Data-Driven and Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems (DI-CPS) 2021

May 18, 2021


The Workshop on
Data-Driven and Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems (DI-CPS)

In conjunction with the
2021 CPS-IOT Week

Thank you all for attending 1st Workshop on Data-Driven and Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems (DI-CPS). We will return next year. Workshop proceedings can be accessed here.


Please note timezone: Central Time

Please register for CPS-IoT event, including DI-CPS here. Conference and workshop paper authors must register by May 1, 2021. All conference and workshop accepted papers must have one person register at the corresponding author registration rate.

We will be running workshop virtually using Zoom. More details will be coming soon on this page.

May 18, 2021 (Central Time)

Time Talk Speaker
9:50 am - 10:00 am Opening remarks
10:00 am - 10:45 am Keynote Stephen Zoepf (Lacuna AI)
10:45 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 11:20 am Quantifying social distancing compliance and the effects of behavioral interventions using computer vision Derek Gloudemans, Nicole Gloudemans, William Barbour, Dan Work
11:20 am - 11:40 am Analysis, Design and Implementation of a Forecasting System for Parking Lots Occupation Gabriele Guerrini, Luca Romeo, Davide Alessandrini and Emanuele Frontoni
11:40 am - 12:00 pm Hierarchical Planning for Resource Allocation in Emergency Response Systems Geoffrey Pettet, Ayan Mukhopadhyay, Mykel Kochenderfer and Abhishek Dubey
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Efficient Data Management for Intelligent Urban Mobility Systems Michael Wilbur, Philip Pugliese, Aron Laszka and Abhishek Dubey
12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Modeling and Control of Epidemic Spread with Transportation: A Minnesota Case Study Philip E. Paré, Brooks Butler, Raphael Stern
12:40 pm - 1:30 pm Break
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm NSF Keynote Aranya Chakrabortty
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm Libpanda - A High Performance Library for Vehicle Data Collection Matt Bunting, Rahul Bhadani and Jonathan Sprinkle
3:05 pm - 3:25 pm From CAN to ROS: A Monitoring and Data Recording Bridge Safwan Elmadani, Matthew Nice, Matthew Bunting, Jonathan Sprinkle and Rahul Bhadani
3:25 pm - 3:45 pm Integrated Framework of Vehicle Dynamics, Instabilities, Energy Models, and Sparse Flow Smoothing Controllers Jonathan Lee and others
3:45 pm - 4:05 pm Leveraging video data to better understand driver-pedestrian interactions in a smart city environment Tianyi Li, John Cullom and Raphael Stern
4:05 pm - 4:25 pm Lightweight LSTM for CAN Signal Decoding Paul Ngo and Jonathan Sprinkle
4:25 pm - 4:35 pm Break
4:35 pm - 5:20 pm Closing Keynote Alex Jaimes (DataMinr)
5:20 pm - 5:30 pm Closing remarks


Smart Cities & Transportation CPS has evolved in recent years to produce a deluge of data.

These data comprise of safety connectivity, health services, transportation, and mobile nodes such as vehicles themselves as well as infrastructure like road-side units, DSRC units, and pole-mounted cameras, among others. Those data are extremely valuable in determining human behavior both at the scale of the entire population as well as at the level of individual people navigating the infrastructure landscape.

With the advent of IoT, sensor data is being generated at a pace and volume that is difficult to process and make inferences from. With several data modalities in the picture, new opportunities arise in terms of data collection, validation, analysis, inference making. These additional data allow for new efforts to develop novel models for 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, and security and privacy in AI for cities.


The Workshop on Data-Driven and Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems (DI-CPS) invites academia, industry, and governmental entities to submit:

We seek submissions from researchers across the domain of transportation, connected and autonomous vehicles, and smart cities tackling the issue of data-driven modeling to study human traffic behavior, the influence of autonomous vehicles on human traffic and vice-versa, and multi-modal traffic data analysis, including but not limited to:

Further, of interest will be papers that can direct the research community to new research paradigms, and those that can set research agendas and priorities in transportation CPS data with a human in the loop. The deadline for paper submission is 14th March 2021.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions include long papers (8-12 pages) , short papers (4-6 pages) and concept papers (2 pages)

Long papers include:

  1. Original research on transportation CPS data with a human in the loop
  2. Integrative and multi-modal data analysis resulting in novel models for human driving behavior, and vehicular control in mixed autonomy.
  3. Approaches to model complex decision-making tasks in smart cities and how they tackle uncertainty.
  4. Challenges faced and lessons learned in deploying intelligent systems in smart cities.
  5. Principled heuristics to design scalable decision-making in city-scale CPS.
  6. Anomaly detection in smart and connected communities.

Short papers include:

  1. Original preliminary research on transportation CPS data with a human in the loop
  2. Demos, experience, tutorials, and presentation on software tools, simulations, and experimental results concerning CPS transportation with a human in the loop.
  3. Frameworks and machine learning models for solving the challenge of integrating heterogeneous and cross-domain data in smart cities.

Submitted papers can be up to 12 or 6 pages including appendices and references. Submissions must use the format defined by ICCPS ( Only PDF or latex-zipped files will be accepted. Alongside the camera-ready PDF’s, you will be required to collect and submit the source files for each paper – all files which were used to create the final output (PDF), be they Word, LaTeX, image files, etc. There is no requirement to anonymize the submissions; Authors may choose to submit anonymously or not. Accepted papers will be published by the ACM Press and/or the ACM Digital Library; however, authors can choose to opt out of formal proceedings. We welcome prior work published in conferences or journals. 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.

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Important Dates

Program Chairs

Technical Program Committee

Steering Committee

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