Visible to the public CPS Week 2015

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are complex engineering systems that rely on the integration of physical, computation, and communication processes to function. Examples include smart transportations, power grids, smart buildings, smart homes, data centers, health care and wellbeing support systems. Such systems must be operated safely, dependably, securely, efficiently and in real-time. Advances in this field will have great technical, economic and societal impacts in the near future.

CPS Week 2015 will be held in Seattle, WA in April 2015. It consists of four sister conferences: HSCC, ICCPS, IPSN, and RTAS.

18th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC) has long been a leading, single-track conference on foundations, techniques, and tools for analysis, control, synthesis, implementation, and applications of dynamical systems that exhibit continuous and discrete (hybrid) dynamics. Applications include cyber-physical systems (CPS), mixed signal circuits, robotics, large-scale infrastructure networks, as well as natural systems such as biochemical and physiological models. In particular, we solicit theoretical as well as applied research papers that present original work combining ideas from computer science and control systems.

HSCC 2015 Call for Papers

6th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) is the premier single-track conference for reporting advances in all aspects of cyber-physical systems, including theory, tools, applications, systems, testbeds and field deployments. This year, the conference features two focus areas for submissions: one on CPS foundations (the traditional focus of ICCPS), and one on secure and resilient infrastructure CPS (the focus of the former HiCoNS conference). The entire program committee is eligible to review in both areas, but authors will be asked to specify one of the two areas during submission in order to aid with reviewer selection

The CPS foundations (CPSF) area focuses on core science and technology for developing fundamental principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements. Application domains include transportation, energy, water, agriculture, ecology, supply-chains, medical and assistive technology, sensor and social networks, and robotics. Among the relevant research areas are security, control, optimization, machine learning, game theory, mechanism design, mobile and cloud computing, model-based design, verification, data mining / analytics, signal processing, and human-in-the-loop shared or supervisory control.

The secure and resilient infrastructure CPS (HiCoNS) area focuses on the confluence of cyber-security, privacy, and CPS that impacts the operation of critical infrastructures such as the smart grid, water distribution, transportation, healthcare, building automation, and process control. Of particular interest is foundational work that cuts across multiple application areas or advances the scientific understanding of underlying principles for the development of high confidence (secure, reliable, robust, and trustworthy) networked CPS. Beginning this year, this focus area of ICCPS replaces the High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS) conference.

ICCPS 2015 Call for Papers

The 14th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) is a leading, single-track, annual forum on research in networked sensing and control, broadly defined. IPSN brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. Its scope includes signal and image processing, information and coding theory, databases and information management, distributed algorithms, networks and protocols, wireless communications, collaborative objects and the Internet of Things, machine learning, mobile and social sensing, and embedded systems design. Of special interest are contributions at the confluence of a multiple of these areas.

In addition to regular research papers, in IPSN 2015, we also encourage submissions of Challenge Papers that lay out visions and future challenges in the field of information processing in sensor networks. Challenge papers are up to 6 pages long and the title should start with "Challenge: ... ". These submissions are reviewed based on the novelty of the concepts and potential of impacting the field.

IPSN 2015 Call for Papers

The 21st IEEE Real-Time Embedded Technology & Applications Symposium (RTAS) consists of three tracks:

Track 1: Applications, RTOSs & Run-Time Software and Tools.

This track focuses on run-time software (e.g., RTOSs, middleware and system utilities) and application case studies. Papers submitted to this track should focus on specific systems and implementations. They must introduce the application context and clearly define motivating application examples. Authors must introduce the related research challenges and illustrate the theoretical foundations of the methodology adopted in the considered application/tool/RTOS, with applicability. Papers in this track must include a section on experimental results with a real implementation of the proposed system or applicability to an industrial case study or working system. The experiment/use case discussion must highlight problems/bottlenecks encountered in the implementation and show the measurements/evaluations on the prototype. Simulation-based results are acceptable when the authors motivate the impossibility of an actual system development.

Track 2: Applied Methodologies and Foundations.

Papers submitted to this track are aimed at basic methodologies and algorithms that are applicable to real systems to solve specific problems. Authors must introduce the application context and clearly define motivating application examples. The system models and any assumptions used in the derivation of the results must be applicable to real systems and reflect actual needs. Papers must also include a section on experimental results, preferably on real case studies or models of real systems, although the use of synthetic workloads and models is acceptable if motivated. Papers failing to address applicability as defined in the previous guidelines are not considered as acceptable.

Track 3: Embedded Systems Design for Real-Time Applications.

This track focuses on hardware/software design and integration methodologies and design-time tools for modern embedded systems for real-time applications. General topics relevant to this track include, but are not limited to, architecture description languages and tools, WCET analysis, software architectures, design space exploration, synthesis and optimization. Of special interest are SoC design for real-time applications, special purpose functional units, specialized memory structures, multi-core chips and communication aspects, FPGA simulation and prototyping, software simulation and compilation for novel architectures and applications, as well as tools for (say) power, timing and predictability analyses. Submissions not considering real-time requirements will not be considered.

RTAS 2015 Call for Papers


1. Big Data Analytics in CPS: Enabling The Move from IoT to Real-Time Control
2. Second International Workshop on the Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud
3. Second International Workshop on Robotic Sensor Networks
4. 6th Workshop on Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (MedicalCPS)
5. 10th International Workshop on Feedback Computing
6. IEEEE workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems
7. 7th Workshop on AdaPtive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems
8. 1st Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Water Networks (CySWater)
9. 8th International Workshop on Numerical Software Verification (NSV-VIII)
10. 2nd International Workshop on Applied veRification for Continuous and Hybrid Systems (ARCH)
11. 2nd International Workshop on Emerging Ideas and Trends in Engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems (EITEC)

12. First TCRTS Workshop on Certifiable Multicore Avionics Systems (CMAS)


  • Abstract Registration: October 13th, 2014
  • Submission Deadline: October 20th, 2014
  • Notification Dates: vary by individual conferences
  • Workshop Date: April 13th, 2015 (tentative)
  • Main Conference Dates: April 14th - April 16th, 2015

Past CPS Week Conferences: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

Event Details
Seattle, WA
Spotlight Slideshow Image: