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Innovation for Safe and Secure Highly Automated and Autonomous Systems

24, May, 2017

In May, ISEP and CISTER hosted the second General Assembly of the ENABLE-S3 project. ENABLE-S3 is a leading European project in the area of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems, led by AVL List GmbH. Over 100 participants representing well-known companies such as Airbus, Thales, Siemens, Philips, Renault, IBM, among many others, attended this meeting, the last one before the first year’s evaluation of the project in June 2017.
Besides the usual Steering Board and Technical Board meetings, several project-wide and use-case specific sessions, ENABLE-S3 also had the first Market Place. This consisted in the exhibition of the results of the first year of work of several use cases, including the first prototype demonstrators. All participants had the chance to get an overall idea of the work being carried out outside the context of their own specific involvement in the project. The Market Place took place in the Hands-On laboratory of CISTER’s building.

All the hard work done during the meeting was rewarded with a very pleasant social event that included a visit to Taylor’s Port Wine cellars, followed by a dinner at Taylor’s restaurant - Barão Fladgate - which offered all the participants the opportunity to relax and network with the beautiful view over Porto’s old town and the Douro river.
ENABLE-S3 is an industry-driven project that aspires to substitute today’s cost-intensive verification and validation efforts by more advanced and efficient methods to pave the way for the commercialization of highly automated cyber physical systems (ACPS). Pure simulation cannot cover physics in detail due to its limitations in modelling and computation. Real-world tests are too expensive, too time consuming and potentially dangerous. Thus, ENABLE-S3 aims at developing an innovative solution capable of combining both worlds in an optimized manner. Driven by 12 industrial highly automated systems use-cases from 6 industry sectors (Automotive, Aerospace, Rail, Maritime, Health, Farming), the ENABLE-S3 consortium will develop a European cross-domain framework for cost-efficient verification and validation of the functionality, safety and security of ACPS, combining experts with tool suppliers and academia to overcome main testing challenges.