SS02 - Software Engineering for Cyber-Physical Production Systems (SECPPS)

Special Session Organized by

Istvan Koren, RWTH Aachen University, Germany and Kristof Meixner, TU Wien, Austria and Felix Rinker, TU Wien, Austria and Andreas Wortmann, University of Stuttgart, Germany

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With the emergence of Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPSs), systems engineers are currently facing a dramatic increase in the complexity of developing and operating systems. In particular, software plays a crucial role in the effective and efficient operation of CPPSs. Despite the tremendous progress in software engineering approaches and technologies, they do not seem to reach industry. More comprehensive and systematic views on all aspects of systems and their development process are required. The Special Session on Software Engineering for Cyber-Physical Production Systems aims to discuss challenges in adopting state-of-the-art software engineering approaches and technologies to CPPSs, and highlight new methods for the design of software for production systems.

Topics under this session include (but not limited to)

  • Software engineering improvements for and transfer of best practices to CPPSs (e.g., agile methods)
  • Operation, evolution, and management of CPPS software (e.g., DevOps)
  • Software modeling and languages for CPPSs (e.g., model-driven engineering)
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration in the engineering and operation of CPPS software
  • Software engineering education for CPPS engineers
  • Security, resilience and sustainability of CPPS software by design
  • Usability of software development environments for CPPS engineering