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
4th International Summer School on Industrial Agents & Cyber-Physical Systems


Advanced Track: 14 – 18 May 2018

Introductory Track (Optional): 11-12 May 2018

 

Welcome

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 4th International Summer School on Intelligent Agents in Automation. The Summer School will be held in parallel to the 1st IEEE Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems Conference 2018 (ICPS-2018).

The summer school is organised and technically sponsored by the IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Agents and IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems.

The Summer School is an opportunity to advance your technical skills and extend your network with colleagues working in this area. This week long intensive course aims to promote discussion on engineering methods for the design, development and implementation of the next generation smart automation systems to prepare industry and academia for the advent of Industry 4.0.

The course is designed to provide an advanced training for graduate students, PhD students and practitioners on the advanced automation technologies in the context of Cyber-Physical Systems that will be the basis for Industry 4.0. Leading expert academics and researchers will deliver the course, sharing their ideas and experiences surrounding innovative engineering approaches, technologies and their applications.

Participants who successfully complete the program will be granted a certificate attesting to the successful completion of the Summer School. 4 ECTS credits equivalency certificate will be awarded to participants upon successful completion of the tasks and assignments assigned during the course.

Theme

The theme of this year's Summer School is Industrial Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS). What is anticipated to be the 4th industrial revolution, offers a vision of an intelligent infrastructure based on Cyber-Physical Systems. In this context factories are composed by many intelligent cyber-physical components, that enable the factory to constantly adjust its own operation depending on production requirements and context. The factory components will understand and communicate with each other and in the case of system faults and failures, be able to take over each other’s roles dynamically. They will constantly collect system information which they will use to improve and adjust their own operation.

The technologies to realise such factories are being developed today. During the Summer School students will have a unique opportunity to learn from well renowned experts about the technologies, design principles, current state of development and challenges in such an exciting area of research and development.

Course Structure

The Summer School consists of an Introductory Track and an Advanced Track. The Introductory Track is optional, covers the basics and assumes no previous specialist knowledge. During the two-day Introductory Track, students will be taught about the supporting technologies, in particular multi-agent programming using JAVA, required to program cyber physical systems in the course.

The week long Advanced Track focuses on advanced system design and implementation aspects. Students will be able to articulate the theoretical framework, with practical implementation. The Advanced Track also introduces cyber-physical system design applying the cyber entities created during the course to physical systems.

There are a number of invited lecturers for different learning activities. Each learning activity is composed of an introductory part that provides the theoretical background followed by a practical part where the students will apply what they have learnt in the theoretical part.

Program

To be uploaded soon

Learning Outcomes

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the vision and the main challenges related to the fourth industrial revolution (also known as Industry 4.0) and cyber physical systems.
  • Understand the main design and implementation principles that support Industrial cyber-physical systems and vision that motivates Industry 4.0.
  • Understand why a cyber-physical system is different from today’s conventional systems.
  • Design and develop Industrial Agents.
  • Use agent-based approach to design cyber-physical system.
  • Design a simple cyber-physical production system using industrial agents.
  • Use at a basic level the main technologies supporting such systems.
  • Understand how to use modelling and simulation tools to create an industrial cyber-physical system.

Who Should Attend?

  • Those who are studying related topics at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
  • PhD students who are conducting research in related areas.
  • Young professionals and recent graduates who are working in roles to embrace Cyber-Physical Systems and its enabling technologies.

A very basic knowledge of programming is advisable but not required. Participants without programming experience will need to attend the Introductory Track.

Participants who successfully complete the program will be granted a certificate attesting to the successful completion of the Summer School.

ECTS Credits

4 ECTS credits equivalency certificate will be awarded to participants upon successful completion of all of the following:

  • Course attendance;
  • Performance in practical exercises;
  • Written assignment to be submitted within 1 month after the course.

Registration

Registration Fee: 4900 ₽

Registration Fee covers the cost of food provided during lunch and coffee breaks.

A limited number of places are available. The selection of candidates will be done considering their skills and expertise reflected in the CV.

For the application, a CV should be sent, together with the description of programming experience and technical projects carried out by the candidate.

All applications should be sent to b.ahmad@warwick.ac.uk

Important Dates for International Participants

25 Mar 2018 - Deadline for Application

31 Mar 2018 - Decision on Acceptance

10 Apr 2018 - Deadline for Registration

Important Dates for Local Participants

15 April 2018 - Deadline for Application

20 April 2018 - Decision on Acceptance

01 May 2018 - Deadline for Registration

Contributing Lecturers

  • Armando Walter Colombo, University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer, Germany
  • Bilal Ahmad, University of Warwick, UK
  • Borja Ramis, Tampere University, Finland
  • Birgit Vogel-Heuser, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Daniel Vera, University of Warwick, UK
  • José A. Barata, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Portugal
  • José Barbosa, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Portugal
  • Jose Lastra, Tampere University, Finland
  • Juho Mäkiö, University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer, Germany
  • Kirill Kipriianov, ITMO-University, Russia
  • Luis Ribeiro, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Paulo Léitão, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • Robert Brehm, Mads Clausen Institute, Denmark
  • Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany

Organising Committee

  • Armando Walter Colombo, University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer, Germany
  • Bilal Ahmad, The University of Warwick, UK
  • Juho Mäkiö, University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer, Germany
  • Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany

Steering Committee

  • Birgit Vogel-Heuser, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • José A. Barata, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Portugal
  • Luis Ribeiro, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Paulo Léitão, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal