Cyber Physical Systems are large systems and networks located in the „real world“ which work under the control of multiple computer-based sub-systems.
- electric power grids
- air-traffic control
- rail-traffic control
- street street/highway traffic management
- wireless sensor networks, e.g. for environmental control
In all these applications, computers, which work inside a "cyber space" without a notion of real time, are used to monitor and control other systems with strong requirements to guarantee a certain function within strict time limits.
DCPS is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), financed by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).