Reliability of cyber physical systems with focus on building management systems

Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, Hamid Reza Shaker, Nader Mohamed

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Abstract

Cyber-physical systems are slowly emerging to dominate our world. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are systems that tightly integrates users, devices and software. Whereas many of these systems are obviously safety-critical systems, some of them become so under special circumstances. This is the case with our focus CPS, i.e. building management systems (BMS), which are not always safety critical per se, but under special circumstances they can become such. This certainly depends on the purpose of the building. We can easily imagine BMS of hospital buildings as safety-critical, but also BMS of buildings that store sensitive materials and equipment that could be of biological nature or encompassing sensitive technology that would need special temperature, humidity and light settings. For this reason, in this paper we would like to emphasize on the importance of reliability of CPS in general, with a special focus on BMS, as our area of interest. Furthermore, we also propose a classification of buildings with respect to the necessity of having their reliability evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 35th International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509052523
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 17 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event35th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 2016 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 9 2016Dec 11 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE 35th International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 2016

Other

Other35th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period12/9/1612/11/16

Keywords

  • building management systems
  • challenge
  • cyber-physical systems
  • reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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