Control and Networking in Cyber-physical Systems

Full-day pre-conference workshop at the 2019 European Control Conference - ECC 2019

June 25, Naples, Italy

Workshop Scope

Recent evolution of communication systems have facilitated faster, more reliable, higher rate, and less faulty information exchange leading to a rapid spread of cyber-physical applications such as autonomous cars, smart buildings, healthcare, robotics, and smart production. In such communication-supported networked systems heterogeneous feedback control loops are closed over the communication channel imposing real-time requirements on the communication system. In order to meet the requirements of cyber-physical applications a tight integration of all communication, control and system components is needed to fully exploit their individual elasticity and mutual adjustment potential. Ultimately, this requires the challenging task of joint analysis and design of communication, control and systems methodologies. Motivated by this emerging interest, the proposed workshop will discuss the integration of control and communication in cyber-physical systems. The full day workshop will consist of three state-of-the-art topics. The main topics of interest are entitled as follows:

  1. Control architectures for network-aware cyber-physical systems
  2. Communication and networking architectures in control-aware cyber-physical systems
  3. New trends of industrial, commercial, and societal applications of cyber-physical systems

To cover the mentioned topics, talks will present recent work and future challenges in a broadly accessible manner. These sessions are in addition to an initial motivating presentation and a concluding future direction discussion. The list of speakers includes both junior and senior researchers and reflects a varied background in communication and control.


  1. Sandra Hirche, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  2. John S. Baras, University of Maryland, USA
  3. Klaus Wehrle, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  4. Mohammad H. Mamduhi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Speakers (alphabetical order)

  1. Duarte Antunes, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  2. James Gross, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  3. Karl Henrik Johansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  4. Wolfgang Kellerer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  5. Chrysa Papagianni, University of Maryland and Nokia Bell Labs, USA & Belgium
  6. Daniel Quevedo, Paderborn University, Germany
  7. Jörg Raisch, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  8. Sebastian Trimpe, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany

The workshop is supported by the Priority Program SPP 1914 ''Cyber-Physical Networking'', funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)