In the BMBF-funded pioneering project CrESt (Collaborative Embedded Systems), 23 partners worked on the creation of a comprehensive framework for the development of collaborating embedded systems. The goal was to address the novel challenges in the development of collaborative embedded systems in dynamic systems-of-systems with a holistic development approach and thereby give the German industry a decisive competitive edge in these future-oriented and important application areas.
Fraunhofer IESE worked on the topics of context modeling, simulation, and functional safety. At the time of development, not all possible systems-of-systems and contexts could be modeled, simulated, and analyzed. This is why runtime approaches had to be developed that enable dynamic situation assessment, assessment of uncertainties, and validation of systems-of-systems.