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TICPS is soliciting proposals for Special Collections. The related document is available here.
TICPS has started accepting paper submissions
TIPCS is a hybrid journal, i.e. it will publish both open-access and regular papers. The authors will have the choice. However, in compliance with Plan S, TIPCS is committed to eventually transitioning to a fully OA journal over time. Authors receiving research grants from Coalition S funders are therefore compliant with Plan S requirements when publishing their research articles in TIPCS. Please see https://open.ieee.org/transformative-journals-plans/ for more details.

For a limited time, the IES is subsidizing the APC for Associate Editors and reviewers of TICPS by offering a special rate of 100% off, as they collaborate with the journal. This offer cannot be combined with any discounts.


Cyber-Physical Systems are the engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. The IEEE Transactions on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems publishes original papers related to a broad scope associated with the industrial cyber-physical systems (ICPS) knowledge domain.

Technical areas:

  • Example areas of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Engineering and Management of Systems of ICPS,
  • Architectures, Technologies, and Tools for ICPS,
  • Artificial Intelligence Empowered ICPS,
  • Trustworthy and Reliable ICPS,
  • Applications of ICPS,
  • Education and Training for ICPS.


Editorial Board

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Okyay Kaynak

Okyay Kaynak

Associate Editors

Complete list of Associate Editors is listed here. April 2023 updated


Journal Administrators

Yogendra Tripathy


Information for Authors

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  • Peer review:
    The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual. Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before the review process. Those with a similarity index > 40% will be rejected.
  • ORCID is required for all authors
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  • IEEE Manuscript Templates for Transactions/Journals can be found here.

TICPS checklist for manuscript submissions

  1. New manuscripts should not exceed 8 (letters 4) pages including references, authors’ bios and photos. A mandatory page charge is applicable beyond 8 pages if the paper is accepted after the review process.
  2. In order to follow the single-blind review process, we ask that all the authors be identifiable within the manuscript (DO include authors’ names, their biographies, affiliation, etc.).
  3. If a significant portion of your manuscript was already published at a conference, the manuscript must include the previous work in the references section.
  4. TICPS policy does not consider surveys, state of the art review papers or project reports. Only Guest Editors of a Special Section (or submissions allowed by the Editor-in-Chief) are invited to submit such a kind of manuscript.
  5. Multiple-part papers are subject to an 'Immediate reject' decision unless the authors ask for a consent from the EiC prior to the submission.
  6. The only file which has to be submitted (uploaded) is the manuscript in PDF format (WORD files are also possible but please be sure that the file was properly converted by the submission system). In order to make it portable you must embed the not standard fonts or avoid them in the PDF file. This is not an easy process, but often all problems are solved when you are printing PDF file from WORD and you will select in printer properties "Press Quality" instead of "Standard".
  7. Manuscripts must be in IEEE double column format using the templates mentioned above, so that the length of the paper and readability of figures can be evaluated.
  8. It is a mandatory requirement that the primary e-mail address of all authors is an institutional e-mail. This applies to all authors of each new and revised paper. Papers where this is not satisfied will not enter the review process.
  9. Your manuscript must be within the scope of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Cyber- Physical Systems. If not, we will not be able to provide an adequate review. The cover letter to be submitted should include a statement on how the submission fits the domain of ICPS. Otherwise, your submission will be unsubmitted.
  10. All cited papers must be referenced and discussed within the text of the manuscript. Be sure that the manuscript is up to date. It is expected that a significant portion of references are to recently published papers.


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Distributed Intelligence Over Internet of Things

Security and Privacy Issues in Industry 4.0 Applications

Medical Data Security Solution for Healthcare Industries

Advanced Energy Internet Applications in Industrial Power and Energy Systems

The Era of Industry 5.0 – Technologies from No Recognizable H-M Interface to Hearty Touch Personal Products

Security & Privacy for Cloud-Assisted Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Grid Applications

Cybertwin-driven 6G for Internet of Everything (IoE): Architectures, Challenges and Industrial Applications

Security, Privacy and Trust Analysis and Service Management for Intelligent Internet of Things Healthcare

AI-Enabled Software Defined Industrial Networks: Architectures, Algorithms and Industrial Applications

Industrial IoT and Sensor Networks in 5G-and-beyond Wireless Communication

Security and Privacy of Federated Learning Solutions for Industrial IoT Applications

Privacy-Preserving Federated Machine Learning Solutions for Enhanced Security of Critical Energy Infrastructures

Reliability and Security for Intelligent Wireless Sensing and Control Systems

5G-enabled Intelligent Applications for Distributed Industrial Internet-of-Thing System

AI-Enabled Threat Intelligence and Hunting Microservices for Distributed Industrial IoT System

Security, Privacy and Trust Analysis and Service Management for Intelligent Internet of Things Healthcare

Data Driven Reliable and Resilient Energy System Against Disasters

Advanced Collaborative Technologies for Artificial Intelligence of Things

Digital Twinning: Integrating AI-ML and Big Data Analytics for Virtual Representation

Hybrid Approaches on Nature-inspired Population-based Intelligent Optimization for Industrial Applications

Smart Meters in the Smart Grid of the Future


Industrial Artificial intelligence for Smart Manufacturing

Federated Learning for Industrial IoT in Industry 4.0

Cloud-Edge Computing for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things

Blockchain Solutions for Industrial Internet of Things

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Where we are and What's next?

6G-Enabled Network in Box (NIB) for Industrial Applications and Services

Deep learning and data analytics to support the smart grid operation with renewable energy

Transfer Learning for 5G-Aided Industrial Internet of Things

Advanced Deep Learning Technologies and Applications for COVID-19

Data-Driven Management of Complex Systems through Plant-Wide Performance Supervision

Green Industrial Internet of Things

Artificial Intelligence for Securing Industrial-Based Cyber-Physical Systems

Sofwarized Networking for Next Generation Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems

Pervasive Edge Computing for Industrial Internet of Things

AI Empowered Communication and Computing Systems for Industrial Internet of Things

Advanced Complex Data Analytics for Smart City Industrial Environment

Configuration Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems

Sustainable and Intelligent Precision Agriculture

Advanced Signal Processing and AI Technologies for Industrial Big Data

Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems: new trends in computing and communications

Advanced Deep Learning Algorithms for Industrial Internet of Things

Cognitive Analytics of Social Media for Industrial Manufacturing

Cognitive big Data Science over Intelligent iot Networking Systems in Industrial Informatics

Visual Perception Enabled Industry Intelligence

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Power Electronics and Systems


Emerging Technologies and Novel Trends in Industrial Informatics

Intelligent Wearable Systems for Human Health Monitoring

Blockchain and AI Enabled 5G Mobile Edge Computing

AI and Machine Learning Solution Cyber Intelligence Technologies: new Methodologies and Applications

Security and Privacy in Industry 4.0

Data Science challenges in Industry 4.0

Trustworthiness in Industrial IoT Systems and Applications

Social and Cognitive Mobile Computing in Industrial Internet of Things

Heterogeneous Industrial Networks of the Current and Next Generation Factories

End–Edge–Cloud Orchestrated Algorithms, Systems, and Applications

Resilience, Reliability, and Security in Cyber-physical Systems

Blockchain in Industrial iot Applications Security and Privacy Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities

Industrial Internet Security, Architectures, and Technologies

Energy Management, Protocols and Security for the Next Generation Networks and Internet of Things

Advanced Informatics for Energy Storage Systems in Electrified Vehicles and Smart Grids

Integration of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Internet of Things

Smart Process Manufacturing Driven by Artificial Intelligence

Emerging Privacy and Security Issues brought by Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Informatics

Intelligent Informatics for Edge of Things in Smart Industrial Ecosystem

Recent Advances on Sliding Mode Control and Its Applications in Modern Industrial Systems

AI-Driven Developments in 5G-Envisioned Industrial Automation: Big Data Perspective

Latest Advances on Industrial Intelligent Video Systems and Analytics

Security, Privacy, and Trust for Industrial Internet of Things


Cyber-Physical Security in Industrial Environments

Identification and Observation Informatics for Energy Generation, Conversion, and Applications

Digital Holography for Industrial Applications

Soft Computing Applications for Novel and Upcoming Distributed and Parallel Systems, from Cloud Computing and Beyond

New Trends in Residential Energy Management

Emerging Trends Issues and Challenges in Edge Artificial Intelligence

Resilience in Energy Industries – Recent Advances, Open Challenges, and Future Directions

Blockchain for Industrial IOT

Developments in Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Informatics

5G Tactile Internet: An Application for Industrial Automation

Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

Emerging Information Sharing and Design Technologies on Robotics and Mechatronics Systems for Intelligent Manufacturing

Energy Internet

Embedded and Networked Systems for Intelligent Vehicles and Robots

Bio-inspired Embodiment for Intelligent Sensing and Dexterity in Fine Manipulations

Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics Applications for Healthcare Industry 4.0

Robotics for 4th Industrial Revolution


Thermographic analysis technique for monitoring and diagnosis in industrial machines and industrial facilities

Industrial and Commercial Demand Response

Advanced Mechatronics in Research and Industrial Applications

Fog Computing for Industrial Applications

Cyber-Physical Systems in Green Transportation

Applied Cryptography, Security, and Trust Computing for Industrial Internet-of-things

Deep Learning Models for Industry Informatics

5G and Beyond Mobile Technologies and Applications for Industrial IoT

Information Technology in Automation

Industrial Communication Technologies and Systems

From Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks to Industrial Internet-of-Things

Energy Informatics for Green Cities

Recent Trends and Developments in Industry 4.0 Motivated Robotic Solutions

Nature Inspired Methods in Industry Applications

Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems

Cloud Computing in Smart Grid Operation and Management

Engineering Industrial Big Data Analytics Platforms for Internet of Things


Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Resources: Information and Communication Technologies with Industry Perspective

Semantic Technologies in Automation Systems

Emerging Informatics for Risk Hedging and Decision Making in Smart Grids

Systems of Power Converters: Design, Modeling, Control, and Implementation

Recent Advances in Network Big Data Analysis

Advanced Signal and Image Processing Techniques for Electric Machine and Drives Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis

New perspectives on Wireless Communications in Automation: From Industrial Monitoring and Control to Cyber-physical Systems

Smart Agents and Cyber-Physical Systems for Future Industrial Systems

Internet-of-the-Things for Smart Cities and Urban Informatics

Communications in Automation-Innovation Drivers and New Trends


Industrial Sensing Intelligence

Healthcare Systems and Technologies

New Trends in Control and Filtering of Networked Systems

Communication in Automation

Networked Energy Systems: Architectures, Communication, and Management

Digital Holography for Industrial Applications

Big Data Analytics: Risk and Operations Management for Industrial Applications

Industrial Wireless Networks: Applications, Challenges and Future Directions

Enabling Technologies and Methodologies for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Smart Grids


New Trends of Demand Response in Smart Grids

Energy Efficient Technology in Sensor Networks

Distributed Data Processing

Technologies in Factory Automation

Computational Intelligence

Intelligent Energy Systems


Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

Electrification of Transportation


Ecosystem Inspired Architecture

Building Automation, Smart Homes, and Communities

Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks


Data-driven Approaches for Complex Industrial Systems

Software Engineering in Industrial Automation

Industrial Control Applications of FPGAs

Information Technologies in Smart Grids

Embedded and Reconfigurable Systems

Intelligent Sensing Fundamentals and Applications

Digital Control Systems

Distributed Computer Systems in Industry

Networked Control Systems

Power-Aware Design for Embedded Systems

ITs in Engineering Education


Soft Computing in Industrial Informatics

Enterprise Systems

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies in Supply Chain Management

Real-Time and (Networked) Embedded Systems

Cyber-Physical Systems and Cooperating Objects

Intelligent Video Systems and Analytics

Ali Reza Abbaspour
Florida International University, USA

Adnan Abu-Mahfouz
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Meraka Inst., South Africa

Cristina Alcaraz
University of Malaga, Spain

Jose Alfonso Antonino-Daviu
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Reza Arghandeh
StormGeo, StormGeo Inc, Norway

Chadi Assi
Concordia University, Canada

Valentina Balas
Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania

Federico Baronti
University of Pisa, Italy

Pavol Bauer
Delft University of technology, Netherland

Dietmar Bruckner
B&R Corporate, Austria

Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan
Fordham University, United States

Francesco Buccafurri
University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

Xianghui Cao
Southeast University School of Automation, China

Dave Cavalcanti
Intel, USA

João Catalão
University of Porto, Portugal

Carlo Cecati
University of L’Aquila, Portugal

Gianluca Cena

Victor Chang
Aston University, UK

Chinmay Chakraborty
Birla Institute of Technology, India

Paul C.-P. Chao
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Jiming Chen
Zhejiang University, China

Zhenghua Chen
Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Hao Ran Chi
Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Campus Universitario de Santiago, Portugal

Tommy Chow
City University of Hong Kong, China

Marcian Cirstea
Anglia Ruskin, United Kingdom

WenBin Dai
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Hong-Ning Dai
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Daswin De Silva
La Trobe University, Australia

Derui Ding
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China

Lei Ding
Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Dragan Djurdjanovic
University of Texas-Austin, USA

Luca Durante
IEIIT, Italy

Mehmet Efe
Hacettepe University, Turkey

Jose Espinoza
Concepcion University, Chile

Jun Fu
Northeastern University, United States

Piotr Gaj
Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Huijun Gao
Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Zhiwei Gao
Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Xiaohua Ge
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Mikael Gidlund
Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Luis Gomes
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Giorgio Graditi
National Agency for New Technologies Energy and Economic Sustainable Development, Italy

Santiago Grijalva
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Antoni Grau
Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Katarina Grolinger
Western University, Canada

Lech Grzesiak
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Jan Haase
University of Luebeck, Germany

Guangjie Han
Hohai University, China

QingLong Han
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Gerhard Hancke (Jr)
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Wangli He
East China University of Science and Technology, China

Weng Khuen Ho
National University of Singapore, Singapore

David A. Howey
University of Oxford, UK

Chuxiong Hu
Tsinghua University, China

Shiyan Hu
University of Southampton, UK

Xiaosong Hu
Chongqing University, China

Marina Indri
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Rutvij Jhaveri
Pandit Deendayal Energy University, India

Bin Jiang
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Jiong Jin
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Hadis Karimipour
University of Guelph, Canada

Tamas Kerekes
Aalborg University, Denmark

Il Han Kim
Texas Instruments Inc., USA

Hasan Kömürcügil
Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey

Charalambos Konstantinou
KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Chung-Hsien Kuo
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Sam Tak Wu Kwong
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Jin-Gang Lai
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Huiping Li
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Kenli Li
Hunan University, China

Chun-Liang Lin
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Honghai Liu
University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Tao Liu
Dalian University of Technology, China

Wenxin Liu
Lehigh University, USA

Lucia Lo Bello
University of Catania, Italy

Renata Lopes Rosa
Federal University of Lavras, Brazil

Ren Luo
Fair Friend Group (FFG) Company, Global

Milos Manic
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Gang Mei
China University of Geosciences, China

Eric Monmasson
University of Cergy-Pontoise, France

Marcin Morawiec
Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

Débora Muchaluat-Saade
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

Toshiyuki Murakami
Keio University, Japan

Edith Ngai
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Mihoko Niitsuma
Chuo University, Japan

Roque A. Osornio-Rios
Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico

Ya-Jun Pan
Dalhousie University, Canada

Yongping Pan
Sun Yat-sen University, China

Zhibo Pang
ABB, Corporate Research, Sweden

Chen Peng
Shanghai University, China

Francesco Piccialli
University of Naples FEDERICO II, Italy

Jiahu Qin
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Robin G. Qiu
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Mehrdad Saif
University of Windsor, Canada

Thilo Sauter
AIT Austrian Inst. of Technology, Austria

Lei Shu
Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Pierluigi Siano
University of Salerno, Italy

Amit Singh
National Institute of Technology Patna, India

Roopak Sinha
IT and Software Engineering, New Zealand

Adam Slowik
Koszalin University of Technology, Poland

Thomas I. Strasser
AIT Austrian Inst. of Technology, Austria

Gautam Srivastava
Brandon University, Canada

Mingyang Sun
Zhejiang University, China

Yang Tang
East China University of Science and Technology, China

Federico Tramarin
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Ching-Chih Tsai
National Ching Hsing University, Taiwan

Kim Fung Tsang
City University of Hong Kong, China

Abhisek Ukil
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Adriano Valenzano
Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering (IEIIT), Italy

Francisco Vasques
University of Porto, Portugal

Stefano Vitturi
National Research Council of Italy, Italy

Jiafu Wan
South China University of Technology, China

Guanghui Wen
Southeast University, China

Remigiusz Wisniewski
University of Zielona Gora, Poland

Dazhong Wu
University of Central Florida, USA

Hongyu Wu
Kansas State University, USA

Fu Xiao
Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Sheng-Dong Xu
Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Fuwen Yang
Zhejiang University, China

Zaiyue Yang
Griffith University, Australia

Yujian Ye
Southeast University, China

Shen Yin
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

Wenwu Yu
Southeast University, China

Huifeng Zhang
Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Yan Zhang
University of Oslo, Norway

Zhen Zhang
Tianjin University, China

Ahmed Faheem Zobaa
Brunel University, United Kingdom

Gerhard Zucker
AIT Austrian Inst. of Technology, Austria

Claudio Zunino
National Research Council, Italy

Zongyu Zuo
Beihang University, China

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