Strategic action for future CPS through roadmaps,
impact multiplication and constituency building.

Road2CPS Mission

Road2CPS is a 24-month coordination and support action, co-funded under the the European Community's H2020 Research and Innovation Programme in the area of Smart Cyber-Physical Systems.
The project aims to carry out strategic action for future CPS through roadmaps, impact multiplications and constituency building. In Road2CPS, coordinated by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, 7 partners from 4 European countries (France, Germany, Spain and UK) dedicated themselves to:

- identifying the gaps of current research and bridging the efforts,
- analysing future research priorities and business opportunities and,
- bringing the relevant stakeholders together to facilitate mutually beneficial collaborations between them.

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) find their application in many highly relevant areas to our society: multi-modal transport, health, smart factories, smart grids and smart cities among others. The inherent complexity of CPSs (and related complexity management), as well as the need to meet optimised performance and comply with essential requirements like safety, privacy, security, raises many questions that are already beginning to be explored by the research community. Road2CPS aims at accelerating uptake and implementation of these efforts.

The project will not only build a constituency united by the commonly faced challenges but will also create a joint action plan for the future development of CPSs.


SmartCPS Concertation Event

The final event of the Road2CPS will be held next Monday, January 30, in Brussels! This SmartCPS Concertation event is organised by the coordination actions Road2CPS, TAMS4CPS, and sCorPiuS The event will bring together the Cyber-Physical Systems, embedded intelligent systems and advanced computing communities across Europe and is set to reinforce exchange and strengthen the … Continue reading SmartCPS Concertation Event

Road2CPS Ebook

It’s our pleasure to announce you the publication of the Road2CPS EBook. You can find it in the section Resources where you can download it!!!  

Smart Cyber-Physical Systems – Concertation Event

  We are pleased to announce the EU Smart Cyber-Physical Systems Concertation Event on 30th of January at the Bedford Hotel and Congress Centre, Brussels. It is organized by the coordination actions Road2CPS, TAMS4CPS and sCorPiuS. Please book this event in your calendars. More information will follow soon. The event will bring together the Cyber-Physical … Continue reading Smart Cyber-Physical Systems – Concertation Event


The Road2CPS Consortium is pleased to invite you to the Road2CPS Strategy Roadmap Workshop, which is set to discuss visions and priorities of recently produced roadmaps in the area of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) draw recommendations for future research and innovation activities and elaborate strategies (and timelines) for their implementation. The workshop will gather CPS-experts from … Continue reading ROAD2CPS – STRATEGY ROADMAP WORKSHOP

ARTEMIS Technology Conference 2016: form the future together! ARTEMIS Industry Association organises the ARTEMIS Technology Conference (ATC), which will take place 4-6 October 2016 in Madrid, Spain. On 5-6 October, this event has – as the name indicates – a focus on deep technological presentations, both on project achievements and state-of-the-art technology, while on 4 October (starting at 12:00 hrs) and 5 … Continue reading ARTEMIS Technology Conference 2016: form the future together!

Visionary CPS Scenario Roadmapping Workshop

Visionary CPS Scenario Roadmapping Workshop will be held in Stuttgart on the 7th June. Participation is free after registering!!!

TAMS4CPS event at SoSE 2016 in Norway

Invitation to participate in the latest EU workshops of the TAMS4CPS project on TransAtlantic Modelling and Simulation for Cyber-Physical Systems (, to be held June 16th – 17th 2016 at Kongsberg, Norway. More information:

ARTEMIS Strategic Research Agenda 2016

We proudly announce the official release of the ARTEMIS Strategic Research Agenda 2016. The agenda has been successfully launched by Heinrich Daembkes (President ARTEMIS-IA) & Laila Gide (Vice President ARTEMIS-IA) in Vienna. The book was officially handed over to Ben Ruck (Head Public Authorities Board ECSEL), Michael Wiesmüller (PA Austria) & Dr. Max Lemke (Head of … Continue reading ARTEMIS Strategic Research Agenda 2016

TAM4CPS ‘s First Newsletter has now been published!

TAMS4CPS-First Newsletter

SAVE THE DATE: Smart Cyber-Physical Systems – EC Clustering Event

April 14, 2016 – Hofburg Vienna, Austria

Road2CPS Constituency Building Workshop

Interesting Workshop organised by Road2CPS in Turin, October 8th: Are platforms a solution for our industrial competitiveness? How can they benefit from IoT and Big data?

Artemis Summer Camp

We had a very fruitful Summer Camp in Helsinki last month. It became clear again that Embedded & Cyber-Physical Systems play an ever-increasing role in our future products and services and that in fact the area of Embedded & Cyber-Physical in general includes or largely overlaps the areas of Digital Platforms & the Things in … Continue reading Artemis Summer Camp


The Roadmapping Workshop of the Road2CPS project was held on the 24th of June 2015, with the participation of the project partners and a great number of external experts. The roadmapping methodology was greatly appreciated by the participants and lead to interesting conclusions.

Road2CPS is a 24 month coordination and support action, co-funded under the European Community's H2020 Research and Innovation Programme in the area of Smart Cyber-Physical Systems

The project aims to carry out strategic action for future CPS through roadmaps, impact multiplications and constituency building.

The miniaturisation of sensing, actuating and computing components together with the increasing number of interacting systems in strongly connected environments, and the growing complexity of such systems have triggered a paradigm shift. CPS concepts address challenges for system implementation such as increasing complexity and flexibility.

These challenges and the need to optimise performance and comply with essential requirements like safety and security raise many questions that are partially addressed by current research in areas such as transport, health, production, smart grids and smart cities already. Nevertheless, there is still a huge gap between theoretical concepts, technical developments, and successful application, as well as considerable differences with regard to propagation and maturity of CPS between application domains and along the value chain.

Strategic action is needed to bring the relevant stakeholders together and to facilitate mutually beneficial collaborations between them.

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, as coordinator of Road2CPS, together with 6 other partners from 4 European countries (France, Germany, Spain and the UK) have conceived this project with the goal of responding to this situation by:

  • Analysing impact from past and ongoing projects, identifying gaps and bridging efforts towards impact multiplication
  • Developing technology, application and innovation strategy roadmaps for CPS to serve as a catalyst for early adoption of CPS technologies
  • Enhancing CPS implementation and exposing exploitation opportunities via case studies
  • Developing recommendations for future research priorities and implementation strategies
  • Building a CPS constituency – bringing together key players into targeted task forces to contribute to the Road2CPS action plan.

This will provide European organisations with the direction required to establish their future visions of CPS environments, supporting their efforts to stay at the forefront of new developments and preparing them for future challenges in the industrial application of CPSs; thus reinforcing the leading position of the European industry in CPS.

null null null

null null null


The term Cyber-Physical System (CPS) describes hardware-software systems which tightly couple the physical world and the virtual world. They are established from networked embedded systems that are connected with the outside world through sensors and actuators, acquiring data streams from the physical world, establishing and continuously updating a virtual twin of the physical world and with the capability of interacting with the physical world, following instructions from the virtual sphere.Furthermore, CPSs are not merely networked embedded systems but software-intensive, intelligent systems with the capability to collaborate, adapt, and evolve. CPS can be considered to be the technological foundation for the Internet of Things in which every physical object has a virtual representation and in which the physical and virtual reality form a continuum.

CPSs are enabled by at least two technological trends: Driven by technological maturity and thus cost reduction, the first trend is a proliferation of IT systems and sensors dispersed in the world, moving or at fixed locations, ranging in dimension from very large to very small. The second trend is an increasing interconnection among such systems. Most of these systems are equipped with communication capabilities, they can be networked either permanently or communicate wirelessly from time to time.

It is important to note that the two trends described above have an “enabling quality” and a “demanding quality” at the same time: On the enabling side, CPSs offer an almost boundless innovation potential in diverse domains and help tackle significant societal challenges. Never before in history has information been so available and never before have distributed actors been able to cooperate so easily. Coming historically from a world in which people lived under limited information, we are at the start of an era where information abounds, enabled by the described trends. With CPSs, however, comes also an unprecedented and drastic increase in complexity. If society is to be increasingly based on such complex technological systems – and is to adequately leverage their benefits – then effective ways of dealing with and reducing complexity are required. On the one hand the challenges can be divided into more technological-engineering ones and on the other hand into more non-technological ones.


 Technological and engineering challenges 

Traditional approaches of central control and superordinate management seem incapable of dealing with the vast ecosystem of networked systems that, today, is only in its infancy. More flexible approaches are required if the constituent systems of a CPS are to collaborate, negotiate, or organize themselves. Throughout the entire lifecycle of a CPS, novel approaches will be necessary which an evolution of the systems engineering discipline will have to offer. Elaboration of technological challenges and steps forward in fields like in ubiquitous autonomy, modeling, simulation and architectures, smart sensors and sensor data fusion, big data, forecasting, human and machine awareness, resilience and fault tolerance and safety, security, and privacy are needed to overcome the constraints successful implementation faces today.

 Non-technological challenges / need for de-fragmentation and coordinated action 

Besides the technological challenges, the heterogeneous field of CPS also faces many non-technological challenges, which have to be overcome to enable a successful future implementation. A major problem is seen in the fragmentation of initiatives and efforts across domains and value chains, as well as in the alignment of research efforts with the requirements in the application domains. For an effective exploitation of emerging CPS-relevant technologies and approaches a clear picture of the field as well as a forward look to enable better planning are needed. Results from past and ongoing projects are still underexploited and constituencies are still not formed to an adequate level to reach a critical mass and cross-fertilisation across sectors and the value chain.


Road2CPS has been conceived to respond to the technological and non-technological challenges with the following overall objectives:

  • To assess and multiply the impact of past and ongoing projects in CPSs and related fields, accompanied by raising awareness and disseminating programme achievements to support the timely uptake of novel approaches. These objectives will contribute importantly to tackling the non-technological challenges.
  • To develop technology, application and innovation strategy roadmaps, to specialise the roadmaps into the industrial context via case studies and to derive recommendations for future research and innovation strategies. These objectives will contribute importantly to overcoming the technological and engineering challenges described above.
  • To bound and build a constituency aware of – and united by – their commonly faced challenges and demands regarding CPS and build task forces for specific actions (e.g. CPS and society; CPS and business; CPS and standards, interoperability, safety and security; CPS and the general public). These objectives will contribute importantly to tackling the technological and non-technological challenges.

null null

 Objectives, Approach and Main Results and Impacts 


Road2CPS will concentrate on identifying and developing opportunities for novel technologies, applications and services in the field of CPS, and the identification of solutions to problems associated with it, as well as the socioeconomic issues accompanying these innovative changes. All these aspects will be addressed in the roadmaps and case studies across all economic sectors. This data is of strategic importance for the future competitiveness of European industry in order to develop adapted technological solutions for the future challenges of the society. Still in their developmental infancy, CPSs are an appropriate target for building an interdisciplinary, multi-sectorial roadmap for reflexive and socially responsive research and innovation. The development of new design concepts, methods, architectures and tools could be made to fit as well as possible with economic and sustainability issues.

To achieve Road2CPS’s ambitious goals the work is structured in specific activities complementing each other. Road2CPS consists of the 3 main building blocks / pillars:

  • Impact assessment, dissemination of programme achievements and impact multiplication,
  • Technology, application and innovation strategy roadmaps and case studies, and
  • Constituency building, deriving concrete actions.


Road2CPS will provide European organisations with the direction required to establish their future visions of CPS developments and herewith support their efforts to stay at the forefront of these new developments and to be prepared for future challenges in the industrial application of CPSs; thus reinforcing the leading position of the European industry in Cyber-Physical Systems.



The Road2CPS consortium consists of a well-balanced group of 7 partners from 4 European countries (Germany, France, United Kingdom and Spain), who bring in diverse but complementary competencies in roadmapping, impact multiplication and constituency building. The beneficiaries contribute knowledge and experiences from a variety of different industries like energy, transport, manufacturing and engineering. The Road2CPS consortium consists of three categories of partner: (i) academic/research partners, (ii) technology transfer institutions, and (iii) industrial partners involved with the design and large scale implementation of IT solutions.

null null

null null null
null null null null



The Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum of the Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH belongs to the Steinbeis Foundation for Economic Promotion. The Foundation runs a network of approximately 1,000 so-called Technology Transfer Centres with the overarching aim to bridge the gap between science and application, turning R&D results into an actual economic advantage and making a whole spectrum of the latest technology and management insights available to large companies, SMEs, and individual entrepreneurs alike. Close links between the transfer centres and research organisations guarantee the connection between R&D and industry.

The Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ) was founded in March 1990. SEZ is a member of the regional European Enterprise Network (EEN) consortia. The core activities of SEZ are:

  • to manage and support international research projects,
  • to assist organisations in European projects at any stage,
  • to give assistance in the exploitation of research results,
  • to promote trans-national technology transfer,
  • to stimulate and support the innovation process in industrial companies to provide professional training

SEZ has vast experience in dissemination activities, organizing workshops, conferences and brokerage events for technology transfer. SEZ has been involved in more than 45 European projects in the past years, among them several roadmapping and technology transfer projects in a variety of emerging disciplines.

SEZ is and has been involved as a coordinator or management partner in similar European projects like Road2SoS, Road4FAME, NanoRoadSME, PhotonicRoadSME, CPSELabs, and TAMS4CPS.

Contribution to Road2CPS

Coordinating the Road2SoS project, SEZ will provide its broad expertise in the following areas:

  • Roadmapping activities & impact analysis & market studies
  • Dissemination & exploitation of project results,
  • Technology transfer
  • Overall project management

Contact data

Person responsible Dr. Meike Reimann
Telephone +49-721-935 19 119
Other contact person Carsten Rueckriegel
Telephone +49-721-935 19 131
Other contact person Sarah Mortimer
Telephone +49-721-935 19 128



The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organisation for application-oriented research in Europe, undertaking contract research on behalf of industry, the service sector and the government. The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA provides solutions to organisational and technological challenges, particularly within the production environment of industrial enterprises. Core business is the development, testing and piloting of methods, components and equipment, through the implementation of complete manufacturing systems and plants. The work is being carried out on behalf of the manufacturing industry, or it is funded by public sector research programs, e.g. research programs initiated by the German ministries, by various research foundations and the European Union. The institute disposes of know-how, many years of experience, human resources, fully equipped laboratories and technology – among others in the field of product design, process development, factory and production planning to factory operation and maintenance management by using innovative and state-of-the-art technologies and tools for modelling, simulation, visualisation (VR) and optimisation of products and factories. Additionally the Fraunhofer IPA expertise also covers software development and integration methodology, which is applied e.g. for equipment communication and integration, (intra)-logistics, simulation, scheduling, and evaluation of software and devices. It is actually participating to or leading a wide variety of European projects in regards to new manufacturing technologies, factory- and line planning, - simulation and -automation or production technologies. This also includes CPS related research as it is executed e.g. in the VFK, ManuCloud or eApps4Production projects which are funded by the European Commission or within the Industrie 4.0 initiative.

Contribution to Road2CPS

Within the Road2CPS project, Fraunhofer IPA acts as a domain expert for CPS in manufacturing environments, e.g. smart factories, throughout all work packages of the project. Thereby, it contributes its expertise in CPS research and applications and IT architectures and services for manufacturing. Highlights of the work undertaken are the organization of the Road2CPS application roadmapping workshop and the responsibility for the connection with the Industrie 4.0 initiative.

Contact data

Person responsible Ursula Rauschecker
Telephone +49 711 970 1240
Fax +49 711 970 1028



AnySolution is a Spanish SME based in Palma de Mallorca-the Balearic Islands. We develop strategic methodologies and projects in the fields of RD&I, Tourism, Smart cities and destinations, Emergencies, etc and we have a great deal of experience with social networks, event organisation and dissemination strategies in general. We are the coordinators of the Smart City Work Group of es.INTERNET technology ( Spanish Technology Platform of Convergence Towards Future - associated members).
Our goal is to:

  • Help companies achieve their challenges, providing different innovative solutions based on sectorial knowledge and effective use of RDI.
  • Generate wealth and transmit knowledge, technology and innovation.
  • Convert RDI into a key factor of competitiveness in public administrations.
  • Collaborate in the planning and development of projects at regional, national, European and international level.

AnySolution’s members have been managing projects for over 20 years and have actively taken part in the coordination of over 200 at regional, national, EU and international level.
Other recent projects:

  • CASI: FP7
  • SmartLock: “Development of Smart Locks for secure Smart Cities”. 2014. SOUL-FI programme. FIWARE. FP7
  • TREASURE: “Thermal Risk rEduction Actions and tools for SecURE cities”. 2014 European Project from the Civil Protection Financial Instrument on Prevention and Preparedness. DGECHO

Projects successfully submitted for other entities:

  • Skills4Jobs, Progress projects for UGT Baleares,
  • Many other projects under INNPACTO and INNCORPORA - ERDF.

We have agreements with different institutions at national and international level: Sardinia Region (Italy) or University of the North (Barranquilla-Colombia)

AnySolution is an associated member of the Technological Platforms es.INTERNET. Spanish Technology Platform of Convergence Towards Future.

AnySolution is member of Global Compact United Nations for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Contribution to Road2CPS

  • Lead WP6 (Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation)
  • Participate actively in all other WPs
  • Participate as an application domain expert (Smart cities)
  • Organise the Road2CPS final event

In the framework of Road2CPS, ANYSOLUTION will contribute with its knowledge in the field of the roadmapping previously acquired within the Road2SoS project. ANYSOLUTION is a well connected company and it will involve a large number of public and private entities. ANYSOLUTION is highly capable of bringing together all the necessary partners for a successful project implementation: universities, Chambers of Commerce, City Councils and many other companies.
Having a lot of experience in the management and implementation of European and national projects, ANYSOLUTION will actively contribute in the analysis of past and ongoing projects and in developing recommendations for future research.
As a company specialized in innovation, ANYSOLUTION will contribute in the identification of innovative technologies for CPS. ANYSOLUTION’S representatives also have a great deal of experience in designing business models, so it will contribute in the detection of business opportunities within the case studies.

ANYSOLUTION will be involved as the partner in charge of disseminating the programme’s achievements and impact analysis and will actively participate in the communication and exploitation tasks. In addition, ANYSOLUTION will also work on the preserving and integrating the IPR issues resulting from the final achievements and will be involved together with the rest of the members of the consortium in the strategic roadmap development and case studies.

Contact data

Person responsible Dolores Ordóñez
Telephone +34 619 712 806



Atos ( is an international company focused on Services for Information Technologies (IT) and currently it employs 78,500 people. In July 2011, Atos acquired Siemens IT Solutions and Services (the Siemens IT division), which has turned out in the incorporation of 28,000 new employees to Atos’ team. Atos’ headquarters are located in Paris, with presence in 42 countries around the world. Atos is the fifth company in the world for IT consulting sector and the first one in Europe, according to its business volume. The Research and Innovation group (, as part of Atos Spain, concentrates on the realisation of international projects, combining the most up-to-date technological developments (in areas such as Cloud, smart objects, services, etc.) with a high awareness of the human factors (education sciences, disability-related issues, etc.). For this reason, this multi-disciplinary and multicultural team is composed of experts in different knowledge areas, who apply all their knowledge to the achievement of the most balanced solutions.

Atos Research & Innovation will put to work the resources of its Smart Objects Lab. The Smart Objects Lab is a research lab primarily aiming at applying state of the art knowledge and technological expertise to develop and integrate technologies and architectures that are emerging from the research community and making them ready for improving current Information and Communication. The Smart Objects Lab has been involved in several IoT related projects in the PPP-Future Internet Program like FI-WARE (http// and OUTSMART (; in FP7 projects like SCOVIS (, iCore project (; in Artemis Projects like CHESS (; eDIANA (, or ENCOURAGE (

Atos is a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative), and is member of eSafety Forum, ARTEMIS, NEM, EOS and Nanomedicine, as well as of the Spanish platforms Logistop for Integral Logistics, eMOV for mobility, Railway, Maritime, eSEC for security, PROMETEO for embedded systems, PLANTETIC for ICT and electronics and es.Internet for Future Internet technologies. Atos is also a member of the refounded NET!WORKS ETP (industrial core group for the 5G PPP). Atos is a major partner in Future Internet-related initiatives, being member of the FI PPP Steering Board and Industrial Advisory Board.

Contribution to Road2CPS

Atos is involved in all work packages and is willing to contribute to Road2CPS general commitments. Hence, it is possible to highlight Atos's responsibilities in the work related to Recommendations for future research priorities, business opportunities and innovation strategies.

Contact data

Person responsible Andrea Rossi
Telephone +34 625 598 144



CEA LIST is a research department inside CEA, which is a French R&D governmental agency whose field of expertise ranges from nuclear industry to biosciences. Based in Ile-de-France (in the neighbourhood of Paris), LIST combines basic research and industrial R&D within a dynamic structure, and is mainly financed by industrial contracts. The project-based culture of its 450 scientists, engineers and technicians makes it a natural partner for industry seeking breakthrough technology; from the initial concept down to working demonstrators. CEA LIST is primarily concerned with the development of technology that combines software and hardware to form highly integrated complex systems. The research activities are structured into industry-driven projects, around three major topics: 1) Cyber-Physical Systems: CEA LIST focuses on the method and tools to successfully design such systems with appropriate architecture, software, and an optimal level of safety. 2) Interactive systems: researchers in this theme study the interface between our world and the digital world, the sensors and the actuators. 3) Sensors and signal processing: this topic covers the development of sensors and its physical interpretation of the signals for various applications. CEA LIST has established a network of industrial and academic partners throughout Europe. Ways of collaboration are diverse, depending on the needs of these industrials and ranging from an industry- funded post-doctorate to a joint-lab performing high-level research on embedded systems.

Main European projects:
Artemis MBAT, Artemis CESAR, ITEA VERDE, OpenETCS, FP7 Adams, FP7 ArtisDesign, FP7 Stance, FP7 MAENAD, FP7 SafeAdapt

Main networks:
ARTEMIS IA, Systematic Paris region cluster, steering groups of the national intiative “Nouvelle France industrielle”, OMG UML, SysML and MARTE, euRobotics and PPP Sparc, leader of Eclipse Papyrus UML Project, partner of Eclipse Polarsys

Contribution to Road2CPS

Within CEA LIST, the DILS department federates research on software and systems engineering, with a special focus on the design and validation of complex, critical system and software over the project life cycle. Cyber-physical System design activities are anchored to a general model-driven engineering platform: Papyrus an Eclipse-based open source UML-compliant software design suite. Validation methods encompass static analysis and security with the Frama-C platform, grounded in mathematical research and formal theory to offer very high level of confidence. The department has steady and close relationships with some major actors of the CPS domain and is strongly involved in international standardization bodies like the Object Management Group (CEA is one of the main contributors and the current chair of the UML profile, MARTE) or AUTOSAR in the automotive domain.

In the context of Road2CPS CEA will lead WP5 on constituency building, working towards gathering an industrial advisory group/interested party during the course of the project. For this, CEA will leverage its role within the Systematic competitive cluster in the Paris area, which gather industrial groups and SMEs in a variety of application domains (among which transport and energy is a core part). David Servat who will lead CEA contribution is VP of the Automotive and Transport Special Interest Group within this cluster. A second lever is CEA role in the national industrial plan in France especially regarding embedded systems and autonomous vehicle, and CEA presence in several PPPs/JTIs such as euRobotics, Artemis/Ecsel or Shift2Rail.

In addition, CEA will contribute its expertise and experience in the other WPs with a special focus on 1) standards regarding CPS 2) safety and validation methods.

  • Lead of WP5 (Constituency Building)
  • Active in all other WPs
  • CPS R&I Expert
  • Application domain expert (Energy & Transport)
  • Organiser of Road2CPS Roadmapping Workshop and Constituency Building Workshop

Contact data

Person responsible David Servat
Telephone +33-1-69086323
Fax +33-1-69082082

Loughborough University


The ESoS Research Group focuses on the interoperability of, the sustainability of, and the re-configurability of complex socio-technical systems. The research, teaching, and enterprise activities of the group aim to support improvement in the creation and predictability of usable complex socio-technical systems.

The group has expertise in system architectures, human organisations, socio-technical theory, autonomy, aerospace, modelling and simulation of heterogeneous systems, distributed management, ethics and architectures for deployment of authority and responsibility, in order to ensure socially acceptable, culture-aware behaviour. The group is in the School of Electronic, Electrical, and Systems Engineering.

ESoS members are active in systems-related networks and committees in IEEE, INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering), and IEHF (Inst. Ergonomics and Human Factors).

ESoS led the T-AREA-SoS Support Action in FP7 to deliver a EU-US research agenda in Systems of Systems (2013) and lead the TAMS4CPS support action that seeks to enable EU-US collaboration in modelling and simulations for cyber-physical systems.

Loughborough University has 3,000 employees and over 16,000 students and is consistently ranked in the top fifteen UK universities for research and education. It has ten schools in engineering, science, and humanities and six cross-campus interdisciplinary challenges in: Changing Environments and Infrastructure, Communication, Culture and Citizenship, Enabling Technologies, Energy, Health and Wellbeing, and Secure and Resilient Societies. The integrated nature of these challenges fits well with the Loughborough ethos of engagement with industry to tackle real problems and deliver solutions that are societally or commercially beneficial. The University’s strong industrial links have been recognised in the award of a record seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes (awarded biennially in recognition of outstanding educational achievement in areas of service and benefit to the nation); second only to University of Oxford. Overall, Loughborough has participated in more than 100 EU projects and has strong links with a wide range of external public and private sector bodies.

Contribution to Road2CPS

The Loughborough team will contribute analysis of the state of the art in cyber-physical systems, from which gap analysis and identification of research priorities will be generated. This will be achieved using various analysis methods and will draw together information from several ongoing and recently completed European projects in cyber-physical systems.

By analyzing outputs across this and other projects, Loughborough will identify, and present, the likely impacts of research recommendations on architectures, processes and opportunities. The consequences of implementing ROAD2CPS recommendations for industry in particular and society in general will be assessed.

Contact data

Person responsible Professor Michael Henshaw
Telephone +44-1509-635-269

Newcastle University


Newcastle University is a world leading research-intensive university in the North-East of England, ranked 16th in the UK for global research power in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The School of Computing Science, founded in 1957, was one of the first UK universities to offer an undergraduate degree in Computing Science. The school comprises research groups in: Advanced Model-Based Engineering and Reasoning (AMBER); Digital Interaction; Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems; Scalable Computing; Secure & Resilient Systems (SRS); and Teaching Innovation. The school was ranked first in the UK for the quality of its research impact in the 2014 REF.

In Road2CPS, Newcastle University brings researchers from the AMBER and SRS research groups, which provide over 30 years of expertise in the field of trustworthy computer-based systems. The groups’ expertise encompasses rigorous design, fault tolerance, verification tools, system architectures, dependability concepts, traceability and socio-technical aspects. Their members pioneered the view that dependability is a system property and its achievement requires cooperation between disciplines and between engineers and non-engineers.

Ongoing projects include: the H2020 RIA INTO-CPS on comprehensive Model-Based Design of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs); the H2020 IA CPSE Labs on facilitating the uptake of CPS research by industry; the H2020 CSA TAMS4CPS on trans-Atlantic collaboration on modelling and simulation of CPSs; and the EPSRC (UK) TrAmS-2 on rigorous and model-based approaches to the design and analysis of ambient computing systems.

Recent projects include: the FP7 IP COMPASS on model-based techniques for developing and maintaining Systems of Systems, which our groups coordinated; the FP7 STReP DESTECS on developing fault-tolerant embedded systems, in which we led work on methods for collaborative modelling and co-simulation; and the FP7 IP DEPLOY on industrial deployment of formal engineering methods, which we also coordinated.

Contribution to Road2CPS

In Road2CPS Newcastle University:

  • leads the case study work (in WP3);
  • leads themes on: i) modelling, simulation & architectures; and ii) resilience and fault tolerance;
  • is a key contributor to the task force on CPS technology and platforms; and
  • contributes to all of the other work packages of Road2CPS, with a particular focus on the themes of: i) modelling, simulation & architectures; and ii) resilience and fault tolerance.

Contact data

Person responsible Prof. John Fitzgerald
Telephone +44 191 208 7087
Fax +44 191 208 8788


Road2CPS Public Documents


Description of the contents of the Gaps folder

CPS Gaps in EU Projects






CompCPS2016 Collab Workshop – ToR 14 06 2016








Road2CPS_644164_D1_3_ Impact Assessment




Road2CPS_644164_D2_2_Report on Market




Road2CPS_644164_D3.2_Guide to Cyber Physical Systems Egineering














Paper based on findings in Road2CPS work accepted for presentation at the UK conference, Ergonomics & Human Factors 2016; 19-21 April

Paper details:  “‘Some implications of software-dominated manufacturing for the Ergonomics profession’”, 2016, M.A. Sinclair, C.EW. Siemieniuch, M.J.deC. Henshaw

Job design for manufacturing in an era of sustainability M.A. Sinclair, C.EW. Siemieniuch, M.J.deC 2015

A practical example of a software factory: building a custom application for analysing EU Cyber Physical System (CPS) projects using Open Source software componentsPalmer, Paul J.Henshaw, MichaelSiemieniuch, Carys E.Sinclair, Murray A.


ARTEMIS BROKERAGE EVENT, Brussels, February 1st, 2017





SmartCPSConcertationEvent 2017-01-30_report













12_Keynote BenefitsBySmartCPS












EventSummary SmartCPS

Road2CPS – Strategy Roadmap Workshop, Brussels, 15th November
























SmartDestinationsWS-Intro-Road2CPS_2016-10-11_ANYSOL Dolores Ordonez

0 EN Smart Destination UE Palma Antonio Lopez de Avila SEGITTUR

1 Balearst Road 2 CPS-COMUNICACION Luis del Olmo

1b Presentacion Digitizing European Business Luis del Olmo


2 Presentacion SmartIsland Mallorca Cosme Bonet

3 Calvia destino inteligente Engl Antonio Tirado



7 20161011_TirmeRoad2cps Rafael Guinea

9 Smart-Murcia-RoadCPS Antonio SkarmentaDEF







Report on Road2CPS Consultation Event Final


CPS week Wien 13 – 14 April 1016 plenary speech












Mantis Project Presentation 03


CPS cluster event – 14 April – WSt v2





PANEL2_6 Gusmeroli POLIMI Demand panel – Turin – 8th October

2015 PANEL2_5 road2cps marasso – Turin – 8th October 2015

PANEL2_3 Innovalia Road2CPS – Turin – 8th October 2015

PANEL1_6 Industrial Ring 4.0-sergi figuerola – Turin – 8th October 2015

PANEL1_4 FIWARE Road2CPS panel – Turin – 8th October 2015

Concept and Methodology – Turin – 8th October 2015

Workshop on Future Platforms – Turin – 8th October 2015

Road2CPS CONNECT A3 Workshop – Turin – 8th October 2015

PANEL2_4 ROAD2CPS Future Platforms BAUM – Turin – 8th October 2015

PANEL2_2 Road2CPS-CPSoS-CS – Turin – 8th October 2015

PANEL1_5 Gusmeroli FITMAN Supply panel – Turin – 8th October 2015

PANEL1_3 Road2CPS-VFK – Turin – 8th October 2015

PANEL1_2 Arrowhead Platform – Turin – 8th October 2015

PANEL1_1 CRYSTAL Road2CPS – Turin – 8th October 2015



Road2CPS-WP2_Roadmapping-WS-Paris_2015-06-24 -Report 

ARTEMIS-IA SRA status and outlook – Paris – 24th June 2015
Road2CPS Manufacturing Domain IPA – Paris – 24th June 2015

Road2CPS Energy & Transport Domain – Paris – 24th June 2015

Road2CPS SmartCity Domain – Paris 24th June 2015

Road2CPS Industrie 4.0 IPA short – Paris – 24th June 2015

Road2CPS Process IT.EU – Paris – 24th June 2015

Road2CPS Industrie 4-0 – Paris – 24th June 2015

Road2CPS Intro Methodology – Paris – 24th June 2015

Road2CPS sCorPiuS – Paris – 24th June 2015


Road2CPS COMPASS – Paris – 24th June 2015

Road2CPS CyPhERS – Paris – 24th June 2015


Road2CPS Roadmap Presentation – Paris – 24th June 2015
CPSoS – Paris – 24th June 2015



Fill the form to let us know what you think or make us some suggestions!

null null null null

Thanks for contacting us!

Road2CPS is co-financed by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 programme.

© Road2CPS - Grant Agreement No. 644164 Project duration 01/02/2015 to 30/01/2017


null null


ICT 2015

20-22 October 2015

Innovate, Connect, Transform. Lisbon (Portugal).
More information...

8th International Workshop on Model-Based Architecting of Cyber-physical and Embedded Systems

28 September 2015

We are pleased to invite you to submit papers to the 8th International Workshop on Model Based Architecting of Cyber-physical and Embedded Systems (previously Model Based Architecting and Construction of Embedded Systems), held in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE 18th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS) at Ottawa, Canada, on September 27th, 2015.
Paper submission deadline: July 17, 2015
Notification of acceptance: August 21, 2015
Pre-event version deadline: TBA
Workshop: September 28, 2015
More information...

Workshop RRI and SSH in ICT-related parts of H2020

9-10 July 2015

Co-organised by DG CONNECT and the RRI-ICT Forum project

Road2CPS roadmapping workshop

24 June 2015


Road2CPS partners meeting

23 June 2015


ARTEMIS summer camp

10 June 2015

More information...

Road4FAME EU Consultation Meeting

22 May 2015

Digital Revolution in Europe: Converging Visions for a Smarter World. Brussels (Belgium)
More information...


10-11 March 2015

Berlin (Germany)

Road2CPS Kick-Off Meeting

3-4 March 2015

Karlsruhe (Germany)

CyPhERS Final workshop

23 February 2015

Munich (Germany)

Fachveranstaltung Cyber-Physical Systems

4 February 2015

Stuttgart (Germany)