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2013 NSF CPS Solicitation

In 2013, NSF continues its major research initiative on Cyber-Physical Systems. Please see the NSF Solicitation. Proposals are due on or before January 29, 2013. This program is a continuation of last year's RFP, which was highly successful. There continues to be tremendous interest in the program with a large number of proposal expected to be submitted, reflecting immense interest in the growing CPS research community. Please send your best proposals in.

Thanks again to all participants, contributors, well-wishers and, of course, to thought leaders at NSF. Onward!

Cyber-Physical Systems



Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) represent a bold new generation of systems that integrate computing and communication capabilities with the dynamics of physical and engineered systems.

Just like the internet transformed how we interact with information systems, cyber-physical systems will transform how we interact with and manipulate the physical world.

A growing community of academic researchers, industry leaders and government executives has held a series of planning meetings, workshops and roundtables to articule a strong and compelling vision for the next generation of cyber-physical systems.

Please block your calendars for CPS Week 2013 in Philadelphia, USA in April 2013.

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CPS: A National Priority


Please see page 31 of the 2007 NITRD Review report by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The report is titled Leadership Under Challenge: Information Technology R&D in a Competitive World".

"[Networked Information Technology] Systems Connected With The Physical World", also refered to as cyber-physical systems, are cited as the top technical priority for networking and IT research and development.

US Congressional Hearing and CPS

On July 31, 2008, the Committee on Science and Technology of the US House of Representatives conducted a hearing as part of its oversight responsibilities of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. The Committee Chairman, Congressman Bart Gordon, made an opening statement. A witness panel provided statements and answered questions from the committee. The panelists were:

Recent CPS Community Reports

CPS National Community Workshops and Meetings

To see my role in these activities, please click here.

CPS Conferences, Workshops and Meetings

Note: If you are organizing a CPS-related event anywhere around the globe, or know of a past event that is not listed here, Please send a note to raj *<i>at</i>* for inclusion here. Thanks for your support for CPS research and education.

CPS Week

  • The 6th CPS Week, Philadelphia, USA, April 8-11, 2013.
  • The 5th CPS Week, Beijing, China, April 16-19, 2012.
  • The 4th CPS Week, Chicago, USA, April 11-14, 2011.
  • The 3rd CPS Week, Stockholm, Sweden, April 12-16, 2010.
  • The 2nd CPS Week, Ssn Francisco, USA, April 13-16, 2009.
  • The First CPS Week, St. Louis, USA, April 21-24, 2008.

ICCPS Conferences

Conferences with CPS Tracks

CPS-Related Workshops