IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
10-13 January 2020 // Las Vegas // USA

2nd IEEE Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking (CPN’20)

2nd IEEE Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking (CPN’20)

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News - Program - Call for Contributions - Dates - Chairs - Technical Program Committee


  • January 07th, 2020: The program has been published.
  • October 15th, 2019: The deadline has been extended to October 18th, 2019.
  • October 9th, 2019: The Programm Committee has been announced.
  • October 5th, 2019: The deadline has been extended to October 14th, 2019.
  • September 2nd, 2019: The submission in EDAS is open.
  • July 15th, 2019: Publishing web site for IEEE CPN 2020.
  • July 8th, 2019: The CPN 2020 workshop proposal has been accepted.


Monday, 13th January 2020

08:30 – 10:00 Session 1

  • Keynote: Control-Communication Integration in Network Systems and Power System Applications
    Le Yi Wang
  • Paper 1: NCSbench: Reproducible Benchmarking Platform for Networked Control Systems
    Samuele Zoppi, Onur Ayan, Fabio Molinari, Zenit Music, Sebastian Gallenmüller, Georg Carle, and Wolfgang Kellerer

10:00 – 10:30 Networking and Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30 Session 2

  • Demo: NCSbench: Reproducible Benchmarking Platform for Networked Control Systems
  • Paper 2: Orthogonal Frequency Subcarrier-based Multiple Random Access in Ultra Reliability and Low Latency Communication
    Abir Hossain, Megumi Saitou, Zhenni Pan, Jiang Liu, and Shigeru Shimamoto
  • Paper 3: Network Management - Edge and Cloud Computing, The SliceNet Case
    Maria Barros Weiss, Anastasius Gavras, Jose Maria Alcaraz Calero, Qi Wang, and Pablo Salva Garcia
  • Keynote/Contributed Talk: Privacy Issues in Smart Grid Communications
    Biplab Sikdar

Call for Contributions

Low-latency networking and the increasing data rates of communication systems have been major research objectives 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. These systems build the backbone of Industry 4.0 environments, for example, and operate with feedback control loops that are closed over communication channels and, thus, impose real-time requirements for the communication. Predictably low latency is a necessary 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.

Topics of Interest

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

Submissions (submit to EDAS)

The workshop allows two types of submissions: papers & 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.

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


  • Workshop paper submission deadline: October 18th, 2019 (EXTENDED!)
  • Acceptance notification: October 25th, 2019
  • Final camera-ready paper due: November 8th, 2019
  • Workshop presentations: January 13th, 2020


General Chairs

  • Timo Hönig, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany
  • Sebastian Trimpe, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Lars Wolf, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

Web Chair

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

Technical Program Committee

  • Duarte Antunes, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • José Araújo, Ericsson Research Stockholm, Sweden
  • Christian Becker, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Mesut Güneş, University Magdeburg, Germany
  • Timo Hönig, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany
  • Alex Leong, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Mohammad H. (Vahid) Mamduhi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Jörg Nolte, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
  • Ralph Schlenk, Nokia Networks
  • Andrea Simonetto, IBM Research, Ireland
  • Sebastian Trimpe, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Lars Wolf, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany