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Workshop on Control Systems and Technologies for "Cyber-Physical Systems"

Start date: 02-07-2013  |  End date: 03-07-2013


 Location:  Belgrade, Serbia
 Venue:  Hall 2 of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts – SANU (35, Knez Mihailova str, 11001 Belgrade, Serbia)


This workshop followed the Workshop on Control of Cyber-Physical Systems held at the University of Notre Dame London Centre, 20-21 October 2012 (organized by Panos Antsaklis, Vijay Gupta and Karl Henrik Johansson), where the following definition has been adopted: “Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are physical, biological and engineered systems whose operations are monitored, coordinated, controlled and integrated by a computing and communication core”. Desired characteristics or descriptive words of welldesigned and engineered Cyber-Physical Systems include: coordinated, distributed, connected, heterogeneous, robust and responsive, providing new capability, adaptability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability. This intimate coupling between the cyber and physical will be manifested across a broad range of length scales, from the nano-world to large-scale wide-area systems of systems. Correspondingly, Cyber-Physical Systems will often have dynamics at a wide range of time-scales, such as at the discrete clock scale for some computational aspects to multi-day or even year-long time scales for system-wide properties and evolution. Applications with enormous societal impact and economic benefit will be created. Cyber-Physical Systems will transform how we interact with the physical world just like the Internet transformed how we interact with one another. Control is a major CPS challenge. It is inherent in many, if not most, Cyber-Physical Systems because it exists at the intersection of the cyber and physical components, making use of each and mediating their interaction. Very difficult challenges are posed for control of CPS, however, due to a variety of factors such as very broad time and length scales, the presence of network communication and delays, coordination of many components (with an associated increased risk of component failure as the number of components grows to be very large), model reduction, tractability, etc.

Aim and objectives
The aim of the BALCON-HYCON2 Workshop was to highlight recent research efforts and to bring together some European and West Balkans researchers for the dissemination of results and discussions of some major research challenges in CPS. These scientific and technical discussions will serve as a basis to an article that will be submited to ERCIM News in order continuing alerting the European Commission about the importance of CPS and consequently the necessity of greatly supporting its inherent fundamental and applied researches.


The agenda and presentations of trhe workshop are available here.

For any further information, contact Mr Françoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue.


Important notice:the scientific presentations will follow the conference on "The future of EU-WBC R&D cooperation in the field of "Advanced Computing and Control Systems" that held the ptrevious day in the same venue. The conference acted as a discussion forum on how can the EU-WBC research collaboration in the field of “Advanced Computing and Control Systems” be enhanced, especially in light of the upcoming HORIZON2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation to be launched in January 2014.