London CPS Workshop

Workshop on the Control of Cyber-Physical Systems

October 20-21, 2012
University of Notre Dame London Centre

organized by

University of Notre Dame, USA

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Recent technological developments in sensing, communications, control and computation have created an emerging class of complex systems, called Cyber-Physical Systems. Cyber-Physical Systems are characterized by large numbers of tightly integrated heterogeneous components in a network, which may expand and contract dynamically. Cyber-Physical Systems are very common and are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. The control of such systems presents huge challenges and requires designs drawn from approaches such as those in traditional control, hybrid control systems, discrete event systems, and networked control. In addition, robustness, reliability and security issues for reconfiguring dynamical systems must also be addressed. This integration of different technologies and scientific domains presents new and challenging fundamental problems underlying the theoretical foundations for this class of systems.

This single-track workshop will bring together researchers in Systems and Control, interested in different aspects of Cyber-Physical Systems, in order to exchange research experiences and to identify the main scientific challenges in this rapidly growing research area. The participation is by invitation.

In the 2012 US NSF CPS PI meeting, Panos Antsaklis delivered a keynote address in the Science of CPS Session presenting an Introduction to Control Research Opportunities in CPS.

Date and Location

The workshop was held on Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, 2012. It began Saturday morning and ended at approximately noon on Sunday.  The event was held at the London Centre of the University of Notre Dame.  


Panos Antsaklis,, Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Bill Goodwine,, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Vijay Gupta,, Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Karl Henrik Johansson,, School of Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


The organizers would like to acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation; the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the College of Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering; and of the Brosey endowed chair of the University of Notre Dame .