Call for Papers for Accepted Special Sessions

SS01 - Special Session: Tools and methods for supporting design – operation continuum of dependable Cyber-physical Human systems and CPSoSs

Track Τ10 - Development of Ultra Complex Man-Made Engineering Systems

Background - The next generation of energy systems, transportation networks, industrial production systems, and large buildings will consist of many smart elements that are globally networked and respond to the challenges that the world faces today: reducing emissions, improving energy and resource efficiency, and providing better services at a lower cost and in a sustainable manner. These infrastructures constitute Cyber-physical Systems of Systems (CPSoS) - they consist of many, often spatially distributed, physical subsystems that tightly interact with and are controlled by a large number of distributed and networked computing elements and human users, and they exhibit the features of Systems of Systems (SoS). These features include partial autonomy of the subsystems, continuous evolution over their life-cycle, frequent and dynamic reconfiguration of the overall system, and the possibility of emerging behaviors.

Aim - The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields of science and engineering working on dependable physically-entangled systems for applications in industrial sectors. We invite authors to submit original research articles, and viewpoint articles related to recent advances and related technologies. We are particularly interested in presenting emerging technologies related to autonomic solutions capable of guaranteeing the overall reliability and security even when the components or subsystems are not fully reliable and unforeseen conditions emerge in the course of operation.. We are open to papers addressing a broad range of topics, from foundational topics regarding the operating principles, and novel design principles for building future intelligent CPSoS to papers presenting advanced frameworks and technological platforms; to pilots reporting innovative real-world deployments. Topics of interest for the Special Issue include (but are not limited to):

  • Distributed, Cooperative Signal Processing and machine learning for dependable CP(H)Ss
  • Augmented reality Tools for increasing situational awareness in CPHSs
  • Design and implementation of smart dynamic network structures for dependable CPSs
  • Run time security monitoring solutions for CPSoS
  • Real-world CPSoS deployments; pilots of intelligent distributed sensing utilizing edge-computing
  • Low-power solutions for IoT devices with performance scaling
  • Energy efficiency maximization for networks of massive devices

Organizers

  • Dr. Aris Lalos, Principal Researcher,
    Industrial Systems Institute, Athena R.C., 26504, Platani, Patra, Greece
    Email: , Tel: +30 2610910305
  • Dr. Apostolos Fournaris, Principal Researcher,
    Industrial Systems Institute, Athena R.C., 26504, Platani, Patra, Greece
    Email: , Tel: +306972838015
  • Prof. Ioannis Chtazigiannakis,
    University of Sapienza, Rome, Adrress: via Ariosto 25, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Email: , Tel: +39 0677274073
  • Dr. Evangelos Vlachos,
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JL, Scotland, UK
    Email: , Tel: +306978113324

SS02 - Special Session: Recent Advances in Technologies for Collective Ambient Intelligence in Smart Cities

Track Τ10 - Development of Ultra Complex Man-Made Engineering Systems

Background - We are going through a new phase of computing evolution that involves processing capabilities in everything: objects, places, people, and processes. Devices, networks, and cloud services are being merged with people and their activities—individuals or groups—to provide new and exciting possibilities in everything we do. Such highly interconnected computational components act autonomously and intelligently through the use of software agents that seamlessly integrate humans in the loop, creating new opportunities for intelligent systems where humans and agents interact continuously. In crowd-powered systems, traditional algorithmic computing gives way to data flowing through machines and exchanged with people. The notion of crowd-algorithms is a consequence of such systems. Decisions are being made based on what data is telling us. New technologies allow the interpretation of data without demanding our full attention. New methods enable the integration of data with our daily activities without requiring us to deviate from our usual behaviour.

Aim - The aim of this Special Session is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the fields of science, engineering, and design working towards the vision of Collective Ambient Intelligence. Current work on Ambient Intelligence is focusing more on how individual systems/devices are offering smart services individually but are ignoring the collective (set of) devices that we use and carry around us and how information from them could be coordinated to be combined to achieve common goals.

Organizers

  • Prof. Ioannis Chatzigiannakis,
    Sapineza University of Rome, via Ariosto 25, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Email: , Tel: +39 0677274073
  • Prof. Irene Mavrommati,
    Hellenic Open University, Parodos Aristotelous 18, 26 335, Patra, Greece
    Email: , Tel: +30 2610 367300
  • Prof. Andrea Vitaletti,
    Sapineza University of Rome, via Ariosto 25, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Email: , Tel: +39 0677274026