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[10-25] Software Engineering Issues in Cyber-Physical Systems



Software Engineering Issues in Cyber-Physical Systems   


Qixin Wang Associate professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University) 


Seminar Room (Room 334), Building 5, Institute of Software, CAS 


10:00am, October 25th, Friday 2019 




Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are the results of the inevitable merge of computers with other domains of physical-world practices. A key challenge to CPS is software engineering: how to coordinate experts of disparate backgrounds to build dependable, maintainable, and efficient complex CPS. This challenge is exacerbated as each cyber/physical domain advances, resulting in combinatorial growth of the cross-domain interaction/interference complexity. 

The CPS software engineering challenge implies a huge problem space involving multiple dimensions. In this talk, we aim to introduce this problem space to a broad audience, to reveal its abundant academic and practical values, and inspire new solutions.

Specifically, in this talk, we shall explore the CPS software engineering problem space with several concrete examples. Through these examples, we shall demonstrate how the CPS software engineering problems differ from traditional software engineering problems, how the problems are formulated, and how cross-domain thinking can help   address these problems.



Qixin Wang received the Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 1999 and 2001 respectively; and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois, USA) in 2008. He joined the Department of Computing of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2009, and is now an associate professor. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, real-time/embedded systems/networks, and their applications in industrial control, medicine and assisted living. He has authored/coauthored more than 40 papers/articles in leading publication venues in these fields, including a featured article in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 2008 May Issue and an article winning 2008 best paper award of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.