Cyber-Physical Systems for Automated Decision Making and Trusted Autonomy

  in Special Issue   Posted on December 18, 2020

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Tue 30 Nov 2021
Journal Impact Factor : 3.275
Journal Name : Sensors
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Website for the Special Issue: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/Cyber-Physical_sensors
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Dear Colleagues,

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) rely on the seamless integration of digital and physical components, with the possibility of including human interactions. This requires three fundamental functions to be present: control, computation and communication. Practical CPS typically combine sensor networks and embedded computing to monitor and control physical processes, with feedback loops that allow physical processes to affect computations and vice-versa. Despite the significant progress in CPS research, the full economic, social and environmental benefits associated to such systems are far from being fully realised. Industry 4.0 fosters what has been called a “smart factory”. Within modular smart factories, CPS monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralized decisions. Over the Internet of Things (IoT), cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and with humans in real-time both internally and across organizational services offered and used by participants of the value chain. Major investments are being made worldwide to develop CPS for an increasing number of applications, including aerospace, transport, defence, robotics, communications, security, energy, medical, smart agriculture, humanitarian, etc.

This Special Issues focusses on innovative sensors, sensor networks, and software architectures supporting the design and operation of CPS, with a focus on autonomous CPS (ACPS) and cyber-physical-human systems (CPHS) for automated decision making and trusted autonomous operations. Original manuscripts are elicited from researchers active in the following areas:

Aeronautical and space cyber-physical systems;
Intelligent transport and future mobility systems;
Autonomous and robotic guidance, navigation, and control;
Human–machine systems and trusted autonomy;
Systems for digital and personalised healthcare;
Technologies for smart and precision agriculture;
Wireless sensors, actuators and IoT;
Enabling technologies for the smart energy grid;
Geospatial data acquisition, distribution and analysis;
Transport safety and accident investigation;
Defence, security, and humanitarian mission systems;
Cyber-physical system safety and security;
Cognitive and cybernetic systems.

Prof. Dr. Roberto Sabatini
Dr. Alessandro Gardi
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