The 9th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical
and Social Computing (CPSCom2016)


Dec. 15th-18th, 2016, Chengdu, Sichuan, China


As an emerging cross-disciplinary research area, the Cyber Physical System (CPS) is attracting attention worldwide. A Cyber-Physical System is a system featuring a combination of computational and physical elements, all of which are capable of interacting, reflecting and influencing each other. Furthermore, social systems are evolving with cyber systems and physical systems along with the popularity of online/mobile social networking. With the advent of ubiquitous sensing and networking, future social networks turn into cyber-physical interactions, which are attached with associated social attributes.The emergence of the cyber-physical-social computing (CPSCom) will significantly change the way we watch the world. Meanwhile, the convergence of the cyber, physical, and social spaces will exhibit a variety of complicated characteristics, which brings more open issues and challenges for research communities.

The goal of this symposium is to promote community-wide discussion identifying the Computational Intelligence technologies and theories for Cyber, Physical, and Social Computing. We seek submissions of papers which invent new techniques, introduce new methodologies, propose new research directions and discuss approaches for unsolved issues.
CPSCom 2016 will be held on 15-28 December 2016 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, co-located with GreenCom 2016, Smart Data 2016 and iThings 2016. It aims to bring together computer scientists, industrial engineers, and researchers to discuss and exchange experimental and theoretical results, novel designs, work-in-progress, experience, case studies, and trend-setting ideas in the areas of dependability, security, trust and/or autonomic computing systems. Topics of particular interests include the following tracks, but are not limited to:

A.Wireless Sensing and Networking where intelligent entities exchange information to achieve improved overall performance for both cyber and physical components.
- sensor, vehicular, robot, camera, aerial and social smartphone networks
- smartphone/wearable sensing, 
- non-intrusive sensing
- wireless networking technologies and opportunistic networks
- internet of things and machine-to-machine communications
- hybrid and complex networks for CPSCom
- scalability of complex networks

B. System Modeling and Control where mathematical and computational methods are developed and applied to facilitate innovative design, in-depth analysis, and novel insights of the fundamental principles of CPSCom.- modeling of cyber-physical-social systems
- control theory with a clear cyber-physical tone
- autonomy with apps in mobile sensor networks, internet connected cars, robotics, etc.
- resource-constrained systems (low power, energizing, device miniaturization)
- real-time systems and distributed computing
- generic framework and middleware for cyber-physical-social systems

C. Data-Driven Cyber-Physical-Social Systems where novel methods are developed to reliably gather, store, transfer, and analyze large amount of data and dataflow.- cyber-physical-social data model
- data management and data mining
- big data intelligence
- social and community intelligence
- crowd computing models
- pervasive and ubiquitous computing
- fusion/integration of data from cyber-physical-social spaces

D. Novel Applications and Services where novel designs and implementations of test-beds, platforms, and apps will significantly improve the speed, efficiency, and reliability of next generation CPSCom.
- smart city and urban computing
- smartphone and wearable apps
- personalization and social network apps
- intelligent transportation systems
- internet of robotics and intelligent industry
- healthcare and well-being
- big-data-driven apps
- business intelligence

E. Emerging Research Areas where new challenges and new ideas are shaping
- security, trust, and privacy issues in CPSCom
- social impacts of CPSCom
- cross-space sensing and computing
- human-in-the-loop systems

General Chairs 
Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Tei-wei Kuo, Taiwan University, Taiwan
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada

Executive Chairs
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of South Australia, Australia
Xingang Liu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Program Chairs
Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Nic Lane, University College London & Bell Labs, UK
Yu Wang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Program Vice-Chairs
Peizhao Hu, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Raghu Ganti, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Dong Wang, University of Notre Dame, USA

Steering Committee
Zhaohui Wu, Zhejiang University, China (Chair)
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan (Chair)
Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada (Chair) 
Feng Xia, Dalian University of Technology, China 
Huansheng Ning, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Workshop Chair
Mazin Yousif, T-Systems International, USA

Demo/Poster Chairs
Flora Salim, RMIT, Australia
Fan Li, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Xiaojuan Ma, Hongkong University of Science and Technology, Hongkong, China

Publicity Chairs
Jemal Abawajy , Deakin University, Australia
Kehua Guo, Central South University, China

International Liaison
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Special Issue Chair
Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research, Switzerland

Submission Deadline : Aug. 31, 2016
Author Notification: Sep. 30, 2016
Final Manuscript Due: Oct. 31, 2016
Registration Due: Oct. 31, 2016

Papers need to be prepared according to the IEEE format, and submitted in PDF format via the CPSCom 2016 submission site: http://umc.uestc.edu.cn/conference/cybermatics2016/CPSCom2016/paper-submission.php

Accepted and presented papers will be included into the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS Press (indexed by EI). Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE CS and EI after the conference. 

Selected high quality papers will be recommended to relevant special issues in SCI-indexed journals. Please visit the CPSCom 2016 website 
http://umc.uestc.edu.cn/conference/cybermatics2016/CPSCom2016/special-issue.php for the complete listing of special issues.

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