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

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  • John Fitzgerald
    John FitzgeraldNewcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom
  • Carl Gamble
    Carl GambleNewcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom
  • Richard Payne
    Richard PayneNewcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom
  • Peter Gorm Larsen
  • Stylianos Basagiannis
    Stylianos BasagiannisUnited Technologies Research Centre
  • Ali El-Din Mady
    Ali El-Din MadyUnited 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
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)817-832
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 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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