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AICPDES 2017 : Artificial Intelligence in Cyber-Physical and Distributed Embedded Systems - Track in the 18th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence


When Sep 5, 2017 - Sep 8, 2017
Where Porto, Portugal
Submission Deadline May 1, 2017
Notification Due May 31, 2017
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2017
Categories    CPS   IOT   machine learning   agents

Call For Papers

Embedded systems have been small-scale and standalone, but recent advances in computing and communication technologies including the wide adoption of internet-connected devices are pulling the concept of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) as the pervasive bridge between the real world (of people and equipments) and information (cyber) technologies. Internet of Things, Web of Things and “Smart Systems” environments are some examples of these systems, which have become exciting application fields for artificial intelligence: multi-agent systems, data mining, expert systems, etc. AI methodologies, models and tools have to face numerous challenges when facing the new requirements of CPS. For example, designers have to pay particular attention to nonfunctional requirements as the limited resources (memory, CPU), energy consumption, safety of equipment and people, delay-tolerant communication, autonomy in decision making, etc.

The aim of this thematic track is to present recent works on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of cyber-physical and distributed embedded systems, including the growing need for “Smart Systems” which present intrinsic relationship between AI and hardware, software and human participants. Research in this area comprises Internet of Things (IoT), collective robotics, smart grids, smart cities, etc. Regarding the field practical aspects, scientific and demonstration papers can address applied research on how models and technologies from AI particularly meet the following challenges:
Integration of services/data carried by CPS;
Models and paradigms to enable interaction between CPS;
Human position in the cyber-physical world (ethics, security, confidentiality, protection of privacy, access control to the information carried by the objects);
Discovery, composition and management of “physical” services.

- Applied Artificial Intelligence and real-life applications of AI
- Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
- Web of things
- Internet of things (IoT)
- Collective robotics
- “Smart Systems” in different domains (transportation, electricity, etc.)
- Embedded Multi-Agent Systems
- Machine Learning / Deep Learning Applications
- Cloud / Edge Internet of Things
- Distributed Big Data Analytics
- Collaborative Robotics
- Intelligent Agent Applications

The contribution of papers must can be related (not limited to) artificial intelligence including: Specification and modelling, Design methodology, Pervasive trust and privacy, Cyber-Physical Systems governance, Self-* properties, Simulation of software/hardware mixed agent systems, Authentication and Authorization, Physical service description, planning, coordination and composition Communication networks and middleware, Things “social” aspect (identification and management of things communities), Specific decentralized architectures, Real-time aspects in thing decision making, Information retrieval and management, Power-efficient design, Intrusion Detection and Processing Dependability and fault tolerance, Case studies.

Authors of the best papers presented at the AICPDES 2017 track of EPIA will be invited to submit extended versions of their manuscripts for a special issue of the International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems (ISSN: 2040-073X, Inderscience).
Further information on this Special Issue can be found at the journal website:

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