Welcome to the CRC 1608 Convide


Modern cyber-physical systems (CPS) such as cars, airplanes, or smart home systems integrate computational processes with physical processes. These CPS comprise of many electronic, mechanical, and software-controlled components, posing difficult challenges for the design of such complex systems. Not only is there a need for modern CPS to be highly dependable, configurable, and flexible. At the same time, these systems can only function if all parts interact seamlessly. As a result, individual developers find it increasingly difficult to control the complexity of modern CPS, even at an abstract architectural level. For this reason, so-called “views” of the system – sub-models that are specific to the developer’s task – are used during development. 

Since there exist manifold dependencies between these views, there is urgent need for novel consistency-maintaining methods in Advanced Systems Engineering. To meet these demands, the Collaborative Research Center “Consistency in the View-Based Development of Cyber-Physical Systems” (Convide) brings together researchers with a background in computer science, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Technical University Munich, Technical University Dresden, and the University of Mannheim. Together, they are developing methods that aim to shorten development cycles and update intervals as well as to improve the adaptability, reliability, and security of modern CPS. 

IPEK Inside Special Edition

To celebrate the start of Convide, IPEK has published a 2023 special edition of its newsletter IPEK Inside. If you want to learn more about Convide and, in particular, the scientific problems that the CRC tries to answer, download the document via the link below.

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We Are Hiring!

Convide is hiring! We are looking for qualified personnel passionate about research in the area of cyber-physical systems. If you're interested in joining our groups and in conducting excellent research at Germany's leading universities, check out our jobs page.

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Kick-Off Meeting

On 9/10 October 2023, Convide members gathered in Bad Herrenalb for the official kick-off to celebrate the start of the CRC. The event provided ample room for scientific and personal exchange as well as administrative coordination, laying the groundwork for the coming four years.

Press Release
CRC 1608 Granted

At its appropriations committee's meeting on 16/17 May 2023, the German Research Foundation has determined the establishment of the new CRC 1608: Consistency in the View-Based Development of Software-Intensive Systems. The CRC will begin its work on 1 October 2023.

KIT Press Release (German)