Semantics-based Explanation of Cyber-physical Systems

  • Sabou, Marta (Projektleitung)
  • Disselbacher-Kollmann, Katharina (Kontaktperson für administrative Abwicklung)



SENSE contributes to Austria’s sustainability goals by making complex systems that underlie key (and often highly polluting) infrastructures more efficient and user-friendly through explanations of (anomalous) events occurring in those systems. Concretely, we aim to reduce green-house gas emissions by 15% through system explainability in smart grid/building use cases by relying on the
following three innovations. First, scientific innovation focuses on developing cutting-edge technologies for explaining events occurring in complex cyber-physical system (CPS) infrastructures through standard-based architectures and semantics based explainability methods combined into a robust technology stack. Thus we will strengthen Austria’s technical sovereignty in technologies for managing complex systems. Second, sector level innovation consists in
embedding the developed technologies into large-scale, realistic testbeds from Austria’s largest living lab through a number of proof-of-concepts with high exploitation potential. Third, the previous two innovations enable SENSE to pioneer work on understanding the sustainability effects of system explainability through user-based studies and economic evaluation methods.
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende1/02/2331/07/25


  • Wirtschaftsuniversität (Leitung)
  • Technische Universität Wien (Projektpartner*in)
  • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Österreich (Projektpartner*in)
  • Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE) (Projektpartner*in)
  • MOOSMOAR Energies OG (MME) (Projektpartner*in)