Journal of Systems Architecture: Embedded Software Design (JSA) Special Issue on Emerging Trend and Techniques of Cyber Physical Systems
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 4区
• 小类 : 计算机：硬件 - 4区
• 小类 : 计算机：软件工程 - 4区
Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are engineered systems resulting from a seamless integration between physical processes, communication networks and computational hardware. The emergence of CPS is facilitated by the fact that modern communication, networking and computational devices are becoming more powerful, smaller and cheaper. As a result, these cyber components can be readily integrated with the physical devices and processes, resulting in a more smart, capable, efficient and flexible system. Due to these advantages over legacy systems, CPS are becoming ubiquitous and are being increasingly deployed in transportation, energy, healthcare, telecommunication and manufacturing sectors.
There are many challenges involved in the design and analysis of CPS, primarily due to presence of heterogeneous computational/networking and physical components. These components need to be integrated tightly and the functionality of each component depends critically on the other components. Further, CPS can be very complex and large scale with multiple interconnected components (e.g. power grids, transportation systems) and the whole system needs to be controlled and monitored in real-time to make sure it is functioning correctly. Moreover, issues regarding stability, robustness to disturbances/uncertainties, and resilience against cyber-attacks need to be addressed.
The unique nature of CPS requires tools and knowledge from different fields of systems engineering, computer science and mathematics. For instance, several processes in the physical world are theoretically modeled using partial differential equations (PDE) and can be represented as linear/non-linear dynamical systems. Also, the complex and large-scale nature of CPS requires computer modeling, numerical simulations and optimization algorithms for their efficient design and monitoring. Thus, CPS is becoming a truly interdisciplinary field and presents an immense potential for cross-domain applications.
This special issue is focused towards emerging trends and all kinds of novel applications and techniques from systems theory, computer science and mathematics in the design and analysis of cyber-physical systems. We seek original research articles that present smart and innovative solutions to make CPS more efficient, scalable, robust and secure.
Specific topics include, but not limited to, the following:
- Data driven modeling and analysis of CPS
- Enhancing security and privacy in CPS
- Cooperative multi-agent models of CPS
- Distributed monitoring, control and optimization
- Sensing and wireless technologies in CPS
- Stability and optimal control of CPS
- Detection and state estimation in complex CPS
- Smart grid operation and renewable energy integration
- Big data and machine learning in large-scale CPS
- Efficient and low complexity computational techniques
- Intelligent transportation system design
- Emerging trends in smart and sustainable technologies