Post date: Feb 26, 2015 5:14:48 PM

Project Description: The aim of INTO-CPS (Integrated Tool Chain for Model-based Design of Cyber-Physical Systems) is to create an integrated “tool chain” for comprehensive Model-Based Design (MBD) of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs). The tool chain will support the multidisciplinary, collaborative modelling of CPSs from requirements, through design, down to realisation in hardware and software. This will enable traceability at all stages of the development.

INTO-CPS will support the holistic modelling of CPSs, allowing system models to be built and analysed that would otherwise not be possible using standalone tools. We will integrate existing industry-strength tools with high Technology Readiness Levels (TRL 6–9) in their application domains, based centrally around Functional Mockup Interface (FMI)-compatible co-simulation. The project focuses on the pragmatic integration of these tools, making extensions in areas where a need has been recognised. The tool chain will be underpinned by well-founded semantic foundations that ensures the results of analysis can be trusted. The tool chain will provide powerful analysis techniques for CPSs, including connection to SysML; generation and static checking of FMI interfaces; model checking; Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) and Software-in-the-Loop (SiL) simulation, supported by code generation. The tool chain will allow for both Test Automation (TA) and Design Space Exploration (DSE) of CPSs. The INTO-CPS technologies will be accompanied by a comprehensive set of method guidelines that describe how to adopt the INTO-CPS approach, lowering entry barriers for CPS development.

SOFTEAM's Role: ST will be involved in guiding the industrial partners with the CPS comodelling of their case studies. ST will be involved in activities related to determining the current State-of-the-Art related to CPSs, extending the SysML standard to support CPS comodelling and providing clear semantics on SysML usage. ST will focus will be onto to adaptation of the Modelio environment to manage different perspectives of end-users depending upon their appropriate roles. Additionally, contributions for integrating DSE aspects in Modelio will be carried out.

ST will contribute to the overall tool set integration, carrying out implementing of SysML extensions, integration of simulation features, and by extending aspects of traceability, model management and configuration management in its Modelio environment. ST will be involved in the project results standardisation and dissemination. Being heavily involved in standardisation activities within OMG, ST will contribute to SysML revision working group by reporting on INTO-CPS feedbacks and results.

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