Deadline extension: Final submissions are due October 5, 2018!

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The global controls community and the wider scientific community interested in the broad range of questions and implications emerging from the relationships between humans and technology are invited to participate in the Second IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems (CPHS). Taking place in Miami just days before the 2018 Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), CPHS 2018 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to share scientific and technological advances as well as gain a deeper understanding of the interactions between cyber-physical systems and humans. Of particular focus are human-centered technologies in a wide-range of applications including transportation, energy, robotics, manufacturing, and health-care.

Miami is a popular vacation spot, not only in the United States, but in the world! The Miami area offers multiple attractions for all. Conveniently located in Downtown Miami, the Hyatt Regency hotel captures the spirit of the city. With its striking white towers overlooking the Miami River, Hyatt Regency Miami is a landmark hotel offering first rate service. The hotel enjoys easy access to popular attractions such as Brickell City Center for world-class shopping, Wynwood Art District with galleries and museums, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the performing arts, Coral Gables with a Venetian Pool and botanical garden, and the Latin flavor of Little Havana. The hotel is a just a short 15-minute drive from South Beach. There’s no better way to enjoy the Florida sunshine than with Hyatt Regency Miami as your home base.

The conference program, through a combination of paper and poster presentations, will showcase the interactions between cyber-physical systems and humans during December 14 and 15. Two plenary lectures – one by a prominent social scientist and the other by a roboticist -- are featured. A panel exploring the interface between engineers and social-scientists, and a mini-workshop on transdisciplinary communication and collaboration have been arranged. A special session that showcases hardware and software demonstrations of current CPHS research is also included.

The IFAC CPHS Young Author Prize will be awarded to the best paper by a student author, and the CPHS Best Poster Prize to the best interactive presentation. Accepted papers will be published in the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect .

Advance registration will open September 1, 2018 and is highly recommended. All attendees must register. See the CPHS 2018 website for registration fees and other details.

Conference Submission Site

Conference Registration Site
Hotel Reservation Site

Key Dates

Draft Manuscripts:
April 23, 2018

IFAC CPHS 2018 Young Author Prize:
May 22, 2018

Acceptance/Rejection Notice:
September 1, 2018

Final Manuscript Submission:
October 1, 2018
October 5, 2018

Student Travel Support
October 10, 2018

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