10th and 11th, September 2018
VIT Chennai

International Conference on Recent Trends in Advanced Computing

Cyber Physical Systems

September 10 and 11, 2018

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are integration of computation, networking, and physical processes. The vision of CPS however faces some core challenges of multidisciplinary research, as their relevant technologies appear in diverse areas of science and engineering. The objective of ICRTAC focusing on CPS is to to bring together researchers from different backgrounds, and explore innovative, exciting, and fresh ideas for the design and development of future CPS. ICRTAC - CPS 2018 will be held in the lively city of Chennai, India from 10th September to 11th September 2018. It will give consideration in all areas of research that facilitate collaborations existing new technologies related to Control, Computing, and Communications.

Chief Patron


Dr. G. Viswanathan

Founder & Chancellor, VIT



Shri Sankar Viswanathan

Vice President, VIT


Dr. Sekar Viswanathan

Vice President, VIT


Shri G V Selvam

Vice President, VIT


Ms. Kadhambari S. Viswanathan

Assistant Vice President, VIT


Dr. Anand A. Samuel

Vice Chancellor, VIT


Dr. S. Narayanan

Pro-Vice Chancellor, VIT


Dr. V Raju

Pro-Vice Chancellor, VIT


Dr. N. Sambandam

Pro-Vice Chancellor, VIT

Keynote Speakers


  • Dr. Vaidehi Vijayakumar, Senior IEEE Member VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. V. Vijayakumar VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. T. Subbulakshmi VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. P. Nithyanandam VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. R. Ganesan VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Rajkumar Murugesan, Industry Liaison Officer VIT Chennai, India
Technical Program Committee Chair/Co-chair
  • Dr. S. Geetha VIT Chennai, India
  • Prof. K. R. Rao University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Dr. Vijayan Sugumaran Oakland University, Rochester, USA
Publicity & Social Media Chair
  • Dr. M. Sivabalakrishnan VIT Chennai, India
  • Prof. Jemal H. Abawajy Deakin University, Australia
  • Dr. Syed Akhter Hossain Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
Publication Chair
  • Dr. V. Neelanarayanan VIT Chennai, India
Local Chair
  • Dr. D. Rekha VIT Chennai, India
Workshop Chair
  • Prof. Rajesh Kumar VIT Chennai, India
Sponsorships & Exhibits Chair
  • Prof. J. Prasanna VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. T. R. Reshmi VIT Chennai, India
Panels Chair
  • Dr. Uma Maheshwari E VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. S. Ganapathy VIT Chennai, India
Web Chair
  • Prof. Christy Jackson VIT Chennai, India
Demos Chair
  • Dr. S. Renuka Devi VIT Chennai, India
Poster Presentation Chair
  • Prof. Rajiv Vincent VIT Chennai, India
Review Committee
  • Dr. Anusha K, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr Jayaram B, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr Sivagami M, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Aparna V, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Asha S, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Asnath Victy Phamila Y, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Hepsiba Mabel V, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Janaki Meena M, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Jeganathan L, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Jenila Livingston L M, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Justus S, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Karmel A, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Kumar R, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Maheswari N, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Maheswari R, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Malathi G, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Nandhini R, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Nayeemulla Khan, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Nithya Darisini P.S, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Parvathi R, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Pattabiraman V, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Poongodi M, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Prabhakar Rao B V A N S S, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Pradeep Kumar T.S, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Priyadarshini J, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Rajalakshmi R, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Rajesh Kanna B, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Renta Chintala Bhargavi, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Rukmani P, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Sakthi Ganesh M, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Saleena B, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Sandhya P, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Sathis Kumar B, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Suganya G, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Sweetlin Hemalatha C, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Syed Ibrahim S P, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Vishnu Priya R, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Viswanathan V, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Vydeki D, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Hemamalini S, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Elizabeth Rufus, VIT Vellore, India
  • Dr. Salivahanan S, Senior Member, IEEE, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India
  • Dr. Radha S, Senior Member, IEEE, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India
  • Dr. Vijayalakshmi P, Senior Member, IEEE, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India
  • Dr. Jayaparvathy R, Senior Member, IEEE, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India
  • Dr. Selvan K T, Senior Member, IEEE, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India
  • Dr. Joseph Gladwin S, Senior Member, IEEE, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India
  • Dr. Nagarajan K K, Senior Member, IEEE, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India
  • Dr. Kishore Rajendiran, Member, IEEE, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India
  • Dr. Sakthivel Murugan S, Member, IEEE, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India
  • Dr. Bharadwaja Kumar, VIT Chennai, India
  • Dr. Shyamala L, VIT Chennai, India

The first edition of ICRTAC - CPS 2018 welcomes submissions of original unpublished Technical Papers on the following topics but not limited to:

Track1: Cyber Physical Systems
Design, synthesis and verification of CPS
Sustainability and environmental issues in CPS
Social CPS computing
Industrial CPS and smart manufacturing
Applications of CPS in various domains such as smart energy systems, robotics and automation, automotive and transportation systems, smart healthcare, surveillance systems, etc
Authentication and access control for CPS
Availability, recovery and auditing for CPS
Data security and privacy for CPS
Embedded systems security and privacy
EV charging system security
Big data modelling and analytics for CPS
Cross-layer modelling and optimisation for CPS
Design automation for CPS
Embedded system design for CPS
Intrusion detection for CPS
Key management in CPS
Legacy CPS system protection
Lightweight crypto and security
Security and privacy in industrial control systems
Smart grid security
Threat modeling for CPS
CPS fault detection and recovery
CPS security and privacy
Track 2: Special Track : Computing Control and Communication
Ubiquitous and pervasive computing for enhanced user interactions with CPS
Control of CPS
Mobile computing and devices for CPS
Cloud computing and distributed systems to support scalability and manage complexity of CPS
Analysis, verification, and synthesis of hybrid systems
Big Data system and data analytics for CPS
Simulation of CPS applications
Wireless sensor network security and privacy
Networking systems for CPS applications (e.g., vehicular networking or industrial networking)
Experimental prototypes of CPS
Use case and user study of CPS
Cyber-physical multimedia systems and applications
Wearable cyber-physical systems and applications
Emerging applications in CPS, including social space, crowdsourcing, art, healthcare, and human computer interactions
Algorithmic Engineering
Cryptography and Applied Mathematics
Intelligent Control and Automation
Human Computer Interaction and Interface
Educational Computing
Information Ecology and Knowledge Management


Important Dates

Tutorial/Workshop Proposal 15th February,2018
Full Paper/Poster Presentation: 15th April, 2018
Notification of Acceptance 15th June, 2018
Camera-ready Papers 15th July, 2018
Conference Date 10th and 11th September, 2018

Registration Details*

Registration Fees from
Host Country(7 Pages)
Registration Fees from
Developing Country(7 Pages)
Registration Fees For
Authors(7 Pages)
Regular Author INR 7999 USD 250 USD 300
Regular Authors (IEEE Members) INR 6999 USD 200 USD 250
Full Time Student Authors INR 5999 USD 225 USD 275
Additional Paper Charges INR 4999/Paper USD 150/Paper USD 150/Paper
Additional Page Charges INR 999
(maximum 3 pages)
USD 25
(maximum 3 pages)
USD 25
(maximum 3 pages)

*all registration fees are exclusive of GST

Paper Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the conference. It is required that the manuscript follows the standard IEEE camera-ready format (IEEE standard format, double column, 10-point font). Submissions must include title, abstract, keywords, author and affiliation with email address. Please double-check the paper size in your page setup to make sure you are using the letter-size paper layout (8.5 inch X 11 inch). The paper should not contain page numbers or any special headers or footers.

The IEEE templates in Microsoft Word (US Letter) and LaTeX format can be found at: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

ICRTAC - CPS 2018 Paper Categories

(7 pages maximum -3 additional pages allowed but at an extra charge)

  • Regular Paper
  • Short Paper (Work-in-Progress)
  • Poster Paper
Regular papers should present novel perspectives within the general scope of the conference. Short papers (Work-in-Progress) are an opportunity to present preliminary or interim results. Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations.

The conference only accepts full manuscripts with minimum 3 pages. Manuscripts with less than 3 pages will not be considered for review.

Method of Submission

Authors should submit their papers online. We use EasyChair smart system for submission of papers and review process. Unregistered authors should first create an account on EasyChair to log in. Detailed usage instruction on EasyChair can be found here.

To avoid last minutes network problems, authors are strongly encouraged to create their EasyChair submission system user accounts (if you don’t already have one) and register their submission (the paper’s author(s), title and abstract) well in advance of the deadline.

All submitted papers will be subjected to a "similarity test" by Turnitin software. Papers achieving a high similarity score will be examined and those that are deemed unacceptable will be rejected/withdrawn without a formal review.

The manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format. Please compare all author names in EasyChair with the author list in your paper. They must be identical and in the same order.

The ICRTAC - CPS 2018 organizers regard plagiarism as a serious professional misconduct. All submissions will be screened for plagiarism and when identified, the submissions by the same author will be rejected. A submission SHOULD NOT be intended to get reviews from the Program Committee for the sole purpose of improving the quality of the paper. A submission implies that the author intends to ultimately register the paper upon a favorable response from the conference organizers. ICRTAC - CPS 2018 doesn’t encourage withdrawals after the paper is accepted.

The papers under regular and work-in-progress categories will be scheduled for oral presentation. Posters will be presented during sessions reserved for posters (Each poster session has two parts - a short oral presentation followed by the display of poster)

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and extended version of presented manuscripts will be submitted to IEEE digital library for further reviewing. All regular, short and poster papers will be published in the proceedings. To be published in the ICRTAC - CPS 2018 Conference Proceedings, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full rate. All accepted papers MUST be presented at the conference by one of the authors.

Submit your paper
Dr. P. Nithyanandam
Professor, School of Computing Science and Engineering
Email: nithyanandam.p@vit.ac.in
Mobile: 919962066206

Dr. R. Ganesan
Associate Professor, School of Computing Science and Engineering
Mobile: 919842292350

Mr. M. Rajkumar
Industry Partnership Cell
Mobile: 919840396952