The 3rd Workshop on Data-Driven and Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Cities (DI-CPS)

San Antonio, Texas USA

May 9, 2023

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After successfully hosting the DI-CPS workshop at CPS-IoT Week 2022, we are back with its third iteration. This year, our focus is on Data-Driven and Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems for urban computing related to but not limited to intelligent transportation, smart cities, and smart-grid.


Sequence Time Time Duration Title Authors
0 10am – 10:30am 30 minutes Coffee Break
Session 1 Agent-based Systems
1 10:30am – 10:45am 15 minutes Opening Remark DI-CPS Chairs
2 10:45am – 11:05am 20 minutes Dynamic Simplex: Balancing Safety and
Performance in Autonomous Cyber Physical Systems
Baiting Luo, Shreyas Ramakrishna, Ava Pettet,
Christopher Kuhn, Gabor Karsai and Ayan Mukhopadhyay
3 11:05am – 11:25am 20 minutes Intelligent Distributed Charging Control for Large
Scale Electric Vehicles: A Multi-Cluster Mean Field Game Approach
Shawon Dey and Hao Xu
4 11:25am – 11:45am 20 minutes Physics-informed Machine Learning Model
Generalization in AIoT: Opportunites and Challenges
Wenjie Luo and Rui Tan
5 12pm – 1:30pm 90 minutes Lunch
Session 2 Data and Case Study
6 1:30 pm  –  2:15 pm 45 minutes Keynote: Securing Autonomy for Smart-Cities Dr. Miroslav Pajic
7 2:15pm – 2:35 pm 20 minutes Assessing the Impact of Disruptive Events on
Urban Mobility: A Case Study of Chicago Taxis during COVID-19
Tianyi Li, Xiatian Iogansen and Raphael Stern
8 2:35pm – 2:55 pm 20 minutes Visualization of Large-Scale Trajectory Datasets Gergely Zachar
9 3pm – 3:30pm 30 minutes Coffee Break
Session 3 System Design & Deployment
10 3:30pm – 3:50pm 20 minutes Analysis of a Runtime Data Sharing Architecture
over LTE for a Heterogeneous CAV Fleet
Alex Richardson, Matthew Nice, Matthew Bunting,
Jonathan Lee, Rahul Bhadani, Dan Work and Jonathan Sprinkle
11 3:50pm – 4:10pm 20 minutes Approaches for Synthesis and Deployment of Controller
Models on Automated Vehicles for Car-following in Mixed Autonomy
Rahul Bhadani, Matt Bunting, Matthew Nice, Fangyu Wu,
Amaury Hayat, Jonathan Lee, Alexandre Bayen, Benedetto Piccoli,
Benjamin Seibold, Dan Work and Jonathan Sprinkle
12 4:10pm – 4:25pm 15 minutes Closing Remarks DI-CPS Chairs


Smart cities are emerging as a priority for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) research and development across the world. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms have played a large part in automating and advancing city operations and aiding the development of CPS in cities. Increasingly, data-driven modeling and intelligent decision-making under uncertainty are forming the basis for advancing transportation, safety, connectivity, and health services. For example, advanced traffic solutions, improved public transportation systems, smart emergency response, energy modeling, and autonomous driving are some of the applications that have benefited from data-driven approaches to principled decision-making. Data is extremely valuable in determining human behavior both at the scale of the entire population as well as at the level of individual persons navigating the infrastructure landscape.

With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT), sensor data is being generated at a pace and volume that is difficult to process and use for inference. With several data modalities in the picture, new opportunities and challenges arise in terms of data collection, validation, analysis, and inference. For example, these additional data enable the development of novel models of traffic behavior at different geographical locations and time points, as well as what factors are consequential human driving behavior. At the same time, there is a growing need for automated applications to be fair, secure, and resilient. Participants in the workshop will exchange ideas on these and allied topics, including data science and open-source data sets for smart cities, decision making for smart cities, design of intelligent systems in smart cities, and challenges in deployment, equity, and fairness in smart cities, as well as security and privacy in AI for cities.

The Workshop on Data-Driven and Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems (DI-CPS) was started in 2021 in conjunction with CPS-IoT Week. After a successful workshop this year, we seek to continue the workshop at CPS-week next year, albeit with a specific focus on intelligent CPS for smart cities. The 2020 edition of DI-CPS received 10 submissions and had a total attendance of approximately 30. This year, we are also introducing a best paper award based on reviewer scores. Also, in addition to having experienced faculty members as part of the PC, we are nominating senior graduate students to the PC to provide them with experience in participating in program committees of academic events. Papers assigned to graduate students will have an extra reviewer chosen from the senior members of the PC. The workshop invites researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to submit original research papers, papers describing lessons learned, concept papers, or descriptions of software tools on the following categories:

1. Approaches to modeling complex decision-making tasks in smart cities and tackling uncertainty.

2. Challenges faced and lessons learned in deploying intelligent systems in smart cities in practice.

3. Principled heuristics to design scalable decision-making in city-scale CPS.

4. Anomaly detection in smart and connected communities.

5. Trustworthy analytics and privacy control.

6. Transportation CPS data with human-in-the-loop.

7. Demos and tutorials on software tools, simulations, and experimental results concerning CPS with a human-in-the-loop in the context of smart cities.

8. Software tools for integrative analysis of data-driven CPS from multiple modalities.

Submission Guidelines

Paper should be within 6 pages including appendices and references following the ACM format. Only PDF files will be accepted. There is no requirement to anonymize the submissions; Authors may choose to submit anonymously or not but true anonymity is not guaranteed. Accepted papers will be published as ACM proceedings; however, authors can choose to opt-out of formal proceedings. We welcome prior work published in conferences or journals (authors will have to opt-out of publication in case the submitted work does not add to the previously published version, but can still present their work at the workshop). Each accepted paper must be presented by a registered author. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk immediate rejection. For questions about these policies, please contact the chairs.

Additional Guidelines

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Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: February 22, 2023 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth time)

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: March 4, 2023

Camera-Ready Papers Due: (hard deadline): March 7, 2023

Program Chairs

Rahul Bhadani (Vanderbilt University)

Aron Laszka (Pennsylvania State University)

Ayan Mukhopadhyay (Vanderbilt University)

Raphael Stern (University of Minnesota)