SafeCOP – Safe Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems using Wireless Communication

H2020-ECSEL-2015-1-RIA-two-stage | 2015-2019

SafeCOP addresses operating environments with security constraints such as Cooperating CyberPhysical Systems (CO-CPS) characterised by a prevailing use of wireless communication with multiple stakeholders and open and unpredictable operating environments. In this scenario, no stakeholder has overall responsibility for the resulting “system of systems”. Even though CO-CPS allow to face and win different challenges of society (present and future), introduce new applications and markets, their certification and development are not adequately addressed by existing practices. The final goal of SafeCOP was therefore to provide an approach to guarantee the safety (understood both as safety and, where necessary, as security) of CO-CPS, thus enabling their development and certification. In order to reach this goal, the project has defined an architecture based on a run-time manager for the detection of abnormal behaviours that, if necessary, can trigger a “degraded but safe” service mode. SafeCOP has also developed methodologies and tools that can be used to certify the correct and safe functioning of a cooperative system. In addition, SafeCOP has extended current wireless technologies to ensure secure cooperation. Finally, SafeCOP has contributed to make new rules and regulations, providing certification authorities and standardisation committees with the scientific solutions needed to create standards that are also effective in addressing issues related to cooperation in a “system of systems”.

• A methodology to ensure the safety of CO-CPS.
• A reference architecture for run-time management to support CO-CPS engineering and certification.
• An extension of current wireless protocols to secure cooperation.
• New standards and regulations.

Aitek (IT), ALTE Visetec (FI), ALTEN Sweden (SE), CNR-IEIIT (IT), Danish Technological Institute (DK), DNV GL (NO), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FI), GMV (PT), Polytechnic of Porto – School of Engineering (ISEP) (PT), Intecs (IT), Intelligence Behind Things Solutions (IT), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SE), Mälardalen University (SE), Maritime Robotics (NO), Odense University Hospital (DK), Polytechnic of Milan (IT), Qamcom Research & Technology AB (SE), Ro Technology (IT), Safety Integrity AB (SE), SICS (SE), SINTEF (NO), Sito (FI), Technical University of Denmark (DK), Technicon (DK), University of L’Aquila (IT).

This project has received funding from the ECSEL Joint Undertaking, European Commission (grant agreement 69252).


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