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Control of Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop in London

Deb Gillean • DATE: October 25, 2012

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Panos Antsaklis, Vijay Gupta from Electrical Engineering, Bill Goodwine from Aero-Mechanical Engineering and Karl-Erik Johansson from KTH, Sweden were the organizers of the Workshop on the Control of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) at the University of Notre Dame London Centre October 20-21, 2012.

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are physical, biological and engineered systems whose operations are monitored, coordinated, controlled and integrated by a computing and communication core. Cyber-physical systems are crucial to the functioning of technologies that are used in applications from automatic pilots in airplanes, to stability controls in automobiles and to health care monitoring.

As computers become ever-faster and communication bandwidth ever-cheaper, computing and communication capabilities will be embedded in all types of objects and structures in the physical environment. This intimate coupling between the cyber and physical will be manifested from the nano-world to large-scale wide-area systems of systems; and at multiple time-scales. Applications with enormous societal impact and economic benefit will be created. Cyber-physical systems will transform how we interact with the physical world just like the internet transformed how we interact with one another. We should care about CPS because our lives depend on them

The workshop was attended by 30 leading control experts from Europe and the USA.

The support of the National Science Foundation; the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the College of Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering; and of the Brosey endowed chair of the University of Notre Dame is gratefully acknowledged.

More information about this workshop may be found at the workshop website URL  http://controls.ame.nd.edu/mediawiki/index.php/London_CPS_Workshop