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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Control and Decision

For a Special Issue on
Human-Centric, Decentralized, and Hyperautomated Cyber-Physical Systems

Manuscript deadline
30 July 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr. Manju Khari, Jawaharlal Nehru University
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Dr. Rubén González Crespo, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja
[email protected]

Dr. Hemlata Sharma, Sheffield Hallam University
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Human-Centric, Decentralized, and Hyperautomated Cyber-Physical Systems

The proliferation of low-cost computing and communication platforms are leading to the convergence of virtual and real space. The result of such a convergence, cyber-physical systems, have transformed the state of transportation and energy, healthcare and medicine, and environment and sustainability. A lot of applications are being developed based on this concept.

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) is a fusion of virtual technologies and the real world. This technology has created a dramatic uproar in the technological revolutions as it helps intelligent machines to exert influence on the actuators based on their interaction with the parameters of the real world. The behaviour of futuristic digital environments will be determined through the control loops created by CPSs. CPS defines the sub-system and its behaviour through complex models. These sub-systems are controlled in a dynamic environment by an overarching model. Few applications that are anticipated to emerge in the near future due to CPS are driverless cars on smart roads, checking infrastructure damage through drones, optimization of lighting and temperatures at home, mobile health monitoring devices and wearable sensors, robotic surgery, detection of fires, mitigation of underwater spills etc. Specific researches approach CPS from different angles to exploit its benefits and overcome its limitations. One such approach is towards the development of human-centric Cyber-Physical Systems (HCPS). These systems include human beings as a part of the control loop and are useful for developing social systems. For instance, classification of patients requiring emergency care in hospitals and estimation of pedestrian flows in urban areas. In order to understand the human-machine interface, the psychological data is combined with control engineering, sensor data and adaptronics. HCPS can also be employed for new generation intelligent manufacturing (NGIM). The knowledge base in such manufacturing systems includes knowledge provided by humans as well those learned by the cyber systems through self-learning and cognitive skills. This will further undergo automatic upgrades, improvements and optimizations. Such NGIM systems increase the efficiency in inheriting manufacturing knowledge base and modelling and decision-making. Another familiar approach in CPS is the decentralization of control and distributions of computing tasks. Such systems overcome the problems faced in centralized cloud computation networks such as data explosion, privacy and security. Finally, hyper-automation allows robots, automated vehicles, sensors, databases and controllers to communicate with one another and report to a central intelligence.

Cyber-physical systems control the physical processes in various applications and adapt themselves through a feedback control loop. CPS has revolutionized the way humans interact with machines and other engineered systems. Improvements in the communication performances and dynamic interactions among the CPS sub-systems will enable a massive dominance of CPS in the next industrial revolution.

Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Techniques to improve the latency, bandwidth and reliability for the dynamic interactions between the sub-systems of a human-centric cyber-physical system.
  • Cyber-physical systems for a self-optimizing, self-configuring, and self-adjusting industrial environment.
  • Forecasting and predicting by hyper-automated and decentralized cyber-physical systems.
  • Implementation of human-centric cyber-physical technologies.
  • Decentralization of cyber-physical systems for healthcare management.
  • Human-centric cyber-physical systems for disaster prevention and mitigation.
  • Sustainable ecosystems using cyber-physical systems.
  • Cyber-physical systems for product life-cycle management.
  • New generation intelligent manufacturing (NGIM) in collaboration with human-centric cyber-physical systems (HCPSs).
  • Optimization of dynamic digital twin models for enhanced manufacturing systems.

Submission Instructions

We will invite authors from various research universities and communities across the globe.

Submission Deadline :  30-07-2022

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