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Collaborative Model-based Systems Engineering for Cyber-Physical Systems, with a Building Automation Case Study

Lookup NU author(s): Professor John Fitzgerald, Dr Carl Gamble, Dr Richard Payne, Dr Peter Larsen



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We describe an approach to the model-based engineering of cyber-physical systemsthat permits the coupling of diverse discrete-event and continuous-time models and theirsimulators. A case study in the building automation domain demonstrates how such co-modelsand co-simulation can promote early cooperation between disciplines within a systemsengineering process before the expensive commitment is made to integration in physicalprototypes. We identify areas for future advances in foundations, methods and tools to realisethe potential of a co-modelling approach within established systems engineering processes.

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Author(s): Fitzgerald J, Gamble C, Payne R, Larsen PG, Basagiannis S, Mady AE-D

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: INCOSE International Symposium (IS2016)

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 817–832

Online publication date: 18/07/2016

Acceptance date: 15/02/2016

Date deposited: 26/09/2016

ISSN: 2334-5837

Publisher: Wiley Online Library


DOI: 10.1002/j.2334-5837.2016.00195.x