ArtistDesign is a driving force for federating the European research community in Embedded Systems Design. It brings together 31 of the best research teams as core partners, 15 Industrial and SME affiliated Industrial partners, 25 affiliated Academic partners, and 5 affiliated International Collaboration partners who participate actively in the technical meetings and events.
The central objective for the ArtistDesign European Network of Excellence on Embedded Systems Design is to build on existing structures and links forged in the FP6 Artist2 NoE, to become a virtual Center of Excellence in Embedded Systems Design. This is mainly achieved through tight integration between the central players of the European research community. These teams have already established a long-term vision for embedded systems in Europe, which advances the emergence of Embedded Systems as a mature discipline.
The research effort aims to integrate topics, teams, and competencies, through an ambitious and coherent research programme of research activities which are grouped into 4 Thematic Clusters: “Modelling and Validation”, “Software Synthesis, Code Generation, and Timing Analysis”, “Operating Systems and Networks”, “Platforms and MPSoC”. “Transversal Integration” covering both industrial applications and design issues aims for integration between clusters.
The NoE has a very dynamic International Collaboration programme, interacting at top levels with the best research centers and industrial partners in the USA: (NSF, NASA, SRI, Boeing, Honeywell, Windriver, Carnegie Mellon, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, UPenn, UNC Chapel Hill, UIUC, etc) and in Asia (Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Seoul National University, East China Normal University, etc).
The ArtistDesign NoE implements a Joint Programme of Activities, composed of:
Joint Programme of Integration Activities (JPIA) including joint technical meetings, staff mobility and exchanges, sharing research tools and platforms, and an intranet-based communication structure. 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 via either the Thematic Cluster activities, or the Transversal Integration activites. 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 ArtistDesign constraints of time schedule and budget.