Technology Area System of Cyber Physical Systems

When the Internet of Things (IoT) contains sensors, it becomes an example of something called cyber physical systems (CPS), such as intelligent houses, smart electricity networks and intelligent transport systems. This is the focus of the Technology Area Systems for Cyber Physical Systems.

New methods are being developed for specification, simulation, and testing, Application areas include robotics, automotive, and healthcare systems.

 Graphics of a large city with connections between people, things and buildings. Photo/illustration.

Cyber physical systems are for example intelligent houses, smart electricity networks and intelligent transport systems.

What are cyber physical systems?

The Internet of Things (IoT) can be everyday items such as household appliances, clothes and accessories, but also machines, vehicles and buildings, with built-in electronics and internet connection, which allows them to be controlled or exchanged data over the Internet.

The ’things’ can be controlled and share information from other locations, which facilitates integration with computer systems and can result in higher efficiency and accuracy. When the IoT contains sensors, it becomes an example of something called cyber physical systems, such as intelligent houses, smart electricity grids and intelligent transport systems.


The Technology Area is responsible for carrying through and developing courses within Computer Communication, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Parallel Architectures and Real-Time Systems. Education of doctoral students is done within the doctoral education in information technology:

Doctoral education in Information Technology

ELLIIT – Strategic Research Environment

Halmstad University, through ITE, is part of the ELLIIT strategic research environment (SFO) aimed at encouraging research in information technology and mobile communications. The overarching objective of ELLIIT is to support scientific excellence in combination with industrial relevance and impact.

ELLIIT stands for Excellence Center at Linköping-Lund in Information Technology and has four partners:

  • Linköping University
  • Lund University
  • Halmstad University
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology

ELLIIT constitutes a platform for both fundamental and applied research, and for cross-fertilization between disciplines and between academic researchers and industry experts. ELLIIT stands out by the quality and visibility of its publications, and its ability to attract and retain top talented researchers, and aims at being recognized as a top international research organization.

ELLIIT achieves its goals by a judicious choice of funded focus projects, a structured process for international recruitment, a balanced way of stimulating cooperation between research areas and between the sites involved, and a proactive approach towards fostering and maintaining cooperation with Swedish industry.

ELLIT web pages External link.

Halmstad University contributes to in ELLIIT in the following way:

ELLIIT Professorships

  • Walid Taha

Research by Halmstad University within ELLIT