The objectives are to
- increase the capacity and methods and system
support for CPS and IoT as well as the engineering skills, and
- show impact on real world applications working together with start-ups, industry and public institutions.
The design and development of Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things complement and integrate methodologies from the other thematic areas. In particular, the design of highly robust and secure systems depends on methods from Software Engineering and Verification and Cyber Security and Blockchain. Artificial Intelligence is an important method for processing sensor data and planning actuation actions.
The design of successful human components also links to the area of Human Computer Interaction, CSCW and InfoVis. A strong emerging trend for CPS is the close interaction with biological systems, not only for healthcare, but also as a novel digital technology, programming life through engineered logic gene circuits. Finally, systems have to be designed considering Ethics and considerations for Business Innovation, Processes and Models.