The 2nd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, Applications and Technologies (CPSAT-2013)

in conjunction with
The 16th International Conference on Networked-Based Information Systems (NBiS-2013)
Gwangju, Korea
September 4-6, 2013

Call for Papers

The Internet primarily deals with movement of data (virtual objects) and sharing of knowledge, which is accessed by millions of users worldwide through a web browser. Progressively, research and Internet technologies have moved from read only web (Web 1.0) to read/write web (Web 2.0) and more recently towards intelligent web (semantic web or so called Web 3.0). The next stage of Internet development is moving away from data only web to Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) which allow direct manipulation of physical object through the Internet.The field of wireless sensor networks brought information about the physical world into the cyber world as sensors (which determine the state of real world objects) would monitor the physical environment and transmit the physical state information over a network to a database for further processing. While this was predominantly a one-way process, researchers have been developing new techniques for providing two-way interaction between the cyber world and physical world. The very recent development of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) provides a vision of interconnectedness between the physical world with the cyber world, allowing for robust and flexible systems with multi-scale dynamics and integrated wired and wireless networking for managing the flows of mass, energy, and information in a coherent way through integration of computing and communication capabilities with the monitoring and/or control of entities in the physical world in a dependable, safe, secure, efficient and real-time fashion.

This workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, Application and Technologies brings together innovative research in this emerging field, which was named the top research priority for tackling numerous scientific social and economic issues by the U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. This workshop is ideally suited to be held in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Networked-Based Information Systems (NBiS) as it builds upon and extend the work presented at NBiS. This workshop provides an international forum for researcher and participants to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges and present original ideas in all aspect of CPS, its applications and technologies. We do not welcome only research papers on CPS technology but also reports on innovative applications of CPS in all domains, particularly in the domains of health, transportation and energy distribution. 
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Architectures and theoretical foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Cyber-Physical Systems application design, implementation and evaluation
  • Sensor and actuator network protocols, models and architectures in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Quality of Service (QoS), reliability, and safety in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Robustness, Adaptation, Reconfiguration of Cyber Physical Systems
  • Security, Trust, Privacy, and Risk in Cyber Physical Systems
  • Verification, Testing and Certification of Cyber Physical Systems
  • Information and data processing in Cyber Physical Systems
  • Networking and communication for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Distributed, self-organized, autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems 
  • Cyber-Physical Systems as part of System of Systems
  • Situational awareness for assistive technologies using Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Real-world applications of Cyber-Physical systems

Paper Submission for Review

Authors are invited to submit research contributions representing original, previously unpublished work. Please follow the following guidelines when preparing your manuscript for review.
  1. Write your original research in up to 6 pages (including all tables, figures and references) ensuring that they are formatted in accordance with IEEE Computer Society's guidelines. Please ensure the manuscript paper size is A4 (210x297mm or 8.27x11.69in). Please visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting for detailed paper formatting instructions.
  2. Submit your paper using the EasyChair online submission system on or before the paper submission deadline. The link for the submission to CPS-AT 2012 is https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cpsat2013.
  3. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All papers will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee. You will receive an e-mail notification of the outcome of this review.
Important Dates
  • Abstract Submission: Feb 15, 2013
  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2013
  • Author Notification: May 1, 2013
  • Author Registration: May 15, 2013
  • Final Manuscript: May 15, 2013
  • Workshop Dates: September 4 - 6, 2013


  • Jaipal Singh, Curtin University, Australia (cpsat2013@easychair.org)
  • Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan