Second International Workshop on the Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud

April 13 2015

Seattle, Washington, in conjunction with CPSWeek


Sensor and actuator swarms, which can be wirelessly interconnected and combined with cloud-based services and applications on handheld devices, offer an unprecedented ability to monitor and act on a range of evolving physical quantities. Sensor and actuator-based systems have been proposed and deployed for a broad range of applications, but the potential goes far beyond what has been accomplished so far. When realized in full, these technologies can integrate the cyber world (centered today in the cloud) with our physical/biological world. This can enable humans, machines and infrastructure that are far more aware and adaptive to their environment. Just as today much of our data resides “in the cloud,” tomorrow much of our physical world will have a presence “in the swarm.” From the perspective of the information world, this revolution gives the information network eyes, ears, hands, and feet to interact with the physical world. From the perspective of the physical and biological world, this revolution enables coordination, intelligence, and efficient use of resources. This workshop will bring together world-class experts on the enabling technology, potential applications, and risks of swarm technologies.



Topics of Interest

  • Architectures, including APIs, sensors, actuators, computing devices and protocols
  • Assurance, including security, privacy, and verification
  • Control, including adaptation, verification and synthesis
  • Data management, including aggregation, storage, learning, and mining
  • Modeling of swarm systems
  • Ontologies of sensors, actuators, and services
  • Methodologies, including formal methods, contracts, co-simulation, and co-design
  • Energy-optimized services and devices
  • Localization technologies and location-aware services
  • Resource identification, management, allocation, and optimization
  • Temporal dynamics, including safety-critical networked operation
  • User interaction, including novel interfaces, omnipresence
  • Applications to CPS Systems such as health, transportation, energy, smart buildings and smart cities
  • Relationships among Swarm Systems
  • Internet-of-Things, Systems of Systems


Location: The Conference Center at Washington State Convention Center, TCC/LL4

On the ground floor, please take the elevator down to LL4.

SEC 2015, April 13, 2015

7:30 am to 8:15 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

8:25 am to 8:30 am

Opening Remarks

8:30 am to 10:00 am

Session 1: Modeling and Programming the Swarm

8:30 am to 9:00 am

Laisa Costa, Pablo Calcina, Jan Rabaey, Marcelo Zuffo and Adam Wolisz. (UC-Berkeley and TU Berlin) Semantic Swarm


9:00 am to 9:30 am

Werner Damm (UniversitŠt Oldenburg)

A Conceptual Model of System of Systems


9:30 am to 10:00

Terrell R. Bennett, Nicholas Gans, Roozbeh Jafari, (UT-Dallas)
A Data-driven Synchronization Technique for Cyber-Physical Systems


10:00 am to 10:30 am

Coffee break

10:30 am to 12:00 am

Session 2: Apps for the Swarm

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Raja Sengupta (UC Berkeley)

NextGen Intelligent Transportation: Measuring People, Controlling Things


11:00 am to 11:30 am

Hasan Esen, Masakazu Adachi, Daniele Bernardini, Alberto Bemporad, Dominik Rost, Jens Knodel, Christian Peper, Hideaki Tanaka and Akihito Iwai. (Denso)  Control as a Service (CaaS) : Cloud-based Software Architecture for Automotive Control Applications


11:30 am to 12:00 am

Sergio Pequito and George J. Pappas. (U-Penn) Smart Building: A Private Cyber-Physical System Approach


12:00 am to 1:00 pm

Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Session 3: Controlling the Swarm

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm

Jaeyeon Jung (Microsoft Research)

The Home-Surveillance State: Parents and Teenagers React to Internet-Connected Locks and Cameras in the Home


1:25 pm to 1:50 pm

Daniel Graff, Daniel Ršhrig and Jan Rabaey. (UC-Berkeley)
Operating System Support for Mobile Robot Swarms


1:50 pm to 2:15 pm

Bradford Campbell, Prabal Dutta and Pat Pannuto. (Univ. of Michigan)
Interfacing the Internet of a Trillion Things


2:15 pm to 2:40 pm

Eloi Pereira, Clemens Krainer, Pedro M. Silva, C. Kirsch and R. Sengupta. (UC Berkeley) A Runtime System for Logical-Space Programming


2:40 pm to 3:30 pm

Poster Session, Networking and Coffee break

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Panel: Enabling the Swarm: What are the obstacles in the way?


4:30 pm to 4:35 pm

Concluding Remarks


Please find the leaflet of the agenda here.

Submission Guidelines for Manuscripts

Papers should describe original work and be maximum 6 pages in length using the ACM SIGS style. A maximum of two extra pages is allowed. Submission is done via easychair.


December 22 January 31, 2015 Submission deadline
January 23 February 14, 2015 Notifications
February 17 21, 2015 Camera Ready papers
April 13, 2015 Workshop day

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