[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for papers for the International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS 2016)

Ezio Bartocci ezio.bartocci at tuwien.ac.at
Thu Jan 14 03:41:28 PST 2016

[Apologies for multiple copies.]

International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS 2016)
CPSWeek 2016
Vienna, Austria, 12.04.2015

The intention of the workshop is to address these research questions at all levels of Cyber-Physical Systems within the domain of industrial production, ranging from hardware and production systems to value-adding software services. The aim is to bring together experts from various fields and to carry out a multi-disciplinary workshop based on the symbiosis of informatics, engineering and other fields of science. Hence, the workshop is not limited to a particular field of research. Work from the fields of mechanical and industrial engineering, management sciences, computer sciences, electrical engineering, and information technology is eligible for the workshop if the presented work contributes to the advance in CPPS..

The topics to be covered in the workshop will range across the complete CPPS lifecycle, including, but not limited to the following topics:

* End-to-End Interoperability: CPPS comprise technologically heterogeneous components which are not necessarily compatible. In order to fully exploit CPPS intra- and cross-organizationally, interoperability needs to be realized. Specific research topics include syntactic and semantic data modelling and data integration for CPPS, knowledge representation, virtualization of CPPS functionalities and services, standardization of CPPS protocols and data models, and suitable middleware which is able to provide the necessary connectivity and interoperability of potentially world-wide distributed CPPS.
* System Design of CPPS: CPPS are complex systems and are indeed a perfect example for Systems of Systems, since they are composed from different layers. Hence, engineers and computer scientists need to be supported in designing CPPS in terms of both hardware and software. Specific research topics include user-centric modelling methods and tools for CPPS, virtual engineering support for CPPS, hardware/software co-design, verification, validation and testing, reference architectures, and architecture principles.
* Realization of Self-X Functionalities: The CPPS of the future will be able to provide self-x functionalities in the sense of smart systems or applicable for a smart factory, most importantly self-organization, self-optimization, self-configuration, self-healing, and self-protection. All these functionalities take into account the context of (a group of) CPPS and react accordingly to this context, facilitating the adaptive autonomic behavior of CPPS. Specific research topics include data exploitation for self-x, ad hoc integration and linking of CPPS, strategies and algorithms for anticipatory/proactive system behavior, or layer-crossing integration of self-x actions.
* Basic Technological Foundations: Since CPPS are integrated and networked systems, there is also a need for research in basic technologies. This includes self-organizing communication infrastructures, security and privacy, real-time sensor/actuator technologies, sensor sharing/fusion, fault tolerant systems, or machine learning.

We are looking forward to three types of contributions for CPPS 2016 – full papers, short papers, and use case papers. All papers must be submitted following the instructions at the CPPS 2016 submission site https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cpps2016, handled by EasyChair.

Submissions will be reviewed by at least three reviewers each in order to assure general fitness regarding content and scope and to give feedback to the authors. Depending on innovation, technical soundness and presentation clarity, papers may be rejected or accepted as full papers or short papers. Accepted papers shall be included in the CPSWeek workshop proceedings (published electronically in the IEEE XPlore Digital Library) and presented at the workshop. At least one of the authors needs to register for the CPSWeek.

Full Papers: Workshop papers are regular contributions that describe original solutions in field of CPPS. These papers must not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style).

Short Papers: Short papers should draft a new idea or provide information about work in progress and put it up for discussion at the workshop. Short papers should must not exceed 4 pages (IEEE style). The main idea and the relation to existing work should be contained.

Use-Case Papers: Use case papers explicitly aim at describing real-world use cases. Use case papers can be either submitted as full or short papers.

Important Dates
Submission: January 31, 2016
Author Notification: March 9, 2016
Camera ready version: March 20, 2016 
Registration: TBD (at the registration website for CPSWeek 2016)
Workshop: April 12, 2016
Post-workshop proceedings version: TBA

Organizing Committee
Detlef Gerhard, TU Wien, Austria
Stefan Schulte, TU Wien, Austria
Rainer Stark, TU Berlin, Germany

Sorry for crossposting and see you in Vienna!

Detlef Gerhard, Stefan Schulte and Rainer Stark

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