ICNC 2013 International Workshop on Cyber-Physical System (CPS) and Its Computing and Networking Design

January 28, 2013 ; at San Diego, CA, USA (Co-located with IEEE ICNC 2013 )

Please download Call For Papers. TPC members

In recent years, cyber-physical system (CPS) has become one of the hottest research topics in both computing and engineering disciplines. CPS is a very important application of CNC (Computing, Networking and Communications). For example, we can use implanted pacemakers to sense abnormal heart beats and launch electrical pulses to stimulate the heart if necessary. In CPS, the "cyber objects" (such as sensors, actuators, etc.) can both sense and actuate the "physical object". This is different from general sensor networking systems that typically have only sensing functionalities without the capability of actuating the physical world.

A few decades ago, the invention of Internet started to transform the way people interact with information. Today, CPS is transforming the way we interact with surrounding physical systems. This is due to the following CPS features: (1) the computing capability could exist in each physical component to achieve comprehensive sensing or control; (2) the networking capability could exist in multiple and extreme scales. This ranges from nano-communications to large-scale networks; (3) the automation and control loops could be applied to each physical sub-system.

This one-day workshop, co-located with ICNC 2013, brings the researchers together to exchange ideas on CPS advanced computing and networking design. It emphasizes the applications of accurate computing models and communication technologies for cyber-physical system design such as biomedical systems, structure health monitoring, smart grid, robots, GENI, and other systems with tight cyber and physical coupling. The authors should follow the general ICNC paper format guideline (see: http://www.conf-icnc.org/2013/ ) to submit a paper to this workshop. The submission link is (make sure to have your EDAS username / password ready):

http://edas.info/N12927 .

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
Computing, networking and control theoretic foundations of CPS,
CPS Modeling, Analysis, and Synthesis Techniques,
Network Architectures for Cyber-Physical Systems,
Hardware /Software Building blocks for Cyber-Physical Systems,
CPS Systems Abstractions, Services and OS Support,
CPS Evaluation approaches and metrics,
Novel CPS applications and Detailed CPS Case Studies,
CPS Security and Privacy Issues,
and other CPS topics.

Workshop co-chairs:
(please contact them for any questions).

Dr. Fei Hu
E-mail: fei@eng.ua.edu
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Dr. Sunil Kumar
E-mail: skumar@mail.sdsu.edu
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA, USA
Important Dates:  
Workshop Paper Submission:
August 20, 2012
Workshop Paper Acceptance:
Sep. 30, 2012
Workshop Camera-Ready Paper:
Oct. 20, 2012
Paper Presentation & Posters:
Jan. 30, 2013
TPC Mmebers:  
Tao Shi, Research In Motion in USA
Yong-Lae Park, Harvard University
Nikhil Chopra, University of Maryland
Chris J. Myers, University of Utah
Andre Platzer, University of Maryland
Eugene Goldfield, Harvard University
Hao Zheng, University of South Florida
Christian G. Claudel, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Fumin Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology  
Mina Sartipi, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Vinod Ganapathy, Rutgers University  
Pattipati, Krishna, University of Connecticut  
Mehdi Kalantari Khandani, University of Maryland  
Nicholas Maxemchuk, Columbia.University  
Tihamer Levendovszky, Vanderbilt.University  
Jules S. Jaffe, UC San Diego  
Ovidiu Daescu, UT Dallus  
Dengfeng Sun, Purdue University  
Yiannis Aloimonos,University of Maryland  
Yu Sun, University of South Florida  
Fillia Makedon, The University of Texas at Arlington  
Lucio Soibelman, Carnegie Mellon University  
C. M. Krishna, University of Massachusetts  
A. Prasad Sistla, University of Illinois at Chicago  
Philip Brisk, UC Riverside  
Shirley Dyke, Purdue University  
Matt Might, University of Utah  
Michael Lemmon, University of Notre Dame  
Forrest Brewer, UCSB  
Randy Katz, Berkeley  
Wei Ren, University of California, Riverside  
Sonia Martibez Diaz, UCSD  
Helen Huang, URI  
Veronica Santos, Arizona State University