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CISTER QuickNews - 8 Mar 2013

CISTER Quicknews

8, Mar, 2013

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Welcome to the March 8, 2013 edition of CISTER QuickNews.

CISTER QuickNews is a newsletter providing up-to-date information on the activities and results of the Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems, being disseminated monthly to a selected audience.

For more information, contact us at cister-info@isep.ipp.pt, or visit www.cister.isep.ipp.pt. For the QuickNews archive, visit http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/quicknews/.

Quick look

1. CISTER in Leading Roles of Top-Tier Conferences in 2013
2. CISTER Distinguished Seminar Series Hosts Prof. Giuseppe Lipari and Dr. Geoffrey Nelissen
3. Researchers Vincent Nelis and Stefan M. Petters Represent CISTER in Final RECOMP Project Meeting
4. ARTEMIS/FP7 CONCERTO Project to Start in May
5. ARTEMIS ARROWHEAD Project Kickoff Meeting
6. PhD Student of the University of Padova Enrolls with CISTER

CISTER in Leading Roles of Top-Tier Conferences in 2013

With Mário Alves being appointed to serve as the wireless sensor track chair of the Real-Time Systems Symposium yet another of the top-tier conferences of 2013 will receive the CISTER mark of leadership. Overall this makes 2013 a truly remarkable year for CISTER with its researchers being recognised with the leadership of these flagship events:

- Eduardo Tovar is the PC Chair of the 19th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/rtas2013/)

- Stefan Petters is the PC Chair of the 25th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (http://ecrts.eit.uni-kl.de/ecrts13)

- Mário Alves is the wireless sensor networks track chair of the 34th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (http://www.rtss.org/)

Besides these, CISTER is also organizing and hosting the 8th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems in Porto (http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/sies2013/).

CISTER Distinguished Seminar Series Hosts Prof. Giuseppe Lipari and Dr. Geoffrey Nelissen

Once again, CISTER had the honor of hosting two seminars of the Distinguished Seminar Series offered by Dr. Geoffrey Nelissen and Prof. Giuseppe Lipari on “Optimal Multiprocessor Scheduling Algorithms for Real-Time Systems" and “Component-based analysis of real-time systems”, respectively. With the aim of reinforcing the collaboration with CISTER, the two researchers also attended various research meetings related to on-going research at CISTER.

Dr. Geoffrey Nelissen earned a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium in 2008. He then worked as a Ph.D. student in the PARTS research unit of ULB. In 2012, he received a Ph.D. degree, on the topic of "Efficient Optimal Multiprocessor Scheduling Algorithms for Real-Time Systems". His research interests include reducing the scheduling overheads in optimal multiprocessor scheduling algorithms.

Professor Giuseppe Lipari is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy. He is part of the RETIS lab of the TeCIP (Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Engineering). From April 2012, he is a visiting researcher at the Laboratoire de Spécification et Vérification, École Normal Supérieure de Cachan, France. He is IEEE member, and associate editor of the Real-Time Systems Journal and of the Journal of System Architectures. His research interests are in real-time systems, real-time operating systems, scheduling algorithms, embedded systems, and wireless sensor networks.

More info at: http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/events/dss/

Researchers Vincent Nelis and Stefan M. Petters Represent CISTER in Final RECOMP Project Meeting

CISTER Researchers Stefan M. Petters and Vincent Nelis participated in the final RECOMP project meeting and general assembly held in Madrid, on the 5th and 6th of February 2013. RECOMP is an Artemis-JU project involving 40 participants from industry, SMEs and academic institutions, e.g. EADS, Honeywell, Thales, Infineon and SYSGO. It addresses the certification and recertification of multicore systems. CISTER was contributing broadly in almost all work packages but most heavily and successfully in WP 2 dealing with analytical techniques, as well as the evaluation of certification challenges in WP4.

The general assembly was mainly concerned with the preparation of the upcoming final project review. Overall, the project concluded with substantial progress achieved in the certification of multicore architectures across significant application domains where Europe excels: automotive, aerospace and industrial electronics.

More information at: http://atc.ugr.es/recomp/

ARTEMIS/FP7 CONCERTO Project to Start in May

Negotiations with the Artemis JU regarding the project CONCERTO are now being successfully concluded, and this European project is set to start in May 1.

Besides ISEP (through CISTER/INESC-TEC), the CONCERTO project involves key industrial players such as Intecs (IT), Thales (FR), Atego (FR), EADS (FR), Aicas (DE), The Open Group (UK), Oilfield Technology Group (NO) and Critical Software (PT). From the EADS group both Airbus (aviation) and Astrium (satellites) are participating. CONCERTO is a 10 Million Euros cost project, and total funding to ISEP is 375 KEuros.

CONCERTO will address emerging embedded systems platforms harnessing new heterogeneous, multicore architectures to enable the next generation of powerful mission-critical applications. The applicability of the CONCERTO solutions will be validated in the aerospace, telecoms, automotive, petroleum and medical industrial domains.

With the successful completion of the negotiations, CONCERTO becomes the third new project to start in 2013, out of which two (CONCERTO and ARROWHEAD) European projects. Together with PATTERN (FCT project) these already total over 725 KEuros in new contracts in 2013.

ARTEMIS ARROWHEAD Project Kickoff Meeting

The Artemis Arrowhead project will have its kickoff meeting on the 14th of March, during the Artemis Spring event in Brussels.

Arrowhead belongs to the first group of very large Artemis AIPP projects. It has an overall budget of around 90 million Euros, involving most European countries. Besides ISEP (through CISTER/INESC-TEC), the Arrowhead project involves key European industrial players such as Acciona (SP), Airbus Operations (FR), FIAT (IT), Ford (UK), Honeywell (CZ), INDRA (SP), Infineon (AT), NXP (FR), Schneider Electric (FR), STMicroelectronics (IT), and Thales (FR).

The Arrowhead project addresses cooperative automation and is enabled by the technology developed around the Internet of Things and Service Oriented Architectures. The project will provide a technical framework adapted to such systems. Implementation and evaluation will be through through real deployments in various applicative domains: electro-mobility; smart buildings; infrastructures and smart cities; industrial production; energy production and energy virtual market.

The strategy adopted in the project is based on business and technology gap analysis paired with a market implementation strategy based on end users priorities and long term technology strategies, after, application pilots in real working environments will be implemented. All these strategies will be supported by a common technology framework enabling collaborative automation and closing innovation critical technology gaps, which is tightly linked with an innovation coordination methodology for complex innovation "orchestration".

More information at: http://www.artemis-ia.eu/se13ARTEMIS ARROWHEAD Project Kickoff Meeting

The Artemis Arrowhead project will have its kickoff meeting on the 14th of March, during the Artemis Spring event in Brussels.

Arrowhead belongs to the first group of very large Artemis AIPP projects. It has an overall budget of around 90 million Euros, involving most European countries. Besides ISEP (through CISTER/INESC-TEC), the Arrowhead project involves key European industrial players such as Acciona (SP), Airbus Operations (FR), FIAT (IT), Ford (UK), Honeywell (CZ), INDRA (SP), Infineon (AT), NXP (FR), Schneider Electric (FR), STMicroelectronics (IT), and Thales (FR).

The Arrowhead project addresses cooperative automation and is enabled by the technology developed around the Internet of Things and Service Oriented Architectures. The project will provide a technical framework adapted to such systems. Implementation and evaluation will be through through real deployments in various applicative domains: electro-mobility; smart buildings; infrastructures and smart cities; industrial production; energy production and energy virtual market.

The strategy adopted in the project is based on business and technology gap analysis paired with a market implementation strategy based on end users priorities and long term technology strategies, after, application pilots in real working environments will be implemented. All these strategies will be supported by a common technology framework enabling collaborative automation and closing innovation critical technology gaps, which is tightly linked with an innovation coordination methodology for complex innovation "orchestration".

More information at: http://www.artemis-ia.eu/se13 

PhD Student of the University of Padova Enrolls with CISTER

Andrea Baldovin, a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Padua, Italy, has enrolled with CISTER for an internship of 6 months.

Andrea received his Bachelor's and Master's Degree from University of Padua, where he has been involved in the EU-FP6 SPADE project and in the EU-FP7 PROARTIS project. His research interests include Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET) Analysis of hard real-time systems, with particular attention to time-composable architectures and real-time operating systems.

CISTER will provide world-class expertise in enabling extending the results of PROARTIS into the mutiprocessor / multicore domains.

More information at: http://www.proartis-project.eu/

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