IEEE International Conference on Communications
14-23 June 2021 // Virtual / Montreal
Connectivity – Security – Privacy

WS-17: Workshop on Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber-Physical Systems (IEEE CCN-CPS 2021)

WS-17: Workshop on Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber-Physical Systems (IEEE CCN-CPS 2021)

Scope and Topics

This workshop solicits unpublished research work related to the latest challenges, technologies, solutions, techniques and fundamentals pertaining to communication, computing, networking, control in in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).  Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:  
•     CPS in the design of next-generation communication systems
•     Distributed and decentralized systems: Blockchain and smart contracts
•     Emerging computations in smart cities: technologies, challenges, and solutions
•     Real-time sensing, reasoning and adaptation for CPS
•     Cloud-integrated CPS.
•     Evolutionary computing for CPS.
•     Design theory for CPS
•     CPS security and privacy
•     Computation models for CPS
•     Addresses computation issues in CPS
•     Verification and formal methods for CPS
•     Mobile sensors in CPS 
•     Design and performance optimization in CPS
•     Adaptive control in CPS
•     Distributed computing in CPS.
•     Autonomous systems and UAVs.
•     Communication and networking for CPS
•     Applications of CPS on e-Health.
•     Optimizing computing and communication resources for CPS
•     Safety-critical, dependable, fault-tolerant of CPS
•     Highly networked architectures for interconnected CPS
•     Communication and infotainment systems in CPS vehicles networks
•     CPS industrial applications
•     Networking for intelligent mobility and transport infrastructures 
•     Sensor networks for CPS
•     Intelligent and collaborative methods for CPS
•     Sustainability and environmental issues of energy management
•     Social computing technologies in CPS
•    New testing and validation tools and application for CPS.


Keynote speakers

Mohamed Faten Zhani, Associate professor, department of software and IT engineering , l’École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS Montreal) , Canada.

Title: FlexNGIA -  Towards a Future Internet for Cyber-Physical Systems


Virtual reality and teleportation, to telepresence, augmented reality, and remotely‑controlled robotics are future applications that are bound to achieve unprecedented development for society, economics and culture and to revolutionize the way we live, learn, work and play. Unfortunately, today’s Internet is simply not able to provide the stringent performance requirements needed by such applications to run smoothly and to offer a perfect quality of experience. This is due to several fundamental limitations in the design of the current network architecture and communication protocols. As a result, it is now the time to put into question the tenets of today’s Internet and think novel architecture and protocols that take into account recent technological advances in cloud computing, virtualization and network softwarization to design the future Tactile Internet.

In this talk, we start by analyzing the characteristics and requirements of future cyber-physical systems and highlight the limitations of the today’s Internet architecture and protocols. We then provide an overview of FlexNGIA (, a Flexible Next-Generation Internet Architecture that leverages cloud computing infrastructures, services and technologies as the keystone of the future Internet providing high performance and fully flexibility for future Internet applications and services to ensure the highly-integrated computation, communication, control, and physical elements requested by cyber-physical systems. We also discuss through some use-cases how FlexNGIA could ensure the performance guarantees required by some of the future cyber-physical systems and applications. 






Mohamed Faten Zhani is an associate professor with the department of software and IT engineering at l’École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS Montreal) in Canada. His research interests include cloud computing, network function virtualization, software-defined networking and resource management in large-scale distributed systems. Faten has co‑authored several book chapters and research papers published in renowned conferences and journals including IEEE/IFIP/ACM CNSM, IEEE/IFIP IM/NOMS, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE transactions on cloud computing and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC).  He served as the general or technical program chair of several international workshops and conferences. He is also co-editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine series on Network Softwarization and Management, associate editor of the IEEE Transactions of Network and Service Management, Wiley international journal of network management, and managing editor of the IEEE softwarization newsletter. He is co‑founder and vice-chair of the IEEE Network Intelligence Emerging Technology Initiative and a cluster lead at the IEEE P1916.1 SDN/NFV Performance standard group. Faten recently received the IEEE/IFIP IM 2017 Young Researchers and Professionals Award as a recognition for outstanding research contribution and leadership in the field of network and service management. More details are available on his web page.

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