Call For Papers

About ICCPS

As computing and communication become faster, cheaper, and more readily available in energy-efficient platforms, the potential for advanced capabilities in engineered systems becomes manifest. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are physical and engineered systems whose operations are monitored, coordinated, controlled, and integrated by computing and communication. The deployment of CPS is profoundly transforming how we interact with the physical world, just as the world wide web transformed how we interact with one another. Further harnessing the capabilities of CPS will have enormous societal and economic impact.

ICCPS is the premier forum for presenting and discussing the most significant recent technical research contributions in the field of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). As before, ICCPS will be part of CPS-IoT Week, Milan 2022. We invite high quality submissions of technical research papers covering the full spectrum of CPS. Topics of interest include:

  • AI, CPS, and safe autonomy
  • Architectures and Networking for CPS
  • Software platforms and systems for CPS
  • Foundations of CPS
  • Human-machine interactions
  • Sensing and monitoring
  • Specification languages and requirements
  • Design, optimization, and synthesis
  • Testing, verification, certification
  • Security, trust, and privacy in CPS
  • Applications of CPS technologies
  • Tools, testbeds, demonstrations and deployments

Papers will be judged on soundness, significance, verifiability of claims, and presentation quality.

Download the full CFP: [Link]

Submissions

All submissions must be in English. Only original papers that are not submitted or published in other conferences or journals will be considered. ICCPS 2021 will employ a light-weight double-blind review for submitted papers, in which authors must adhere to two rules:

  1. authors’ names and institutions must be omitted; and
  2. reference to the authors’ own related work should be in the third person.

Manuscripts should have a main body with no more than 10 pages including references in ACM two-column conference style, using US Letter (8.5-inch x 11-inch) paper size (template). An appendix of up to two additional pages may
follow the main body of the paper, within the same submitted .pdf file. The paper must be in the same format as that in the final published proceedings (without author information).

Repeatability and Submission Guidelines

Repeatability in cyber-physical systems research is critical. Therefore, this year we are strongly encouraging authors of accepted regular papers to submit a repeatability package. The program committee will evaluate this package. Authors of accepted repeatable packages will receive a repeatability badge that will be included on the first page of the published version. These papers will also be highlighted on the conference website. The submission date will be approximately a week after the notifications for the papers are sent out.

The Repeatability Evaluation Package (REP) consists of components:

  • copy(in pdf format) of the submitted paper with an appendix that explains the following
    • What elements of the paper are included in the REP (e.g., specific figures, tables, etc.).
    • Instructions for installing and running the software and extracting the corresponding results. Try to keep this as simple as possible through easy-to-use scripts.
    • The system requirements for running the REP (e.g.: OS, compilers, environments, etc.). The document should also include a description of the host platform used to prepare and test the docker image or virtual machine.
  • The repeatability evaluation committee (REC) will use the copy of the paper and the appendix to evaluate how well the elements of the REP match the paper.
  • The softwareand any accompanying data. This should be made available with a link (for example, a GitHub link) that should remain accessible throughout the review process. Please prepare either a:
    • Docker Image (preferred).
    • Virtual Machine. You may use VirtualBox to save a VM image as an OVA file.
    • Code Ocean Compute Capsule. Useful for Matlab code where a license is needed.
    • Expected resource requirements and machine architecture should be documented.
    • If your experiments use open-source simulators, please enclose them within the virtual machine or docker image.
    • Provide data as a tar.gz file with instructions for mounting it into the docker image or the virtual machine and passing the data as input to the code. If the data is large, then please share it using an appropriate cloud storage solution. You mustn’t share any proprietary data that cannot be made open source.
    • If the previous options are not viable, please contact the RE PC chairs to make other arrangements. For example, if your software uses other licensed software which cannot be included in a VM or Code Ocean.

Artifact evaluation

Authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to have their research artifacts evaluated for reproducibility of results.

Awards and Special Issues

A distinguished paper award will be presented. A subset of accepted papers will be solicited for a Special issue of a related journal. One paper will be nominated for a Research Highlight in the Communications of the ACM

Ready To Submit Papers?

All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (which is NOT submitted or published or under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal) in electronic PDF format.