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A Novel, Comprehensible, Ultra-Fast, Security-Aware CPS Simulator

Objective

One of the main problems the CPS designers face is “the lack of simulation tools and models for system design and analysis”. This is mainly because the majority of the existing simulation tools for complex CPS handle efficiently only parts of a system while they mainly focus on the performance. Moreover, they require extreme amounts of processing resources and computation time to accurately simulate the CPS nodes’ processing. Faster approaches are available, however as they function at high levels of abstraction, they cannot provide the accuracy required to model the exact behavior of the system under design so as to guarantee that it meets the requirements in terms of performance and/or energy consumption.
The COSSIM project will address all those needs by providing an open-source framework which will
a) seamlessly simulate, in an integrated way, both the networking and the processing parts of the CPS,
b) perform the simulations orders of magnitude faster,
c) provide much more accurate results especially in terms of power consumption than existing solutions,
d) report more CPS aspects than any existing tool including the underlying security of the CPS.
COSSIM will achieve the above by developing a novel simulator framework based on a processing simulation sub-system (i.e. a “full-system simulator”) which will be integrated with a novel network simulator. Furthermore, innovative power consumption and security measurement models will be developed and incorporated to the end framework. On top of that, COSSIM will also address another critical aspect of an accurate CPS simulation environment: the performance as measured in required simulation time. COSSIM will create a framework that is orders of magnitude faster, while also being more accurate and reporting more CPS aspects, than existing solutions, by applying hardware acceleration through the use of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), which have been proven extremely efficient in relevant tasks.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SYNELIXIS LYSEIS PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU & TILEPIKOINONION ANONIMI ETAIRIA
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Farmakidou 10
34100 Chalkida
Greece
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 376 250

Participants (7)

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 416 900
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAXELER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 483 750
Address
3 & 4 Albion Place
W6 0QT London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 368 080
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
SEARCH-LAB BIZTONSAGI ERTEKELO ELEMZO ES KUTATO LABORATORIUM KORLATOLTFELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 370 625
Address
Szeruskert Utca 19 1 Em 6
1033 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 352 050
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EREVNITIKO PANEPISTIMIAKO INSTITOUTO TILEPIKONONIAKON SYSTIMATON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 274 375
Address
Kounoupidiana Akrotirio Tuc Campus
73100 Chania
Activity type
Research Organisations