Special Issue "Applications for Smart Cyber Physical Systems"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Daehan Kwak
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Guest Editor
School of Computer Science, Kean University,NJ 07083, USA
Interests: Systems & Networking; IoT-enabled Cyber Physical Systems; Wireless & Sensor Systems; Ubiquitous Computing; Ubiquitous Computing

Special Issue Information

The emerging trends and new generations of cyber-physical systems (CPS) are changing the paradigm of existing systems, offering a vast amount of potential killer applications. Advances in communication, sensing and data analytics, exploitation of big data, data fusion techniques, drones, robotics, new human–computer interaction, and new solutions that provide artificial intelligence and machine learning are rapidly proliferating innovations to a wide range of CPS applications.

Modern CPS applications can be found anywhere in various domains ranging from smart homes and buildings, smart cities, energy management, smart grid systems, environmental sensing, smart health, process control, smart manufacturing and logistics (Industry 4.0) to intelligent transportation systems, electric and autonomous cars, security and privacy, military systems, smart learning, human-in-the-loop systems, etc. CPS needs to achieve scalability, adaptability, efficiency, autonomy, usability, reliability, resiliency, safety, and security; thus, CPS applications must be smart. Challenges still remain in the numerous domains and trends collectively or separately to achieve ground-breaking innovations.

This Special Issue aims to cover the recent emerging trends and applications for smart cyber-physical systems. We invite articles on the innovative research challenges of applications for smart CPS. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence approaches for CPS applications;
  • Ontology-based models for CPS applications;
  • Data mining and analytics for CPS applications;
  • Data fusion for CPS applications;
  • Privacy and security for CPS applications;
  • CPS applications for smart transportation;
  • CPS applications for smart health;
  • CPS applications for smart factory;
  • CPS applications for smart grid;
  • User studies for CPS applications;
  • Smart sensing for CPS applications;
  • Mobile and cloud for CPS applications;
  • Networking for CPS applications;
  • Education for CPS applications;
  • Human-in-the-loop in CPS applications.

Dr. Daehan Kwak
Guest Editor

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A Framework for Analyzing and Testing Cyber– Physical Interactions for Smart Grid Applications
Electronics 2019, 8(12), 1455; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8121455 - 01 Dec 2019
The reliable performance of the smart grid is a function of the configuration and cyber–physical nature of its constituting sub-systems. Therefore, the ability to capture the interactions between its cyber and physical domains is necessary to understand the effect that each one has [...] Read more.
The reliable performance of the smart grid is a function of the configuration and cyber–physical nature of its constituting sub-systems. Therefore, the ability to capture the interactions between its cyber and physical domains is necessary to understand the effect that each one has on the other. As such, the work in this paper presents a co-simulation platform that formalizes the understanding of cyber information flow and the dynamic behavior of physical systems, and captures the interactions between them in smart grid applications. Power system simulation software packages, embedded microcontrollers, and a real communication infrastructure are combined together to provide a cohesive smart grid cyber–physical platform. A data-centric communication scheme, with automatic network discovery, was selected to provide an interoperability layer between multi-vendor devices and software packages, and to bridge different protocols. The effectiveness of the proposed framework was verified in three case studies: (1) hierarchical control of electric vehicles charging in microgrids, (2) International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) 61850 protocol emulation for protection of active distribution networks, and (3) resiliency enhancement against fake data injection attacks. The results showed that the co-simulation platform provided a high-fidelity design, analysis, and testing environment for cyber information flow and their effect on the physical operation of the smart grid, as they were experimentally verified, down to the packet, over a real communication network. Full article
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