Technical sponsor
1st IEEE International Conference
on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS-2018)
Saint‑Petersburg, RUSSIA, May 15‑18, 2018

Important Dates

  • November 19, 2017
    December 15, 2017
    Special Session proposals
  • December 22, 2017
    February 15, 2018
    Paper submission
  • February 28, 2018
    March 10, 2018
    Notification of acceptance
  • February 28, 2018
    March 15, 2018
    Tutorial proposals
  • March 10, 2018
    Recommended date for visa support letter (invitation) request
  • March 31, 2018
    Final paper submission
  • May 15, 2018
    Tutorial day
  • May 15-18, 2018
    Conference dates
Keynote lectures

Keynote 1: Smart Energy Cyber-Physical System Security: Threat Analysis and Defense Techniques

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 11:30

Room: Watt

Speaker: Shiyan Hu, Michigan Technological University, USA

Professor Shiyan Hu received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008. He is an Associate Professor at Michigan Technological University, and he was a Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University. His research interests include Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Cybersecurity, and Data Analytics where he has published more than 100 refereed papers, including about 40 in premier IEEE Transactions.

Prof. Hu is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, an IEEE Systems Council Distinguished Lecturer, a recipient of U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and a recipient of IEEE Computer Society TCSC Middle Career Researcher Award. His research was highlighted as a Keynote Paper in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design in 2017, as a Thomson Reuters ESI Highly Cited Paper in 2017, and as the Front Cover in IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience in March 2014. He is the Chair for IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems. He is the Editor-In-Chief of IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications. He has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and ACM Transactions on Design Automation for Electronic Systems. He is also a Guest Editor for 8 IEEE/ACM journals such as Proceedings of the IEEE (PIEEE) and IEEE Transactions on Computers. He has held chair positions in various IEEE/ACM conferences. He is a Fellow of IET.


The massive deployment of advanced metering infrastructures and smart energy systems has mandated a transformative shift of the classical grid towards a more reliable smart grid. Despite its importance, such a cyber-physical system is vulnerable to various cyberattacks. In this talk, I will describe a systematic learning and data analytics framework, which is based on partially observable Markov decision process, orthogonal matching pursuit, and empirical mode decomposition, to detect anomaly energy usage behavior through analyzing the massive smart meter data in a community. I will also discuss how this framework can be used for detecting smart grid cyberattacks such as energy theft. I will conclude the talk with some of the ongoing research in this direction.

Keynote 2: Key factors in the development of innovative companies, case - Diakont

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 11:30

Room: Watt

Speaker: Mikhail Fedosovsky, Diakont

Since 1990 to present, Mr. Fedosovsky has been the CEO of the high-tech JSC "Diakont", which is an award winner of "TechUp" Russia’s fast-growing high-tech companies national rating and one of the Top 10 best companies in Russia. Mikhail Evgenievich Fedosovsky is a Candidate of Technical Sciences, a winner of Prizes of the Government of the Russian Federation and OAO “Gazprom” for achievements in the field of science and technology, a Member of the Supervisory Board of the ITMO University. On his initiative and under his direct supervision, at the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year, the academic chair of "Systems and Technologies of Technogenic Security" was opened at the ITMO University on the basis of Diakont company. The department is an educational and scientific structural subdivision of the Faculty of Civil and Political Sciences. M.E. Fedosovsky is an author of many scientific publications, including more than ten international patents of the Russian Federation and other countries of Europe and Asia.


JSC “Diakont” is a full-cycle engineering and manufacturing company that designs and manufactures products and provides services aimed to improve customer’s safety and efficiency. The company is a private enterprise founded in 1990 in Saint-Petersburg and operating in several areas of activity, including but not limited to:

  • Design and manufacturing of radiation-tolerant television cameras and camera systems for monitoring in hazardous industrial facilities;
  • Design and upgrading of transfer and process equipment and control systems for nuclear power plants;
  • Design and manufacturing of robotic systems for inspection and repair of hazardous industrial facilities: oil&gas transport facilities, public utilities, nuclear power plants;
  • Non-destructive testing services for oil & gas pipelines, public utility pipelines, oil reservoirs; inspection and repair activities on nuclear power plants;
  • Design and manufacturing of electromechanical actuators for special applications: energy, aviation, marine transport;
  • Design and batch manufacturing of customized commercial electromechanical actuators for industrial automation purposes.

The company systematically enhances its competences and potential in all areas – engineering and technology, production, commercial, organizational and administrative. Starting the design of a new product solution either to meet a customer’s specific application, or on its own initiative, JSC “Diakont” then uses best solutions in new products and launches their batch production, including export supplies. Thus, the company is a leader of radiation-tolerant TV camera supplies to the US. Diakont Advanced Technologies, a North-American office of Diakont established in 2011, ensures promotion, sales and servicing of camera and actuator-related products on the US market and provides non-destructive testing services. The company’s engineers completed inspections of pipelines running across the Hudson Bay bottom, Seine River in Paris, Alyeska Pipeline gas transport system inspection. In 2014 Diakont opened an office in the European Union in Arezzo (Italy). The company’s commercial actuators are fitted to welding robots of such manufacturers as ISI, Obara, ABB. Over 40% of Diakont’s sales are exported.

The company has always placed its stake on young professionals. It has been cooperating with the IFMO University for over 15 years, inviting its students and graduates for internship and employment with the company. In 2012, the IFMO University and Diakont institutionalized their relations by establishing an educational unit within Diakont – the Chair of Systems and Technologies of Technogenic Security. Cooperative activities are performed on projects aimed at new, high-technology developments jointly carried out by the company’s and University’s professionals, and at their further commercialization after manufacturing at the company’s production facilities and promotion via its marketing network. While working on cooperative projects, the partners also obtain additional results that include a multidisciplinary competitive product design technology, which became a basis for an educational program offered by the Chair. In 2015, the University’s branch abroad was opened on the basis of the company’s unit in Italy, where a field session of its international supervisory board and a workshop dedicated to the prospects of cooperation between science and business took place.

The major activity of the company is closely connected with cyber-physical systems. The products offered by the company are either cyber-physical systems or their components. The company not only designs and manufactures mechanical or electromechanical devices, but also their control systems, sensors and software enabling control of the devices and interpretation of feedback signals in the digital form. The electromechanical actuators manufactured by the company are critical elements of cyber-physical systems and production automation, responsible for conversion of a digital signal to a precise, directed and controlled motion of a working mechanism. Moreover, it is not only the company’s products that are related to cyber-physical systems, but also the very process of their design and manufacturing. Since 2003, the company has been running an enterprise resource planning information system covering most of its basic and auxiliary processes, not only in respect of accounting, but also in respect of management, business logic implementation and operative control. Thanks to the ERP information system, the company’s engineering and production complex is integrated into a single organism, effectively benefiting from the integration of its processes.

The company sees its future in taking one of the leading positions on the world market in the field of design and manufacturing of custom products for industrial automation applications: actuators, reducers, electric motors, motion control systems, industrial robots. The key element of competitiveness in today’s environment, alongside technical advantages of the product and its price, is the short lead time. The company intends to face this challenge by implementing the “Three factories” concept it has developed. In this concept, all product manufacturing is divided into 3 levels, i.e. 3 factories. The 1st factory manufactures parts of the future product with maximum automation, optimization and at low costs. The 2nd factory prepares unified semi-knocked-down kits. The 3rd factory located as closely to the future customer as possible assembles and tests the finished product from stocks formed by the two previous factories, and provides servicing as well. This concept will be put to practice on the basis of existing company branches (in Russia, USA and Italy), as well as with engagement of newly created facilities (the opening of a branch in China is planned). A production facility combining in itself the 1st and the 2nd factory for electromechanical actuators and reducers will be represented by a high-technology unattended production plant being set up by the company in Lucignano, Italy. In order to control the entire system at all levels – logistics and value chain between the factories, design and customization, documentation, automated unattended production – an information control system will be created, based on 4th industrial revolution technologies: industrial cyber-physical systems, industrial internet, big data, digital design and modeling, artificial intelligence.

To develop these technologies, the company together with the University and industry partners establishes the Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies, whose labs will carry out applied research in the fields of mathematical-economic modeling and analysis of production processes, cyber-physical systems, industrial robotics and high-performance production technologies, AI-powered information control systems.

In this presentation there are results of the project supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, project number ПНИЭР RFMEFI57816X0195.

Keynote 3: Innovation in All Steps of Product Development

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 11:30

Room: Watt

Speaker: Michael Condry, IEEE TEMS President, former CTO Intel

Michael is currently the President of the IEEE TEMS Society. Formally, Michael was the Chief Technical Officer for Intel Corporation, Client Division. His career has a mixture of academic and industry positions, mostly in industry. Holding teaching and research positions at Princeton and University of Illinois, at Illinois. Michael came to Intel from Sun to head up Networking Applications research in Intel Labs. Michael’s CTO role drove on customer innovation, design cost reduction, and other technologies and leading technical staff development. He led efforts to help the customer with system design and security. This plus efforts in technical staff development at Intel awarded him and his team the prestigious Intel Quality Award in 2015. His background includes projects in computer architecture, software, firmware, operating systems, networking, IoT, internet applications, standards, and computer security. Michael retired from Intel in June 2015.

Michael has patents in computer architecture and security. He has published many technical papers and regularly presents keynotes at technical conferences.

Michael is the President of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS). Michael is a senior board member for the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), he created and chairs the IEEE Industry Forum series that has successfully engaged industry in over 17 conferences. Michael is also a member of the IEEE Computer Society for over 28 years. He has chaired many IEEE conferences as well as the Industry Forum program.


Product development is a lot more than having an idea. Many stages are needed and all offer innovation opportunities. IES examines many areas that fall into the Industry 4.0 agenda. TEMS also looks at aspects of both the technology and management skills needed to “make it happen”. This presentation examines the overall problem of getting product from idea to market together with some case studies with different areas.

Keynote 4: The Digital Factory of the Future

Friday, May 18, 2018, 11:00

Room: Watt

Speaker: Dr. Martin Gitsels, Director of the Department of Science and Technology, Siemens, Russia

General Director of Siemens Research Centre LLC at Skolkovo

2005–today ― Head of Corporate Research & Technology and Vice President of Siemens LLC, Moscow/St. Petersburg, Russia

2002–2004 ― Department Head, R&D Department “Application Software Development”, SIEMENS VDO Car Infotainment, Wetzlar, Germany

2001–2002 ― Group Head, R&D Department “Mobile Internet”, SIEMENS Information & Communication Networks, Berlin, Germany

2000–2001 ― Head of Competence Centre, Department “Software & Systems Architecture”, SIEMENS Corporate Research & Technology, Munich, Germany.

Keynote 5: Cyber Physical System Activating Intelligent Manufacturing Paradigm Shift: Exemplary Best Practices

Friday, May 18, 2018, 11:50

Room: Watt

Speaker: Ren C. Luo, Chief Technology Officer, FFG-Fair Friend Group; Chair and Life Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University; Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

Dr. Ren C. Luo received the Diplom-Ing. and Dr.-Ing degrees in electrical engineering from the Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany. He is currently served as Chief Technology Officer of FFG-Fair Friend Group;Irving T. Ho Chair and Distinguished Professor at National Taiwan U. Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. and Founding President of Robotics Society of Taiwan. He also served two-terms as President of National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan. He was a Tenured Full Professor of Department of ECE at NCSU, Raleigh, USA and Toshiba Chair Professor at the U. of Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include intelligent robotic systems, multisensor fusion and integration,3D Printing Manufacturing. He has authored more than 500 papers on international refereed Transactions/Journals and refereed international conferences and 25 international patents on these topics. Dr. Luo received IEEE Eugean Mittlemann Outstanding Research Achievement Award; ALCOA Foundation Outstanding Engineering Research Award, NCSU, USA; Ministry of Science and Technology Outstanding Research Awards; Dr. Luo served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ASME Transactions On Mechatronics. He served as President of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He also served as Adviser of Ministry of Economics Affairs and Science &Technical Adviser of Prime Minister's Office in Taiwan. Dr. Luo is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IET.


Industrial Cyber Physical System in revitalizing and strengthening the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector through digitization, virtualization, network-based intelligent manufacturing systems has become an important world-wide national policy. Intelligent manufacturing is not merely automated factory, but it is an interactive links between manufacturers, end users, suppliers, with no time difference, no error for the entire value chain, under increased efficiency and flexibility at reduced cost.

To achieve the goal of mass customization, highly efficient productivity, autonomous decision and error prediction through enhanced horizontal and vertical system integration has become increased international competitiveness through sensory control (IaaS), networked platform (PaaS)and software services (SaaS).

In this talk, issues and approaches of the core spirits of Cyber Physical System Activating Intelligent Manufacturing Paradigm Shift which enabling new digital economy will be addressed. New insights are generated that can be used to offer industrial cyber physical services and its exemplary best practices will also be presented.