Recently there has been a drive towards designing smart cities and smart homes, as well as an increased usage of smart devices, ranging from smart electricity and gas meters to baby monitors to the now ubiquitous intelligent personal assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. These cyber-physical systems are distinguished from previous generations by virtue of extremely wide deployment (e.g., UK is encouraging usage of smart meters; devices like Alexa are popular Christmas presents). These large deployments bring us to an era of urban scale cyber physical systems and raises a number of interesting research challenges.
To address the emerging challenges, this UK-India Partnership Development workshop brings together subject experts and researchers from India and the UK, to creatively expand our understanding of ‘Engineering Privacy Aware Urban Scale Cyber Physical Systems’. The workshop is organised around a set of following three themes.