Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Communities. The governor of your home state has decided to launch a “Smart Communities” initiative. These communities will depend upon cyber-physical systems to provide new or enhanced services. You have been asked to prepare a presentation for a state-wide public meeting to discuss the potential impact of “smart technologies” and the underlying “cyber-physical systems” on critical infrastructures for utilities and transportation in your home state. Research the use of “smart” (cyber-physical) systems and technologies to build the communities of the future (streets / transportation, community services & facilities). Here are two URLs to help you get started with your research: NIST Cyber-Physical Systems Working Group Global Cities Team Challenge Answer the following questions: What types of cyber-physical systems will be required to provide pervasive “awareness” and “reporting” capabilities in the community infrastructure? What types of cyber-physical systems will provide the greatest future benefits to the residents of such communities? What are the anticipated economic, social, and cultural impacts of technology enhanced smart cities? What are the anticipated vulnerabilities? For example, how could terrorists or criminal attack or compromise cyber-physical systems? Format your presentation as a list of talking points using MS Word (not Power Point). Your document should be 2 – 3 pages in length. Include APA format citations and references as appropriate to the information used and the sources from which you obtained that information.

    Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Communities

    Introduction

    The emergence of smart communities will be contributed by a growing trend towards the CPS convergence which will lead to the rise of smart technologies. Cyber-physical systems are important in ensuring that the smart technologies create economic and environmental efficiency (Xia et al.,2011). Cyber physical system has involved smart systems and devices in diverse sectors such as energy, manufacturing, transportation and healthcare. These have been utilized in development of smart cities and communities to enable a number of innovative applications that will improve the quality of life in different domains that include energy, education, healthcare, environment and transportation. The smart technologies have facilitated improvement of services, promotion of economic growth

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