Special Issue "Advanced CPS for Industry 4.0"
A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2018)
Prof. Paolo Bellavista
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI), University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy
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Interests: wireless sensor and actuator networks; middleware for sensor and actuator networks; vehicular sensor networks; online stream processing of sensing dataflows; IoT and big data processing; pervasive computing; cooperative networking; context management; location-based services and support
This Special Issue has the ambition to give a fresh overview of the recent advancements on Cyber Physical System (CPS) solutions for efficient industry processes, in particular about technical challenges and solutions for scalability in cloud-integrated CPS.
The evolution of embedded systems into innovative CPS is critical to enabling the development of many innovative products, services, and applications in developed economies. Making the design; development; implementation; deployment; and runtime monitoring, tuning, and management of CPS applications more efficient is central to both the growing of the global CPS market and the advancement of industrial processes (Industry 4.0), in particular, in terms of efficiency. Middleware could play a critical role in this process, as could the efficient integration of CPS with cloud resources, which is crucial for achieving scalability in large-scale deployments, such as smart cities.
This Special Issue aims to address these important issues, particularly achieving scalability via efficient and cost-effective integration with cloud resources. The Special Issue will cover the latest developments in models, methodologies, technical solutions, and large-scale industrial experiences relating to efficient and scalable middleware and application software for cloud-integrated CPS. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:
Efficient solutions for determining and integrating sensor/actuator localities via the cloud
Scalability-oriented topology organization of sensor/actuator localities
Edge computing and mobile edge computing for scalable CPS–cloud integration
Federated management of heterogeneous cloud resources integrated with wide-scale CPS
Programming abstractions and models for cloud-integrated CPS
Sensor/actuator-hosted middleware for scalable integration with CPS gateways
Gateway-hosted middleware for scalable CPS
Cloud-hosted middleware for scalable and time-constrained CPS
Flexible resource allocation and workload mobility of cloud-integrated CPS
Data/actuation quality requirements and guarantees for large-scale CPS
Offline big data analytics and online stream processing for scalable CPS
Experimental studies of large industrial testbeds for scalable cloud-integrated CPS
Lessons learned from large-scale deployments of cloud-integrated CPS
Scalable security and privacy management in wide-scale cloud-integrated CPS
Prof. Dr. Paolo Bellavista
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Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
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