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Cybernetics for Cyber-Physical Systems

TC Leadership

Shiyan Hu

TC Chair

Shiyan Hu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Michigan Technological University

Albert Y. Zomaya

TC Chair

Albert Y. Zomaya (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
The University of Sydney

Our Goal

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The Technical Committee on Cybernetics for Cyber-Physical Systems (CCPS) aims at promoting interdisciplinary research and education in the field of CPS. CCPS addresses the close interactions and feedback loop between the cyber components such as embedded computing systems and the physical components such as varying environment and mechanical systems. The exemplary CPS research areas include the engineering foundation of the cyber-physical interactions, the design and verification of embedded computing systems in CPS, the collection, and the application of CPS methodologies in various domains such as the development of smart home, community and city.

The design, implementation and operation of embedded systems in CPS needs the consideration of multiple aspects such as computational constraints, performance, energy, security, reliability, fault tolerance, flexibility and extensibility. To build optimal and reliable CPS, there is a great need for computational intelligence techniques such as large-scale analytical modeling, complex stochastic optimization, formal methods and verification, and real-time intelligent systems control. It is highly desirable to develop innovative computational intelligence techniques that can address unique CPS challenges such as the fast increase of system scale and complexity, the close interactions with dynamic physical environment, and the significant uncertainties in sensor readings.


  • Charles Alpert, Cadence Inc., USA
  • Gilles Betis, IEEE Smart Cities Initiatives Chair, France
  • Pascal Bouvry, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Jörg Henkel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Sharon Hu, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Kai Huang, Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • Yier Jin, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Tei-Wei Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Xin Li, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Jose Silva-Martinez, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
  • Paul Pop, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Wolfgang Rosenstiel, University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • Rajiv Ranjan, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
  • Jun Xie, Center for Information Technology Research, Chinese Academy of Governance, China
  • Yuan Xie, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
  • Bei Yu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Qi Zhu, University of California at Riverside, USA

Recent Activities


  • Organized DAC-2016 Workshop on Design Automation for Cyber-Physical Systems (DACPS-2016)
  • Organized INFOCOM-2016 Workshop on Cross-Layer Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSS-2016)
  • Organizing IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (TSUSC) special issue on Sustainable Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Organizing IEEE Transactions on Big Data special issue on Big Data for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Organized IEEE Transactions on CAD special issue on CAD for Cyber-Physical System
  • Organized IEEE Transactions on Computers special issue on Smart City Computing
  • Organized IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems special issue on Hardware Software Crosslayer Technologies for Trustworthy and Secure Computing
  • Organized ISVLSI-2016 Special Session on Cyber-Physical Systems: Architecture and Security in Smart Buildings and Autonomous Driving
  • Organized ISVLSI-2016 Special Session on Emerging Devices for Hardware Security: Fiction or Future
  • Organized ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS) special issue on Smart Homes, Buildings, and Infrastructure
  • Organizing IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications (IET-CPS) special issue on Safety-Critical Cyber Physical Systems
  • Organizing IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications (IET-CPS) special issue on Recent Advances in Big Data Analytics and Cyber-physical Systems Security
  • Organizing IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications (IET-CPS) special issue on Cyber-Physical Aspects of EVs and HEVs
  • Organizing IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications (IET-CPS) special issue on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Grids: Security and Operation
  • Organizing IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications (IET-CPS) special issue on Cyber-Physical Systems for Medical and Life Sciences Applications


  • Organized ICCAD-2015 special session on The Landscape of Smart Buildings: Modeling, Management and Infrastructure
  • Organized ICCD-2015 special session on Cyber-Physical Integration and Design Automation for Microfluidic Biochips
  • Organized DAC-2015 special session on Securing Cyber-Physical Systems: From Surveillance to Transportation and Home
  • Organized DAC-2015 special session on The Researcher Who Cried Wolf

Join Us

Our target is to establish a community consisting of CPS research experts and computational intelligence research experts. Due to the criticality of the novel computational intelligence technique in CPS research, the fusion of these two research fields has the potential to greatly advance the science and engineering of CPS research. This proposed TC will present the state-of-the-art research results in CPS, stimulate the SMC society researchers to participate in the interdisciplinary CPS research and contribute to breaking the existing barriers among various research communities related to CPS.

The proposed TC will involve senior and junior researchers and engineers. Senior researchers are well established and more experienced, who can help promote the proposed TC through organizing journal special issues and conference special sessions. Young researchers represent the future of the field, and thus encouraging and developing them is certainly critical. Some example activities could be establishing best student research awards for graduate students and early-career research awards for junior faculty and junior industrial researchers.

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