T. Bures, D. Weyns, C. Berger, S. Biffl, M. Daun, T. Gabor, D. Garlan, I. Gerostathopoulos, C. Julien, F. Krikava, R. Mordinyi, N. Pronios:
"Software Engineering for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems -- Towards a Research Agenda: Report on the First International Workshop on Software Engineering for Smart CPS.
ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes,40
(2015), 6; S. 28 - 32.
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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are large interconnected softwareintensive systems that influence, by sensing and actuating, the physical world. Examples are traffic management and power grids. One of the trends we observe is the need to endow such systems with the"smart"capabilities, typically in the form of selfawareness and self-adaptation, along with the traditional qualities of safety and dependability. These requirements combined with specifics of the domain of smart CPS - such as large scale, the role of end-users, uncertainty, and open-endedness - render traditional software engineering (SE) techniques not directly applicable; making systematic SE of smart CPS a challenging task. This paper reports on the results of the First International Workshop on Software Engineering of Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (SEsCPS 2015), where participants discussed characteristics, challenges and opportunities of SE for smart CPS, with the aim to outline an agenda for future research in this important area.