Summer School on Cyber-Physical Systems — 2014 Edition

Dates: July 7 – 10, 2014
Location: Grenoble, France

Université Joseph Fourier, PERSYVAL-Lab, and NASA-JPL are organizing the second edition of the CPS Summer School. The broad objective of the CPS Summer School is to explore the manifold relationship between networked embedded systems (“the internet of things”) and humans as their creators, users, and subjects. The format of the Summer School is a four days meeting, organized around different aspects of rigorous engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems.

This year, the objective of the school is to survey fundamental and applied aspects of modelling, monitoring and learning of systems as well as to identify novel opportunities and research directions in these areas through a series of lectures by international experts. Participants will also experience the relevant technologies during hands-on courses and be given a chance to present their own work. The school will provide a great opportunity to know other people working in the field, to meet distinguished scholars, and to establish contacts that may lead to research collaborations in the future.

The school will concentrate on the fields of system modelling, monitoring and learning. Over the last ten years we have seen a lot of growth in these areas, building on strong theoretical foundations to apply and extend techniques to new application domains. Runtime verification is a growing field with more and more efffective applications in safety/mission-critical systems, enterprise and systems software, autonomous and reactive control systems, health management and diagnosis systems, and system security and privacy. The field of specification mining (learning specifications from system behaviour) has also seen a surge in research effort, with the establishment of a number of competitions to drive forward the development of practical tools. This research community is at an ideal stage to benefit from a school such as this, to inspire, motivate and instruct new researchers into the field.

Students participating at this summer school will learn the current state of the art in modeling, monitoring, and learning. Students will be able to apply new techniques coming from various communities and backgrounds to their own domain. The CPS Summer School will be held at Grenoble University. Courses will be given in English by experts from industry and academia working in various fields of CPS.

Topics

  • System modelling.
  • Monitoring.
  • Learning.
  • Medical devices.
  • Sensor networks.

Scientific Organization

Université Joseph Fourier (UJF) is located at the heart of the Alps, in outstanding scientific and natural surroundings. UJF is a leading University of Science, Technology and Health. Featuring in all of the major international rankings (Top 150 World Universities – Shanghai Ranking), the UJF offers initial and further education for jobs of the future in a wide range of fields: Physics and Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, Biology, Medicine and Pharmacy, Engineering and Technology, Earth Science and Astronomy/Astrophysics, Environmental Studies, Geography and Territorial Sciences, as well as the Science of Physical and Sports Activities.

PERSYVAL-Lab focuses on pervasive systems and algorithms at the convergence of physical and digital worlds. PERSYVAL-lab is built over high-level research laboratories present at Grenoble in Mathematics, Computer Science, Automatic Control, Signal Processing, and Hardware Architecture.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center located in Pasadena, California, United States. JPL is managed by the nearby California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The laboratory’s primary function is the construction and operation of robotic planetary spacecraft.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Eric Bodden (TU Darmstadt and EC SPRIDE, Germany).
  • Olivier Coutelou (Schneider Electric, France).
  • Radu Grosu (Technical Univesity Wien, Austria).
  • Klaus Havelund (NASA JPL, USA).
  • Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark).
  • Jean Goubault-Larrecq (ENS Cachan, France).
  • Martin Leucker (University of Lübeck, Germany).
  • Roberto Passerone (Universita’ degli Studi di Trento, Italy).
  • Grigore Rosu (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA).
  • Mohamad Sawan (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada).
  • Bernhard Steffen (Technical University Dortmund, Germany).
  • Andreas Zeller (Saarland University, Germany).

Organization Committee

  • Saddek Bensalem (University of Grenoble, France).
  • Yliès Falcone – (University of Grenoble, France).
  • Klaus Havelund – (NASA JPL, USA).