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Systems Engineering—Software Engineering Interface for Cyber-Physical System

Conference Paper
This paper describes guidelines for approaches, practices, and questions to help systems and software engineering prevent interface issues in cyber-physical systems (CPSs).

Software Engineering Institute


This paper describes work done by the Systems-Software Engineering Interface Working Group of INCOSE. The paper shows how software has grown since the early days of INCOSE and thus the organizational and technical interfaces between system and software have expanded.

The paper also includes a table that describes the activities that have to be performed on a software-intensive system and the complementary roles to be performed by systems engineers and software engineers to ensure the activities are complete. The role of software in communicating among technical components of systems-of-systems and cyber-physical systems is emphasized.