Cyber Physical Systems: Architectures, Protocols and Applications

Chi (Harold) Liu, Yan Zhang

CRC Press
Published December 8, 2015
Reference - 249 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482208979 - CAT# K21615
Series: Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications

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  • Describes in a systematic fashion the architecture of CPS that is appropriate for most applications and services
  • Facilitates an understanding of the basic principles and key supporting standards of CPS
  • Details the design and implementation of the core building blocks of the architecture for CPS
  • Serves as a one-stop reference on nearly all aspects of CPS, including concepts, architectures, techniques, protocols, standards, algorithms, recent progresses, and system implementations
  • Identifies and describes the potentials and emerging applications and services for CPS
  • Provides detailed descriptions on the design and implementation of CPS architecture serving the application’s needs


Cyber Physical Systems: Architectures, Protocols and Applications helps you understand the basic principles and key supporting standards of CPS. It analyzes different CPS applications from the bottom up, extracting the common characters that form a vertical structure. It presents mobile sensing platforms and their applications toward interrelated paradigms, highlighting and briefly discussing different types of mobile sensing platforms and the functionalities they offer. It then looks at the naming, addressing, and profile services of CPS and proposes a middleware component to meet the requirements of dynamic applications and sensors/actuators deployment/configurations across different platforms.

The middle chapters of the book present a context-aware sensor search, selection, and ranking model which addresses the challenge of efficiently selecting a subset of relevant sensors out of a large set of sensors with similar functionality and capabilities. The authors consider various topics in the energy management of CPS and propose a novel energy-efficient framework. They also present the fundamental networking technologies of CPS and focus on machine-to-machine communications for CPS, specifically the open technologies such as IPv6-based solutions that can be integrated into IoT and enable wireless sensor communications.

In the book's final chapters, the authors bring you up to date on mobile cloud computing (MCC) research activities that enhance the capabilities of resource-constrained smart devices in CPS sensory environments. They also present a few representative CPS applications, including connected healthcare, gaming in public transport crowds, and a series of MCC-enabled emerging CPS applications. You will find that these application fields fully demonstrate the great potential of applying CPS in public life.


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