Cyber-Physical Systems



Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) represent a bold new generation of systems that integrate computing and communication capabilities with the dynamics of physical and engineered systems.

Just like the internet transformed how we interact with information systems, cyber-physical systems will transform how we interact with and manipulate the physical world.

A growing community of academic researchers, industry leaders and government executives has held a series of planning meetings, workshops and roundtables to articule a strong and compelling vision for the next generation of cyber-physical systems.

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CPS: A National Priority


Please see page 31 of the 2007 NITRD Review report by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The report is titled Leadership Under Challenge: Information Technology R&D in a Competitive World".

"[Networked Information Technology] Systems Connected With The Physical World", also refered to as cyber-physical systems, are cited as the top technical priority for networking and IT research and development.

US Congressional Hearing and CPS

On July 31, 2008, the Committee on Science and Technology of the US House of Representatives conducted a hearing as part of its oversight responsibilities of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. The Committee Chairman, Congressman Bart Gordon, made an opening statement. A witness panel provided statements and answered questions from the committee. The panelists were:

CPS Workshops and Meetings

To see our role in these activities, please click here.