SIG on Cognitive Communications and Networking in Cyber-Physical Systems

Scope and Objectives

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are emerging as an interdisciplinary technology that integrates various types of sensing, communication, actuation and computation devices to enable smart interaction between human beings and the physical world. Typical CPS examples include smart grid, Internet of things, vehicular networks, robotic systems, and Tactical Internet. In order to provision reliable, real-time and secure communications in CPS, there are significant challenges to be addressed such as devices’ heterogeneous communication capabilities, mixed traffic patterns (e.g., periodic and event-triggered), capability of maintaining satisfactory communication quality in dynamic and harsh working environment (e.g., with high temperature, high mobility and high electromagnetic interference), and interplay with the physical system dynamics. Therefore, the communication network should be “cognitive” concerning not only the dynamic spectrum availability as the cognitive radio does, but also the dynamic changes of the environment and physical systems. This calls for context-aware adaptive designs of cognitive channel allocation, medium access, link scheduling, routing, and advanced technologies such as cross-layer design, multi-objective optimization, game-based, and machine-learning-based approaches. This CCNCPS SIG group will concentrate on cognitive communications and networking in CPS, aiming at providing a platform for researchers and practitioners to share their ideas, key technologies, and latest results in this area.

Chair

Dr. Xianghui Cao, Southeast University, Nanjing, China

Vice-chairs

Dr. Xiangwei Zhou, Louisiana State University, USA
Dr. Enrico Natalizio, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Dr. Ruilong Deng, University of Alberta, Canada

Founding Members

M Cenk Gursoy, Syracuse University, USA
Yan Zhang, University of Oslo, Norway
Tony Q. S. Quek, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China
Cailian Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Walid Saad, Virginia Tech, USA
Xiang Cheng, Peking University, China
Hao Liang, University of Alberta, Canada
Chia-Ho Ou, National Pingtung University, Taiwan
Mianxiong Dong, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Sangheon Pack, Korea University, Korea
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Xu Chen, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Jiong Jin, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Sabita Maharjan, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Kaoru Ota, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Xiaohua Tian, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Wayes Tushar, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Xianghui Cao, Southeast University, China
Xiangwei Zhou, Louisiana State University, USA
Enrico Natalizio, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Ruilong Deng, University of Alberta, Canada
Fen Hou, University of Macau, Macau

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