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Cyber-Physical Systems: A Reference


  • Introduces the Cyber-Physical Systems comprehensively and systematically

  • Focuses on the principles and Methodologies in CPS

  • Covers the latest technologies in the related fields

  • Provides a comprehensive vision on the applications from energy to security and from healthcare to manufacturing, etc.

  • An essential reference work on CPS for a broad audience from both academia and industry

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Table of contents (5 entries)

About this book

This handbook provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) from the aspects of fundamental concepts, major challenges, and effective solutions. The focuses are on: infrastructure and design methodology, communication protocol, embedded systems, real-time CPS, time synchronization in CPS, CPS collaborative computing, reputational computing in CPSs. A comprehensive vision on the applications are also presented in the fields of smart Grid, software infrastructure for smart building monitoring, healthcare monitoring, safety & security in industrial process, structure monitoring, etc.
This handbook is intended for a wide range of audience, including academic researchers, graduate students, practitioners in industry, and research engineers. It can be an excellent reference work for the academic researchers, industry practitioners, and research engineers working in the field of CPS to learn the state-of-the-art technologies.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

    Xue Wang

About the editor

Prof. Xue Wang is now an associate dean of Department of Precision Instrument at Tsinghua University. He is an associate director of State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrument; Director, Institute of Instrument Science and Technology, Tsinghua University. From May 2001 to July 2002, he was a visiting professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Wisconsin. Dr. Wang’s research areas include cyber-physical systems, precision measurement and smart sensor technologies wireless sensor networks measurement systems, computational intelligence, medical imaging processing, intelligent maintenance and fault diagnosis. Until now, he has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences. Dr. Wang is the author of 3 books entitled Wireless Sensor Networks Measurement SystemMeasurement Intelligent Information Processing and Modern Intelligent Information Processing: A practical Approach. And he has co-authored 4 other books. Dr. Wang is deputy editor-in-chief of Chinese Journal of Scientific Instrument, associate editor of Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (in English, SCI index) and Journal of Measurement Science and Instrumentation, editor of SENSORS Journal (SCI index). Dr. Wang won several awards including: IEEE instrumentation and measurement society “Andi Chi Best Paper Award” in 2012, “Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing Top Cited Article 2005-2010”, “Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society Best Paper Award, 2011”. His book, Wireless Sensor Networks Measurement System, (in Chinese) won Press and Publication Administration of People’s Republic of China “Three 100 Original Engineering Award” in 2008. Dr. Wang’s book, Measurement Intelligent Information Processing (in Chinese) and Modern Intelligent Information Processing: A practical Approach (in Chinese) won the honor of “Beijing Elite Textbook”; Dr. Wang also won the title of “Excellent Editor of Scientific challenges of 10000”, published by Scientific Press in China, 2011. 

About the section editors:

Dr. Tullio Facchinetti serves as the Section Editor for the title: Real-Time Embedded Systems, a professor from Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy. E-mail address:

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