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Visual and Interactive Cyber-physical Systems Control and Integration (Visual control and development of CPS systems)

The junior research group at the project VICCI considers the software-technical side of so-called “Cyber-physical systems” (CPS). This term includes complex, embedded systems, which connect the virtual and the physical world with each other (see Internet of things) for more efficient processes in different application scenarios. The main uses of CPS are in logistics, traffic optimization, in the use of robots in the industrial and domestic sectors, in modern energy networks (Smart grid), in the building and factory automation (Smart factory), as well as in the field of intelligent office installations (Smart Office).

The aim of project VICCI is the creation of software engineering principles that are necessary for the development of complex cyber-physical systems. Firstly, CPS should be made understandable and accessible by means of a comprehensive control centre. Secondly, platforms that enable the development and marketing of software for complex CPS through a pure control panel are to be developed. A domestic environment is considered a sample scenario in which a person with reduced mobility is supported by sensors, actuators and a service robot, which is currently seen as a complex cyber-physical system.

The project gets wide support from partners of the industry

  • T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH
  • ITI
  • SAP Research
  • Infineon
  • Salt Solutions
  • ECD
  • ObjectFab.

Companies are increasingly seeking true roi on these systems and some canned reports do not deliver the slicing and dicing of data needed.