DeCPS 2022 17 June 2022, Ghent, Belgium

Challenges and New Approaches for Dependable and Cyber-Physical System Engineering (DeCPS 2022)

17 June 2022, Ghent, Belgium

Co-located with the 26th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (AEiC 2022), June 14-17

In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has experienced an extraordinary development with a broad impact on society; however, there is still a gap between the physical world and the cyber one. Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) constitute a new class of engineered systems, integrating software control and autonomous decision making with signals from an uncertain and dynamic environment. Internet transformed the way people interact and deal with information. CPS technology transformed the way people interact with engineered systems.

CPS are considered a disruptive technology which is transforming the traditional manufacturing into Industry 4.0/5.0 solutions and are used in a very wide spectrum of applications: smart mobility, autonomous driving, digital healthcare, smart grids and buildings, mobile co-operating autonomous robotic systems, digital consumer products and services.

For this type of systems, it is necessary not only ensuring the dependability of devices and data (safety, (cyber)security, timeliness, …), but also other factors such as information about customers, suppliers, and organizational strategies needs to be secured. In the context of cyber systems, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies can contribute to manage a huge amount of heterogeneous data that come from different sources without human intervention. To deliver certification, standards for machine safety are highly recommended as they give confidence to the regulatory. The generic standard for safety-related hardware and software might be applicable, however, due to increasing autonomy of robots there is still a potential for evolution of such regulations or standards. The proper combination of AI, CPS and IoT is therefore fundamental.

The post-workshop proceedings will be jointly published by the Ada User Journal ( and ACM SIGAda Ada Letters (


Friday, 17th June

09:00 - 9:30

Welcome and opening

09:30 - 10:10

Invited Talk (Chair: Alessandra Bagnato)

Challenges in Edge Intelligence for IIoT

Tom Goethals (Ghent University)

10:10 - 10:30

Session 1 - AI at the Edge (Chair: Luis Miguel Pinho)

ANIARA Project - Automation of Network Edge Infrastructure and Applications with Artificial Intelligence

Ali Balador

10:30 - 11:15

Refreshment break

11:15 - 11:35

Session 1 (continued)

DAIS Project - Distributed Artificial Intelligence Systems: Objectives and Challenges

Ali Balador, Sima Sinaei, Mats Pettersson, Ilhan Kaya

11:35 - 12:45

Session 2 - CPS Software Development (Chair: Daniela Cancila)

AI-augmented Model-Based Capabilities in the AIDOaRt Project: Continuous Development of Cyber-Physical Systems

Alessandra Bagnato, Antonio Cicchetti, Luca Berardinelli, Hugo Bruneliere, Romina Eramo

AMPERE - A Model-driven development framework for highly Parallel and EneRgy-Efficient computation supporting multi-criteria optimization

Sara Royuela

MORPHEMIC - Optimization of the deployment and life-cycle management of data-intensive applications in the Cloud computing continuum

Alessandra Bagnato, Józefina Krasnodębska

12:45 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:40

Session 3 - Non-functional Properties (Chair: Aurora Agar)

5G Regulation and Cybersecurity in Autonomous Vehicles

Antonio Imbruglia, Daniela Cancila

Managing non-functional requirements in an ELASTIC edge-cloud continuum

Rita Sousa, Eudald Sabate, Marco Gonzalez-Hierro, António Barros, Cristina Zubia, Luis Miguel Pinho, Elli Kartsakli

14:40 - 15:30

Discussion: future challenges and potential collaborations


The workshop will gather together industrial practitioners and researchers in the topics of interest which include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence for CPS

  • Model-based system engineering

  • Transport and Mobility, Vehicle of the Future

  • Industry 4.0 / 5.0

  • IoT, Edge and Cloud Continuum

  • Safety and (Cyber)security

  • Advanced Platforms

  • Human/Machine Interaction

  • Timing Sensitive Networks

  • 5G Networks

The workshop will also include contributions from relevant projects in the domain, such as ECSEL AIDOaRt, H2020 AMPERE, ITEA PANORAMA, H2020 ELASTIC, and others.

Important Dates

  • Submission of regular papers: 29 April 2022

  • Notification of acceptance to all authors: 18 Mai 2022

  • Camera-ready version of papers required: 15 September 2022

  • Post-workshop proceedings: December 2022


Authors shall submit their work via EasyChair at:

Paper should be 4 pages. Paper templates can be found at


  • Alessandra Bagnato, SOFTEAM, France

  • Daniela Cancila, CEA LIST, France

  • Luis Miguel Pinho, ISEP, Portugal

Steering Committee

  • Alessandra Bagnato, SOFTEAM, France

  • Barbara Gallina, Mälardalen University (MDU), Sweden

  • Daniela Cancila, CEA LIST, France

  • Laurent Rioux, Thales, France

  • Luis Miguel Pinho, ISEP, Portugal

  • Silvia Mazzini, INTECS Italy

Important Dates

16th January 2022

Submission deadline for journal-track papers, tutorials and workshop proposals27th February 2022

Submission deadline for industrial-track and work-in-progress-track14th March 2022

Notification of invitations-to-present for journal-track papers. Notification of acceptance for all other types of submission03rd May 2022

Publication of advance program

14-17 June 2022