Georgia Tech Summer School on Cyber-Physical Systems



When: June 23-25, 2010

Where: Georgia Tech Atlanta Campus

Who: Researchers from Industry and Academia










Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are systems that rely on a tight integration of computation, communication, and controls, for their operation and interaction with the physical environment in which they are deployed. Such systems must be able to operate safely, dependably, securely, efficiently and in real-time, in potentially highly uncertain or unstructured environments. CPS are expected to have great technical, economic and societal impacts in the near future.


The Georgia Tech Summer School on Cyber-Physical Systems aims at bringing together researchers from industry and academia. The format of the Summer School will be a three-day meeting, organized around different aspects of Cyber Physical Systems. The topical areas to be covered are:


  • Formal Methods
  • Distributed, Embedded Systems
  • Networked Control Systems
  • Embedded Software
  • Scheduling
  • Platforms
  • Applications



Organizers: Magnus Egerstedt and Marilyn Wolf



  • Chris Gill (Washington Univ.)
  • Prabir Barooah (Univ. Florida)
  • Scott Midkiff (Virginia Tech)
  • Marilyn Wolf (Georgia Tech)
  • Magnus Egerstedt (Georgia Tech)
  • Sudha Yalamanchili (Georgia Tech)
  • Rajesh Gupta (UC San Diego)
  • Xiaoli Ma (Georgia Tech)
  • Jorge Cortes (UC San Diego)
  • Frank Mueller (NC State)
  • Michael Branicky (NSF)


DAY 1 - JUNE 23
8:30-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Opening Remarks
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Scott Midkiff
What is Cyber-Physical Systems Research?
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Frank Mueller
Uni-and Multi-Core Real-Time Systems Considerations for CPS
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Michael Branicky
CPS and the National Science Foundation
4:30-6:00 Poster Session

DAY 2 - JUNE 24
9:30-10:30 Jorge Cortes
Models, Algorithms, and Tools for Distributed Motion-Coordination
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Jorge Cortes
Models, Algorithms, and Tools for Distributed Motion-Coordination
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Chris Gill
CPS Scheduling Policy Design with Utility and Stochastic Execution
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Prabir Barooah
Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings Through Estimation and Control
4:30-6:00 Sudha Yalamanchili
Architectural Level Modeling and Simulation of Multicore Architectures
6:30-9:00 Social Event

DAY 3 - JUNE 25
9:00-10:30 Marilyn Wolf
Software Performance, Analysis, and Scheduling
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Rajesh Gupta
Buildings as Cyber-Physical Energy Systems: Exploiting Collaborative Heterogeneity for Energy Efficient Mixed-Use Buildings
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Xiaoli Ma
Synchronization for Wireless Networking
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Magnus Egerstedt
Power Aware Sensor Networks: Life-Time and Coverage Problems
4:30-5:00 Colsing Remarks



Attendance to the CPS Summer School is FREE!

However, you will need to register your attendance, using the following form:


The registration package will include access to the Summer School and the materials presented in the lectures, as well participation in the social activities associated with the Summer School.


The filled out registration form should be sent directly to Magnus Egerstedt ( or Marilyn Wolf ( before May 15, 2010. Note that the total number of participants to the CPS Summer School is limited so a first-come first-serve approach will be used if the number of applications exceeds the limit.



Scholarships are available to cover the cost of the accommodations. The housing will be in the Georgia Tech dorms. The way this free housing is requested is by filling out the application form below. (More about this will be posted later.)



Scholarships are available to pay for the accommodations for students. Moreover, students at US institutions may be able to receive additional tyravel support (depending on how much we spend on the housing scholarships.)_ Participants interested in applying for this scholarship should fill out the following form:


Note that the form must be accompanied by a supporting letter. If the applicant is a student, this letter must be written by a faculty advisor. If the applicant is a faculty/industry researcher, this letter must be written by a Department Chair/Research Manager. The applications should be sent to the Summer School organizers.