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Special Issue "Energy-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Damien Trentesaux

LAMIH-UMR CNRS, université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, 59313 Valenciennes, France
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Interests: cyber-physical systems; sustainability; control; manufacturing; logistics; transportation
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Smaïl Niar

LAMIH-UMR CNRS, université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, 59313 Valenciennes, France
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Interests: embedded systems; energy consumption; intellgent transportation systems

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • cyber-physical systems 
  • energy-aware systems 
  • smart systems 
  • sustainable systems 
  • human-machine cooperation 
  • control theory 
  • automation 
  • industrial informatics 
  • artificial intelligence 
  • operations research 
  • simulation 
  • big-data 
  • embedded systems 
  • Internet of things 
  • applications: transportation, production/manufacturing, logistics/supply chains, smart building, smart grids

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ERIGrid Holistic Test Description for Validating Cyber-Physical Energy Systems
Energies 2019, 12(14), 2722; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12142722
Received: 13 June 2019 / Revised: 10 July 2019 / Accepted: 11 July 2019 / Published: 16 July 2019
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Smart energy solutions aim to modify and optimise the operation of existing energy infrastructure. Such cyber-physical technology must be mature before deployment to the actual infrastructure, and competitive solutions will have to be compliant to standards still under development. Achieving this technology readiness [...] Read more.
Smart energy solutions aim to modify and optimise the operation of existing energy infrastructure. Such cyber-physical technology must be mature before deployment to the actual infrastructure, and competitive solutions will have to be compliant to standards still under development. Achieving this technology readiness and harmonisation requires reproducible experiments and appropriately realistic testing environments. Such testbeds for multi-domain cyber-physical experiments are complex in and of themselves. This work addresses a method for the scoping and design of experiments where both testbed and solution each require detailed expertise. This empirical work first revisited present test description approaches, developed a newdescription method for cyber-physical energy systems testing, and matured it by means of user involvement. The new Holistic Test Description (HTD) method facilitates the conception, deconstruction and reproduction of complex experimental designs in the domains of cyber-physical energy systems. This work develops the background and motivation, offers a guideline and examples to the proposed approach, and summarises experience from three years of its application. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems)
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Towards a Persuasive Recommender for Bike Sharing Systems: A Defeasible Argumentation Approach
Energies 2019, 12(4), 662; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12040662
Received: 21 December 2018 / Revised: 30 January 2019 / Accepted: 14 February 2019 / Published: 19 February 2019
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This work proposes a persuasion model based on argumentation theory and users’ characteristics for improving the use of resources in bike sharing systems, fostering the use of the bicycles and thus contributing to greater energy sustainability by reducing the use of carbon-based fuels. [...] Read more.
This work proposes a persuasion model based on argumentation theory and users’ characteristics for improving the use of resources in bike sharing systems, fostering the use of the bicycles and thus contributing to greater energy sustainability by reducing the use of carbon-based fuels. More specifically, it aims to achieve a balanced network of pick-up and drop-off stations in urban areas with the help of the users, thus reducing the dedicated management trucks that redistribute bikes among stations. The proposal aims to persuade users to choose different routes from the shortest route between a start and an end location. This persuasion is carried out when it is not possible to park the bike in the desired station due to the lack of parking slots, or when the user is highly influenceable. Differently to other works, instead of employing a single criteria to recommend alternative stations, the proposed system can incorporate a variety of criteria. This result is achieved by providing a defeasible logic-based persuasion engine that is capable of aggregating the results from multiple recommendation rules. The proposed framework is showcased with an example scenario of a bike sharing system. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems)
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