Special Session on Cyber-Physical Systems

Aims and Scope
Broad deployment of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) is transforming how we live and interact with the world. CPS are highly-interconnected software processes, hardware devices, and humans whose operations are monitored, coordinated, controlled and integrated as they seamlessly interacting with each other to provide functionalities that are strongly related to the spatial, temporal, computational, and physical context they operate within. These interactions can influence the behaviour of the systems and the physical world. As a result, CPS demands for effective approaches to address critical issues such as unpredictability of user’s behaviour and operating environment, distribution and decentralisation of computations, resilience to systems failure, adaptiveness and susceptible to change in execution context and physical environment and decision making under uncertainty and/or partial information.

Over the years, extensive researches had been focused on problems in real-time, safety-critical, and embedded systems. Security and safety issues were considered very important in mission-critical systems. While all such constraints had been derived as design problems for real-world applications, they were treated as separate aspects which are inadequate for the construction of large control systems, in particular for applications with real-time constraints, safety-critical, autonomous entities and decision-making. For all such issues, hardware and software aspects need to be jointly studied and analysed.

This special session focuses on the confluence of cyber-security, safety, privacy, and CPS that impacts the operation of critical infrastructures and systems. It reports on advances in all aspects of cyber-physical systems including theory, tools, applications, systems, testbeds and field deployments.

Original contributions previously unpublished are solicited in the following topics:

Submission Deadlines: according to the main conference

Tiong Hoo Lim, Universiti Teknologi Brunei (Chair)

Technical Committee
Jon Timmis, University of York, UK
Simon Poulding, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Frank Soboczenski, King’s College London, UK
Chris Poskitt, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Suriayati Chuprat, University Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Lau Hui Keng, Universiti Sabah Malaysia, Malaysia
Ak Muhammad Rahimi bin Pg Hj Zahari, Universiti Teknologi Brunei