CPNS 2012

The Second International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking Systems (CPNS 2012)

Macau, China, June 20, 2012

In conjunction with

The 30th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2012)

Macau, China, June 18 - 21, 2012



Call for Papers Program Themes Goals Topics of Interest Organization Committee Technical Program Committee Submission Guidelines Important Dates Previous Workshops


Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) integrate the executive ability of the physical world and the intelligence of the cyber world to add new capabilities to real-world physical systems. Networked computing at multiple, sometimes extreme, scales plays a crucial rule in CPSs as such systems use computation and communication deeply embedded in and interacting with physical processes to drive the cyber-physical coupling. The theme of this workshop is to provide an open forum to discuss the scientific foundations, technologies, and research challenges in Cyber-Physical Networking Systems (CPNSs), and to present an overarching view of state-of-the-art research and technological advances in CPNSs. Specifically, this workshop will address CPNS methodologies, modeling, theory, protocols, systems, architectures, and implementations and emerging CPNS technologies. The presentations will also feature industry representatives from prestigious R&D labs who will provide diverse views to facilitate collaboration between academia and industry.

This workshop will provide a keynote session and a panel discussion session in which the keynote speaker and panelists from NSF, prestigious R&D labs, and universities will overview CPNS research and discuss future research directions.


The Second International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking Systems (CPNS 2012) is a forum to bring together people from academia and industry to explore research issues and challenges related to Cyber-Physical Networking Systems (CPNSs) and discuss innovative ideas and promising cutting-edge solutions (methodologies, techniques and approaches) on diverse CPNS-related topics. This forum aims to help researchers from academia and industry understand the broad, novel scope of CPNSs and grasp new thinking, challenges, and approaches underlying the issues, technologies, and solutions exchanged from mutual communities.

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest for CPNS 2012 include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Theoretical foundations of CPNSs

  • Modeling and analysis of CPNSs

  • System-level designs and implementations of CPNSs

  • Evaluation approaches and metrics

  • Control issues in CPNS

  • Real-time services and QoS support in CPNSs

  • Wireless sensor networking in CPNSs

  • Mobile and participatory sensing

  • Internet of things in CPNSs

  • High-performance computing with CPNSs

  • Cloud computing with CPNSs

  • Security and privacy issues in CPNSs

  • Safety, fault tolerance, and robustness of CPNSs

  • Intelligent sensing and processing in CPNs

  • Networking issues in emerging CPNS applications including healthcare, transportation, automation, the environment, smart grid and so on.

Organization Committee

Steering Committee

  • Wei Zhao (University of Macau, Macau) - Chair

  • Helen Gill (National Science Foundation, USA)

  • Steve Goddard (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

  • Rajesh Gupta (University of California San Diego, USA)

  • John Stankovic (University of Virginia, USA)

  • Lui Sha (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

  • Jie Wu (Temple University, USA)

  • Kai Xing (University of Science and Technology of China, China)

  • Taieb Znati (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Workshop General Co-Chairs

  • Xiuzhen Cheng (The George Washington University, USA)

  • Dong Xuan (The Ohio State University, USA)

Workshop Program Co-Chairs

  • Habib M. Ammari (University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA)

  • Biao Chen (Macau University, USA)

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Jinhua Guo (University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA)

  • Hairong Qi (University of Tennessee, USA)

Web Chair

  • Habib M. Ammari (University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA)

Technical Program Committee

  • Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA)

  • Krishnendu Chakrabarty (Duke University, USA)

  • Xinwen Fu (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)

  • Jinhua Guo (University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA)

  • Xiaobo Sharon Hu University of Notre Dame, USA)

  • Mohammad Khan (University of Connecticut, USA)

  • Xenofon Koutsoukos (University of Notre Dame, USA)

  • Insup Lee (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

  • Wei Li (Institute of Computing Technology Chinese Academy of Science, China)

  • Xiangyang Li (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)

  • Shan Ken Lin (Temple University, USA)

  • Peng Liu (Hangzhou Dianzi University, China)

  • Amiya Nayak (University of Ottawa, Canada)

  • Jian Qiu (Hangzhou Dianzi University, China)

  • Raja Sengupta (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

  • Jianping Wang (City University of Hong Kong, China)

  • Shengquan Wang (University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA)

  • Jianjia Wu (University of Macau, China)

  • Hongwei Zhang (Wayne State University, USA)

  • Ziguo Zhong (University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA)

Submission Guidelines

CPNS 2012 will consider original papers not previously published or under review by other journals or conferences. All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated according to their originality, significance, correctness, presentation, and relevance. The URL link for CPNS 2012 paper submission will be available soon. Manuscripts will be limited to 6 pages following IEEE ICDCS conference proceedings style and guidelines. Papers that present novel ideas, criticize existing work, and discuss practical studies and applications are especially encouraged. Accepted papers will appear in IEEE Xplore and be EI indexed. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper published in the proceedings. The expected number of submissions is 30 to 50, 10 to 15 of which will be accepted.

Please submit your paper(s) by sending them to the following:


The subject should be "Submission to CPNS'12"

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline (Extended): March 12, 2012.

    Please see SUBMISSION GUIDELINES to submit your paper(s).

  • Workshop Author Notification: March 21, 2012

  • Workshop Camera-ready: Please contact ICDCS'12 Organizing Committee who are overseeing the organization of ICDCS'12 (camera-ready version, registration, etc).

  • Workshop Date: June 18, 2012

  • ICDCS 2012 Conference: June 18 - 21, 2012

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