Trans-Atlantic Modelling
and Simulation for
Cyber-Physical Systems

Loughborough University, UK


Engineering Systems of Systems Group

Description of the organisation

The ESoS Research Group focuses on the interoperability of, the sustainability of, and the re-configurability of complex socio-technical systems.  The research, teaching, and enterprise activities of the group aim to support improvement in the creation and predictability of usable complex socio-technical systems.

The group has expertise in system architectures, human organisations, socio-technical theory, autonomy, aerospace, modelling and simulation of heterogeneous systems, distributed management, ethics and architectures for deployment of authority and responsibility, in order to ensure socially acceptable, culture-aware behaviour.  The group is in the School of Electronic, Electrical, and Systems Engineering.

ESoS members are active in systems-related networks and committees in IEEE, INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering), and CIEHF (Chartered Inst. Ergonomics and Human Factors). ESoS led the T-AREA-SoS Support Action in FP7 to deliver a EU-US research agenda in Systems of Systems (2013) and are a partner in a related project in H2020:  Road2CPS.

ESoS led the T-AREA-SoS Support Action in FP7 to deliver a EU-US research agenda in Systems of Systems (2013) and are a part

Loughborough University has 3,000 employees and over 16,000 students and is consistently ranked in the top fifteen UK universities for research and education.  It has ten schools in engineering, science, and humanities and six cross-campus interdisciplinary challenges in: Changing Environments and Infrastructure, Communication, Culture and Citizenship, Enabling Technologies, Energy, Health and Wellbeing, and Secure and Resilient Societies.  The integrated nature of these challenges fits well with the Loughborough ethos of engagement with industry to tackle real problems and deliver solutions that are societally or commercially beneficial. The University’s strong industrial links have been recognised in the award of a record seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes (awarded biennially in recognition of outstanding educational achievement in areas of service and benefit to the nation); second only to University of Oxford. Overall, Loughborough has participated in more than 100 EU projects and has strong links with a wide range of external public and private sector bodies.

Role in TAMS4CPS

The Loughborough team coordinates the TAMS4CPS project and contributes to all work packages.

Contact persons

Professor Michael Henshaw