The Third International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking Systems

In conjunction with ICDCS 2013

Philadelphia, USA

July 08 - 11, 2013


Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) are integrations of computation, communication, and control processes. Networked computing at multiple scales plays a crucial rule in CPSs as such systems use computation and communication deeply embedded in and interacting with physical processes to drive the cyber-physical coupling. Research advances in cyber-physical networking systems promise to transform our world with networked systems that will far exceed those of today in terms of: effectiveness, adaptability, energy efficiency, precision, reliability, safety, usability, scalability, stability and user-centric applicability.

The Third International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking Systems (CPNS 2013) is a forum to bring together people from academia and industry to explore research issues and challenges related to Cyber-Physical Networking Systems (CPNSs) and discuss innovative ideas and promising cutting-edge solutions (methodologies, techniques and approaches) on diverse CPNS-related topics. This forum aims to help researchers from academia and industry understand the broad, novel scope of CPNSs and grasp new thinking, challenges, and approaches underlying the issues, technologies, and solutions exchanged from mutual communities. Specifically, this workshop will address CPNS methodologies, modeling, theory, protocols, systems, architectures, and implementations and emerging CPNS technologies. The presentations will also feature industry representatives from prestigious R&D labs who will provide diverse views to facilitate collaboration between academia and industry.

Topics include, but not limited to:


General chair:

Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada (

Program co-chairs:

Ting Zhu, State University of New York, USA (

Yu Wang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA (

Publicity chair:

Kai Xing, University of Science and Technology of China, China (


Zhen Huang, University of Ottawa, Canada (

Program Committee:

Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA
Nilanjan Banerjee, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, USA
Rafael Falcon, University of Ottawa, Canada
Xinwen Fu, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Yu Gu, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
David Irwin, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Imad Jawhar, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Paul (Jaehoon) Jeong, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Mohammad Khan, University of Connecticut, USA
Shan Lin, Temple University, USA
Daniel Sadoc Menasche, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Abedelaziz Mohaisen, Verisign Labs, USA
Shaojie Tang, Temple University, USA
Cheng Wang, Tongji University, China
Haibo Zhang, University of Otago, New Zealand
Hongwei Zhang, Wayne State University, USA
Qingquan Zhang, Lemko Corporation, USA
Ziguo Zhong, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA

Call for Papers

Call for Papers in PDF format.

Paper Submission

Papers must be written in English and PDF format. The complete manuscript should be no more than 6 pages following IEEE conference proceedings style and guidelines. All paper submissions will be handled by the EasyChair system. Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair CPNS 2013 page:

Authors are expected to present their paper at the workshop. At least one author of each paper must register for ICDCS to be included in the workshop program.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: March 8, 2013

Authors Notification: March 25, 2013

Final Manuscript Due: April 1, 2013


8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:00 Keynote Speech: (Chair: Yu Wang)

Data Center Power Management, the Cyber-Physical Challenge
Xue Liu (McGill University)

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:30 Session 1: Frameworks, Instrument, and Engine (Chair: Ting Zhu)

The Cyber-Physical Marketplace: A Framework for Large-Scale Horizontal Integration in Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems
Tilman Wolf, Michael Zink, and Anna Nagurney

A Data Analytic Engine Towards Self-Management of Cyber-Physical Systems
Min Ding, Haifeng Chen, Abhishek Sharma, Kenji Yoshihira, and Guofei Jiang

A Distributed Framework for Spatio-temporal Analysis on Large-scale Camera Networks
Kirak Hong, Marco Voelz, Venu Govindaraju, Bharat Jayaraman, and Umakishore Ramachandran

802.15.4 Wireless Network as Instrument for Monitoring ISM Band Occupancy
Yue Tao, Xiang-Yang Li, and Cheng Bo

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Session 2: Protocols and Security (Chair: Yu Wang)

Weapons against Cyber-Physical Targets
Timo Kiravuo, Mikko Särelä, and Jukka Manner

Pattern Regulator: Protecting Temporal Usage Privacy for Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks
Lan Yao, Xiangyang Li, and Ge Yu

A Protocol for Efficient Transmissions in UASNs
Li-Ling Hung and Yung-Jeng Luo

SA-MAC: Self-stabilizing Adaptive MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks
Cheng Bo, Xiang-Yang Li, Yue Tao, Fouad Teymour, Paul Anderson, and Shangping Ren

Previous Workshops

CPNS 2011

CPNS 2012