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The tenth annual Cyber-Physical Systems Principal Investigators' Meeting (CPS PI Meeting '19) will be held Wednesday, November 20 (arrival night) - Thursday, November 21 & Friday, November 22 (meeting days) at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, located at 1700 VA-110, Arlington, VA 22202. The Crystal Gateway Marriott is 1.8 miles from the Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and 17 minutes from NSF via the Yellow Line.

The meeting provides a forum for a wide range of stakeholders in academia, industry, and federal agencies to review new developments in CPS foundations, to identify new, emerging applications, and to discuss technology gaps and barriers. The program of the meeting will include presentations about projects funded by NSF and other agencies, keynotes, panels, and poster and demonstration sessions.

W E L C O M E    M E S S A G E

Welcome to the tenth annual Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Principal Investigators' (PI) Meeting sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) places great weight on annual CPS PI meetings given the significant role they play with coalescing the national CPS research stakeholder community in one setting to discuss current and future directions of national CPS research as well as to assess the global technological, human, and economic impacts of this research. NSF/CISE has formally administered the CPS program since 2009, having funded 500 projects totaling $400 million in funded CPS projects to date.

The 2019 CPS PI Meeting will assemble over 500 CPS community stakeholders representing Academia, U.S. and foreign Governments, Industry, and Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) in Arlington, VA for this engaging two-day agenda. We are especially excited to introduce our four distinguished keynote presenters whose combined talks will cover diverse foundational and domain CPS research topics.

Dr. Paul Eremenko (most recently the former Chief CTO of Airbus and United Technologies Corporation) will provide the day one morning keynote entitled Toward the Model-Based Digital Thread: The Past, Present, and Future of Design Methods for Complex Systems, and Dr. Raquel Urtasun (Chief Scientist, Uber ATG, head of Uber ATG Toronto, and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto) will speak on A Future with Affordable Self-Driving Vehicles.

On day two, the morning keynote, entitled Microsoft Premonition: Towards Scalable Monitoring of the Biome, will be delivered by Dr. Ethan Jackson (Senior Director and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Healthcare) and Dr. Jonathan Weintroub (Center for Astrophysics|Harvard & Smithsonian) will provide the afternoon keynote on Instrumentation and Technology Supporting the Event Horizon Telescope.

Paul Eremenko
Raquel Urtasun
Ethan Jackson
Jonathan Weintroub

CPS PIs will be directly involved with leading six mini-workshop discussions that will cover the topics of Agriculture CPS, Autonomous Vehicles, Safe Autonomy, CPS Education, Medical CPS, and Smart and Connected Communities; giving project talks via panels and lightning sessions about the thrust and progress of their research; and interacting and networking directly with each other, Government program managers, and other stakeholders during this year’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Luncheon (EDIL) and showcasing their research via poster and demonstration sessions.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Damian Dudek, our distinguished guest from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)/[i.e., German Research Foundation]. In December 2018, NSF/CISE and the DFG embarked on a collaborative effort to establish the foundation for supporting joint research in the area of CPS research.

We also would like to recognize and thank our industry and NPO representatives attending the meeting as well as our U.S. government partners from the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

It is our sincere hope the 2019 meeting will be informative and engaging, result in new contacts, connections, and collaborations, and provide a vision and roadmap for future CPS research.

Miroslav Pajic (Duke University)
2019 CPS PI Meeting Technical Program Chair

and the NSF CPS Team

David Corman (CISE/CNS), Nina Amla (CISE/CCF), Kishan Baheti (ECCS), Sankar Basu (CISE/CCF), Shannon Beck (CISE/CNS), Fay Cobb-Payton (CISE/CNS), Bruce Kramer (ENG/CMMI), Anthony Kuh (ENG/ECCS), Wendy J. Nilsen (CISE/IIS), Anil Pahwa (ENG/ECCS), Phil Regalia (CCF), Sandip Roy (CISE/CNS), Sylvia Spengler (CISE/IIS), Jonathan Sprinkle (CISE/CNS), Ralph Wachter (CISE/CNS)