Welcome To The 1st Workshop on Cyber-Physical Social Systems (CPSS) 2019

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OCT 22 - 25, 2019. Bilbao, Spain.

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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) are related to the integration of computing and communication capabilities into physical systems. An example of CPSs is the smart city model, which is growing around the prototype of an urban (physical) environment with a new generation of innovative services for transportation, energy distribution, healthcare, environmental monitoring, business, emergency response, and social activities developed in its digital twins. Smart cities are also an example of how CPSs must include the presence of people, which can’t be neglected in the loop of producing, collecting and consuming data, information and services. Enabling the technology for such a setting requires a viewpoint of smart Cities as system of cyber-physical and social systems (CPSSs) which are the result of the integration of several technologies that cooperate to provide seamless services to end users. Such technologies enable the collection, storage, and processing of massive amount of data gathered from the environment and/or produced by citizens themselves. Social interactions amongst participants are promoted as well.
CPSS 2019 wants to present innovative research trends and to explore new challenges in the field of smart cities as a system of cyber – physical systems crossed with the social perspective. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers, practitioners, smart city operators and industries working in the field in order to cross-fertilize theoretical and practical aspects.


9:00 – 9:20
Workshop opening, welcome greetings
9:20 - 9:40 #1 Ana Correia, Christian Wolff, Massimiliano Zanin, Ernestina Menasalvas, Elisa A. Herrmann, Victor Corral, Miriam Kachelmann, Rance DeLong and Pavel Smrz, “Cross-CPP – An Ecosystem for Provisioning, Consolidating, and Analysing Big Data from Cyber-Physical Products”
9:40 - 10:00 #2 Fatima Zohra Benhamida, Joan Navarro, Oihane Gomez-Carmona, Diego Casado-Mansilla, Diego López-De-Ipiña and Agustin Zaballos, “SmartWorkplace: A Privacy-based Fog Computing Approach to Boost Energy Efficiency and Wellness in Digital Workplaces”
10:00 - 10:20 #3 Tanusree Sharma, John Christian Bambenek and Masooda Bashir, “Preserving Privacy in Cyber-physical-social systems: An Anonymity and Access Control Approach”
10:20 - 10:40 #4 Victor Kebande, Joseph Bugeja and Jan Persson, “Internet of Threats Introspection in Dynamic Intelligent Virtual Sensing”
10:40 - 11:00 #5 [REMOTE PRESENTATION] Awatif Alqahtani, Devki Nandan Jha, Pankesh Patel, Ellis Solaiman and Rajiv Ranjan, “SLA-aware Approach for IoT Workflow Activities Placement based on Collaboration between Cloud and Edge”
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 11:40 #1 Marco Zappatore, Sergio Refolo, Antonella Longo, “Challenges for Air Pollution Monitoring: a Cyber-Physical Social Systems Approach”
11:40 - 12:00 #2 Unai Lopez-Novoa, Jeffrey Morgan, Kathryn Jones, Omer Rana, Tim Edwards and Fabio Grigoletto, “Enabling Citizen Science in Rural Environments with IoT and Mobile Technologies”
12:00 - 12:20 #3 Amr Azzam, Peb Ruswono Aryan, Alessio Cecconi, Claudio Di Ciccio, Fajar J. Ekaputra, Javier Fernández, Sotiris Karampatakis, Elmar Kiesling, Angelika Musil, Marta Sabou, Pujan Shadlau and Thomas Thurner, “The CitySPIN Platform: A CPSS Environment for City-Wide Infrastructures - The Story So Far”
12:20 - 12:40 Best paper award ceremony
12:40 - 13:00 Workshop wrap-up and closing

This year CPSS 2019 runs in collaboration with 2nd Connected World/Web and Semantic Interoperability (IoT-CWSI) 2019 CPPS 2019 takes place in the morning and IoT-CWSI 2019 will take place in the afternoon. [Click Here]

Important dates

(Optional) Abstract Submission Date: August 4, 2019

Paper Submission Deadline: September 15, 2019 (Firm)

Notification of Acceptance: October 7, 2019

Camera-ready Submisison Deadline: October 14, 2019

Paper Submission

We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere.
Submitted papers should be no longer than 8 pages in two-column ACM template format.

A "Best Paper Award" Certificate will be conferred on the author(s) of a paper presented at the workshop, selected by the Chairs based on scientific significance, originality and outstanding technical quality of the paper, as assessed also by the evaluations of the members of the Program Committee.

Best papers presented at the workshop will be selected and the corresponding authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for possible publications in:

Submission link


Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:


  • Deployment and autonomic management of densely interconnected and decentralised IoT and cloud infrastructures, including data collection services owned by people
  • Dynamic orchestration of heterogeneous resources for CPSSs
  • (Devices, Data, Service, People) Discovery in CPSSs
  • Infrastructures, platforms, and software for CPSSs
  • Systems-of-systems architectures for CPSSs


  • Security of CPSSs
  • Data protection of CPSSs
  • Governance of SCPSSs
  • Data quality management in SCPSSs
  • Self-management and self-awareness in SCPSSs
  • Human-to-machine interfaces in SCPSSs
  • Applications to mobility, healthcare, education, governance and industry
  • Social aspects of Osmotic computing
  • Deployment of Social Cyber – physical systems in Smart Cities


  • Management of Critical infrastructures as CPSSs
  • Development and deployment of Mobile crow sensing systems
  • Citizen science applications and experiences
  • "Man-in-the-Loop" related developments and applications of CPSs
  • Social implications of cyber-physical systems in Smart Cities
  • Blockchain for Smart Cities


  • Oct 22 - 25, 2019.

    Bilbao, Spain.

    Workshop of the 9th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2019).

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Technical Program Committee

General chairs

Prof. Rajiv Ranjan

Dr. Maria Fazio

Dr. Antonella Longo

Publicity Chairs

Mr. Antonino Galletta

Dr. Deepak Puthal

Publications Chair

Dr. Marco Zappatore

TPC Members

Alessandro Lazari, KPMG Advisory, Italy
Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
Alina Buzachis, University of Messina, Italy
Sasikumar Punnekat, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Philip James, Newcastle University, UK
Antonio Di Pietro, ENEA, Italy
Vittorio Rosato, ENEA, Italy
Roberto Setola, Unicampus, Italy
Iberia Medeiros, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Javid Taheri, University of Karlstad, Sweden
Auday Al-Dulaimy, University of Karlstad, Sweden

University of Messina


New Castle University


University of Salento


Future Computing Research Laboratory

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