Tomáš Bureš presents 45. Prague Computer Science Seminar - Smart Cyber-Physical Systems

On 2019-11-28 - 2019-11-28 16:15:00 at KN:E-107 Zengerova posluchárna, Karlovo nám. 13, Praha 2
Smart Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things are some of the names
attributed to the next generation of systems consisting of a large number of
distributed and potentially mobile components that interact with their
environment and with other components of the system. Thanks to this extensive
collaboration and data sharing, the whole system becomes “smart” in its
decisions. This means that the system can adapt to various situations and
derive the best out of them. An important feature of these systems is that
“smartness” increasingly relies on software, up to the point when the
software becomes by far their most complex and most critical part. Another
important feature of these systems is that they are highly dynamic – as
components of the system move and adapt to new situations in their environment,
the whole system has to continuously reconfigure itself.

The resulting software complexity is typically tackled by building hierarchical
software architecture abstractions. However, traditional methods of modeling
software architectures cannot easily cope with the level of dynamicity present
in these systems. In this lecture, we will look into novel software
concepts that specifically target the dynamicity and allow tackling the
complexity of the systems. In particular, we will introduce a concept of
autonomous component ensembles, which provide a hierarchical abstraction for
modeling dynamic coalitions of components.

Responsible person: Petr Pošík