The project idea is to develop a set of methods enabling development of adaptive software and hardware for applications in mobile sensor platforms. The main scientific challenge is to create software and hardware frameworks enabling tolerance to potential damages, malfunctioning and performance losses caused by changing environment that might be both highly dynamic and potentially dangerous. The proposer sees that necessary behaviour of such systems can be reached by introduction of high level agent-based software layer, where software and hardware entities are represented by intelligent agents. Thereby the possible behaviour alternatives can be modeled ahead of the unwanted accident actual occurrence. The envisioned application area of the proposed methods is outdoor mobile sensor platforms with long-term autonomous operation capabilities.
The communication presentations (keynote talks and posters) will be continuously in May and June.
Agris Nikitenko is assistant professor at Riga Technical University (Latvia). The research interests of M. Nikitenko include Intelligent Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Ontology-Based Software Systems, Autonomous Software and Robotic Systems, Machine Learning.
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Dr. Alberto Ferrante is a researcher at the ALaRI institute of the University of Lugano, Switzerland. His research interests are in Communication Security and Security for Embedded Systems.
Change management is fundamental in guaranteeing resilience and trustworthiness of cyber-physical systems. The capability of the system to cope with changes in its conditions, determine, in fact, its ability to survive faults or security attacks. Short-term prediction may be used to dramatically improve resilience; In particular, predictive techniques can be used for prediction of failures and early detection of security attacks. Thus, the system, can timely put in place suitable countermeasures. We propose the development of two-level attack detection system based on predictive techniques.
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Dr. Hasan U. Akay is Professor at the Atilim University in Turkey. His research interests cover computational algorithms for solution of multiphysics problems, including parallel and grid computing algorithms for large-scale problems with broad range of applications in fluid dynamics, solid dynamics, and heat and mass transfer using finite element and finite volume methods.
Applications that are important for saving and improving human lives during disasters require new techniques and impose new challenges.
These applications include: disaster management such as rescue and evacuation operations after earthquakes, mine collapses, or accidents in crowded urban areas. Fundamental research areas that we have identified are: swarm intelligence, real-time optimizations, complex adaptive systems, mechatronics, distributed/parallel/online systems, modelling and simulation and human-robot interaction.
We are a group of engineer/scientists that have been working on the state-of-the-techniques in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. We will join our expertise with other complementing teams to address the challenges in these key areas.
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Dr. Waeselynck is Researcher in the Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS) of the CNRS in France. Her research interests concern software testing, including Probabilistic Methods for Test Generation, Search-based Testing, Testing and Formal Methods, Mutation Analysis, Test Languages, Robustness Testing, Testing of Safety-Critical Control Systems, Testing of Mobile Computing Systems.
Autonomous cyber-physical systems (robots, UAVs, intelligent cars) must operate in diverse and previously unseen environments. The principled and rigorous simulation-based testing of such systems remains a major research challenge. We aim to harness insight, experience and science from software and system testing, and from metaheuristic search, for the rigorous testing of cyber-physical systems in an economically efficient manner. In particular, we will develop and evaluate automated stochastic strategies to find safety-relevant corner cases for systems and their environments that are beyond the reach of current techniques. Success will greatly accelerate the wide-scale deployment of justifiably trustworthy and resilient cyberphysical systems.
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Dr. Hong-Linh Truong is an Assistant Professor for Service Engineering Analytics at the Distributed Systems Group, Institute of Information Systems, Vienna University of Technology. His research interests are various fields pertained to distributed and parallel systems with an applied, systems-oriented focus. The main research interest of Dr. Truong focuses Service Engineering Analytics by obtaining an understanding of the behaviour and quality of distributed and parallel applications and systems through monitoring and analysis.
We introduce the concept of software-defined IoT units for cloud-based cyber-physical systems that encapsulates fine-grained IoT resources and IoT capabilities in a well-defined API in order to provide a unified view on accessing, configuring and operating IoT systems. Our software-defined IoT units are the fundamental building blocks of software-defined IoT systems. We present our framework for dynamic, on-demand provisioning and deploying such software-defined IoT systems in the cloud. By automating main provisioning aspects and providing support for managed configurations, our framework simplifies provisioning of software-defined IoT systems and enables flexible runtime customization.
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The research interest of Mr. Tallet include Consciousness and Mathematical Philosophy.
Hypothesis: evolution of life or Cyber-Physical Systems is a result of cooperation of their parts. The only logical mean of this cooperation seen as aggregation of elements up to perform operations guided by goals seems to me as feedbacks through different levels of the organisation of the system experienced as such. Also cooperation is defined in this hypothesis as binding of elements and parts able to determine and bound each other under pressure of a guidance by "perception" of one or more dividable goals to share. The numerous feedbacks encountered in life would be able to produce this guidance.
Dr. Jeremy Bryans is a Senior Research Associate at Newcastle University in United Kingdom. His research interests include Cyber Physical Systems, Formal Methods, Semantics, Contract-Based Design, Resilience, Dependability and Provenance.
In response to the engineering challenges of CPS, Newcastle University is founding a Cyber-Physical Laboratory (CPLab) to create a learning, research and innovation community in CPSs. As part of a £50m investment from Newcastle University in the “Science Central” initiative, CPLab will be co-located with laboratories on smart grids, transportation, digital interaction and cloud computing, as well as a decision theatre and an urban observatory; all sharing a common theme of digitally enabled urban sustainability via integrated research.
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Dr. John Brooke is an honorary lecturer in the School of Computer Science of Manchester University in the United Kingdom. His main research interests include Computational Science and Engineering, Distributed Computing, Applied Dynamical Systems.
We present a software architecture and implementation to integrate simulation of a cyber-physical system with monitoring and control of the system. The simulation is continually steered by sensor nets embedded in the cyber-physical system and allows prediction of future state of the system. We present an example of the concept implementing control of a water distribution network.
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