ARTIST2 has a double core, consisting of leading-edge research in embedded systems design issues (described later in this document) in the Joint Programme of Research Activities (JPRA), and complementary activities around shared platforms and staff mobility in the Joint Programme of Integration Activities (JPIA).
The Artist2 NoE implements a Joint Programme of Activities, composed of:
Joint Programme of Integration Activities (JPIA) including sharing research platforms, tools, and facilities, as well as Staff Mobility and exchanges. These activities promote horizontal integration of geographically dispersed teams – each excellent in one or more topics -, and vertical and trans-disciplinary integration of traditionally separated topics. All these activities will have long-lasting effects, well beyond the duration of the initial EC funding.
Joint Programme of Research Activities (JPRA) promote excellence and integration either at the cluster level (Cluster-Integration activities) or at the NoE level (NoE Integration activities). Integration may These activities are expected to move the state of the art forward, and have a real impact on work done in other teams, for both research and development.
Joint Programme of Activities for Spreading Excellence (JPASE) allow excellence to spread from the JPRA and JPIA activities, to the larger embedded systems community. These usually take the form of workshops, schools, seminars, and publications (books, course materials, etc). Spreading excellence activities also allow the Artist2 partners to gain useful contacts and information from outside the NoE.
Joint Programme of Management Activities (JPMA) plan, organize, direct and monitor the integrated effort to efficiently achieve the technical objectives within the ARTIST2 constraints of time schedule and budget.
The full set of Artist2 Research and Integration activities is available here.
Artist2’s main objective was to set up a scientific community in the area of embedded systems. Our approach consisted in gathering together clusters, which are teams, on essential topics in embedded systems design. The integration effort consisted of strengthening coherency within the clusters (cluster integration activities), and integration between clusters (NoE Integration activities). Integration was driven by work around cutting-edge research activities, technical platforms, and dissemination / spreading excellence.
Links to the full set of Artist2 activities is available here.
We aimed to create a lasting structure that will continue to benefit the research community and industry well beyond the lifespan of the NoE financing. Each cluster acted as a single scientific team, carrying out the Joint Programme of Activities (JPA), as agreed. Each cluster had one or more scientific leaders, who led the team and coordinated the effort.
The NoE clusters reflected the following elements from of the embedded systems design flow, which is composed of the following cooperating activities, starting with requirements capture and leading to implementation. These activities were well coordinated, and supported by tools and methods to ensure satisfactory levels of productivity and quality.