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IFIP Working Group 10.2 on Embedded Systems

 

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The Working Group 10.2 on Embedded Systems belongs to the IFIP Technical Committee 10. It was established in 2006 and emerged from the IFIP Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems, SIG-ES.

Aims of WG 10.2

  • The WG10.2 shall be constituted as a group under the sponsoring organization with the following basic aims:
  • to be the internationally open reference group for all aspects of embedded system design promoted and sponsored by the sponsoring organizations of the WG10.2;
  • to further the dissemination and exchange of information and experience on research and applications in the area of embedded systems;
  • to address ES designers and (especially young) researchers from both, industry and academia;
  • to encourage education in all areas of embedded systems;
  • to further the interdisciplinary character of embedded systems, that encompasses hardware (system on a chip), real-time software, real-time operating systems, control theory, intelligent features, dependability issues.

Scope of WG 10.2

Embedded systems are gaining increasing importance in all aspects of engineering. It is expected that in the near future roughly no technical artifact will exist without embedded information technology controlling its operation. Usually, the control task is carried out by a number of controllers distributed over the entire system and connected by some interconnect network. This idea naturally leads to the recent research field of cyber physical systems (CPS) where embedded systems are no longer seen as “closed “boxes” that do not expose the computing capability to the outside” (Lee, 2006). Instead networked embedded systems interact with physical processes in a feedback loop leading to ever more “intelligent” applications with increased adaptability, autonomy, efficiency, functionality, reliability, safety, and usability. Examples, like collision avoidance, nano-tolerance manufacturing, autonomous systems for search and rescue, zero-net energy buildings, assistive technologies and ubiquitous healthcare, cover a wide range of domains influencing nearly all parts of our lifes. Hence, the design of such networked embedded systems interacting with physical processes is becoming ever more challenging and ever more needs the interdisciplinary co-operation of designers and researches from industry and academia, which is supported by this working group.

The scope of WG10.2 comprises in detail to:

  • organize events in the area of Embedded Systems;
  • seek co-operation with user and interest groups as well as with ES-oriented groups within IFIP and other societies;
  • discuss, disseminate and exchange information on ES-related standardization activities;
  • study and encourage curricula on ES design;
  • initiate and organize new ES-related activities.