The 1st IEEE Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking
Co-Located with IEEE CCNC 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
January 11, 2019

Welcome to the webpage of the 1st IEEE Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking (CPN 2019). The workshop will be held on January 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, USA, and is co-located with IEEE CCNC 2019 (January 11 - 14, 2019).

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  • December 12, 2018: Announcing the program for the workshop on 11th January 2019.
  • October 28, 2018: Announcing the reviewing results: 8 papers out of 18 submissions have been accepted.
  • October 5, 2018: Deadline extended to October 15, 2018.
  • September 5, 2018: Announcing the keynote speaker: Eric Eide (University of Utah) will give a keynote at CPN 2019.
  • September 3, 2018: Publishing the technical program committee.
  • September 1, 2018: The submission system for CPN'19 is now open!
  • August 29, 2018: Announcing the keynote speaker: Frank Mueller (NCSU) will give a keynote at CPN 2019.
  • August 09, 2018: Publishing call for contributions.
  • July 12, 2018: Announcing the keynote speaker: Jörg Nolte (BTU) will give a keynote at CPN 2019.
  • July 11, 2018: Posting the CPN 2019 dates and details.
  • June 20, 2018 Publishing web site for IEEE CPN 2019.
  • June 18, 2018: The CPN 2019 workshop proposal has been accepted by the IEEE CCNC 2019 Organization Committee.
  • May 30, 2018: Workshop proposal for CPN 2019 submitted to IEEE CCNC 2019.


Session 1: Cooperative Cyber-physical Networks
08:30 - 10:00

Session 2: Communication in Cyber-physical Networks
10:30 - 12:00

Session 3: Organization, Control, and Threats in Cyber-physical Networks
13:30 - 15:00

Session 4: Security in Cyber-physical Networks
15:30 - 17:00

Call for Contributions  PDF

Increasing the data rates of communication systems has been a major research objective of the past decades. The corresponding research efforts lead to the modern information society of today. Recently, we see a rapid spread of cyber-physical applications such as telemedicine, smart production and infrastructure systems. Such systems build the backbone for e.g. Industry 4.0 environments and operate with feedback control loops that are closed over communication channels and, thus, impose real-time requirements on the communication system. Predictably low latency is generally a desirable property, however, it challenges concurring requirements for high reliability, spectral, and energy efficiency in particular when wireless links used. Classical approaches for the independent design of communication and control have reached their limits for quite some time.

The research objective in the area of cyber-physical networking is to develop a theoretical and practical basis for the paradigmatic change from throughput- to real-time-oriented communication in networked control systems. In order to meet the requirements of cyber-physical applications, a tight (horizontal and vertical) integration of all communication, control, and system components is necessary in order to fully exploit their individual elasticity and mutual adjustment potential. We understand cyber-physical networking as including all aspects of such a system, in particular network and communication, control and the physical system itself. Ultimately, this workshop aims to bring together leading researchers in the area of communication, control and systems design - to share views on approaches to bring together these domains for enabling cyber-physical networking.

We encourage the submission of courageous research ideas and proposals that explore the potential of cyber-physical networks, also off the beaten track.

Topics of Interest (but not limited to)

Submissions are encouraged to cover multiple of the following top-level topics.

  • Application Scenarios for Cyber-Physical Networks
    • Benchmarks, Quality Metrics, and Testbeds
    • Industry Case Studies and Experience Reports
    • Consumer Products
  • Control Design and Architectures for Cyber-Physical Networks
    • Performance, Stability, and Robustness Guarantees
    • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    • Model-Predictive, Optimal, Learning-Based, and Robust Control
  • Network Architectures and Protocols for Cyber-Physical Networks
    • Mobility Aspects
    • Latency and Resilience Awareness
    • Time-Sensitive Networking
  • Operating System Approaches for Cyber-Physical Networks
    • Resource Management
    • Timeliness and Energy Awareness
    • Local and Distributed Dependability

Papers and Submissions

The workshop allows two types of submissions: papers and demos. Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. All paper submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) following the IEEE format. All demo submissions come in form of an extended abstract with a maximum length of two (2) printed pages with the same format as paper submissions. At the workshop, demos are required to bring a poster (A0) that accompanies their presentation. We also encourage the paper authors to optionally present a demo. This does not require a separate submission of an extended abstract but is covered by the paper submission.

For more details, please refer to IEEE CCNC 2019 conference website.

Please submit papers and demo abstracts via the EDAS submission system.


  • Eric Eide, Flux Research Group, School Of Computing, University of Utah
  • Frank Mueller, Systems Lab, Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
  • Jörg Nolte, Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus-Senftenberg


  • Workshop paper submission deadline: October 5, 2018 October, 15, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: October 26, 2018
  • Final camera-ready paper due: November 4, 2018
  • Workshop presentations: January 11, 2019


General Chairs

  • Timo Hönig, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany
  • Klaus Wehrle, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Sebastian Trimpe, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany

Web Chair

  • Andreas Schmidt, Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC), Saarbrücken, Germany

Technical Program Committee