Call for Papers

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ICCPS 2017 seeks high-quality technical papers describing original research on cyber-physical systems (CPS), including new results in theory, platform design and implementation, verification and validation, empirical case studies, and other work that advances the state of the art in CPS. Each submission will be reviewed through a peer-review process conducted by the ICCPS 2017 Program Committee. The review process will be typical of high-quality IEEE and ACM conferences. A Proceedings released at the conference will have a compilation of the accepted papers.

Important Dates: Authors are encouraged (but not required) to register paper titles and abstracts by October 6, 2016, and must submit full papers by 11:59pm UTC-12 on October 13, 2016.

Focus Areas: As in the previous year of the conference, ICCPS 2017 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 and platforms 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. Relevant topics include, but are are not limited to: security of cyber-physical systems (CPS), control and/or optimization of CPS, machine learning, data mining/analytics, and/or game theory applied to CPS, mechanism design for CPS, model-based design and verification of CPS, mobile and cloud computing for CPS, signal processing for CPS, and human-in-the-loop shared or supervisory control of CPS.

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

Submissions: All submissions must be in English. The main body of the paper may have a maximum of 10 pages, including all figures and references. Up to 2 additional pages containing appendices may appear after the main body of the paper in the same .pdf file. All submissions must use either an ACM or IEEE-style two-column format on 8.5" by 11" pages (standard letter), and use font sizes of no less than 10 pt.

Authors are encouraged (but not required) to register paper titles and abstracts as much as one week before the full paper submission deadline.

Registration of titles and abstracts, and submission of papers, should be done via the link provided on the Submissions page.