phase, the ”Domain-Specific Design and Development” is planned and implemented. To ensure the development of dependable self-optimizing systems, domain-spanning and domain-specific dependability engineering methods can be used. The developer encounters a significant number of these methods, that have to be integrated into the process to obtain an individualized development process for the specific development task.


Model Check Partial Model Virtual Prototype Reference Process Fault Tree Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Product Engineering, Heinz Nixdorf InstituteUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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