DCPS - Dependable Cyber Physical Systems

Welcome to the pages of the thematic network "Dependable Cyber Physical Systems" (DCPS).

DCPS is a funded project of the DAAD-Program „Strategic Partnerships and Thematic Networks“ (2013-2016).

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What are CPS?

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).