Seminar: Janos Sztipanovits, Vanderbilt University, “OpenMETA: Model-integrated design tool suite for cyber-physical systems”

This Thursday, April 9th, 4:30pm-5:30pm in POST 126, Janos Sztipanovits, of the Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) will present:

OpenMETA: Model-integrated Design Tool Suite for Cyber-Physical Systems

Abstract: CPS design flows span physical and computational domains and incorporate manufacturability constraints for physical components. Heterogeneity is the norm as well as the main challenge: components and systems are modeled using multiple physical, logical, functional and non-functional aspects. Traditional design flows use the principle of separation of concerns and decompose the overall design task into domains of manageable problem sizes. However, the fundamental goal of model-based design – correct-by-construction technology for eliminating the costly design-build-test-redesign cycles – requires modeling and analyzing cross-domain interactions among physical and cyber domains. The talk will provide an overview of the OpenMETA tool suite developed at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt University under the DARPA Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) program. It will present some of the key innovations, such as the introduction of model, tool and analysis integration layers, a light-weight model integration language CyPhyML, and will summarize experience with the model- and component-based design flow. OpenMETA has been stress tested in the AVM challenge problem – FANG – and is now under transitioning to several application domains.

Bio: Dr. Janos Sztipanovits is currently the E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University and founding director of the Institute for Software Integrated Systems. His current research interest includes the foundation and applications of model and component-based design of Cyber Physical Systems, design space exploration and systems-security co-design technology. He leads the CPS Virtual Organization in the US and he is co-chair the CPS Reference Architecture and Definition public working group established by NIST in 2014. In 2014 he was elected to be member of the Steering Committee of the Industrial Internet Consortium. He was founding chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Embedded Software (SIGBED). He is member of the Academic Executive Board of Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization and he is member of the national steering group. Dr. Sztipanovits was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2000 and external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2010. He won the National Prize in Hungary in 1985 and the Golden Ring of the Republic in 1982. He graduated (Summa Cum Laude) from the Technical University of Budapest in 1970 and received his doctorate from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1980.