Networked Cyber-Physical Systems for a Smarter World


Event details

Date and time 13.03.2014 10:00  
Place and room
Speaker Prof. Jose L. Ayala, Computense University of Madrid
Category Conferences - Seminars
Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are smart networked systems with embedded sensors, processors and actuators that are designed to sense and interact with the physical world (including the human users), and support real-time, guaranteed performance in safety-critical applications. In CPS systems, the joint behavior of the “cyber” and “physical” elements of the system is critical - computing, control, sensing and networking are deeply integrated into every component, and the actions of components and systems must be carefully orchestrated.

Robots, intelligent buildings, implantable medical devices, cars that drive themselves or planes that automatically fly in a controlled airspace—these are all examples of CPS. Today, CPS can be found in such diverse industries as aerospace, automotive, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, infrastructure, consumer electronics, and communications. Everyday life is becoming increasingly dependent on these systems—in some cases with dramatic improvements.

But CPS also pose a set of strategic R&D opportunities that must be addressed to enable advanced CPS to reach their potential and deliver broad societal benefits in the future. In this context, challenges like selfish vs. malicious vs. faulty behavior, observability, fairness or heterogeneous systems must be addressed.

This talk will present how the concepts of cooperative networks, cognitive networking and novel data fusion techniques can be applied in the CPS domain to achieve a smarter world. As a proof of concept, the use of these techniques for green buildings, intelligent transportation and personalized helthcare systems will be presented.

Bio: Jose L. Ayala is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Architecture and Automation at the Complutense University of Madrid. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid, Spain, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He also holds a MSc in Applied Physics and a BSc in Neuropsychology. He is member of the HiPEAC European Network of Excellence, IEEE, ACM, IFIP 10.5 and the Council of Electronic Design Automation. He has organized several international events as General Chair and Program Chair, such as VLSI-SoC, GLSVLSI and PATMOS. He has served as TPC member of many conferences, including DATE, DAC, VLSI-SoC, ICCAD, GLSVLSI, etc. He has leaded and participated in a large number of international research projects and bilateral projects with industry, in the fields of power and energy optimization of embedded systems, and non-invasive health monitoring. His current research interests focus on health monitoring, wireless sensor networks, evolutionary approaches for optimization problems, thermal- , energy-aware design and management of processor-based systems, design of embedded processors, thermal estimation and 3D integration.

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  • General public
  • Free


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