What are key functions of a CPS

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The broad spectrum of CPS definitions and concepts from various communities shows big variances with regard to scale and hierarchy level, application area and domain, stake-holder and life-cycle aspects, etc. but also some common key functions such as follows:
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These five key functions of a CPS describe the basic elements which constitute a connected CPS. The three functions “sensing”, “processing” and “actuation” at the bottom of the illustration can be seen as the basic functions of every CPS which set the basis for distributed and collaborative CPS (at higher aggregation level, where “communication” and “collaboration & coordination” functions play a decisive role (for more details about context, definitions and foundations of CPS please consult the CPS Foundations Blog).

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