Name: SafeCOP 

Acronym: Safe Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems using Wireless Communication

Start date: 01/04/2016 End date: 30/06/2019

Budget: 3.7 M€

Funding source: Europe/Italy  

Project objectives: SafeCOP establishes a safety assurance approach, a platform architecture, and tools for cost-efficient and practical certification of cooperating cyber-physical systems (CO-CPS). SafeCOP targets safety-related CO-CPS characterized by use of wireless communication, multiple stakeholders, dynamic system definitions, and unpredictable operating environments. It provides an approach to the safety assurance of CO-CPS, enabling thus their certification and development

Key technology involved: Safety-critical systems, cyber-physical systems, systems-of-systems, safety assurance, certification, wireless communication, methods and tools, adaptive open cooperating systems

Ro Technology output/expected output:

  • Extend the current wireless protocols for safe and secure cooperation
  • Evaluate the adequacy of COTS standard wireless technologies for CO-CPS to be used in the target application areas
  • Propose an application-level “safety layer” on top of existing protocols to ensure safe and secure cooperation such that CO-CPS can be certified
  • Design of distributed cooperative mechanisms with safety critical constraints

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Lead partner: ALTEN Sweden

All partners: 

Alten Sverige AB

Technical University of Denmark

Teknologisk Institut 

Mobile Industrial Robots ApS 

Technicon ApS TEC 

Technicon ApS 

Ilmatieteen laitos 

Mobisoft Oy 

Alte Oy 

Università degli Studi dell’Aquila 

National Research Council of Italy

Intelligence Behind Things Solutions Srl 

Impara, Politecnico di Milano 

Thales Italia SpA

Aitek SpA 

Ro Technology srl

Intecs SpA 

DNV GL ASA, Maritime Robotics AS 



Instituto Superior de Eng. do Porto


TEKEVER Autonomous Systems 

Mälaralens högskola

Qamcom Research & Technology AB 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Safety Integrity AB 

SICS Swedish ICT Västerås AB