Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from and depend upon the synergy of computational and physical components. CPS continue to grow in relevence e and complexity, and their designers face the challenge of managing constraints across multiple knowledge domains such as software, transducers, signal processing, communication and networking, computer architecture, controls, simulation, and modeling of physical processes. The CPS of tomorrow will need to far exceed the systems of today in capability, adaptability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability. We do not yet have a mature science to support systems engineering of high confidence CPS, and the consequences are profound. Domain experts may contribute individual components of a design, but they often lack cross-disciplinary knowledge of how these components interact in composition with others. As the prevalence and sophistication of cyber-physical systems increases, so does the need for developers with sufficient cross-disciplinary education.
The First Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Education (CPS-Ed 2013) is a full-day workshop co-located with CPSWeek 2013 [i], to be held on Monday, April 8th, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Attendees from academia, government, and industry who participate in research, development, or education related to cyber-physical systems are encouraged to attend. The workshop will consist of distinguished keynotes, panels, and author presentations. Authors may submit position papers and case studies. Accepted papers will be published as part of the CPSWeek conference proceedings, and authors of select papers will be invited to present their paper at the workshop.