SIES 2014

9th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems

Pisa, Italy 18-20 June 2014
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SIES 2014 Keynotes

Wednesday June 18


Alberto Broggi - Università di Parma

Trends in Autonomous Driving Technology

Abstract The presentation will discuss the current trends and the evolution of ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems) and will also present some state-of-the-art technologies that are currently being used to power experimental autonomous vehicles. The talk will focus on emerging technologies, like artificial vision, that are currently showing a great potential for future products not only in the automotive market but for mining, agricultural, forestry, and defense applications as well. Considerations on cost and integration will drive the discussion.

Short bio Prof. Alberto Broggi received the Dr. Ing. (Master) degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology both from the Universita` di Parma, Italy. He is now Full Professor at the Universita` di Parma and the President of VisLab, the Artificial Vision and Intelligent Systems Laboratory. As a pioneer in the use of machine vision for automotive applications and on driverless cars, he authored of more than 150 publications on international scientific journals, book chapters, refereed conference proceedings. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems for the term 2004-2008; he served the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society as President for the term 2010-2011. He is recipient of two ERC (European Research Council) prestigious grants.



Thursday June 19


Karl Erik Årzén - Lund University

Management of CPU Resources - From Embedded to the Cloud

Abstract High-performance embedded systems require the execution of many applications on multicore platforms. In this presentation two dynamic CPU resource managers intended for Linux-based multi-core applications are presented. In the first part a resource manager developed within the European ACTORS project is presented and demonstrated using a multimedia demo. The approach combines integer programming with feedback in order to decide the application service levels and the amount of resources allocated to each application. In the second part an approach is presented that is only based on feedback and for which formal convergence analysis results can be derived. This resource manager is inspired by ideas from game theory. The latter resource manager is also currently being applied to cloud applications and an overview of this will be given.

Short Bio Karl-Erik Arzen received his PhD in Automatic Control from Lund University in 1987. After some time at ABB Corporate Research he became full professor at Lund University in 2000. His research interests involves embedded control, control of computing systems, and programming languages for control. He is currently vice-director for the Swedish strategic research area ELLIIT on IT and Mobile Communications. Since 2012 he is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). He has been a partner of several European projects including FAMIMO, CHEM, CHAT, RUNES, HYCON, ARTIST2, ArtistDesign, and ARTIST.



Friday June 20


Kees Goossens - Eindhoven University of Technology

CompSOC: Virtual execution platforms for mixed-criticality applications

Abstract Cyber-physical, embedded real-time systems usually contain multiple concurrent applications that have different characteristics and requirements, and are often designed by different parties. As a result, a single system contains applications designed using different models of computation (MOC), and with different criticalities (e.g. real time, safety critical, adaptive, or not). By offering an independent execution virtual platform to each application, the CompSOC platform enables independent design, verification, and execution of applications with different criticalities and models of computation. We present the underlying concepts, architecture, and formalism of the CompSOC platform. More information can be found on.

Short Bio Kees Goossens received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1993 on hardware verification using embeddings of formal semantics of hardware description languages in proof systems. He worked for Philips/NXP Research from 1995 to 2010 on networks on chip for consumer electronics, where real-time performance, predictability, and costs are major constraints. He was part-time full professor at Delft university from 2007 to 2010, and is now full professor at the Eindhoven university of technology, where his research focusses on composable (virtualised), predictable (real-time), low-power embedded systems. He published 3 books, 150+ papers, and 16 patents.



SIES 2014 Invited talk

Thursday June 19


Lui Sha - University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Migrating Real-Time Software from Single-Core to Multicore Chips

Abstract Real-time systems, such as navigation and control, must meet specified deadlines. Single Core Equivalent (SCE) virtual machine technology reduces the risks in the migration by enabling the reuse of real time system engineering process developed for single core chips, including design, development, schedulability analysis, testing, integration, through certification. With or without SCE technology can make 600% WCET difference as shown in Figure 1 (with permission to publish).

Short bio Lui Sha is Donald B. Gillies Chair professor of UIUC. He is a fellow of the ACM and the IEEE. He was a member of National Academy of Sciences committee on Certifiably Dependable Systems. His work on dependable real-time computing is supported by the open standards and has been cited as an enabling technology to the success of many national high technology projects.

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