[robotics-worldwide] Information Meeting in DC for new NSF Program on Cyber-Physical Systems

jeff trinkle trinkle at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 07:23:13 PST 2008

A public information meeting on the newly announced NSF research
program on Cyber-Physical Systems will be held December 15, 2008, in
northern Virginia, near NSF.  Registration is now open at
http://varma.ece.cmu.edu/InfoCPS.  Seating will be limited - so,
please register early.   Probable webcast arrangements will also be
available at the website.

New Program on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).  The National Science
Foundation's Directorates for Computer and Information Science and
Engineering (CISE) and Engineering (ENG) are spearheading a
groundbreaking program in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) because of its
scientific and technological importance as well as its potential
impact.   The term cyber-physical systems refer to the tight
conjoining of and coordination between computational and physical
resources.  CPS grand challenges exist in a number of sectors critical
to U.S. security and competitiveness, as has been highlighted in
recent reports from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the
President's Council of Advisors on Science and TechTo Whom It May
Concern:To Whom It May Concern:nology (PCAST). These sectors include
aerospace, automotive, chemical production, civil infrastructure,
energy, healthcare, manufacturing, materials and transportation. The
CPS program is seeking proposals that address research challenges in
three CPS themes: Foundations; Methods and Tools; and Components,
Run-time Substrates, and Systems.

We would like to draw your attention to the CPS Program Solicitation
(NSF 08-611), which is available at:

You may also find the report from a workshop on Robotics and CPS held
at IROS 2008 useful: http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~webk/IROS_CPS/.

Jeff Trinkle
Prof. and Head
Dept of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(518) 276-8291

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