The IEEE International workshop on

Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber Physical Systems

(CCNCPS 2021)

In association with IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2021)

June 14-18 2021, Montreal, Canada,


Workshop co-chairs

- Amjad Gawanmeh,University of Dubai, UAE, and Concordia University, Montreal Canada.

- Joel Rodrigues, Federal University of Piauí, Teresina - PI, Brazil; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal.

TPC chairs

- Moayad Aloqaily, xAnalytics Inc., Ottawa, Canada

- Kashif Akhtar Saleem, King Saud University, KSA

Publications chairs

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

Publicity and web chair

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

Local Organization

- Ahmad Alomari, ETS Montreal.



MONDAY, 14 JUNE 2021

10:00am - 10:30am (EDT)

Keynote: "FlexNGIA - Towards a Future Internet for Cyber-Physical Systems," Mohamed Faten Zhani, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS Montreal), Canada

Moderator: Amjad Gawanmeh, University of Dubai UAE, and Concodria University, Canada


Presentation Sessions:


This workshop solicits unpublished research work related to the latest challenges, technologies, solutions, techniques and fundamentals pertaining to communication, computing, networking,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

CPS in the design of next-generation communication systems

Distributed and decentralized systems: Blockchain and smart contracts

Emerging computations in smart cities: technologies, challenges, and solutions

Real-time sensing, reasoning and adaptation for CPS

Cloud-integrated CPS.

Evolutionary computing for CPS.

Design theory for CPS

CPS security and privacy

Computation models for CPS

Addresses computation issues in CPS

Verification and formal methods for CPS

Mobile sensors in CPS

Design and performance optimization in CPS

Adaptive control in CPS

Distributed computing in CPS.

Autonomous systems and UAVs.

Communication and networking for CPS

Applications of CPS on e-Health.

Optimizing computing and communication resources for CPS

Safety-critical, dependable, fault-tolerant of CPS

Highly networked architectures for interconnected CPS

Communication and infotainment systems in CPS vehicles networks

CPS industrial applications

Networking for intelligent mobility and transport infrastructures

Sensor networks for CPS

Intelligent and collaborative methods for CPS

Sustainability and environmental issues of energy management

Social computing technologies in CPS

• New testing and validation tools and application for CPS.


Submission link:

All papers will be published in IEEE ICC workshops proceedings.

“All submissions must be written in English in the standard IEEE two-column conference format and are limited to a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures and references. EDAS is configured to not permit the uploading of review manuscripts that exceed 6 pages. Once accepted, the final manuscript may have a 7th page, but such papers will incur an overlength page charge of US$100.”

Papers exceeding (6) 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 ICC webpage at

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


Mohamed Faten Zhani, Associate professor, department of software and IT engineering , l’École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS Montreal) , Canada.

Title: FlexNGIA - Towards a Future Internet for Cyber-Physical Systems


Virtual reality and teleportation, to telepresence, augmented reality, and remotely‑controlled robotics are future applications that are bound to achieve unprecedented development for society, economics and culture and to revolutionize the way we live, learn, work and play. Unfortunately, today’s Internet is simply not able to provide the stringent performance requirements needed by such applications to run smoothly and to offer a perfect quality of experience. This is due to several fundamental limitations in the design of the current network architecture and communication protocols. As a result, it is now the time to put into question the tenets of today’s Internet and think novel architecture and protocols that take into account recent technological advances in cloud computing, virtualization and network softwarization to design the future Tactile Internet. In this talk, we start by analyzing the characteristics and requirements of future cyber-physical systems and highlight the limitations of the today’s Internet architecture and protocols. We then provide an overview of FlexNGIA (, a Flexible Next-Generation Internet Architecture that leverages cloud computing infrastructures, services and technologies as the keystone of the future Internet providing high performance and fully flexibility for future Internet applications and services to ensure the highly-integrated computation, communication, control, and physical elements requested by cyber-physical systems. We also discuss through some use-cases how FlexNGIA could ensure the performance guarantees required by some of the future cyber-physical systems and applications.


Mohamed Faten Zhani is an associate professor with the department of software and IT engineering at l’École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS Montreal) in Canada. His research interests include cloud computing, network function virtualization, software-defined networking and resource management in large-scale distributed systems. Faten has co‑authored several book chapters and research papers published in renowned conferences and journals including IEEE/IFIP/ACM CNSM, IEEE/IFIP IM/NOMS, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE transactions on cloud computing and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). He served as the general or technical program chair of several international workshops and conferences. He is also co-editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine series on Network Softwarization and Management, associate editor of the IEEE Transactions of Network and Service Management, Wiley international journal of network management, and managing editor of the IEEE softwarization newsletter. He is co‑founder and vice-chair of the IEEE Network Intelligence Emerging Technology Initiative and a cluster lead at the IEEE P1916.1 SDN/NFV Performance standard group. Faten recently received the IEEE/IFIP IM 2017 Young Researchers and Professionals Award as a recognition for outstanding research contribution and leadership in the field of network and service management. More details are available on his web page.

Web page :


- Papers Submissions Deadline: February 19, 2021 [FIRM]

- Notification of Acceptance: March 22, 2021

- Deadline for Author Registration: March 31, 2021

- Deadline for Camera-ready Papers: March 31, 2021

Bashir Morshed Texas Tech University USA

Moad Mowafi Jordan University of Science and Technology Jordan

Liam Murphy University College Dublin Ireland

Anastasija Nikiforova University of Latvia Latvia

Donna O'Shea Cork Institute of Technology Ireland

Safa Otoum University of Ottawa Canada

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan Independent University Bangladesh

Errong Pei Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications China

Dana Petcu West University of Timisoara Romania

Paulo Pires Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Jason Quinlan University College Cork Ireland

Addanki Rao Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur India

Pinyi Ren Xi'an Jiaotong University China

Sohini Roy Arizona State University USA

Javier Rubio-Loyola CINVESTAV Mexico

Marina Santini RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Sweden

Nick Sarfaraz Johns Hopkins University APL USA

Pritam Shah Dayananda Sagar University Bangalore India

Vishal Sharma Queen's University Belfast United Kingdom

Sejun Song University of Missouri Kansas City USA

Gautam Srivastava Brandon University Canada

Luay Tahat Gulf University for Science and Technology Kuwait

Sudeep Tanwar Institute of Technology Nirma University Ahmedabad Gujarat India

Murat Temiz University of Manchester United Kingdom

Mauro Tortonesi University of Ferrara Italy

Tram Truong-Huu Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore

Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou University of New Mexico USA

Maryam Vahabi Mälardalen University Sweden

Avimanyou Vatsa Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck USA

Parthasarathy Velusamy Karpagam Academy of Higher Education India

Harsh Verma IIIT Naya Raipur India

Ali-Ahmad Wady University of Auckland Australia

Khan Wahid Airbus Group Germany

Hao Wang Monash University Australia

Lanier Watkins Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute USA

Myounggyu Won University of Memphis USA

Zhengyu Yang Samsung Semiconductor Inc. USA

Noor Zaman Taylor's University Malaysia

Sherali Zeadally University of Kentucky USA

Luying Zhou Institute for Infocomm Research Singapore

Iveta Zolotova The Technical University of Košice Slovakia