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CALL FOR PAPERS
12th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing
*Special Session on  **Human Interactions for Softwarized Cyber-Physical
Systems (CPSCOMHISCPS) *
URL: http://cse.stfx.ca/~cybermatics/2019/cpscom/CPSComHISCPS.php

Overview
Cyber-physical system (CPS) refers to the next generation of engineered
systems that require tight integration of cyber world (computation and
communication systems) and the man-made physical world to achieve
stability, security, reliability, robustness, and efficiency in the system.
The manmade physical world includes buildings (homes, schools, offices,
factories, etc.), utility networks (electricity, gas, water, etc.),
transportation networks (roads, railways, airports, harbors, etc.),
transportation vehicles (cars, rails, planes, etc.) healthcare systems,
information technology networks, and so on.
With the proliferation of new services, programmability and
reconfigurability, resource efficiency, and security posture make a
revolutionary improvement in networking. In light of that Software Defined
Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) together assure
unprecedented improvements in the database and distributed applications,
emerging beneficiaries are the enterprise and carrier networks, both wired
and wireless.
Although the infrastructure for communications has improved a lot, issues
such as how people could interact with these technologies, and how human
agency is configured still remain largely unexplored. It is reported in the
literature that modeling interaction behavior with cyber-physical objects
remains difficult and fundamentally different from human-computer
interaction (HCI) models developed so far. Thus, designing and validating
such interactions as well as designing effective user interfaces to improve
the usability and usefulness of such devices are particularly challenging.

This special session at The 2019 IEEE International Conference on
Cyber-Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom-2019) (
http://cse.stfx.ca/~cybermatics/2019/cpscom) aims to discuss various topics
across multiple abstraction levels as well as specific implementation
approaches. Additional focus will be given to areas related to the role of
data mining and machine learning in modeling and deploying secure and
trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems. Furthermore, it will shed light on
articulating three main design challenges with humans in the loop: (i) the
need for a comprehensive understanding of the complete spectrum of the
types of interaction modalities, (ii) the need for extensions to system
identification or other techniques to derive design models from human
experiences, and (iii) determining how to incorporate such models into the
HCI design methodologies, but also the engineering of the underlying
interactions between the physical and software components.
Given the strong interest in both industry and academia in the
softwarization of CPS, this special session aims to provide a forum for
researchers and user experience designers to share recent research results
on the convergence of human-centered design and CPS software, ranging from
overviews, proofs of concept, modeling user tasks and interactions, to
testing UI (User Interface) designs.

Topics include, but not limited to
- HCI design theories and methods and how they are applied to CPS
- User interaction with networked physical objects with embedded sensors
- Modeling human-data interaction in CPS using machine-learning
- User research and empirical studies on interactions with CPS
- Examples of CPS and smart services from automotive systems, aerospace
systems, digital health information systems, manufacturing and industrial
control systems farming and agriculture, energy systems, playable cities
- Design methods and processes of Cyber-Physical System interfaces
- Novel interaction strategy and models for softwarized CPS
- Interactions and visualization of data in the physical space (e.g. data
physicalization)
- Ethical, usable privacy, usability and user experience concerns around
interactions between humans and CPS interfaces
- Availability and resilience of virtualized software-defined systems
- Supporting adaptation and flexibility in softwarized networks
- Dynamic resource scaling based on user mobility in SDN- and NFV-based
systems
- Policy-based management in SDN or NFV systems
- QoS/QoE management and control in softwarized networks
- Applying Blockchain technologies for softwarized networks
- Software-defined Mobile Ad Hoc Networks with Trust Management
- SDN framework for wireless network virtualization
- Wireless virtualization controller design for mobile devices

Journal Publication
We are also currently finalizing agreements with a journal publisher for a
special topics issue on this special session theme. A selected set of
accepted top-quality papers may have their authors invited to submit full
papers to that special issue. Details will be finalized before the IEEE
CPSCOM 2019 conference.

Session Chaired and Organized by
Uttam Ghosh, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA,
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Sayan Sarcar, University of Tsukuba, Japan, [log in to unmask]
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Southeast University, Bangladesh, [log in to unmask]

Submission Paper Categories
Regular papers should present novel perspectives within the general scope
of the conference. Short papers (Work-in-Progress) are an opportunity to
present preliminary or interim results. Posters are intended for ongoing
research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/
projects presentations. The IEEE templates in Microsoft Word (US Letter)
and LaTeX format can be found at:

http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Please submit your paper via the submission site http://edas.info/N25496
and select the special session of "Human Interactions for Softwarized
Cyber-Physical Systems" marked with "CPSComHISCPS".

Paper submission is also considered as a declaration that the same paper
has not been accepted or published before or has not been submitted
elsewhere for review. Original papers with sufficient technical merit are
sought.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Due: Feb 01, 2019
Acceptance Notification Due: Apr 01, 2019
Final Manuscript Due: Jun 01, 2019

Registration
At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the session and all
participants must register for the conference.

Contact:
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