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CPS^d: Workshop on Cyber Physical Systems for Developing Nations

The workshop will will feature tutorials, invited talks by international experts, highly selective contributed talks, panel discussions and demo/poster sessions on various areas of CPS.

CPS Enabling Technologies.

The workshop will include focused tutorials to prepare students and non-specialists for CPS topics. These tutorials will be given by experts at the level of senior undergraduates in engineering and CS. Proposed topics include

  • Digital control systems (theory and implementation issues)
  • Real-time embedded systems (formal methods in computing systems)
  • Adhoc and wireless networks (network protocols and performance modeling)
  • Distributed computing (resource sharing, synchronization and distributed algorithms)
  • Physical modeling of complex systems (from physical laws to system identification).

CPS Foundations.

There will be several sessions on theoretical foundations of CPS. These will introduce the participants to the value of formal methods in theoretical computer science and control theory in designing CPS applications. Speakers will present specific cases where formal methods have been a success. The participants will also see that the theoretical foundations for CPS are yet to be laid completely and this is an area of active research with many open questions.

Applications and New Research Opportunities.

Other sessions will cover some emerging application areas where the CPS philosophy can be tried, tested or developed. Applications of the CPS paradigm include

  • Transportation systems (automotive, aerospace, marine, railway)
  • Energy systems (power generation, smart grids)
  • Smart physical infrastructures (smart bridges, buildings, highways, agriculture, water grids)
  • Environmental monitoring (data assimilation, pollution, natural resource management)
  • Security and Defense (command and control systems)
  • Healthcare (intelligent medical devices, tele-surgery, tele-medicine, smart biomedical instrumentation, body area networks)
  • SCADA systems
  • Tele-operations and robotics

References

[1] H. Gill. From Vision to Reality: Cyber-Physical Systems. In Presentation, HCSS National Workshop on New Research Directions for High Confidence Transportation CPS: Automotive, Aviation and Rail, 2008.

[2] R.R. Rajkumar, I. Lee, L. Sha, and J. Stankovic. Cyber-physical systems: the next computing revolution. In Proceedings of the 47th Design Automation Conference, pages 731–736. ACM, 2010.

[3] L. Sha, S. Gopalakrishnan, X. Liu, and Q. Wang. Cyber-physical systems: a new frontier. Machine Learning in Cyber Trust, pages 3–13, 2009.

[4] J.A. Stankovic, I. Lee, A. Mok, and R. Rajkumar. Opportunities and obligations for physical computing systems. Computer, 38(11):23–31, 2005.

[5] W. Wolf. Cyber-physical systems. Computer, pages 88–89, 2009.

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