Software Engineering (ISO 19759) and Simulation can be used alone or intended to be mixed with mechanical, electrical or other engineerings. In times of Cyber-physical Systems (CPSs) and hybridization our holistic approach can be used in new developments, refactoring of existing assets or even in forensics investigations.

Embedding electronics is a way to mix physical with virtual objects. Embedded Systems are in the center of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Sophisticated scale ones use full fledged Operating Systems like Linux and technologies like Java for object orientation. Qualitatively, almost the whole Computer Science fits in a an Embedded System.

The Internet of Things (IoT) and CPSs are pillars of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The Industrie 4.0 Plattform and the Industrial Internet Consortium have decided the convergence of their RAMI 4.0 and IIRA reference architectures. The Cloud plays a key role facilitating connectivity and making available computational and storage resources.

The I4.0 Components approach is in fact a software based revolution. Jeremy Rifkin uses the "firewall metaphor" to show us how the cyber world (the world of computing and networks) anticipates new phenomena that soon o later will happen in the real world. Flexible manufacturing and Zero Marginal Cost replication makes this possible.

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