The 5th IEEE International workshop on

Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber Physical Systems

(CCNCPS 2018)

In association with

20th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (Core Rank A)

(IEEE WoWMoM 2019)

June 9 - 12, Washington, DC, USA

After the successful organization of CNCPS with IEEE Globecom 2018, IEEE ICC 2018, ICDCS 2017, and IPCCC 2016, we are pleased to organize the 5th IEEE International workshop on Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber Physical Systems (CCNCPS 2019) In association with 20th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2019)  (Core Rank A) on June 9 - 12 in Washington, DC, USA.

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 This workshop solicits unpublished research work related to the latest challenges, technologies, solutions, techniques and fundamentals pertaining to communication, computing, networking,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. 


Honorary Chair 

- Ernesto Damiani, Professor/Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Center, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, on leave from UNIMI

Workshop Co-Chairs

- Amjad Gawanmeh, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Concordia University, Montreal Canada.

- Joel Rodrigues, National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal.

TPC Chairs

- Danda Rawat Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Howard University, Washington, DC, USA.

- Kashif Akhtar Saleem, King Saud University, KSA

Publicity Chairs

- Sinem Coleri Ergen, Koc University, Turkey

- Sazia Parvin, Melbourne Polytechnic, Victoria, Australia and University of New South Wales Canberra, Australia.


Ernesto Damiani, Professor/Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Center, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, on leave from UNIMI

Title (tentative): Embedding a Digital Wallet to Pay-with-a-Selfie


Ernesto Damiani joined Khalifa University as Chair of the Information Security Group and Program, and EBTIC as Research Professor. He is on extended leave from the Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, where he leads the SESAR research lab and is the Head of the Ph.D. Program in Computer Science. Ernesto’s research interests include secure service-oriented architectures, privacy-preserving Big Data analytics and Cyber-Physical Systems security.  Ernesto holds/has held visiting positions at a number of international institutions, including George Mason University in Virginia, US, Tokyo Denki University, Japan, LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) at Lyon, France. He is a Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Progress of Science.  He has been Principal Investigator in a number of large-scale research projects funded by the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Research and by private companies such as British Telecom, Cisco Systems, SAP, Telecom Italia, Siemens Networks (now Nokia Siemens) and many others.  Ernesto serves in the editorial board of several international journals; among others, he is the EIC of the International Journal on Big Data and of the International Journal of Knowledge and Learning. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Service-oriented Computing and of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. Ernesto is a senior member of the IEEE and served as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics. In 2008, Ernesto was nominated ACM Distinguished Scientist and received the Chester Sall Award from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Ernesto has co-authored over 350 scientific papers and many books, including “Open Source Systems Security Certification” (Springer 2009).


The Pay-with-a-Group-Selfie (PGS) project, funded by the Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation, has developed a micro-payment system that supports everyday small transactions by extending the reach of, rather than substituting, existing payment frameworks. In an effort to embed a digital wallet to the PGS, we analysed the system architecture that will be needed and the requirements drive us to opting for blockchain based architecture. We have presented the applicability of a blockchain as platform in a previous paper. The current paper is presenting the functional requirements, the platforms needed for the development as well as the prototypes of the major interfaces.

Keynote #2 


Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.


This workshop solicits unpublished research work related to the latest challenges, technologies, solutions, techniques and fundamentals pertaining to communication, computing, networking, control. Topics of interest include but not limited to:

• Cyber-physical issues in the design of next-generation communication systems
• Real-time Sensing, Reasoning and Adaptation for Cyber-Physical Systems
Distributed and decentralized systems: Blockchain
Smart cities: technologies, challenges, and solutions
• 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
• Addresses 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
• Distributed computing in CPS.
• Autonomous systems and UAVs.
• Communication and Networking for Cyber-Physical Systems
• Applications of CPS on e-Health, life sciences, energy, and smart cities.
• Optimizing computing and communication resources
• Safety-critical, dependable, fault-tolerant
• Distributed, highly networked architectures for interconnected CPS
• Communication and Infotainment Systems in vehicles
• CPS Industrial applications
• Networking for intelligent mobility and transport infrastructures
• Sensor networks for cyber-physical systems
• Intelligent and collaborative methods for CPS
• Simulation and visualization of CPS.
• CPS security and privacy
• Smart energy systems
• Social computing and CPS
• Sustainability and environmental issues in CPS
• Testing and Validation of CPS.
• Other related issues


Submission link: Submission link:

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) in the standard IEEE two-column conference format. One extra page is allowed at extra cost of $100. Papers exceeding (6+1) pages will not be accepted at EDAS. Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats are found at here:
You may also use one of the following templates for Microsoft Word: A4, US letter. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all submissions must be done through EDAS. If you have any questions regarding the submission of manuscripts, please contact CCNCPS chairs at the email below. All accepted papers must be registered and presented in the conference. One full registration is valid for 2 papers of the same author.

For further submission guideline: see WoWMoM webpage at

Selected papers will be published in The International Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems (IJCPS)


- Papers Submissions Deadline:           March 18, 2019  EXTENDED

- Notification of Acceptance:                     April 17, 2019

- Deadline for Author Registration:            April 29, 2019

- Deadline for Camera-ready Papers:       April 29, 2019


  • Haide, Abbas, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
  • Sa'ed Abed, Kuwait University, Kuwait
  • Rui Aguiar, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Mustafa Akba, Florida Polytechnic University, USA
  • Samira Akhbarifar, Parand University, United Arab Emirates
  • Ahmad Al-Hammouri, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Jameela Al-Jaroodi, Robert Morris University, USA
  • Majida Alasady, University of Tikrit, Iraq
  • Murtadha Aldeer, "Rutgers,  The State University of New Jersey", USA
  • Hamada Alshaer, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
  • Ali Alwadi, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Mohammad, Alwadi University of Canberra, Australia
  • Hassan Artail, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Meryeme Ayache, University Mohammed 5, Morocco
  • Junaid Chaudhry, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott AZ, USA
  • Xiang Chen, George Mason University, USA
  • Zhen Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China
  • Theofilos Chrysikos, University of Patras, Greece
  • Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
  • Abdallah Farraj, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Stenio Fernandes, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Kanwalinderjit Gagneja, Florida Polytechnic University, USA
  • Elena Gaura, Coventry University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
  • Roch Glitho, Concordia University, Canada
  • Jianfeng Guan, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China
  • Doan Hoang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Gerry Howser, Kalamazoo College, USA
  • Han Hu Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Imad Jawhar, Al Maaref University, Lebanon
  • Wenjun Jiang, Hunan University, P.R. China
  • Hong Ju, Keimyung University, Korea
  • Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Noriaki Kamiyama, Fukuoka University, Japan
  • Rishi Kant, EC-Council Global Services, Ireland
  • Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
  • Atif Khan, University of Chicago, USA
  • Baseem Khan, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
  • Muhammad Khurram Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  • Myung-Sup Kim, Korea University, Korea
  • Young-Tak Kim, Yeungnam University, Korea
  • Yoshiaki Kiriha, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Pavan Kumar Chandrahas, VIT University, India
  • Qinghua Li, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Hui Lin, University of Nevada,  Reno", USA
  • Zhuo Lu, University of South Florida, USA
  • Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Toshiyuki Maeda, Hannan University, Japan
  • Alan Marchiori, Bucknell University, USA
  • Mohammad Masud, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
  • Mahmoud Meribout, Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates
  • Nader Mohamed, Middleware Technologies Lab., USA
  • Negar Mohammadi-Koushki, University of Tehran, Iran
  • Bashir Morshed, University of Memphis, USA
  • Moad Mowafi, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Sazia Parvin, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Southeast University, Bangladesh
  • Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Sophia Petridou, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Paulo Pires, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Praveen Kumar, Poonia, CAS, Oman
  • Saad Qaisar, "School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS),  NUST", Pakistan
  • Jason Quinlan, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Shailendra, Rathore, Seoul National Tech  University, Korea
  • Danda Rawat, Howard University, USA
  • Mubashir Rehmani, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Marco Rocchetto, United Technology Research Center, Italy
  • Javier Rubio-Loyola, CINVESTAV Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Walid Saad, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Ramyar Saeedi, Washington State University, USA
  • Babar Shah, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
  • Pritam Shah, Jain University India, India
  • Sudhir Sharma, "Higher College of Technology,  Muscat", United Arab Emirates
  • Vishal Sharma, Soonchunhyang University, Korea
  • Flavio Silva, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
  • Houbing Song, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
  • Sejun Song, University of Missouri Kansas City, USA
  • Luay Tahat, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait
  • Shaojie Tang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Huda Tayyeh, University of Information Technology and Communications, Iraq
  • Mauro Tortonesi, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, USA
  • Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Maryam Vahabi, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Avimanyou Vatsa, Texas A & M University, USA
  • Arun Velagapalli, Honeywell International, USA
  • Khan Wahid, Airbus Group, Germany
  • Hao Wang, University of Washington, USA
  • Myounggyu Won, University of Memphis, USA
  • Qiao Xiang, Yale University, USA
  • Xiaodong Yang, Xidian University, P.R. China
  • Zhengyu Yang, Northeastern University, USA
  • Wucherl Yoo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Guanglin Zhang, Donghua University, P.R. China
  • Haijun Zhang, University of Science and Technology Beijing, P.R. China
  • Yin Zhang, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, P.R. China
  • Liang Zhou, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China
  • Iveta Zolotová, The Technical University of Košice, Slovakia