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Cyber-Physical Systems Program Webinar

About the series

The National Science Foundation's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), together with the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), invites you to attend a webinar to learn more about the recently released solicitation, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) (see NSF 14-542; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14542/nsf14542.htm).

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded systems of today. CPS technology will transform the way people interact with engineered systems -- just as the Internet has transformed the way people interact with information. New smart CPS will drive innovation and competition in sectors such as agriculture, energy, transportation, building design and automation, healthcare, and manufacturing.

In 2014, NSF is working closely with DHS S&T, DOT FHWA, and, through FHWA, the DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO), to identify basic research needs in CPS common across multiple application domains, along with opportunities for accelerated transition to practice. To help achieve these aims, this CPS program solicitation aims to:

·         Pursue fundamental research in CPS that spans multiple domains;

·         Identify early-stage CPS research that addresses important needs of mission agencies as described in II.C, and has potential for accelerated maturation, demonstration, and transition to practice; and

·         Encourage research utilization of both academic and industry testbeds that can integrate research components.

This webinar is designed to describe the goals and foci of the CPS solicitation, help investigators understand its scope, and answer any questions potential Principal Investigators (PIs) may have.

The webinar will be held from 2:30pm to 3:30pm EDT on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Questions about the solicitation can be submitted in advance or during the webinar to cpsquestions@nsf.gov .

Please register at:  https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/j.php?ED=247138327&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D  by 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

After your registration is accepted, you will receive an email with a URL to join the meeting. Please be sure to join a few minutes before the start of the webinar. This system does not establish a voice connection on your computer; instead, your acceptance message will have a toll-free phone number that you will be prompted to call after joining. Please note that this registration is a manual process; therefore, do not expect an immediate acceptance.  In the event the number of requests exceeds the capacity, some requests may have to be denied.

The webinar will be archived for later viewing and linked to the CPS program web page at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503286. The archived version will be available within a few days after the webinar.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact cpsquestions@nsf.gov.

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