Computing-enabled networked physical systems (CNPS) R&D advances information technology-enabled systems that integrate the cyber-information, physical, and human worlds; this includes R&D of cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, and related complex, high-reliability, real-time, networked, and hybrid computing and engineered systems.

 

Overview

The CNPS Interagency Working Group (IWG) was formed in 2013 to coordinate Federal CNPS R&D across 23 participating agencies and to support the advancement and assurance of these types of systems. Guided by the Cyber Physical Systems Vision Statement, the IWG’s work includes complex, high-reliability, safety and security-critical, real-time computing, and engineered systems with varying degrees of autonomy and human-system interaction. Applications include automated vehicles, manufacturing, intelligent defense systems, smart grids, and smart cities.

Strategic Priorities

  • Develop core science and engineering for CNPS technologies including unified foundations, models and analysis tools, system capabilities, interoperability standards, assurance approaches, and architectures.
  • Support and enable the safety and security of critical, high-dependability applications, especially those using assured autonomous and AI technologies.
  • Support advances in smart cities and communities by investing in multidisciplinary, multisector collaborations that leverage CNPS applications for smart city solutions in areas such as transportation and public safety.
  • Facilitate CNPS technology transfer to public and private systems while prioritizing security, protecting privacy, and promoting the safe use of CNPS and IoT technologies.
  • Promote inclusive education, training, and career development through curricula that integrates CNPS and providing venues for communications and collaboration among scientists and researchers.

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Co-Chairs

David Corman David Corman
Program Director, CISE/CNS
National Science Foundation
William Bradley Martin William Bradley Martin
NSA Research Directorate
Secure Systems Architecture and Analysis
National Security Agency

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Recent Activities

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Recent Publications

  • Connecting and Securing Communities: A Guide for Federal Agencies Supporting Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment of Technology for Smart Cities and Communities. Smart Cities & Communities Task Force, NITRD, National Science & Technology Council (NSTC). October 2018.

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