2nd IEEE Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking 2020

DFG SPP 1914 members Timo Hönig and Sebastian Trimpe are (together with Lars Wolf of TU Braunschweig) organizing the 2nd IEEE Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking (CPN 2020), co-located with the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2020) in Las Vegas, USA.

Call for Contributions

Low-latency networking and the increasing data rates of communication systems have been major research objectives of the past decades. The corresponding research efforts lead to the modern information society of today. Recently, we see a rapid spread of cyber-physical applications such as telemedicine, smart production, and infrastructure systems. These systems build the backbone of Industry 4.0 environments, for example, and operate with feedback control loops that are closed over communication channels and, thus, impose real-time requirements for the communication. Predictably low latency is a necessary property, however, it challenges concurring requirements for high reliability, spectral, and energy efficiency in particular when wireless links used. Classical approaches for the independent design of communication and control have reached their limits for quite some time.

The research objective in the area of cyber-physical networking is to develop a theoretical and practical basis for the paradigmatic change from throughput- to real-time-oriented communication in networked control systems. In order to meet the requirements of cyber-physical applications, a tight (horizontal and vertical) integration of all communication, control, and system components is necessary in order to fully exploit their individual elasticity and mutual adjustment potential. We understand cyber-physical networking as including all aspects of such a system, in particular network and communication, control and the physical system itself. Ultimately, this workshop aims to bring together leading researchers in the area of communication, control and systems design - to share views on approaches to bring together these domains for enabling cyber-physical networking.

Topics of Interest

Submissions are encouraged to cover multiple of the following top-level topics.

  • Application Scenarios for Cyber-Physical Networks
    • Benchmarks, Quality Metrics, and Testbeds
    • Industry Case Studies and Experience Reports
    • Consumer Products
  • Control Design and Architectures for Cyber-Physical Networks
    • Performance, Stability, and Robustness Guarantees
    • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    • Model-Predictive, Optimal, Learning-Based, and Robust Control
  • Network Architectures and Protocols for Cyber-Physical Networks
    • Mobility Aspects
    • Latency and Resilience Awareness
    • Time-Sensitive Networking
  • Operating System Approaches for Cyber-Physical Networks
    • Resource Management
    • Timeliness and Energy Awareness
    • Local and Distributed Dependability

Please visit the workshop website for further details.