Collaborative Model-based Systems Engineering for Cyber-Physical Systems, with a Building Automation Case Study

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  • John Fitzgerald, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • Carl Gamble, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • Richard Payne, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • Peter Gorm Larsen
  • Stylianos Basagiannis, United Technologies Research Centre
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  • Ali El-Din Mady, United Technologies Research Centre
We describe an approach to the model-based engineering of cyber-physical systems that permits the coupling of diverse discrete-event and continuous-time models and their simulators. A case study in the building automation domain demonstrates how such co-models and co-simulation can promote early cooperation between disciplines within a systems engineering process before the expensive commitment is made to integration in physical prototypes. We identify areas for future advances in foundations, methods and tools to realise the potential of a co-modelling approach within established systems engineering processes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalINCOSE International Symposium
Pages (from-to)817-832
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

Bibliographical note

This publication is part of the Horizon 2020 project: Integrated Tool chain for model-based design of CPSs (INTO-CPS), project/GA number 644047.

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