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NSF has announced a major new research program on Cyber-Physical Systems. Please see NSF Solicitation.
Thanks to all participants, contributors, well-wishers and, of course, to the thought leaders at NSF. Onward!
Welcome to the home page of the Cyber-Physical Systems Summit sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The CPS Summit will be held during CPS Week in St. Louis, Missouri. The Summit starts the evening of April 24, 2008 and runs through April 25, 2008.
Please note that participation in the CPS Summit is by invitation only.
As computers become ever-faster and communication bandwidth ever-cheaper, computing and communication capabilities will be embedded in all types of objects and structures in the physical environment. Applications with enormous societal impact and economic benefit will be created by harnessing these capabilities in time and across space. Such systems that bridge the cyber-world of computing and communications with the physical world are called cyber-physical systems.
Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are physical and engineered systems whose operations are monitored, coordinated, controlled and integrated by a computing and communication core. This intimate coupling between the cyber and physical will be manifested from the nano-world to large-scale wide-area systems of systems. And at multiple time-scales.
Cyber-physical systems will transform how we interact with the physical world just like the Internet transformed how we interact with one another.
Also, please read an Executive Summary on Cyber-Physical Systems.