London CPS Workshop

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Workshop on the Control of Cyber-Physical Systems

October 20-21, 2012
University of Notre Dame London Centre

organized by

University of Notre Dame, USA
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Workshop Scope and Purpose

Recent technological developments in sensing, communications, control and computation have created an emerging class of complex systems, called Cyber-Physical Systems. Cyber-Physical Systems are characterized by large numbers of tightly integrated heterogeneous components in a network, which may expand and contract dynamically. Cyber-Physical Systems are very common and are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. The control of such systems presents huge challenges and requires designs drawn from approaches such as those in traditional control, hybrid control systems, discrete event systems, and networked control. In addition, robustness, reliability and security issues for reconfiguring dynamical systems must also be addressed. This integration of different technologies and scientific domains presents new and challenging fundamental problems underlying the theoretical foundations for this class of systems.

This single-track workshop will bring together researchers in Systems and Control, interested in different aspects of Cyber-Physical Systems, in order to exchange research experiences and to identify the main scientific challenges in this rapidly growing research area. The participation is by invitation.

In the 2012 US NSF CPS PI meeting, Panos Antsaklis delivered a keynote address in the Science of CPS Session presenting an Introduction to Control Research Opportunities in CPS.

Final Report

The workshop organizers generated a final report, which summarizes the meeting and critical aspects of CPS and related research.


Printable Schedule

Friday, October 19

Reception: 6:30-8:00pm

Saturday, October 20

Session 1: 8:30-9:00, Introduction and Welcome

  • Introduction, presented by Panos Antsaklis (slides)
  • Alkis Konstantelos presentation (slides)

Session 2: 9:00-11:00, Fundamentals

Coffee Break: 11:00-11:20

Session 3: 11:20-1:00, Applications

Lunch Break: 1:00-2:00

Session 4: 2:00-4:00, Panel Discussion

Moderator: Panos Antsaklis

Tentative Panel List:

  • Alessandro Astolfi
  • John S. Baras
  • Sandra Hirche (slides)
  • Karl Erik Johansson (slides)
  • Alkis Konstantelos
  • Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue (slides)

Coffee Break: 4:00-4:30

Session 5: 4:30-6:30, Control I

Reception: 6:30-8:00

Sunday, October 21

Session 6: 9:00-11:00, Control II

Closing Remarks and Discussion: 11:00-12:00


Additional participants: Duarte Antunes, Tom Gommans, Alkis Konstantelos (slides), Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue (slides), Anthony Tzes, Richard Vinter and Zoran Vukic.


Registration information will be emailed to the participants approximately one month before the workshop. Registration will include participation in the workshop sessions, coffee breaks, receptions on Friday and Saturday evenings and lunch on Saturday.


The organizers are:

  • Panos Antsaklis,, Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • Bill Goodwine,, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • Vijay Gupta,, Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • Karl Henrik Johansson,, School of Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Date and Location

The workshop will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, 2012. It will start Saturday morning and end at approximately noon on Sunday. It will be held at the London Centre of the University of Notre Dame. There will be a reception on the evening of Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Notre Dame London Centre.

University of Notre Dame in London
1 Suffolk Street

London, SW1Y 4HG


The organizers would like to acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation; the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the College of Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering; and of the Brosey endowed chair of the University of Notre Dame .