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Engineering Safe and Secure Cyber-Physical Systems

The Specification PEARL Approach


  • Presents methods for holistic, quality of service-oriented design and development of cyber-physical systems

  • Presents a methodological approach to their engineering particularly addressing safety and security

  • Demonstrates how the Engineering of Safe and Secure Cyber-Physical Systems


Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 632)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Roman Gumzej
    Pages 1-13
  3. Roman Gumzej
    Pages 15-32
  4. Roman Gumzej
    Pages 33-40
  5. Roman Gumzej
    Pages 41-52
  6. Roman Gumzej
    Pages 65-79
  7. Roman Gumzej
    Pages 81-88
  8. Roman Gumzej
    Pages 89-89
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 91-128

About this book


This book introduces the concept of holistic design and development of cyber physical systems to achieve their safe and secure operation.  It shows that by following the standards for embedded system’s safety and using appropriate hardware and software components inherently safe system’s architectures can be devised and certified. While the standards already enable testing and certification of inherently safe and sound hardware, this is still not the case with software. The book demonstrates that Specification PEARL(SPEARL) addresses this issue and proposes appropriate solutions from the viewpoints of software engineering as well as concrete program components. By doing so it reduces the complexity of cyber physical systems design in an innovative way.

Three ultimate goals are being followed in the course of defining this new PEARL standard, namely:

1. simplicity over complexity,

2. inherent real-time ability, and

3. conformity to safety integrity and security capability levels.


Computational Intelligence Cyber-Physical Systems Modelisar Quality of Service Resilient Control Systems Robot Safety Security

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LogisticsUniversity of MariborCeljeSlovenia

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“With the methodology proposed, the author succeeds in linking hardware and software properties through a holistic approach, covering important aspects such as functional correctness, timeliness, safety, and security. This is a suggested read for systems designers interested in the identification of viable ways to deliver, and sustain, reliable and secure CPS implementations.” (Alessandro Berni, Computing Reviews,, August, 2016)