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Cyber-Physical Systems: Funding Opportunities for Computer Science Research

  • Speaker:   Dr  John Brooke  (University of Manchester)
  • Host:   Robert Stevens
  • 23rd October 2014 at 13:00 in Kilburn Atlas Suite
I will describe opportunities for research funding in computer science resulting from calls in Cyber-Physical Systems by the EU (due October 2014) and from EPSRC/DSTL in the UK (network currently being proposed). Cyber-Physical systems (CPS) involve the integration of digital and physical components, and are well advanced in automobile and aviation design (e.g. automatically driven vehicles). Recently, interest has moved to a wider approach with multiple Cyber-Physical systems interacting, for example in integrated systems for transport, healthcare, electricity and water networks. This brings many challenges of interest to computer science in terms of systems theory, data interoperability, multi-scale modelling, co-design of hardware and software, distributed systems, sensor networks, formal methods, HCI.

The focus of the talk is to develop a discussion that can identify potential bids in which the School could a partner, what areas we should aim for, who are the people we might collaborate with, what other disciplines could we work with. One possible outcome would be to form a smaller group that could meet regularly to develop these possibilities.
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