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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] The 2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems

Yue Wang
The 2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems
December 14-15, 2018, Miami, USA

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018
Acceptance notification: September 1, 2018
Final Submission Deadline: October 1, 2018

Steady advances in controls, communications, and computing are enabling new
forms of cyber-physical systems (CPS), and are simultaneously redefining the
role and position of humans in broad areas of applications and blurring the
traditional boundaries between humans and technology. Therefore, for the
most part, human interactions in these technical systems are becoming more
complex and raising a range of new technical challenges and broader
questions, touching social and even cultural domains. This newfound
relationship between humans and technology must be studied from an
engineering perspective, a human-factors perspective, and from the
perspective of social sciences. This conference series on Cyber-Physical &
Human Systems (CPHS) is intended to examine these multidisciplinary
The second IFAC conference on CPHS builds on the success of CPHS 2016 and
the H-CPS-I meeting in 2014. CPHS 2018 aims to bring together researchers
and practitioners from academia and industry to share scientific and
technological advances as well as gain a deeper understanding of the
interactions between cyber-physical systems and humans. Of particular
interest are human-centered technologies in a wide-range of applications
including transportation, energy, robotics, manufacturing, and health-care.
Examples of topics include human-machine symbiosis, humans as
supervisors/operators of complex engineering systems, humans as agents in
multi-agent systems, and humans as elements in controlled systems. In
addition to the technical and theoretical contributions, CPHS 2018 also
invites papers studying the ethical questions, public policies, regulatory
issues, and new risks associated with interactions between humans and
cyber-physical systems. Towards this end, we invite submissions in the
following categories:
• Full conference papers (6-8 pages) addressing relevant CPHS topics, which
will be peer-reviewed, and presented at the conference (if accepted).
Review, Tutorial and Vision papers are also welcome.
• Extended abstracts (a minimum of 500 words) addressing topics of interest,
subject to the same review process as full papers, and invited to present at
the conference (if accepted).  
• Invited sessions, consisting of six full papers and/or short abstracts, to
fill a two-hour block.
• Tutorials and/or workshops, a half-day or full-day event either before or
after the conference (please contact the organizers for guidance and

We encourage submissions on human-centered technologies in a wide-range of
applications including transportation (ground, air, and space), energy,
robotics, manufacturing, and health-care. Example of topics include the

1. Human-Machine Symbiosis
   o Control of smart prosthetics
   o Neurostimulation
   o Exoskeletons
   o Biomedical implants
   o Augmented Human
2. Humans as supervisors/operators of complex engineering systems
   o Human-Machine interaction in flight control
   o Cooperative control in Automotive systems (ex. ADAS)
   o Process plant operation
   o Robotic surgery
   o Spacecraft control
   o Control in hazardous environments
   o Automated or semi-automated trains
   o Remote operation of robotic teams (ex. in rescue scenarios)
3. Humans as agents in multi-agent systems
   o Intelligent road transportation
   o Next-generation air traffic management
   o Flexible manufacturing
   o Assistive robotics
   o Smart Grid and Demand Response
   o Urban mobility
4. Humans as elements in controlled systems
   o Comfort control in homes
   o Smart cities
   o Rescue robotics
   o Assistive devices
   o Smart infrastructure
   o Connected buildings
5. General CPHS topics
   o Semiautonomous and mixed-initiative systems
   o Shared control
   o Cognitive control
   o Decision-support for human operators
   o Recent theoretical developments impacting the open problems
   o Ethics, public policy, and regulatory issues
   o Potential impact and open problems

The conference program will only include papers of the highest standard as
selected by the IPC, in accordance with the IFAC guidelines
www.ifac-control.org/publications/Publications-requirements-1.4.pdf.  All
papers and abstracts will be accepted with the understanding that the
authors will present them at the CPHS Conference. At least one author of
every accepted paper will be required to register for the conference before
uploading the final version. Accepted papers and abstracts will be presented
either in oral or poster format.  Accepted papers will be included in the
conference “preprints” (USB drive) and published online, whereas accepted
abstracts will only be included as preprints and not published on-line. All
papers, abstracts, and invited session proposals must be submitted through
the conference submission website, www.cphs2018.org, and conform to the
policy found therein.

Operating Committee
General Chair Anuradha Annaswamy, MIT, USA
General Chair Dawn Tilbury, UMichigan, USA
Program Chair Sandra Hirche, TU Muenchen, Germany
Vice Chair, Invited Session  Goldie Nejat, UToronto, Canada
Vice Chair, Industry Tariq Samad, UMinnesota, USA
Editor Berenice Mettler, ICueMotion, USA
Finance Chair Rifat Sipahi, Northeastern University, USA
Publicity Chair Yue Wang, Clemson University, USA
Registration Chair Yildiray Yildiz, Bilkent University, Turkey
Local Arrangements Chair Tansel Yucelen, Univ. South Florida, USA
Special Sessions Chair Neera Jain, Purdue University, USA
Advisory Board Mariana Netto, IFSTTAR, France
Advisory Board Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, CNRS, University of
Paris-Saclay, France
Advisory Board Pramod Khargonekar, UC Irvine, USA

IPC Members
David Abbink, TU Delft, Netherlands
Bruno Berberian, The French Aerospace Lab, France
Geoffrey Chase, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Yuval Cohen, Afeka Tel-Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Israel
Marcio de Queiroz, Louisiana State University, USA
Fréderic Déhais, ISAE-SUPAERO, France
Bart de Schutter, TU Delft, Netherlands
Thomas Desaive, University of Liège, Belgium
Subhrakanti Dey, Uppsala University, Sweden
Sebastian Dormido, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain
Tamsyn Edwards, San Jose University/ NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Timothy Exell, University of Portsmouth, UK
Ron Hess, UC Davis, USA
Hideaki Ishii, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Zhaodan Kong, UC Davis, USA
Peter Kopacek, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Tamara Lorenz, University of Cincinnati, USA
Franck Mars, IRCCyN, CNRS & Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
Shinichi Nakasuka, University of Tokyo, Japan
Eric Rogers, University of Southampton, UK
Anthony Rossiter, University of Sheffield, UK
Thomas Schauer, TU Berlin, Germany
Julie Shah, MIT, USA
Bryant Walker Smith, Univ. of South Carolina, USA
Sarah Spurgeon, University College London, UK
Gabor Sziebig, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Fredric Vanderhagen, Université de Valenciennes, France
Philipe Vezin, IFSTTAR, France
Ljubo Vlacic, Griffith University, Australia
Birgit Vogel-Heuser, TU Munich, Germany
Jessie Yang, University of Michigan, USA
Yildiray Yildiz, Bilkent University, Turkey
Jianhua Zhang, East China University of Science and Technology, China

Copyright: "All publication material submitted for presentation at an
IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be
original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review
elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been
submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of
ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.elsevier.com_authors_journal-2Dauthors_policies-2Dand-2Dethics&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=G0rJQxitzM5Epd_hQD0LyPVC_VefDUPJB5lxJyShkEU&s=niYZn0s6CkwFegLCkOgGfILcXibez9-2_Bv_tDVlYDE&e=), and
the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines

Accepted papers will be published in the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine
series hosted on ScienceDirect (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.sciencedirect.com_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=G0rJQxitzM5Epd_hQD0LyPVC_VefDUPJB5lxJyShkEU&s=P1mQ1vz4VFZQTnMSjdG-mOTIhOs7LOnDvv8B-7AyW_A&e=). To this end,
author(s) must confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final
version of the paper through the paper submission process. The author(s)
retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal
institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an
open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to
noncommercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC."

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