Collaborative Embedded Systems

Collaborative Embedded Systems

Model-based development for mastering complex, embedded and interacting systems

Collaborative Embedded Systems

Machines increasingly network with learning teams and solve complex tasks in the production process completely independently. The future project "Collaborative Embedded Systems" (CrESt) has set itself the task of creating comprehensive solutions and models for this new challenge.

Project description

The goal of the Collaborative Embedded Systems project (CrESt) is to create a comprehensive framework for the development of collaborative embedded systems. These systems are characterized by the fact that they merge together at runtime to form a unit, much like a colony of vehicles on the highway. In the future, such systems will all be characterized as collaborative. This type of system merging can be planned as early as the development phase. CrESt is taking on this new type of challenge and is supporting German industry by using these innovative systems to create a key competitive advantage in these important and promising fields of application.

Research contribution

The major challenges in developing collaborative systems stem from the complexity of the individual systems, from the open and ambiguous context in which the systems operate, and which to some extent is unknown at runtime, and from the connected system components that dynamically form at runtime, which together with humans, form a complex interrelationship that is difficult to manage in the design phase and at runtime. The aim of the Collaborative Embedded Systems project (CrESt) is to contribute solutions to help address these challenges and to create a key competitive advantage for German industry in these important and promising fields of application.

Project duration

01.02.2017 - 30.04.2020

Dr. Sebastian Voss

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  • 2020 Architectures for Flexible Collaborative Systems Birthe Böhm, Carmen Cârlan, Annelie Sohr, Stephan Unverdorben and Jan Vollmar Springer International Publishing, Details DOI BIB
  • 2020 Enhancing State-of-the-art Safety Case Patterns to Support Change Impact Analysis Carmen Cârlan and Barbara Gallina In Proceedings of the 30th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL-2020), Details URL BIB
  • 2020 FASTEN.Safe: A Model-Driven Engineering Tool to Experiment with Checkable Assurance Cases Carmen Cârlan and Daniel Ratiu In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security (SAFECOMP), volume 12234 of LNCS, pages 298–306, Springer. Details DOI BIB
  • 2019 Software Engineering for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (SEsCPS 2018) - Workshop Report Tomas Bures, Danny Weyns, Bradley Schmerl, John Fitzgerald, Adina Aniculaesei, Christian Berger, Joao Cambeiro, Jan Carlson, Shafiul Azam Chowdhury, Marian Daun, Nianyu Li, Matthias Markthaler, Claudio Menghi, Birgit Penzenstadler, Aedan Pettit, Robert Pettit, Luca Sabatucci, Christos Tranoris, Hans Vangheluwe, Sebastian Voss and Edith Zavala SIGSOFT Softw. Eng. Notes, 44(4):11–13, 2019. Details DOI BIB
  • 2019 ExplicitCase: Tool-support for Creating and Maintaining Assurance Arguments Integrated with System Models Vivek Nigam, Alexandros Tsalidis, Sebastian Voss and Carmen Cârlan In 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering Workshops (ISSREW), Details DOI BIB
  • 2017 ExplicitCase: Integrated Model-based Development of System and Safety Cases Carmen Cârlan, Simon Barner, Alexander Diewald, Alexandros Tsalidis and Sebastian Voss In Proceedings of the SAFECOMP 2017 Workshops ASSURE, DECSoS, SASSUR, TELERISE, and TIPS, volume 10489 of LNCS, pages 52 – 63, Springer. Details DOI BIB
  • 2017 Living Safety Arguments for Open Systems Carmen Cârlan In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering Workshops (ISSREW), IEEE. Details DOI BIB