Cyber-physical systems are computational platforms that imply on the harmonic integration of computational algorithms and physical components that are used in an integrated way.
A great enabler of these systems has been the explosive adoption of physical devices and web applications, including social networks, along with the access to computational resources stored in the cloud.
These systems integrate heterogeneous components, which are connected in different scales and supported by many technologies. Their application goes for industrial productivity growth, costs reduction, sustainability increase, integration with suppliers, customers, resources, products, goods, people and social agents, among others.
Enabling the development of new products in this context shows up to be an activity of great economical and social potential.