Challenges in self-coordinating and adaptive CPS with human in the loop

Challenges in self-coordinating and adaptive CPS with human in the loop


New development in information and communication technologies created the way for ubiquitous Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) implanted with self-coordination and self-adaptive capabilities. CPSs are mainly related with the control and monitoring of physical environments and phenomena through sensing and actuation systems consisting of distributed computing and communicating devices. CPS has seen a great expansion with enormous societal and economic impact facilitating various services such as medical systems, assisted living, traffic control and safety, advanced automotive systems, process control, energy conservation, distributed robotics, weapons systems, manufacturing, distributed sensing command and control, critical infrastructure, smart structures, bio-systems, and communications systems. In order for these systems to better serve the human needs, the CPSs will need to acknowledge the influence of the user or the operator, through Human-in-theLoop controls that take into consideration human intents, psychological states, emotions and actions. As these completely incompatible worlds have to be integrated, innovative solutions are required. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the current challenges in designing a self-coordinating and adaptive CPS with human in the loop. In this paper we focus on the multi-disciplinary challenges taking into account the perspectives of the physical processes related to the human behavior, computation and integration in CPS.


  • Agata Manolova
  • Vladimir Poulkov
  • Krasimir Tonchev
  • Ognian Boumbarov


Global Wireless Summit (GWS), 2016.



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