Cyber-Physical Systems Summer School

September 13-15, 2016

Khatam University, Tehran, Iran

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2016

Registration is closed;
for urgent matters concerning registration, please contact the program chairs. 

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Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) are the result of THE omnipresent and massive integration of connected computer systems with the physical world. As such, their design and development involves a range of disciplines from mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, to control engineering and robotics, to computer science and informatics. Our school is designed to cover a range of topics touching upon different aspects of CPS design and development for our target audience with various backgrounds. Our speakers are without exception world-renowned leading researchers with complementary expertise.



September 13

  • 08:00 – 08:30 Registration
  • 08:30 – 09:00 Opening and welcome by Program Chairs, Video: YouTube, Takhtesefid

Automotive CPS

  • 09:00 – 10:15    Ramin Tavakoli, A Functional Architecture for Autonomous Driving, Slides
  • 10:15 – 10:45    Coffee / tea break
  • 10:45 – 12:00    Ramin Tavakoli, A Functional Architecture for Autonomous Driving, Slides
  • 12:00 – 13:30    Lunch Break

Foundations of CPS Design and Verification

September 14

Infrastructure CPS

  • 09:00 – 10:15  Expert Panel on CPS: Definition, Research Directions and Key References, Summary of the panel discussion, Video: YouTube, Takhtesefid
  • 10:15 – 10:45   Coffee / tea break
  • 10:45 – 12:00    Gul Agha, Building Scalable Wireless Sensor Networks to Continuously Monitor Civil Infrastructure: A Case Study, Slides
  • 12:00 – 13:30    Lunch Break
  • 13:30 – 14:30    Farrokh Aminifar, How smart are we in electricity networks? Slides, Video: YouTube, Takhtesefid
  • 14:30 – 15:00    Coffee / tea break
  • 15:00 – 21:00    Social event and snack

September 15

Transport CPS 

  • 12:00 – 13:30    Lunch Break

Foundations of CPS Design and Verification



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Alessandro Abate

Alessandro Abate is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford since 2013. His research interests lie on the analysis, verification, and optimal control of heterogeneous and complex dynamical models – in particular of stochastic hybrid systems – and in their applications in the life sciences and in cyber-physical systems (particularly involving energy and power networks).

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Wang Yi

Wang Yi is a professor of Embedded Systems at Uppsala University, since 2009. His interests are in models, algorithms and software tools for building and analyzing computer systems in a systematic manner to ensure predictable behaviors.


Gul Agha

Gul Agha is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of  Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His research is in the area of programming models and languages for open distributed and embedded computation.


Pitu B. Mirchandani

Pitu B. Mirchandani [BS/MS degrees in Engineering, UCLA; S.M/ScD. Degrees, Operations Research, MIT] is a Professor of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) where he holds the AVNET Chair for Supply Chain Networks. He is also a Senior Sustainability Scientist within the Global Institute of Sustainability and the Director of Advanced Transportation and Logistics Systems (ATLAS) Research Center.


Farrokh Aminifar

Farrokh Aminifar is  with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. He has also been collaborating with the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, since 2009.

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Ramin Tavakoli Kolagari

Ramin Tavakoli Kolagari is a Professor of Software Engineering at Nuremberg Institute of Technology, since 2011. Professor Ramin Tavakoli’s specialties are Architecture Description Languages, AUTOSAR, EAST-ADL, Model-based Software Development, Requirements Engineering, Software Product Line Engineering and Software Reuse.


Dr. Ramin Tavakoli Kolagari
: The summer school was a great event: fantastically organized with fascinating lectures and a distinguished audience involving the speakers in exciting discussions during the talks as well as during the breaks. In the light of the school, interesting insights at the edge of various fields of research were gained in the area of cyber-physical systems. I would love to see this event continue and reach international visibility not only in the context of teaching but also in the context of an international research cooperation.

Program Chairs

Organization Committee

  • Maryam Hejazinia, Local Organizer Chair
  • Mehdi Ghasemi, DRTS Research Lab, School of ECE, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • Vahid Panahi,  DRTS Research Lab, School of ECE, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • Mehdi Mohammadpor-Fard, DRTS Research Lab, School of ECE, University of Tehran, Iran.