Ir. T. (Twan) Keijzer
Platoons of cooperative self-driving cars or large-scale critical infrastructures such as smart grids are examples of distributed, networked systems where sensing, actuation and information processing take place in different locations distributed over the network. The required information transfers are made possible by a suitable communication network. One key issue in their operation is the requirement to guarantee the highest level of safety, especially when the general public is involved. Threats to the safe operation may come not only from external sources, such as changed or unfavourable environmental conditions or exogenous traffic and vehicles, but from internal sources as well. This last category includes faulty, or otherwise misbehaving, nodes, as the result of normal or accidental break down or due to malicious cyber-attacks.