Kick-Off Meeting of the Erasmus+ MS@CPS Project
With the widespread proliferation in various technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous cars, smart phones, embedded systems, cloud computing and big data, 5th Generation Internet, etc., the integration between software and hardware becomes very crucial to have reliable, secure, flexible systems. Despite the fact that software and hardware work in two different layers and domains, both components should be optimized to consider the characteristics and limitations of each other. Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) is a new multidisciplinary subject that tackles the integration process between the various software and hardware technologies, while maintaining a user friendly and secure human computer environment. The International Master of Science on Cyber Physical Systems (MS@CPS) provides a specialized and unified view of the industry-oriented research field, aiming to prepare the students to be highly skilled analyser, designers and developers of both the software and hardware aspects for various industry related systems and applications in the context of CPS. By enrolling in this program, the students will interact with people from several distinct countries, with diverse cultural backgrounds to promote globalization and technological development based on students' choices and expectations On February 6th and 7th, 2019 the kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ MS@CPS project took place in Siegen, Germany, in which 20 partners from 9 countries participated.