I-CPS Workshop

I-CPS 2020: I-ESA 2020 Workshop: Pathways towards a Modelling and Architecture Language for Interoperable Cyber-Physical Systems

L’École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tarbes (ENIT)
Tarbes, France, Nov, 2020


UPDATE: Presentations are available:

Chris Stary

Georg Weichhart, Hervé Panetto, Wided Guérdia, Gash Bhullar and Néjib Moalla

Magnus Åkerman, Patrik Fager and Åsa Fast-Berglund

Chris Decubber

Ougaabal Kawtar, Zacharewicz Grégory, Ducq Yves, Tazi Said


This I-ESA Workshop will serve as a kick-off event to form a task-force on

Modelling and Architecture Language for Interoperable Cyber-Physical Systems (I-CPS)

It builds on existing work done within the IFIP and IFAC groups with focus on (Enterprise) Interoperability:

  • IFAC / CC 5 – Manufacturing and Logistics Systems / TC 5.3. Enterprise Integration and Networking (http://ifac-tc53.org).
  • IFIP / TC 5 Information Technology Applications / WG 5.8 Enterprise Interoperability (http://www.ifip-ei.org/

The workshop will take place in Tarbes (France), within the I-ESA dates March 23-27, 2020. Exact time and place will be announced.

This workshop is dedicated to consolidating ideas and approaches to form a joint IFIP/IFAC task force, to not only enhance the scientific and application-oriented research of the specific topic, but also to advance Enterprise Interoperability in general.

Authors are expected to submit a short paper (4-6 pages). The paper should contain these elements:

  • Vision CPS Interoperability in 2030
  • Contribution of a Modelling Language to reach this
  • Requirements on the language to support in reaching this vision
  • Systems (not) in focus of the vision
  • Pathway(s) to reach this vision
    • Systems and roles to which a pathway is relevant
    • Milestones / levels showing different degrees of reaching the vision

Pathways may be described following the introduction here:



Topics to consider for the Language:

  • Systemic aspects of Enterprise Interoperability
  • Interoperability of Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Physical Parts
    • Cyber Parts
  • Systems-of-Systems Interoperability
  • Tools for Design of Interoperable Systems
  • Tools for Engineering of Interoperable Systems
  • Infrastructure Services (Cloud, Fog, Edge) for Interoperable Systems
  • Architecture
  • Cover Symbolic and Sub-symbolic AI for Interoperable Systems with the Language


Workshop draft papers: January 15th, 2020

Workshop final papers: April 17th, 2020

Paper Template:



submission Web page for I-CPS 2020 is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icps20200


L’École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tarbes (ENIT), Tarbes, France

Workshop Chairs:

Georg Weichhart   (georg.weichhart@profactor.at), PROFACTOR (AT), Chair of IFIP WG 5.8 Enterprise Interoperability, Chair of IFAC TC5.3 Enterprise Integration & Networking

Wided  Guédria  (wided.guedria@list.lu), Luxemburg Institute of Science and Technology – LIST (LU), 

Gash Bhullar   (gbhullar@control2k.co.uk), Control 2K – Welsh SME Cluster (UK)

Hervé Panetto   (Herve.Panetto@univ-lorraine.fr), Univ. Lorraine  (FR), Chair of IFAC Coordination Committee 5 – Manufacturing and Logistics Systems

Néjib Moalla (Nejib.Moalla@univ-lyon2.fr), Univ. Lyon 2 (FR), Chair of the GDR MACS Digital Enterprise Engineering group


International Programme Committee:

Angel Ortiz
Antonio Abreu
Asa Fast-Berglund
Benoit Iung
David Romero
Eduardo Portela Santos
Francois Vernadat
Georg Weichhart
Giuseppe Berio
Hamideh Afsarmanesh
Herve Panetto
Ip-Shin Fan
Janusz Szpytko
Joao Sarraipa
Juan Carlos Mendez
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Marek Zaremba
Mario Lezoche
Michele Dassisti
Milan Zdravkovic
Nenad Stefanovic
Pierre-Yves Schobbens
Raul Poler
Ricardo Chalmeta
Ricardo Goncalves
Ricardo Rabelo
Rolland Colette
Udo Kannengiesser
Wided Guedria
Yuval Cohen