DATE 2021 became a virtual conference due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic (click here for more details)

Taking into consideration the continued erratic development of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying restrictions of worldwide travelling as well as the safety and health of the DATE community, the Organizing Committees decided to host DATE 2021 as a virtual conference in early February 2021. Unfortunately, the current situation does not allow a face-to-face conference in Grenoble, France.

The Organizing Committees are working intensively to create a virtual conference that gives as much of a real conference atmosphere as possible.



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Carl Philipp Hohl

Step-UP!CPS - Software methods and technologies for modular updates of Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are systems that interact independently (highly automated or autonomous) with their environment. They perform important planning and control tasks in safety-critical applications such as automated and autonomous driving, networked production facilities or autonomous shipping. However, the conditions under which these systems perform their tasks can change throughout their life cycle. Therefore, the continuous updating, adaptation and expansion of these systems is of central importance. Future systems must be designed in such a way that improvements can be introduced promptly without the operational safety of the overall system being compromised.
The BMBF-funded project Step-Up!CPS focuses on the development of safety critical CPS to allow updates, adaptations and improvements while ensuring safe and secure operations.
This includes entire product lines with a high number of variants that require updates after commissioning. By proactively determining, ideally before a critical error occurs, that updates are necessary and which system components need to be updated, critical system processes can be safeguarded. To demonstrate broad applicability, the established concepts will be prototypically implemented and tested in the automotive, maritime and industry domains.