The IEEE International workshop on

Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber Physical Systems

(CCNCPS 2018)

In association with

IEEE IEEE Globecom 2018
9-13 December 2018 // Abu Dhabi, UAE

For information about the previous workshop, please refer to ICC'2018 Web page:

Welcome to the second IEEE International workshop on Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber Physical Systems (CCNCPS 2018) In association with IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC 2018). The workshop will take place  in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9-13 December 2018.  

The new paradigms and tremendous advances in computing, communications and control have provided and supported wide range of applications in all domains of life, in particular, bridging the physical components and the cyber space leading to the Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). The notion of CPS is to use recent computing, communication, and control methods to design and operate intelligent and autonomous systems using cutting edge technologies. This requires the use of computing resources for sensing, processing, analysis, predicting, understanding of data, and then communication resources for interaction, intervention, and interface management, and finally provide control for systems so that they can inter-operate, evolve, and run in a stable evidence-based environment. CPS has extraordinary significance for the future of several industrial domains and hence, it is expected that the complexity in CPS will continue to increase due to the integration of cyber components with physical and industrial systems. This workshop solicits unpublished research work related to the latest challenges, technologies, solutions, techniques and fundamentals pertaining to communication, computing, networking, control.

2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference: Workshops: IEEE Workshop on Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber Physical Systems Program

  Thursday, December 13
8:30 ‑ 9:15 am CCNCPS-K1: Keynote 1
9:15 ‑ 10:00 am CCNCPS1: Paper Session 1: CPS Communications
10:00 ‑ 10:30 am Break: Morning Break
10:30 ‑ 11:15 am CCNCPS-K2: Keynote 2
11:15 am ‑ 12:00 pm CCNCPS2: Paper Session 2: CPS Resource Allocation
12:00 ‑ 1:30 pm Lunch: Lunch
1:30 ‑ 2:00 pm CCNCPS3: Paper Session 3: CPS and Sensors
2:00 ‑ 3:00 pm CCNCPS-P: Panel Discussion
3:00 ‑ 3:30 pm Break: Afternoon Break
3:30 ‑ 5:00 pm CCNCPS4: Paper Session 4: General CPS

Thursday, December 13

Thursday, December 13 8:30 - 9:15

CCNCPS-K1: Keynote 1

Trends and Perspectives for Internet of Things
Prof. Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues

Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues [S’01, M’06, SM’06] is a professor at the National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil and senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. Prof. Rodrigues is the leader of the Internet of Things research group (CNPq)Director for Conference Development - IEEE ComSoc Board of GovernorsIEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Technical Activities Committee Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Board, the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, the Past-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, Steering Committee member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community and Publications co-Chair, and Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Multimedia Information Systems, and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals. He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE HEALTHCOM, and IEEE LatinCom. He has authored or coauthored over 650 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, and 2 patents. He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a licensed professional engineer (as senior member), member of the Internet Society, and a senior member ACM and IEEE.

This keynote addresses a hot and updated topic focusing on Internet of Things (IoT), considering their most relevant trends and challenges for Internet of Things. It starts with an introduction to IoT and its typical application scenarios considering different verticals. Relevant aspects considering opportunities for IoT will be addressed, considering promising verticals. The Inatel Smart Campus, an open Campus for research on IoT, experiments, and concepts and technology validation will be presented. It is a project open for companies' participation and promotes the academy-enterprise interaction. It is a true living lab for several IoT verticals, including smart cities and smart homes. An initiative to prepare ICT professionals for new challenges regarding this new generation technologies for IoT will be presented. The communication ends with new trends and issues on Internet of Things, suggesting further research topics.

Thursday, December 13 9:15 - 10:00

CCNCPS1: Paper Session 1: CPS Communications

Indoor Wired Communication for Connected Devices in Impulsive Transients
Neelima Agrawal (VNIT Nagpur, India); Prabhat Kumar Sharma (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India); Ankur Bansal (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India)
Energy-Efficient Massive Content Delivery via Devices-to-Devices Communication
Zhe Yuan and Xuguang Zhang (NERCCN, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Jianxin Chen and Liang Zhou (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
Optimal Secondary Users Selection for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks
Sanjay Kumar Dhurandher (NSIT, University of Delhi, India); Isaac Woungang (Ryerson University, Canada); Nitin Gupta (NSIT, University of Delhi, India); Rishabh Jain (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, India); Devesh Singhal (NSIT, University of Delhi, India); Joshika Agarwal (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi, India); Mohammad S. Obaidat (University of Jordan, USA)

Thursday, December 13 10:00 - 10:30

Break: Morning Break

Thursday, December 13 10:30 - 11:15

CCNCPS-K2: Keynote 2

From Centralized to Distributed to SDN for 5G and IoT Networking
Prof. Abbas Jamalipour

Biography: Abbas Jamalipour is the Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking at the University of Sydney, Australia, and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, IEICE of Japan, and the Institution of Engineers Australia; an ACM Professional Member, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He has authored eight technical books, eleven book chapters, over 450 technical papers, and five patents, all in the area of wireless and mobile communications. He was the Editor-in-Chief IEEE Wireless Communications, Vice President-Conferences and a member of Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society, and has been an editor for several journals. He was a General Chair or Technical Program Chair for a number of conferences, such as IEEE GLOBECOM2018, ICC2014, PIMRC2012, and WCNC2010. Dr. Jamalipour is an elected member of the Board of Governors, Executive Vice-President, Chair of Fellow Evaluation Committee, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Mobile World, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is recipient of a number of prestigious IEEE awards and 15 Best Paper Awards. He is one of the highly cited authors in the field of cellular networks.

Abstract. Existing wireless cellular networks are mainly designed based on a centralized architecture. They are mainly planned on a client-server networking paradigm that relies on complicated multi-layered hierarchical architectures. This creates long distance traffic backhauling and network bottlenecks which would result in long delays and congestion; thus not suitable for autonomous and connected vehicles of the future. On the other hand, recent distributed wireless networks can reduce per-node and network resource use while enabling complex applications not otherwise possible. Such architecture can be also applied to cellular networks, through technologies such as cooperative wireless computing, flexible link design, adaptation, and autonomous operation that already exist. Another way to improve the cellular network architecture is to apply the fundamentals of software defined networking (SDN) to design layers of system and abstractions that simplifies the deployment and management of extremely dense wireless cellular networks. SDN can programmatically decouple network architectures from infrastructure, thus making it easier for deploying new applications and services, as well as for tuning network policy and performance. When the SDN theory is applied, base stations perform basic packet-processing functions under the command of a logically centralized controller. Thus, SDN enables distribution of data-plane rules over multiple, low-cost network switches, hence reducing the scalability of the packet gateway and enabling flexible handling of data traffic over the cellular network. In this talk a new architecture design for future wireless cellular networks will be explored that can also facilitate the operation of emerging Internet-of-Things and the use of cloud-based core networks.

Thursday, December 13 11:15 - 12:00

CCNCPS2: Paper Session 2: CPS Resource Allocation

Machine Learning-based Occupancy Estimation Using Multivariate Sensor Nodes
Adarsh Pal Singh and Vivek Jain (International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India); Sachin Chaudhari (International Institute of Information Technology, India); Frank Alexander Kraemer (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway); Stefan Werner (NTNU, Norway); Vishal Garg (IIITH, India)
State-of-the-art Data Replication Techniques in IoT-based Sensor Systems
Waleed Bin Qaim (KOÇ University, Turkey); Oznur Ozkasap (Koc University, Turkey)
Energy-Efficient and QoS-Aware Multi-path Geographic Routing Protocol for WMSN
Fida'a Al-Quran and Moad Y Mowafi (Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan); Abdallah Almaaitah (Queens University, Canada); Eyad Taqieddin (Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan)

Thursday, December 13 12:00 - 1:30

Lunch: Lunch

Thursday, December 13 1:30 - 2:00

CCNCPS3: Paper Session 3: CPS and Sensors

Queue-Aware Joint ACB Control and Resource Allocation for mMTC Networks
Jun Li, Qinghe Du, Li Sun and Pinyi Ren (Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China)
A Joint Allocation Scheme of Control Tasks and Communication Resources in Cyber-Physical Systems
Shiwen Liu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Kan Zheng (Beijing University of Posts&Telecommunications, P.R. China); Long Zhao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

Thursday, December 13 2:00 - 3:00

CCNCPS-P: Panel Discussion

Towards National Cyber Security Index: UAE case.
Prof. Jamal N. Al-Karaki

Abstract. The lack of national security standardization bodies can have adverse impact on the adoption of international standards and best practices. Furthermore, building security confidence with a transparent and practical approach is necessary to mitigate security risks. In this panel, we will discuss the issue pf establishing an assessment framework that will aid organizations to evaluate their existing information security management systems. In addition, how such assessment can help organizations evaluate their security postures and their readiness for evolving risks and threats, and as a result, how to establish a score based national cyber security index.

Thursday, December 13 3:00 - 3:30

Break: Afternoon Break

Thursday, December 13 3:30 - 5:00

CCNCPS4: Paper Session 4: General CPS

Dual-Mode Time-Slotted (DMTS) MAC Protocol for Industrial Control Applications
Saleem Raza (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany); Alfonso Ariza (University of Málaga, Spain); Adarsh Agnihotri (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany); Behnam Dezfouli (Santa Clara University, USA); Mesut Günes (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany)
Emerging Distributed Programming Paradigm for Cyber-Physical Systems over LoRaWANs
Danilo Pianini, Ahmed Elzanaty, Andrea Giorgetti and Marco Chiani (University of Bologna, Italy)
Predictive Intra-Edge Packet-Source Mapping in Agricultural Internet of Things
Anandarup Mukherjee (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India); Nidhi Pathak (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India); Sudip Misra (Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, India); Sushmita Mitra (Indian Statistical Institute, India)
Coexistence Throughput Analysis of Cyber-Physical WBAN System in presence of WLAN
Pradyumna Kumar Bishoyi (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India); Sudip Misra (Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, India)
A Quality of Experience Prediction Model for Smart Home Energy Management Systems
Alessandro Floris, Luigi Atzori, Virginia Pilloni and Fabio Casu (University of Cagliari, Italy)
A survey of anomaly and automation from a cybersecurity perspective
Michael Donevski and Tanveer A Zia (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

Submission page:

 Use EDAS submission system. CLOSED.


  Theme Topics 1: Blockchain real world applications.

  Theme Topics 2: Smart cities: technologies, challenges, and solutions.

  Handling cyber-physical issues in the design of next-generation communication systems

  Real-time Sensing, Reasoning and Adaptation for Cyber-Physical Systems

  Cloud-integrated Cyber-Physical Systems

  Evolutionary computing for CPS.

  Design Theory for Cyber-Physical Systems

  Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy

  Computation Models for Cyber-Physical Systems

  Computation issues in CPS

  Verification and Formal Methods for Cyber-Physical Systems

  Mobile Sensors in Cyber-Physical Systems

  Design and Performance Optimization in Cyber-Physical Systems

  Adaptive Control in Cyber-Physical Systems

  Communication and Networking for Cyber-Physical Systems

  Applications of CPS on e-Health, life sciences, energy.

  Smart cities, smart homes, and smart infrastructures.

  Optimizing computing and communication resources for cyber-physical systems

  Safety-critical, dependable, fault-tolerant cyber-physical systems.

  Distributed, highly networked architectures for interconnected cyber-physical systems

  Communication and Infotainment Systems in CPS such as vehicles

  Networking for intelligent mobility and transport infrastructures

  Sensor networks for cyber-physical systems

  Intelligent and collaborative methods for CPS

  Testing ,Validation, simulation and visualization of CPS


Important Dates


Paper Submission:     July 1, 2018

Decision Notification: Jul. 31, 2018

Camera Ready:         Aug. 30, 2018

Workshop Date:        Dec. 9, 2018 (Full day workshop)




Confirmed Keynote Speakers


  Abbas Jamalipour, Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking at the University of Sydney, Australia

  Joel Rodrigues, National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil and  Inst. Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

  Jamal N Alkaraki, Department Head, Information Security Engineering Technology, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Organization Committee:


Amjad Gawanmeh, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Co-chair)

 Joel Rodrigues, National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil and  Inst. Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal  (co-chair)

local organization committee

Yousef Iraqi, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Co-chair, local organization committee)

Sami Muhiadat, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, (Co-chair, local organization committee)

publications chair

Sinem Coleri Ergen, Koc University, Turkey

Publicity chairs

Sazia Parvin, Melbourne Polytechnic, Victoria, Australia

Varun Gupta, Amity University, Noida, India. (publicity chair)

Web chair

Kashif Akhtar Saleem, King Saud University, KSA


IEEE GC-CCNCPS 2018 Chairs.