1st Edition

Cyber-Physical Systems Solutions to Pandemic Challenges

Edited By Tushar Semwal, Faiz Iqbal Copyright 2022
    358 Pages 9 Color & 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    358 Pages 9 Color & 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    358 Pages 9 Color & 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A Cyber-Physical System (CPS) is an integration of cyber components with their physical counterparts. A cyber unit could be either a software or hardware. Physical components are those objects, which are governed by the law of physics. CPS have transformed how we interact with the physical world, ranging from sensing the environmental parameters to controlling a complex manufacturing industry.

    The current pandemic has had catastrophic implications people all across the world in terms of health and economy. This book presents the significance and practicality of CPS in a pandemic situation. It provides a strong foundation to the CPS while also incorporating the latest theoretical advances and practical applications to alleviate the state of a pandemic. The book covers…

    • Theoretical background and application-oriented overview of the different CPS models
    • Impact of COVID-19 and similar pandemics on the engineering aspects of various industries and organisations
    • Exciting and impactful CPS based solutions to the different pandemic situations
    • Security and privacy in CPS when applied to critical and sensitive pandemic affected environment
    • Describes the government-funded projects and work using CPS in real-world scenarios

    The book provides a unique and fresh exposure to CPS employed in a pandemic situation. It brings together researchers, practitioners, academics, experts, and industry professionals from around the world to share their knowledge and experience.

    1. Introduction to Cyber-Physical Systems and Challenges Faced Due to the COVID19 Pandemic 
    Faiz Iqbal, Jitin Malhotra, Sunil Jha, Tushar Semwal 
    Part 1: The Effect of Covid-19 on Industries 
    2. Sensitivity of the Steel Sector to Economic Crises. Impact of Covid-19 Crisis on Steel Production in Poland 
    Bożena Gajdzik and Radoslaw Wolniak 
    3. The State of SME Enterprises in the Face of the Crisis Caused by the Covid-19 Epidemic 
    Sebastian Saniuk, Sandra Grabowska and Bożena Gajdzik 
    4. Towards Industry 4.0 versus the Covid-19 Crisis - The Use of Selected Technologies (ICT) in Business 
    Bożena Gajdzik 
    Part 2: CPS Based Solutions during the Pandemic 
    5. Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly based on CPS 
    Zhang Rong, Bao Jinsong, Lu Yuqian, Li Jie, Lv Qibin 
    6. A CPS Perspective on Teaching Engineering Laboratories during Pandemics 
    Maximilian Nicolae, Radu Pietraru and Stefan Mocanu 
    7. Impact of CPS on Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience, with a Focus on Solutions to Pandemic Challenges 
    Hajar Fatorachian and Chase Smith 
    Part 3: Solutions to Pandemic Challenges in Manufacturing Sector 
    8. Complex Adaptive Manufacturing System Concept as a Cyber-Physical Production System: Solutions to the Covid-19 Pandemic Challenges 
    Elvis Hozdić, Sulejman Kendić and Zoran Jurković 
    9. Major Advancements of Industry 4.0 to Overcome Challenges in Manufacturing during the COVID-19 Pandemic 
    Mohammad Javaid, Abid Haleem and Rajeev Suman 
    10. Implementation of Cyber Physical Systems in Additive Manufacturing to Sustain Covid-19 Pandemic 
    Shrushti Maheshawari, Ashish Siddhartha and Zafar Alam 
    Part 4: Frameworks and Perspectives 
    11. Intelligent Cyber-Physical Production System Framework for Industry 4.0 Realization 
    Jitin Malhotra and Sunil Jha 
    12. Online Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Indian Perspective for Better Planning 
    Abhishek Bhatnagar and Nomesh B. Bolia 
    Part 5: Use Cases of Solutions to Pandemic Challenges 
    13. The Future Workplace: A Symbiotic System of Systems Environment 
    Alistair McConnell, Daniel Mitchell, Karen Donaldson, Sam Harper, Jamie Blanche, Theodore Lim, David Flynn and Adam Stokes 
    14. Transforming Standalone Machine Tool to a Cyber-Physical System: A Use Case of BEMRF Machine Tool to Tackle COVID-19 Restrictions 
    Faiz Iqbal, Zafar Alam, Madhur Shukla, Jitin Malhotra and Sunil Jha 


    Tushar Semwal has a Masters and PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Guwahati. He is a recipient of the prestigious 4-year research fellowship award from TCS India, for his industry applicable research. He has won several travel grants from Microsoft, SERB India, and TCS. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh working on Cyber-Physical Systems for offshore energy. His research interests include IIoT, sensor system design, and privacy-aware ML.

    Faiz Iqbal has a PhD in Manufacturing-Automation from IIT Delhi, India. He is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Engineering, the University of Edinburgh. He has to his credit several research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. He secured funding for a COVID-19 project which he successfully delivered and was nominated for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange award in the COVID-19 collaborative response category. His research interests are Industry 4.0, CPS, advanced manufacturing, industrial automation, and mechatronics.