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Special Issue "Models, Systems and Applications for Sensors in Cyber Physical Systems"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2017).
Interests: embedded systems; real-time systems; cyber physical systems; parallel and distributed systems
Interests: artificial intelligence; ambient intelligence; decision support systems
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Cyber Physical Systems (referred to as CPS) are next next-generation smart systems, which integrate computing, communications, and control systems as a unification. In CPS, physical and software components are deeply intertwined, involving transdisciplinary approaches, merging the theories of cybernetics, mechatronics, and design and process science. The key techniques of CPS include physical/mechanical systems, embedded systems, sensors and actuators, computer network and human machine interface. The joint behavior of the “Models” and “Systems” of sensors in CPS is critical. Additionally, the “Applications” of sensors in CPS include smart grid, autonomous automobile systems, medical monitoring, process control systems, robotics systems, and automatic pilot avionics. Therefore, when we evolve towards CPS from the traditional wireless sensor networks (WSN), we will need novel approaches for “Models”, “Systems” and “Applications” of sensors in CPS.
Many sensors in CPS solutions are already available today: from standardized solutions that are widely applicable, but further limited in flexibility, to proprietary solutions tailored to a specific vertical market and that are not interoperable.
The aim of this Special Issue is to serve as a single-track forum for reporting the recent advances in all aspects of sensors in cyber-physical systems from theory, tools, applications, systems to testbeds. This Special Issue aims to explore the vast spectrum of these technologies with original and review articles that focus on the recent advances in the development of modeling and implementation for CPS. In addition, applications of sensors in CPS in transportation, energy, water, medical, robotic systems, social awareness, emergency management and other challenges for the 21st century are all welcome.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- New emerging models for sensors in CPS
- New emerging systems for sensors in CPS
- New applications and testbeds for sensors in CPS
- physical/mechanical systems for sensors in CPS
- Embedded systems for sensors in CPS
- Sensors and actuators for CPS
- Human machine interface for sensors in CPS
- Energy-efficient protocols for sensors in CPS
- Communication protocols for sensors in CPS
- Security/ privacy/reliability architectures for sensors in CPS
- Big data mining for sensors in CPS
- Parallel and Distributed Systems for sensors in CPS
- Mobile computing and Cloud computing for sensors in CPS
- Vehicular sensors in Cyber-Physical Systems
- Tools and frameworks for designing, deploying and maintaining intelligent sensors in CPS
Prof. Dr. Weizhe Zhang
Prof. Dr. Sabah Mohammed
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- cyber physical systems
- sensors and actuators
- embedded systems