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Title A First Course on Cyber Physical Systems
Author Walid Taha and Robert Cartwright and Roland Philippsen and Yingfu Zeng
Year 2013
PublicationType Conference Paper
Conference 2013 Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education (WESE), Montreal, Canada, October 3, 2013
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Abstract Effective and creative CPS development requires expertise in disparate fields that have traditionally been taught in distinct disciplines. At the same time, students seeking a CPS education generally come from diverse educational backgrounds. In this paper we report on our recent experience developing and teaching a course on CPS. The course can be seen as a detailed proposal focused on three three key questions: What are the core elements of CPS? How can these core concepts be integrated in the CPS design process? What types of modeling tools can assist in the design of cyber-physical systems? Experience from the first two offerings of the course is promising, and we discuss the lessons learned. All materials including lecture notes and software used for the course are openly available online.