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CPS Book by Elsevier 2015 : Call for Book Chapters: Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications (Elsevier)


When May 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Where USA
Abstract Registration Due May 15, 2015
Submission Deadline Jul 17, 2015
Notification Due Sep 17, 2015
Final Version Due Oct 17, 2015
Categories    cyber-physical systems   internet of things   foundations   principles

Call For Papers

Call for Chapters

Chapter Proposal Submission by May 15, 2015.

Synopsis and Aim:

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded systems of today. CPS technology will transform the way people interact with engineered systems -- just as the Internet has transformed the way people interact with information. New smart CPS will drive innovation and competition in sectors such as agriculture, energy, transportation, building design and automation, healthcare, and manufacturing. Despite significant inroads into CPS technology in recent years, we do not yet have a mature science to support systems engineering of high-confidence CPS, and the consequences are profound.

The book seeks to develop the core system science needed to enable development of complex CPS upon which people can depend with high confidence, and also aims to foster a research community committed to advancing research and education in CPS and to transitioning applicable CPS science and technology into engineering practice.

Tentative Table of Contents – additions to the topics listed below are much welcome!

Part I: Architectures and Design

Chapter: Cyber-Physical Systems: Evolution, Basics and Fundamental Concepts
Presents history, and the state-of-the-art and state-of-the practice
Chapter: Cyber-Physical Systems Domains and Challenges
Presents various applications in sectors such as agriculture, energy, transportation, building design and automation, healthcare, and manufacturing, and identifies the challenges for CPS due to lack of a mature science to support systems engineering of high-confidence CPS
Chapter: Cyber-Physical Systems Architecture
Compares various CPS architectures and identifies the research needs
Chapter: Adaptive Control in Cyber-Physical Systems
Discusses the move from Internet of Things to real-time control in CPS
Chapter: Communication and Networking for Cyber-Physical Systems
Presents various communications and networking technologies for CPS
Chapter: Real-time Embedded Cyber-Physical Systems Architecture
Discusses how to move from the simple embedded systems of today to CPS which requires capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability
Chapter: Real-time Sensing, Reasoning and Adaptation for Cyber-Physical Systems
Discusses real-time sensing and decision-making in the case of tens of billions of devices
Chapter: Cloud-integrated Cyber-Physical Systems
Discusses how to integrate cloud computing into CPS
Chapter: Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy
Discusses security and privacy issues in CPS, including challenges and opportunities
Chapter: Design Theory for Cyber-Physical Systems
Discusses how to design CPS to be safe, secure, and resilient in a variety of unanticipated and rapidly evolving environments and disturbances, and how to integrate privacy and security into CPS design

Part II: Modeling, Simulation, Implementation and Verification

Chapter: Cyber-Physical Systems Tools, Design, Modeling, and Simulation
Reviews various CPS tools, and identifies research needs in design, modeling, and simulation
Chapter: Computation Models for Cyber-Physical Systems
Addresses computation issues in CPS
Chapter: Cyber-Physical System Intelligence
Addresses how to improve intelligence of CPS
Chapter: Design and Performance Optimization in Cyber-Physical Systems
Addresses how to optimize the system performance of CPS
Chapter: Virtualization of Physical Components in Cyber-Physical Systems
Addresses how to virtualize “physical” components in CPS
Chapter: Validation, Verification and Formal Methods for Cyber-Physical Systems
Addresses how to rapidly verify and certify very large and complex CPS
Chapter: Mobile Sensors in Cyber-Physical Systems
Discusses the challenges and opportunities brought by the mobile sensing to CPS
Chapter: Machine Learning for Cyber-Physical Systems
Presents the challenges and opportunities brought by big data to CPS
Chapter: Cyber-Physical Systems: test beds and deployment issues
Presents various CPS testbeds and addresses deployment issues of large-scale CPS

Part III: Applications

Chapter: Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Cities
Chapter: Energy Cyber-Physical Systems
Chapter: Highway (Vehicular) Transportation Cyber-Physical Systems
Chapter: Aviation Cyber-Physical Systems
Chapter: Agriculture Cyber-Physical Systems
Chapter: Manufacturing Cyber-Physical Systems (Industrial Internet of Things)
Chapter: Building Cyber-Physical Systems
Chapter: Medical Cyber-Physical Systems
Chapter: Water Cyber-Physical Systems

Submission Procedure:

Chapter Proposals/Abstracts: Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their chapter proposals/abstracts (1 page) by the given deadline by clearly explaining the mission of their proposed chapters to

Please provide the following points in your proposals/abstracts:
1. Title of the contribution,
2. Title of the chapter (of the tentative TOC) if the contribution refers to one of them,
3. Name of author, co-authors, institution, email-address,
4. Content/mission of the proposed article (15-20 lines).

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by the given deadline about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full Book Chapter: Complete chapters are required to be submitted to A book chapter is required to be 15 to 25 pages (9,500 to 12,500 words). Guidlines on how to prepare the full book chapter/manuscript will be provided on time.

Important Dates:

Chapter Proposal Submission by: May 15, 2015
Author Notification by: May 30, 2015
Full Chapter Submission by: July 17, 2015
Review Results Returned by: September 17, 2015
Final Chapter Submission by: October 17, 2015
Anticipated Publication Date: Spring, 2016


Houbing Song, West Virginia University, USA. (
Danda B. Rawat, Georgia Southern University, USA. (
Sabina Jeschke, RWTH Aachen University, Germany. (
Christian Brecher, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, (

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