IoT4CPS - Trustworthy IoT for CPS

01/01/2017 to 31/12/2020

Digitalization over the entire product lifecycle accelerates the development, validation, in-strumentation and deployment of complex industrial products while increasing product quality. The digitalization and increasing connectivity of (critical) cyber-physical objects enables de-velopment of new applications but also leads to new safety & security related requirements in the design, testing, production and operation of these systems.

Realising in a cost-effective way, the full potential of trustworthy and secure cyber-physical systems and applications in Automated Driving and Industry 4.0, will require a holistic approach that combines operational aspects as well as the technology. The objective is to inte-grate security levels across all dimensions in order to:

  • ensure trusted interaction across de-vices, machines and networks;
  • maintain integrity, authenticity and confidentiality of infor-mation;
  • sufficiently protect production data and intellectual property.

The integration of appropriate security levels should provide ease of deployment and it should neither be detrimental to performance nor compromise user experience. Tailored security functionality should be provided in order to optimise performance and cost.

IoT4CPS will develop guidelines, methods and tools to enable safe and secure IoT-based applications for automated driving and for smart production. The project will address safety and security aspects in a holistic approach both along the specific value chains and the product life cycles. To ensure the outreach of the project activities and results, the relevant stakehold-ers will be involved throughout the project and results will be disseminated to expert groups and standardization bodies. The main focus of IoT4CPS will be on developing, producing and operating, highly trustable components and applications for Connected and Automated Driving. As the design and pro-duction of these components requires a high degree of integration and information exchange along the life cycle, the methods and tools investigated are also highly relevant for the Smart Production use case.

In this second use case, however, rather than considering the full band-width of Industry 4.0 applications, we focus our scope on the subset of the value chain that is linked to the main use-case. IoT4CPS will follow the ubiquitous security paradigm and address the entire technology stack from semi-conductors (sub-component level), via control systems (component level), to ap-plications (system level). Additionally, specific aspects of accessing the surrounding infra-structures will be considered, as well. Orthogonal to the system integration level, IoT4CPS will address the product life cycle from development, via production to operational use.

Thus, IoT4CPS will support digitalization along the entire product lifecycle, leading to a time-to-market acceleration for connected and autonomous vehicles. IoT4CPS will provide innova-tive components, leading to efficiency increases for the deployment of level 3 and level 4 autonomous driving functions, which will be validated in a vehicle demonstrator. The convergence of industry 4.0 and autonomous driving as promoted by IoT4CPS shall re-sult in a competitive advantage for the Austrian region with respect to the development, vali-dation and instrumentation of innovative components and solutions for connected and auton-omous vehicles and smart production environments.

Monday, 15 October, 2018


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Future Events

IAM Online Europe live webinar - AARC Extensions to the REFEDS Assurance Framework

AARC is holding a live webinar on 27 June 2019 at 15:00 CEST, that will explain extensions to the REFEDS Assurance Framework and implementations that were devised in the AARC project.

Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU
04/07/2019 to 05/07/2019

Project CyberSec4Europe (Cyber Security for Europe) is holding it next event - "Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU" in Brussels, Belgium on 4-5 July 2019. 

Other three pilots are invited during CyberSec4Europe meetings.