First International Workshop on Software Engineering Aspects of Cyber-Physical Systems

Motivations and Objectives

Increasing numbers of objects in our day life are controlled by computers: phones, aircraft, cars, buildings, manufacturing machines, musical instruments, etc. In these so-called cyber-physical systems, computers interact directly with the physical world through sensors and actuators. Those systems are becoming the key infrastructure and backbone of our society and are at the heart of revolutionary changes in our daily lives and economy.
The sophistication and complexity of CPSs keeps increasing, since they must realize more functions with limited resources, which makes them increasingly difficult to build and manage. In particular, the cyber (software) part of these systems is growing rapidly, and has become a key part in CPS,  as they are the basis of operation for these systems.
For instance, the avionics industry has experienced exponential growth in software size, with the number of software lines of code in commercial aircraft roughly doubling every four years. These constant changes leads to the cost of rework due to the late discovery of design errors, reaching up to 70% of the cost of the software system itself. Therefore, the software aspects of CPS induce major challenges in their development.


This whole day workshop will take place on February 14 2019 and is co-located with the 12th Innovations in Software Engineering Conference (ISEC 2019) in Pune, India.

Targeted Audience

This workshop aims at gathering researchers and practitioners addressing the challenges induced by the software aspects of CPS, in order to identify synergy, common problems, solutions and visions for the future of this area. Strong interactions among participants will be favored to provide constructive feedback for accepted workshop papers and develop future collaborations and community building. A plenary brainstorming and discussion session will be planned at the end of the day. The discussion topics will be selected based on the interests of the participants.