Flexibility, intelligence and resilience for dependable cloud-based cyber-physical systems
In the white paper »Flexilient End-to-End Architectures« we present a novel approach for designing and managing intelligent connected autonomous systems at runtime that allows safety aspects to be evaluated and guaranteed not only during the design phase and for worst-case scenarios, but also at runtime in line with the current situation. As a result, we can move functions, including those that are safety related, to the cloud or edge for improved performance.
Within the white paper, Christian Drabek and Anna Kosmalska of Fraunhofer IKS discuss the main challenges of dependable cloud-based cyber-physical systems(-of-systems). The aim is to design them to simultaneously provide resilience, intelligence and flexibility, for which we introduce the new term »flexilience«. Utilizing a specific example, the authors illustrate the institute’s process for analyzing and validating end-to-end architectures (E2E), thus supporting its customers to develop flexible and resilient E2E architectures.