The 5th Analytic Virtual Integration of Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop.
Rome, Italy, December 2, 2014. Co-located with RTSS 2014.

Call for Papers

[CFP Text Version.]

The Analytic Virtual Integration Cyber-Physical Systems (AVICPS) workshop focuses on analytic techniques that enable the early discovery of faults in CPS before the system is integrated or its parts are built. Such an approach is known as analytic virtual integration. The objective is to discover and resolve problems early during the design and implementation phases where cost impact is low.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. A quantitative and early analysis of end-to-end system architecture performance that incorporates realistic hardware details (e.g. multi-core, memory architectures, I/O, network-on-chip, etc.) and workloads (e.g. video streams, weather data, GPS, critical messages, etc.)
  2. Fault tolerance technologies for handling the combination of faults in computing and communication hardware and software and physical system disturbances.
  3. Safety analysis such as model checking for mixed criticality CPS applications (e.g., flight management systems and safe interoperability of medical devices).
  4. System level optimization technologies that support the combinatorial optimization of task scheduling and allocation, I/O, and network traffic routing.
  5. Security protocol development and verification techniques for CPS applications.
  6. Modeling, simulation, and verification techniques for virtual integration.
  7. Models for describing or quantifying the environment that systems must operate in.
  8. Quantitative measurements of the advantages of virtual integration.
  9. Formal methods for defining and reasoning about internal and external interfaces of the system and its parts.
  10. Cross-domain compositional theories and technologies for CPS.
  11. Mitigation of heterogeneous timing and quantitative constraints using constraints.
  12. Abstraction, refinement, conformance of heterogeneous interfaces (e.g., discrete/continuous interfaces).
  13. Abstraction and acceleration techniques in simulation and verification.


The AVICPS workshop welcomes original contributions on theoretical foundation, tools, and evaluations. Of particular interest are case studies on challenges of expressing properties of systems in terms of their components and the architecture that governs their interactions. Both solutions and open problems are welcome.

Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to submit two types of papers:

  • Research papers that present novel ideas, mature tools, results, and advancement of the state-of-the-art.
  • Position papers that describe ongoing work, less mature work, or new research directions.

Submissions should be no more than 8 pages (for research papers) and 4 pages (for position papers) in two-column format. Templates and author guidelines are available for LaTeX and Microsoft Word. All figures and references must fit within the specified page limits.

Papers should be submitted as PDF-files in A4 format using the following link.


Authors of accepted papers may choose one of the following alternatives.
  • To include their paper in formal electronic proceedings published by LiU Electronic Press. The proceedings are given both ISBN and ISSN numbers. Authors retain the copyright of their work.
  • To not include it in the proceedings, thus make it possible to refine and submit the work elsewhere. Only a title and a short abstract of the paper will be available in the proceedings. An informal copy of the accepted paper will be available on the AVICPS website.
Regardless of the author's choice of dissemination, the reviewing process and the presentation time at the workshop will be the same. For all accepted papers, at least one of the authors must register and present the paper at the workshop.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to the co-chairs.