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Challenges when cyber systems meet humans

Selfdriving minibus in city
The self-driving car is just one example where cyber systems interact with physical systems and people. Photo: G.M. Cruise
Published Feb 03, 2021

In our homes and surroundings, computer systems are hiding that both measure and control things, often connected to the Internet. What happens when they fail? Do we still have electricity, water, food and safe transport? Martin Törngren writes about this in an article in the prestigious HiPEAC's Vision 2021.

Self-driving cars, and smart phones connected to heating systems in our homes, are just a few examples where cyber systems interact with physical systems and people. The development goes fast. 

At the same time as these cyber-physical systems offer new opportunities to build sustainable solutions, one may wonder: What happens when they fail? Do we still have electricity, water, food and safe transport?

Martin Törngren writes about this and much more in the article Cyber-physical systems have far-reaching implications, which was recently published in the prestigious HiPEAC's Vision 2021.

HiPEAC's Vision 2021

Facts about HiPEAC and Martin Törngren

Martin Törngren  is a Professor at the Unit Mechatronics and Embedded Control Systems, Machine Design. He is currently involved in several contexts linked to cyber-physical systems, including the ITM center TECoSA  and the project Campus 2030 .

HiPEAC is a network of computer system experts, founded in 2004 within the EU Networks of Excellence framework program. Over the years, the network has renewed itself and has grown into an extensive European network of experts from both industry and academia. Today, topics such as AI / machine learning, autonomy, edge-computer systems, block chains and XR are issues that engage the network's researchers.

HiPEAC's Vision 2021  is composed by a variety of experts who provide different perspectives on the current development in the field.

Text: Ulrika Georgsson

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Last changed: Feb 03, 2021