DISC Summer School 2017: A Systems and Control Perspective on Privacy, Safety, and Security in large-scale Cyber-Physical Systems

The DISC Summer School 2017 will be on the topic of "A Systems and Control Perspective on Privacy, Safety, and Security in large-scale Cyber-Physical Systems” and will take place from July 3-6, 2017 at the NH Atlantic, The Hague (Kijkduin), The Netherlands.






Announcement DISC Summer School 2017 (PDF)

Bayu Jayawardhana, Ming Cao and Tamas Keviczky have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the DISC Summer School on “A Systems and Control Perspective on Privacy, Safety, and Security in large-scale Cyber-Physical Systems”, which is scheduled to take place from July 3-6, 2017, at the NH Atlantic, The Hague (Kijkduin), The Netherlands.
The invitation is aimed at research students, staff members, researchers and engineers engaged in the systems and control area. Distinguished speakers will each present a series of tutorial lectures.

Since 1990, DISC has successfully organized yearly summer schools on various topics pertinent to theoretical and practical aspects of systems and control, with an international audience of about 40-60 participants. Together with the graduate course program that is maintained by DISC, the summer schools form part of the educational facilities that DISC offers to PhD students in systems theory and control engineering. The main goal of the summer schools is to familiarize young researchers with recent developments in systems and control as well as in neighboring disciplines, and to provide them with the opportunity to enjoy, in an informal atmosphere, discussions with top researchers in systems and control. The summer schools also provide an opportunity for DISC staff members and others to upgrade their knowledge of specific areas of interest.

Privacy, Safety, and Security in large-scale Cyber-Physical Systems

The increasing adoption of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and internet-of-things (IoT) introduces new control problems beyond the traditional tasks of stabilization and optimization. Some of the control challenges are related to the operation of future, highly interconnected CPS in a safety- or mission-critical environment, and to the protection of security and privacy where sensor and actuator data, and other control parameters are communicated in a networked CPS. Recent denial-of-service attacks to critical infrastructure and several accidents involving autonomous cars are some of the instances where new theoretical developments in the systems and control field are needed.

In this summer school program, we will present recent developments towards this endeavor and particular attention will be given to:

  • differential privacy concept in a control and networked systems context
  • analysis and design of resilient and secure control systems
  • safety control of CPS

The lectures contain both recent control theoretical development, as well as, applications.

The main program will consist of various speakers. Keynote lectures will be given by:

  • Fabio Pasqualetti, University of California, USA
  • Jerome Le Ny, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
  • Rafael Wisniewski, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Yiannis Papadopoulos, University of Hull, United Kingdom
  • Henrik Sandberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

and complemented by talks given by various DISC lecturers:

  • Manuel Mazo, Delft University of Technology, NL
  • Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani, Delft University of Technology, NL
  • Claudio De Persis, University of Groningen, NL

The program will become available soon

PhD students can obtain 1,5 credit for the DISC Summer School

The registration fee includes:
• Overnight stay on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
• All meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) are included, from lunch on Monday until lunch on Thursday. There will also be two coffee breaks each day.
• Admission to all sessions
• An USB stick with the lecture notes, so please take your laptop with you.
• Coffee, tea, ice water, and mints during the meeting.
• Internet access on the hotel premises

You will be staying in a double room which you will share with one of the other participants.You can let us know if you would like to share with someone in particular, otherwise we will assign the rooms. There is a limited number of single rooms available at a higher rate.
For more information about the hotel and its facilities, see http://www.nh-hotels.nl/hotel/nh-atlantic-den-haag

Summer School course material
All the course material will be available online, exclusively for the participants of the Summer School. At the beginning of the Summer School you will receive all available slides on USB stick. Please take your laptop with you, unlimited internet access is available.

The registration fees are:
800,- Euro for DISC-students and DISC-members (early bird-register before May 1, 2017)
1000,- Euro for non-DISC members (early bird-register before May 1, 2017)

After May 1, 2017
the registration fees are:
950,- Euro for DISC-students and DISC-members
1150,- Euro for non-DISC members

Extra charge for single room: if you would like a single room there will be an extra charge of 140,- euro  added to your registration fee. There is a limited number of single rooms available and they are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

The school is limited to 45 participants based on a first-come first-serve policy. The registration deadline is June 19, 2017 (Early bird deadline May 1, 2017).

You can register at the following website: http://disc-courseplatform.nl. Non DISC members can also send an email to: secr@disc.tudelft.nl (Please mention your full name and university including address).

All payments must be made in EUR, incorporating all charges. The account details are:

For transfer from a Dutch account:
IBAN: NL65INGB0003127876
Stichting SMBT
Postbus 3351
2601 DJ Delft

For all other accounts:
Bijlmerdreef 109
NL-1102 BW Amsterdam
IBAN: NL65INGB0003127876
Account holder: Stichting SMBT

Please indicate your name and mention “Disc Summer School 2017” on the transfer, otherwise your payment cannot be traced to your reservation. Payment must be received before the start of the Summer School.

Unfortunately Credit Card payments cannot be accepted.

Cancellation and refund policy
Cancellations are to be made in writing/email to m.w.otte@tudelft.nl. Cancellations received before May 1, 2017 will be reimbursed in full after deduction of an administrative charge of EUR 35. If you cancel between May 1 and May 27, 2017 you will be required to pay half of the registration fee. For cancellations received after May 27, 2017 no refunds can be made. Substitutions can always be made at no additional charge if the accommodation is still available.

More information
For further information regarding the conference location, registrations or other organizational matters contact the DISC administrative office: Martha Otte (m.w.otte@tudelft.nl)

For further information regarding the program and scope of the Summer School contact the organizers: Bayu Jayawardhana (b.jayawardhana@rug.nl); Ming Cao (m.cao@rug.nl) and Tamas Keviczky (t.keviczky@tudelft.nl)