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Proceedings of the 2nd Summer School on Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things Vol. II, 2021

Jozwiak Lech; Stojanovic Radovan

Message from the editors, 

This Summer School on Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things (SS-CPS&IoT’2021) is continuation of very successful 1st School from 2019. Unfortunately, last year, 2020, we were not able to organize the School because of Covid-19 pandemic. This year we adapted to the situation and managed the event on two tracks, remotely and on site.

SS-CPS&IoT’2021 aims at serving the following main purposes:

-advanced training of industrial and academic researchers, developers, engineers and decision-makers; academic teachers, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students; entrepreneurs, investors, research funding agents, and policy makers; and other participants who want to learn about CPS and IoT engineering;

-dissemination, exchange and discussion of advanced knowledge and project results from numerous European R&D projects in CPS and IoT;

-promotion and facilitation of international contacts and collaboration among people working or interested in the CPS and IoT area.

The School is open to everybody, but previous knowledge or equivalent practical experience at least at the Bachelor level in engineering (e.g. system, computer, electronic, electrical, automotive, aviation, mechanical, or industrial engineering), computer science, informatics, applied physics or similar is recommended. Industry participation is encouraged. SSCPS&IoT’2021 is not only to follow courses and learn new knowledge on Embedded Systems, CPS and IoT from top professionals, but to meet people, interact and discuss with outstanding researchers, developers, academic lecturers, advanced students, and other participants, collaborate or start collaborations, and meet many talented people who may become employees of your companies as well.

Distinguishing features of this advanced traditional Summer School are that its lectures, demonstrations, and practical hands-on sessions are given by top European and Worldwide specialists in particular CPS and IoT fields from industry and academia, delivering very fresh advanced knowledge. They are based on results from numerous currently running or recently finished European R&D projects in CPS and IoT, what gives an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with issues and challenges of CPS and IoT development; actual industrial problems, designs and case studies; and new concepts, advanced knowledge and modern design methods and tools created in the European R&D projects.

This year, we had the honor to invite guest lecturer outside Europe, from Huawei, multinational company, leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Part of the students and lecturers came from the H2020 project SMART4ALL, “Self-sustained customized cyber physical system experiments for capacity building among European stakeholders”, so it can be said that it was a

Joint School of our community with this significant project. SS-CPS&IoT’2021 is collocated with CPSIoT’2021, 9th International Conference on CyberPhysical Systems and Internet-of-Things and 10th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing. The Summer School participants were encouraged to submit their papers to CPSIoT’2021 and MECO’2021, and thus gain additional experience of presenting work in one of the TOP conference in computing.

The CPS&IoT’2021 Summer School Program is composed of four days of lectures, demonstrations, practical hands-on sessions, and discussions, as well as free participation in MECO’2021 and CPSIoT’2021 sessions. The topics of the lectures, demonstrations, and practical hands-on sessions cover major CPS applications (focusing on modern mobile applications that require high-performance or low energy consumption, as well as, high reliability, security and safety), computing technology for modern CPS, CPS architectures, development problems and solutions, as well as, design methodologies and design tools for all CPS design phases. In line with the technological challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, part of the lecture was focused on fighting this disaster by using CPSs. There were also lectures from precision agriculture, in fact, Smart Anything Everywhere. Detailed list of the SS-CPS&IoT’2021 presentations including the names of their authors and presenters is provided in the Schedule of the School.

Venue of SS-CPS&IoT’2021 was Hotel Budva*****, Budva, Montenegro. Budva is a 3500 years old town located at the Adriatic Sea coast of Montenegro. It is a popular touristic destination, with its charming Old Town, beautiful natural environment, 35 clean sandy beaches, and proximity to many famous touristic attractions as Kotor, Boka Kotorska, Sveti Stefan, Dubrovnik, and several national parks. It is an excellent place to have a summer school in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

What were the brief data about this year Summer School? We had 70 lecturers and students, coming from over 20 countries around the world. We worked for four days in a 32-hour capacity, that is equivalent to an academic workload of 3 ECTS credits. The Chairmen of the SS-CPS&IoT’2021 express their thanks to all authors and presenters, as well as, to all other people who contributed to the success of the Summer School.

We are especially proud on 2nd generation of students who successfully finished School and showed an enviable level of knowledge and interest.

We are very grateful to Professor Budimur Lutovac, Publication Chair of CPSIoT’2021 and MECO’2021 helping us to compose these Proceedings, which represents only part of the results carried out by SS-CPSIoT’2021. The Proceedings is given here in form of open access document.

We hope to see you again next year, mostly on the spot, in good health and mood.

Yours,

Lech Jóźwiak Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Radovan Stojanović University of Montenegro and MECOnet, Montenegro

Contributors:

Ioannis Pitas, Mario Kovac, Nicola Capodieci, Benoît Dupont de Dinechin, Danilo P. Mandic,
Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Marius Mikucionis, Radu Grosu, Alberto Marchisio, Muhammad Abdullah Hanif, Muhammad Shafique, Daniel Madronal, Francesco Ratto, Giacomo Valente, Hui Cao, Eugenio Villar, Abdelhakim Baouya, Salim Chehida, Aris Lalos, Christos Koulamas, Dimitrios Serpanos, Alberto Cardoso, António Dourado, Jorge Henriques, Paulo Gil, Christoph Schmittner, Zoran Utkovski, Slawomir Stanczak

 

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