This event has concluded. The organizers would like to thank everyone for attending and making the workshop a great success.
All submitted position papers and presentations can be found in the Resources section of the website.
About this Workshop
The objective of the workshop is to identify the research directions required to support the use of cyber technologies in shaping the evolution of future energy systems with the aim of increasing the functionality, reliability, and availability of energy sources, adaptive demand, and delivery. Cyber-physical systems are those in which the cyber and physical components are tightly integrated at all scales and levels. Position papers should propose innovative concepts and ideas for integrating the "cyber" (computation, communications, and control that are discrete, logical, and switched in real time) and the "physical" (natural and human-made systems governed by the laws of physics and operating in continuous time — in this case, electric energy) into overall "systems."
The workshop will address the R&D challenges and opportunities for building the next generation of high-confidence energy cyber-physical systems that are innovative, resilient, and sustainable. Discussions will focus on the strategic role of CPS R&D in:
- Spurring innovation and enabling safe and secure production of electricity from existing and emerging energy technologies including, clean coal, hydrogen, renewables, traditional nuclear and fusion technologies, and other emerging energy resources
- Secure and reliable energy services for key civilian and national security sectors (e.g., buildings, industry, transportation)
- Energy-efficient grid-tied/islanded micro-grids
- Integration of energy resources, carriers, and consumers to meet future energy and environmental needs
- Standards and protocols to enable the performance and innovation of cyber-physical systems
Of particular interest will be the views offered by experts from industry, academia, and government who will be asked to:
- Assess the current state of practice
- Identify basic technology research, transition, and adoption roadblocks
- Provide a vision for transforming existing physical energy systems into cyber-enabled physical systems that are capable of ensuring safe, reliable, and sustainable service to all, as well as differentiated reliability service at value beyond this basic service.
This workshop is co-chaired by Professor Marija Ilic of Carnegie Mellon University, and Dr. Clas Jacobson and Dr. Vladimir Blasko, both of United Technologies Corporation. See the workshop organizers page for the full list of committee members, government points of contact, and sponsors.
Call for Position Papers
Although papers are no longer being accepted, you can still see the original call for papers (PDF).