Communication, Computing, and Networking

in Cyber-Physical Systems

The new paradigms and tremendous advances in computing, communications and control have providedand supported wide range of applications in all domains of live, in particular, bridging the physicalcomponents and the cyber space leading to the Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). The notion of CPS is to userecent computing, communication, and control methods to design and operate intelligent andautonomous systems that can provide using cutting edge technologies. This require the use of computingresources for sensing, processing, analysis, predicting, understanding of data, and then communicationresources for interaction, intervene, and interface management, and finally provide control for systemsso that they can inter-operate, evolve, and run in a stable evidence-based environment. CPS hasextraordinary significance for the future of several industrial domains and hence, it is expected that thecomplexity in CPS will continue to increase due to the integration of cyber components with physical andindustrial systems.

This special issue is a chance for researchers, academics, and industries to debate the different issuesrelated to the latest challenges, technologies, solutions, techniques and fundamentals pertaining tocommunication, computing, networking, control in CPS. People who work in the area of design, testing,and implementation of all types of cyber physical systems and any other related area from industry andacademia are welcome to submit their paper..


Topics of interest include all aspects related to the latest challenges, technologies, solutions, andfundamentals pertaining to communication, computing, networking, control in CPS. Topics include, butare not limited to:

  • Scalable computing in CPS
  • Handling cyber-physical issues in the design of next-generation communication systems
  • Distrusted algorithms for CPS.
  • Real-time Sensing, Reasoning and Adaptation for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Cloud-integrated Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Evolutionary computing for CPS.
  • Design Theory for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy
  • Computation Models for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Computation issues in CPS 
  • Verification and Formal Methods for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Mobile Sensors in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Design and Performance Optimization in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Adaptive Control in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Distributed computing for CPS.
  • Communication and Networking for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Applications of CPS on e-Health, life sciences, energy, and smart cities.
  • Optimizing computing and communication resources for cyber-physical systems
  • Safety-critical, dependable, fault-tolerant cyber-physical systems.
  • Distributed, highly networked architectures for interconnected cyber-physical systems 
  • Communication and Infotainment Systems in CPS such as vehicles
  • Networking for intelligent mobility and transport infrastructures
  • Sensor networks for cyber-physical systems
  • Intelligent and collaborative methods for CPS
  • Simulation and visualization of CPS.
  • Testing and Validation of CPS.
  • Surveys and state of the art discussions on the subject

Important dates:

  • Submission: May 1, 2017 June 1, 2017
  • Author notification: August 15 September 5, 2017
  • Revised papers: September 15 September 30, 2017
  • Final decision: October 1 October 15, 2017
  • Camera Ready papers due: October 15 October 30, 2017
  • Publication: December 31, 2017

Submission guidelines:

Original and unpublished works on any of the topics aforementioned or related are welcome. The SCPE journal has a rigorous peer-reviewing process and papers will be reviewed by at least two S.C. referees. All submitted papers must be formatted according to the journal's instructions, which can be found at:

All chapters will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers.
There is no publication fee. However, Authors will be asked to submit a copyright transfer to SCPE.

Special issue editor:

  • Amjad Gawanmeh, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and Khalifa University, UAE
  • Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues, University of Beira Interior, Covilha and Insititute of Telecomunications, Portugal
  • Simen Coleri Ergen, Koc University, Turkey
  • Kashif Saleem, King Saud University, KSA