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COST/MPM4CPS: Multi-Paradigm Modelling for Cyber-Physical Systems

Project Number: COST 044/14

Project Manager: Dr. ir. Jan Broenink

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Tel.: +31-53-4893437

Email: j.f.broenink@utwente.nl

Project website: Multi-Paradigm Modelling for Cyber-Physical Systems (MPM4CPS)


Truly complex, designed systems, known as Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), are emerging that integrate physical, software, and network aspects. To date, no unifying theory nor systematic design methods, techniques and tools exist for such systems. Individual (mechanical, electrical, network or software) engineering disciplines only offer partial solutions.
Multi-paradigm Modelling (MPM) proposes to model every part and aspect of a system explicitly, at the most appropriate level(s) of abstraction, using the most appropriate modelling formalism(s). Modelling languages’ engineering, including model transformation, and the study of their semantics, are used to realize MPM. MPM is seen as an effective answer to the challenges of designing CPS.
The Action aims to promote the sharing of foundations, techniques, and tools and to provide educational resources, to both academia and industry. This will be achieved by bringing together and disseminating knowledge and experiments on CPS problems and MPM solutions.
Keywords: Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Complex Systems Development, Multi-paradigm Modelling (MPM), Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), (co-)Simulation, Control Systems, Control Theory, Embedded Systems, Systems-of-Systems, Mechatronics, Networks, Distributed Systems, Software-Intensive Systems.

Project duration: 25-11-2014 – 24-11-2018

Project Coordinator: Universiteit Antwerpen

Involved groups: Robotics and Mechatronics (RAM)

CTIT Research Centre: Centre for Service and Interaction Robotics