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CySWater 2015 : 1st International Workshop on Cyber-physical Systems for Smart Water Networks


When Apr 13, 2015 - Apr 13, 2015
Where Seattle, WA, US
Submission Deadline Feb 2, 2015
Notification Due Feb 14, 2015
Final Version Due Feb 21, 2015
Categories    cyber-physical systems   water management   sensor networks   machine-learning

Call For Papers


1st International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Water

13th April 2015, Seattle WA, USA

UPDATE: The paper submission deadline is extended to the 02/02/2015 (final deadline extension)

UPDATE: Accepted papers will be included at the CPS Week USB Proceedings and ACM Digital Library

Call for Papers

Smart water management has become a key policy for the 21st century.
Towards this direction, recent advances in ICT and Cyber Physical
Systems (CPS) are faced with the challenge of transitioning from
episodic sampling of water resources to truly pervasive, self-adaptive,
and fast-responsive architectures. To yield pragmatic CPS solutions
tailored to the complexity of Water Networks (WN), numerous technical
and research challenges must be jointly addressed. The front end of
sensing requires the support of smart, scalable and secure heterogeneous
network architectures, capable of robust, long-term, and unattended
operation in RF-harsh underground and underwater environments.
Considering the massive volumes of information generated and the
necessity of timely failure detection, the necessity of transiting from
centralized to hierarchical and distributed approaches for data
processing, estimation, learning and storage intensifies. In addition,
privacy preserving high-level data analytics is required to empower
end-users and allow highly interactive and real-time water treatment and
quality management.

The objective of CySWater is to bring together researchers and
engineers from the fields of Communications, Networking, Processing, and
Learning and practitioners from the Water Industry to both share their
experiences, as well as formulate novel CPS paradigms that are tailored
to the needs of Smart Water Management. Emphasis will be given to
CPS-based approaches targeted at the optimization of water treatment and
distribution for urban centers, promoting early-warning, situation
awareness and actionable intelligence.

The multi-disciplinary nature of the proposed agenda attempts to
jointly address front-end sensing (e.g., at water treatment plants,
water networks) with more abstract representations of information (e.g.,
user feedback on water quality). As such, CySWater aspires to serve as a
forum, where application-driven paradigms of CPS design are defined in
the context of joint industrial and urban environments.


1. Acquisition, Processing, & Learning:

* Hardware, infrastructure, & smart devices, including alternatives on
power aspects (e.g., energy harvesting);

* Signal sampling, distributed inference (e.g., classification,
estimation, learning) & anomaly detection in WN;

* Decentralized multi-sensor fusion & data analytics.

2. Communications & Networking:

* Underground & underwater CPS;

* Mobile underground and underwater agents for large-scale CPS;

* Heterogeneous networks & systems architecture;

* Networked control & Cyber-Physical security for WN.

3. Analysis, Performance, & Applications:

* Testbeds, simulations & field studies;

* Performance, including energy efficiency, quality of service &
quality of sensing;

* Standardization of CPS for smart WN.

Paper Submission

CySWater will only accept for review and presentation papers that contain original material, which neither been previously published nor is current under review by other conferences or journals.

CySWater will be organized as a single-track forum, featuring the following categories of submissions:

Full Papers (max 6 pages, double column format) will be evaluated against their novelty, theoretical / research contribution, and technical soundness in the topics described at the Call for Papers. Authors of accepted manuscripts will be invited to present their work in the oral sessions of the workshop.

Short Papers (max 2 pages, double column format) will be evaluated against their contribution on practical realizations, testbeds and applications of CPS architectures for Water Networks. Preliminary reports on exciting experimental works and / or technology use cases are also welcome. Authors of accepted manuscripts will be invited to present their work in the poster / demo session of the workshop. For more information on the poster / demo session please contact: Dr Athanasia Panousopoulou ( and Dr. Grigorios Tsagkatakis (

For both categories of manuscripts, submissions can only be uploaded as PDF files uploaded via the EasyChair management System.

For all contributions, a blind, peer-reviewed policy will be adopted.

Accepted papers will be published at the ACM Digital Library and included at the CPS Week USB Proceedings.

For more information please visit:


Workshop Chairs

* Panagiotis Tsakalides, Professor, University of Crete & Institute of
Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, GR, [5]

* Baltasar Beferull-Lozano, Professor, Department of Information and
Communication Technology Universitetet i Agder, NO, [6]

Technical Program Committee

* Petros Boufounos, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, US

* Carlo Fischione, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE

* Viktoria Fodor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE

* Paul Havinga, University of Twente, NL

* Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California, US

* Roland Lezuo, S::CAN Messtechnik GmbH, AT

* Helge Liltved, Universitetet i Agder and Norwegian Institute for
Water Research, NO

* Athanasia Panousopoulou, FORTH-ICS, GR

* Maria Papadopouli, FORTH-ICS and University of Crete, GR

* Danda Rawat, Georgia Southern University, US

* Grigorios Tsagkatakis, FORTH-ICS, GR

* George Tzagkarakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece and EONOS Investment
Technologies, FR

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