MS@CPS Project Meeting at Sfax, Tunisia
Dr. Ezzaldeen Edwan, the local project manager of MS@CPS at Palestine Technical College Deir El-Balah, participated in a project meeting held at the higher institute of computer and multimedia, university of Sfax, Tunisia from 5th -7th November 2019. There were 31 attendees representing the nine partner universities consortium participated in the meeting sessions over three full days. The consortium discussed current status and the progress in the different work packages of the project. The consortium agreed to accelerate accreditation procedures to launch the master programme in Fall 2020 and to start teaching for admitted graduate students in the programmme.
MS@CPS is a collaborative effort among European (Germany, Sweden and the UK) and MENA countries (Jordan, Tunis and Palestine) to establish an International Master of Science on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs). 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 envisioned master programme will focus on the contemporary recent technologies in various important applications in our daily life, such as Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous driving, smart phones, embedded systems, big data, semantic computing, cloud computing, etc. The project is funded by the European Union within Erasmus+ programme.
The project partners plan to have the next face to face meeting at “University of Hertfordshire” in Hatfield, United Kingdom in March 2019. The meeting will include training sessions on selected CPS topics and part of the schedule will be devoted to review the progress status and to identify next steps.