[26-May-2008] Advance program is already available.

[26-May-2008] Call for Brief Announcements / Position Papers: see bottom of Advance program webpage.


Although the IT transformation in the 20th century appeared revolutionary, a bigger change is probably yet to come. The term Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) has come to describe the research and technological effort that will ultimately efficiently allow interlinking the real world physical objects and cyberspace. Actually, a few other terms have been used to describe similar endeavors. The term "Internet of Things", originally aiming at RFID technologies, is smoothly becoming synonymous for cyber-physical systems.

The integration of physical processes and computing is not new. Embedded systems have been in place since a long time to denote systems that combine physical processes with computing. The revolution will come from massively networking embedded computing devices which will allow instrumenting the physical world with pervasive networks of sensor-rich, embedded computation.

Topics of Interest

In the long-term, one can expect networks with millions nodes in operation. Such Large-scale sensor-rich networked systems will generate an enormous amount of data and important challenges need to be addressed. A Cyber-Physical System integrates computing, communication and storage of information with monitoring and control of physical entities, in a timely, reliable, secure, efficient and safe manner.

In large-scale systems, these are often contradictory requirements, and numerous technical challenges are posed, including: architectures; networks and platforms; OS and middleware; heterogeneous system composition; etc.

These technical challenges span a number of CPS applications, including: critical infrastructure monitoring; transportation and automotive networks;power grid management;disaster response;precision agriculture;tele-physical services; structural monitoring; etc.

Format of the Workshop

The workshop will feature invited talks, including keynotes, panel discussions and submitted contributions.

Paper Submission Instructions

Submitted papers should follow the IEEE conference format and should not exceed 6 pages in length. File formats can be either pdf or postscript. All submissions will be handled electronically via email. Submissions must be sent to the workshop program chair, Prof. Eduardo Tovar (, before the submission deadline (April 14, 2008 extended (firm!) to April 20, 2008).