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The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) is an interdepartmental research centre at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. The centre performs research in cooperative systems related to robotics, networked embedded systems and renewable energy systems. Its establishment and operation is funded by the European FP-7 Capacities "Research Potential" program [285939, FP7-REGPOT-2011-1].

Published: 13. 7. 2015. at 13:18
Colloquium "Cyber – Physical...

The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS), Department of Telecommunications and IEEE Communications Society Croatia Chapter invite you to the colloquium

"Cyber – Physical Systems: Reality, Dreams, and Fantasy"

held by Prof. Magdy A. Bayoumi, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States.

Colloquium details
Title "Cyber – Physical Systems: Reality, Dreams, and Fantasy"
Speakers Prof. Magdy A. Bayoumi, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States
Date 16. 7. 2015. 14:00 - 15:00
Location Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Grey Hall.

More about the speaker and colloquium can be found in the detailed news content.


The integration of physical systems with networked sensing, computation networks, and embedded control with actuation has led to the emergence of a new generation of engineered systems, the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Such systems emphasize the link between cyber space and physical environment (i.e., time, space, and energy). CPS represents the next generation of complex engineering systems. They are large scale dynamic systems that offer significant processing power while interacting across communication networks.

CPS will help to solve the grand challenges of our society, such as, aging population, limited resources, sustainability, environment, mobility, security, health care, etc. Applications of CPS cover a wide band of economic, medical, and entertainment sectors. It includes; Transportation: automobiles, avionics, unmanned vehicles and smart roads; Large Scale Critical Infrastructure: bridges, mega buildings, power grid, defense systems; Health Care: medical devices, health management networks, telemedicine; Consumer Electronics: video games, audio/video processing, and mobile communication.

Building Cyber-Physical Systems is not a trivial task. The difficulty arises from the existing gap in modeling and computing of the physical and cyber environments. The design process require new theories, models, and algorithms that unify both environments in one framework. None of the current state-of-the art methods are able to overcome the challenges of developing the unified CPS design paradigm.

Several of these issues will be discussed in this talk. Case studies of real world CPSs will be illustrated.



Dr. Magdy A. Bayoumi is the Z.L. Loflin Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair Professor at The Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS), University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette). He was the Director of CACS, 1997 – 2013 and Department Head of the Computer Science Department, 2000-11. Dr. Bayoumi has been a faculty member in CACS since 1985. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt; M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis; and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada.

Dr. Bayoumi has graduated about 60 Ph.D. and 155 Master’s students. He has published over 500 papers in related journals and conferences. He edited, co-edited and co-authored 10 books in his research interests. He has been Guest Editor (or Co-Guest Editor) of nine Special Issues in VLSI Signal Processing, Learning on Silicon, Multimedia Architecture, Digital and Computational Video, and Perception-on-a-Chip. The latest Special Issues has been on “System-on-a-Chip,” IEEE Proceedings, 2006. He has given numerous invited lectures and talks nationally and internationally, and has consulted in industry. He is an IEEE fellow.

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ACROSS project has received research funding from the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement No. 285939 FP7-REGPOT-2011-1).


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