European project Platforms4CPS

Creating the CPS Vision, Strategy, Technology Building Blocks and Supporting Ecosystem for Future CPS Platforms

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are seen as essential for the future and are understood as embedded systems that monitor and control physical processes by sensors and actuators through communication devices with global digital networks. As the embedded world meets the Internet world there will be an increasing number of interacting systems with strong connectivity utilised in both society and industry. In particular, Europe as a world leader in the area of time-critical and safety-critical systems needs to be able to design, develop and deploy highly distributed and connected digital technologies. The project Platforms4CPS will contribute to these new challenges especially in the thematic areas of transport, manufacturing, energy and health sectors.

The project aims were to implement strategic actions for future CPS through roadmaps, impact multiplications and constituency building as well as support of Platforms in the area of CPS. Platforms4CPS thus ‘created the vision, strategy, technology building blocks and supporting ecosystem for future CPS applications’ with three key objectives to:

  • Create a vision and strategy for future European CPS by analysing the ecosystem and market perspective and strategically updating and validating existing CPS roadmaps across multiple domains,
  • Promote platform building, bringing together industry and academic experts and create a repository of CPS technology building blocks,
  • Build an ecosystem by creating a constituency and through cooperating with ECSEL, ITEA, and ARTEMIS projects on the foundations of CPS engineering, and consensus-building on societal and legal issues related to the deployment of CPS.

Platforms4CPS was a two years 'Coordination and Support' action of the European Commission in the area of Smart Cyber-Physical Systems. The project was coordinated by Thales SA and implemented by 7 partners from 4 European countries.

Project Duration: 11/2016 – 10/2018

Participating Countries: France, Germany, Sweden and UK

  • Platforms4CPS - Key_Outcomes and Recommendations
    Haydn Thompson, Meike Reimann (Lead Authors) Daniela Ramos-Hernandez, Steve Bageritz, Adrien Brunet, Charles Robinson, Björn Sautter, Johannes Linzbach, Holger Pfeifer, Vincent Aravantinos, Martin Törngren, Fredrik Asplund, Xinhai Zhang, Isabelle de Sutter 1st edition, 2018 | Steinbeis-Edition, Stuttgart ISBN 978-3-95663-184-9 pdf (2 MB)
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