[ecoop-info] IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Special Issue on "Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)": deadline is Sep. 16

Paolo Bellavista paolo.bellavista at unibo.it
Thu May 26 17:18:36 CEST 2011

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Call for Papers

Special Issue of
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
Special Issue on "Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)"

Paper submission date: September 16, 2011

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) is seeking original manuscripts for special Issue on Cyber-
Physical Systems (CPS), scheduled to be published in the September issue of 2012. Although significant advances have been
achieved over the last decades in several fields of science and engineering, and especially in the areas of distributed
computing, sensing, data collection and internet-connection of large scale object networks, it is mainly the coordination and
tight link between computational, virtual and physical resources that will drive the potential of having a pervasive effect in
the citizens everyday life, satisfying various needs and also creating new opportunities for the introduction of services that
will enhance the Quality of Life of the society as a whole. Research advances in cyber-physical systems promise to transform
our world with systems that will far exceed those of today in terms of: effectiveness, adaptability, autonomicity, energy
efficiency, precision, reliability, safety, usability, scalability, stability and user-centric applicability. Moreover, recently the
Sensor Web concept came into foreground, aiming at combining distributed sensing with the ubiquitous connectivity and
accessibility of the web, therefore facilitating the close interaction of digital world with physical world.
Cyber-physical systems find direct applicability in a wide range of areas and disciplines, including for instance (but not
limited to): a) Smart Grid technologies: that aim at facilitating a reliable and efficient delivery of electricity to consumers
using two-way digital communications and security technologies, which allows utility providers and consumers to constantly
monitor and control the delivery network as well as electricity consumption for the purpose of energy saving, cost reduction,
and reliability enhancement; b) Wireless sensing, monitoring and networking: to enable distributed monitoring systems of
numerous smart sensors and actuators, mobile devices, RFIDs, robots etc., which revolutionize a variety of application areas
with unprecedented density, fidelity, and scalability of environment instrumentation; c) Vehicular cyber-physical systems and
intelligent transportation systems: that integrate computing, communication, and storage capabilities with monitoring and
control of vehicles in the physical world to deal with the grand challenges of safe, green, and efficient transportation.
The technical challenges are significant, and of high research and practical importance, mainly stemming from the fact that
traditionally different groups of scientists deal with this setting without much interaction, using disjoint sets of techniques.
Towards merging the two main and different features of those systems, that of information-centric character and node-centric
physical world connectivity, well-defined analytical models, methodologies and experimental validations are required of
how to build such systems capable of coping with the entire chain of operations and orchestrating the various parts together
in a flexible, efficient and economic way.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Architectural framework for distributed CPS
- Resource Management in large scale CPS
- Smart Grid Technologies
- Security, privacy, scalability, and reliability issues
- Design and cross-layer optimizations
- Vehicular CPS and intelligent transportation systems
- Novel monitoring applications with sensors, actuators, smart phones, robots, and other wireless mobile devices
- Distributed and scalable monitoring systems
- Evaluations and filed trials of CPS and solutions

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere. As an
author, you are responsible for understanding and adhering to our submission guidelines. You can access them by clicking on
the following web link: http://www.computer.org/mc/tpds/author.htm. Please thoroughly read these before submitting your
manuscript. Please submit your paper to Manuscript Central at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tpds-cs.

Please note the following important dates:
Manuscript Submission Deadline: September 16, 2011
Notification of Initial Decision: November 18, 2011
Minor Revisions due (if needed): December 15, 2011
Notification of Final Decision: January 26, 2012
Final Manuscripts Due: February 03, 2012
Publication Date: September 2012

Co-guest Editors:
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens
Nei Kato, Tohoku University
Yunhao Liu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Cheng-Zhong Xu, Wayne State University

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna
Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University
Xu Li, University of Waterloo

Paolo Bellavista, Ph. D.
Associate Professor in Computer Science Engineering
EB Member of IEEE Communications, IEEE T. Computers,
IEEE T. Network Service Mgmt., IEEE T. Services Computing,
Elsevier Pervasive Mobile Computing, and Springer J. Net. Systems Mgmt.
DEIS - Università degli Studi di Bologna
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