The Trustworthy and Smart Communities of Cyber-Physical Systems (TIoCPS) project targets creating a technical basis for a more smart, interoperable, and sustainable industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) information ecosystem and society. The currently dominant vertical silo type of operating model of a machine to machine (M2M) industries, recent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and requirements of owners/customers has led to the grand challenge around CPS: Lack of trustworthy, smart, and interoperable information/data sharing and value exchange prevents the establishment of the data economy around CPS. The TIoCPS project aims to contribute towards solving this grand challenge, boost the businesses of the involved industries, especially in the context of selected use cases (UCs) related to energy and mobility-related industrial application sectors for enabling a more smart, interoperable, and sustainable ecosystem and society by enabling trustworthy and smart communities for CPS.

The envisioned TIoCPS innovation is based on the concept of trustworthy and smart CPS communities (TIoCPS concept), which targets to enable interaction with physical CPS entities so that the sector-specific service providers can exchange data/information for achieving smart (incl. AI-based) operations, the business values of each party are respected. Privacy, trust, and security requirements of all the involved stakeholders, including the users/owners/customers of the physical CPS resources, are taken into concern.

The targeted impact of energy CPS communities, realized by application of TIoCPS concept, are envisioned to enable multiple energy sensitive sectors to collaborate and make use of distributed energy resources more efficient and flexible, lower the peak loads and CO2 emissions, and saves the cost of the related energy sensitive sectors’ stakeholders. The technical outcomes and innovations will boost the creation of European/industrial data economy for CPS domains, enlarge the benefits for larger societal groups of humans and companies, enable trustworthy operation for individuals, protect and enlarge businesses of companies and contribute towards smart, interoperable, and sustainable industrial data ecosystem and society.

The Portuguese consortium consists of a company (Digitalmente, Novas Tecnologias de Comunicação LDA) and an entity of the I&I System (ISEP / IPP-GECAD).

The project is part of the ITEA3 TIoCPS project ( and is financed nationally by ANI (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046182).