INF5910CPS – Cyber physical systems

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Course content

Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) is an engineering discipline and specifies the integrations of and interaction between computation and physical processes. CPS integrates the dynamics of the physical processes with those of the communications, computation and networking, and analysis techniques for the integrated systems. Applications of CPS include traffic control and safety, advanced automotive systems, intelligent buildings, environment monitoring, smart energy management and many more.
This research-oriented seminar explores state-of-the art principles, methods, and techniques for devising cyber physical systems. The seminars covers

  • Cyber physical systems and computing: architectural and infrastructural principles
  • Wireless sensor networks: architectures, protocols and techniques
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) key components and systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT) for pervasive computing

Specific seminar topics include

  • Routing in wireless sensor networks
  • Medium access control in wireless sensor networks
  • Localization in wireless/mobile sensor networks
  • Data aggregation and fusion in wireless sensor networks
  • Clustering schemes in wireless sensor networks
  • Anti-collision mechanisms and medium access protocols in RFID systems
  • Interplay sensing and actuators in cyber physical system
  • Context aware emerging applications and services in IoT
  • Optimization and analysis approach in protocols performance evaluation

Learning outcome

The seminar provides students with a basic understanding of state-of-the-art in the area of cyber physical systems.


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Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with INF9910CPS – Cyber physical systems (discontinued)


Seminar, 3 hours per week.


Oral exam. General information about the examination.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This subject does not offer new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. For general information about new
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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.


It is strongly recommended to attend the first lecture since it will be given important information.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2012

Autumn 2011

Autumn 2010

The course will no longer be available after 2012.


Autumn 2012

Autumn 2011

Autumn 2010

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