Contribution of Sylvie Jonas, our IT and Cybersecurity partner, to the book “Digitalization and Control of Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems”

Cyber-physical systems and responsibility, point of view of Sylvie Jonas, contribution to the book « Digitalization and Control of Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems »

Industrial Cyber-Physics, a crucial issue of the 4th industrial revolution.

The book « Digitalization and Control of Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems: Concepts, Technologies and Application” focuses on this system, which operates simultaneously in the physical and digital spheres. Its main objective is the creation of intelligent and autonomous spaces and infrastructures: cars, industrial equipment or even electrical networks…

With its pedagogical approach and using numerous examples of applications, this book is the culmination of a 10-year study by the Intelligent Manufacturing and Services Systems (IMS2) French research group, part of the MACS (Modeling, Analysis and Control of Dynamic Systems) research group at the CNRS”[1].

Industrial cyber-physics and responsibility regimes

Like any new development in the industrial field, cyber-physics implies numerous upheavals. In addition to being a decisive innovation for production, organization and communication, it leads to a reconsideration of certain legal and ethical models. This is the subject that Sylvie Jonas and Françoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue have addressed in the section “Envisioning the Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems of the Future”.

Would cyber-physics imply, for example, that autonomous systems be given a legal personality? Or, on the contrary, would the option of a specific civil liability regime need to be considered? Faced with these questions, the action of the European institutions is fundamental to answer these new challenges, and this is exactly what Sylvie Jonas brings to light.

[1] Wiley, Online Library :

Par AGIL’IT – Pôle ITCybercriminalité & Data protection

Sylvie JONAS, Avocate associée