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Cyber-Physical and Digital Systems Design

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).

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Department of Digital Systems, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Interests: programmable logic devices, design of digital circuits in Verilog HDL, logic synthesis with particular emphasis on the sequential automata, decomposition, technological mapping, programmable logic controllers, RISC-V microprocessors
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Department of Digital Systems, Silesian University of Technology, Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Interests: programmable devices and systems; logic synthesis; technology mapping; optimization of digital circuits; low-power devices; binary decision diagram; high-level synthesis; finite state machines; programmable logic controller; microprocessor systems; embedded systems; music data mining; computer posturography in the postural control diagnostics and motor functions rehabilitation
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Dear Colleagues,

Various applications of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) can be found in almost all areas of human life such as manufacturing systems, smart grids, robotics, transportation systems, medical devices, military, home networks, excavation data analysis and smart buildings, etc. The CPS integrates computational and communication aspects along with control and monitoring techniques. The objective of this Special Issue is to discuss the latest developments in the design, modelling, specification, analysis, verification and applications of CPS and digital systems. As such, this SI includes interdisciplinary scientific fields with a wide range of topics:

Control techniques:

  • Control systems, concurrent control systems, automatic control and robotics.
  • Distributed and networked control systems.
  • Control algorithms and methodologies.

Design, analysis and verification:

  • Design methodologies of CPS and digital systems.
  • Model-based design, including Model-Driven Development, Unified Modeling Language (UML, SysML), etc.
  • Mixed-signal design.
  • Concurrency modeling and analysis of digital systems.
  • Optimization techniques.
  • Verification and validation techniques, including formal verification methods.
  • Performance evaluation.

Software and hardware of digital systems:

  • Computation models, including mathematical descriptions and models
  • Real-time systems, including real-time sensing and computing.
  • Embedded systems.
  • Programmable devices, including logic synthesis and implementation methods.

Networking in CPS:

  • Networked embedded systems.
  • Wireless sensor networks.
  • Internet of things, including aspects of designing, organization and implementation.

Applications of different methods for big data analysis:

  • Autonomous, adaptive and cooperative CPS.
  • Mobile, wearable, and implantable CPS in healthcare.
  • Cognitive CPS with perception, learning, and optimal decision making.
  • Reference architectures for various application domains.
  • Intelligent algorithms for big data analysis.
  • Data mining, music data mining
  • Smart grids, power generation and distribution, power systems.
  • Smart cities, home area networks (HANs).
  • Manufacturing, flexible manufacturing systems, smart factories, Industry 4.0.
  • Reconfigurable control systems (including distributed and integrated systems).
  • Dependable CPS (cryptology, security algorithms, security aspects).

Prof. Dr. Dariusz Kania
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Robert Czerwinski
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Digital systems
  • Control systems
  • Design, analysis and verification
  • Reconfigurable control systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Industry 4.0

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A Comparison of the Music Key Detection Approaches Utilizing Key-Profiles with a New Method Based on the Signature of Fifths
by Michalina Kania, Tomasz Łukaszewicz, Dariusz Kania, Katarzyna Mościńska and Józef Kulisz
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(21), 11261; https://doi.org/10.3390/app122111261 - 7 Nov 2022
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This paper compares approaches to music key detection based on popular key-profiles with a new key detection method that utilizes the concept of the signature of fifths. The signature of fifths is a geometrical music harmonic-content descriptor. Depending on the scenario, it may [...] Read more.
This paper compares approaches to music key detection based on popular key-profiles with a new key detection method that utilizes the concept of the signature of fifths. The signature of fifths is a geometrical music harmonic-content descriptor. Depending on the scenario, it may reflect either the multiplicities of occurrences or the aggregated durations of individual pitch-classes of the chromatic scale in a given fragment of music. In this study, we compare the efficacies of a few strictly correlational key recognition approaches based on music key-profiles (i.e., Krumhansl–Kessler, Temperley, and Albrecht–Shanahan) with a new method that implements the concept of the signature of fifths. All the experiments were performed in a collection of music pieces comprised of preludes by J. S. Bach (The Well-Tempered Clavier-Book I), preludes by F. Chopin (Op. 28), and songs by The Beatles (from the album A Hard Day’s Night). In the scenario implementing the aggregate durations of individual pitch-classes, based on the analysis of the shortest initial fragments of music for which the key was indicated in all the considered approaches, the key detection efficacy obtained with the method using the signature of fifths was greater than the efficacies obtained with the strictly correlational approaches utilizing key-profiles (on average by 9.27 pp). In the case of the analogous analysis carried out for the scenario implementing the multiplicities of occurrences of individual pitch-classes, on average, greater efficacy was observed for the strictly correlational approaches based on key-profiles (by 2.7 pp). The conducted experiments confirmed the new key-detecting method offers advantages in computational simplicity, stability of decision making, and the ability to successfully determine the key based on a very short fragment of music. Full article
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A Methodical Approach to Functional Exploratory Testing for Embedded Systems
by Rafal Kimla and Robert Czerwinski
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(19), 10016; https://doi.org/10.3390/app121910016 - 5 Oct 2022
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Functional exploratory testing is often considered a time- and resource-consuming activity, especially within embedded systems testing. The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of functional exploratory testing that demonstrates it to be a highly valuable technique and proves that [...] Read more.
Functional exploratory testing is often considered a time- and resource-consuming activity, especially within embedded systems testing. The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of functional exploratory testing that demonstrates it to be a highly valuable technique and proves that applying the proposed methodical approach can overcome its disadvantages. This paper also provides a step-by-step framework that aids with the implementation of exploratory testing. The case study presents a low-voltage, near-motor variable frequency drive product. The results prove the effectiveness of the proposed approach. Full article
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