Special Issue "Energy-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019.
Optimisation, reactivity, adaptation and resilience in energy consumption, harvesting, saving, and delivery are major societal and environmental requirements of all kinds of modern systems, at lower scales (e.g., a robot in a manufacturing system) or at higher ones (e.g., smart grids, smart buildings, logistic/supply networks, etc.). Consumers, conveyers and producers—requiring energy, goods, or services—are now integrated and mutually dependent through various information and communication networks. In that context, the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) approach, which aims to merge the digital and the physical worlds through networks, could constitute a real opportunity for researchers and practitioners. CPS enables the integration of various sensors and actuators through automated or human-based decision, monitoring, and control loops. Using these features, designing energy-based or energy-aware CPS could facilitate the attainment of the introduced societal and environmental needs and the design of new and efficient services. Meanwhile, scientific issues can be identified. These issues concern (but are not limited to) the design of their architecture, the optimisation of effective and efficient operations, big data and energy management, and resilience and adaptability to unexpected situations and events, to name a few. Aspects relevant to cyber-security and technology integration are of also great interest. Finally, models and methods from computer science (operations research, simulation, and artificial intelligence), control science (automation, human-machine systems, and industrial informatics), and electrical engineering, including electronics and embedded systems, must be integrated and articulated. This Special Issue aims to draw a picture of the current state-of-the-art relevant to this challenging field of research.
Prof. Dr. Damien Trentesaux
Prof. Dr. Smaïl Niar
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- cyber-physical systems
- energy-aware systems
- smart systems
- sustainable systems
- human-machine cooperation
- control theory
- industrial informatics
- artificial intelligence
- operations research
- embedded systems
- Internet of things
- applications: transportation, production/manufacturing, logistics/supply chains, smart building, smart grids