The main goal of DiFiCIL is to create a sustainable team of experts that can analyse, design and implement complex cyber-physical social systems (CPSS) at an international level, and to successfully participate in European research projects such as Horizon 2020, INTERREG IVC etc.

The second major objective is the fundamental and applicable research in the field of emergent technologies on which the assimilation of Internet of the Future (IoF) depends for creating valuable international publications, and obtaining invention patents.

The third main objective of DiFiCIL is the development of a technological infrastructure for the research in the field of cyber-physical social systems with prototypes and experimental systems within Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (LBUS).

The forth objective is to identify the research themes that represent real interest to the regional industry within the first six months of the project. The focus will be on refining study cases that will be implemented through the newly build infrastructure, with interesting scenarios form the local industry. Additionally, another purpose is to identify niches that will allow our team to participate in common European research project, such as Factory of the Future in Horizon 2020