Handling system complexity in sCPS: usable design space exploration

Sebastian Voss and Johannes Eder

2018 IEEE/ACM 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (SEsCPS), pp. 2–5

May 2018 · doi: 10.1145/3196478.3196489


With a growing demand for complex features in smart cyber physical systems, the design of such system is getting increasingly complex. These features demand sound and scalable approaches to deal with the increasing design space. Consequently, standards (e.g. like ISO26262) propose methods and techniques for the systematic development of (in this case: automotive) systems. The growing amount of functionality correspondingly require more powerful electronic platforms and thus methods to deal with the integration. In this paper, we describe drivers for complexity and illustrate how formal methods, namely design space exploration techniques, can be applied to deal with this complexity. This approach is based on requirements defined by the given standards and supports the system designer by a (semi-) automatic approach to handle the complexity in system design - already in early design phases.

subject terms: AutoFOCUS3, design-space exploration, DSE, deployment synthesis, mapping, model-based systems engineering, MbSE