Professor Sztipanovits from Nashville’s own Vanderbilt University gives a preview of his up coming OOPSLA keynote on “Cyber-Physical Systems.”
A relatively new concept that asks whether there are some higher level abstractions to design itself. Domain-specific modeling and languages allow an abstraction of a domain, however, can we go even higher? Can we go meta on the meta of DSMs/DSLs? This line of thinking leads to understanding the systems themselves, their potential compositional characteristics or lack thereof, the advantages to be gained or loss, and of course how to deal with system integration issues as well as quality and certification.
Sztipanovits is not simply abstractly thinking about cyber-physical systems but also relates the concepts to real-world application examples in avionics, VLSI design, and the automotive industry. He believes that the perfect storm is forming that will change how we perform engineering activities. Whether they be electrical, mechanical, or aeronautical.
Sztipanovits’s keynote promises to bring you to another plane of engineering consciousness and inspiration.