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Cyber-Physical Ecosystems: App-Centric Software Ecosystems in Cyber-Physical Environments

  • David E. Robbins
  • Murat M. Tanik
Conference paper

Abstract

The conceptual frameworks and information architectures of app-centric software ecosystems and cyber-physical systems (CPS) provide complimentary approaches to modeling systems. When integrated, these frameworks combine to become cyber-physical ecosystems (CPE). CPE are CPS whose constituent members, themselves CPS, meet the criteria for consideration as apps. Alternatively, CPE may be viewed as app-centric software ecosystems whose shared data environment includes the physical operating environment of the apps. By taking an app-centric approach to CPS integration, a semantically driven, information architecture based decomposition of a larger CPS into it’s component CPS becomes possible.

Keywords

Embed System Resource Description Framework Computational Element Calendar Data Programmable Matter 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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