April 12th, 2010      Stockholm, Sweden, (in conjunction with CPSWEEK 2010) organised and funded by ARTIST 

First Workshop on Green and Smart Embedded System Technology: Infrastructures, Methods and Tools (GREEMBED 2010)

Supported by: eDIANA project (ARTEMIS) and COMBEST project (FP7)

News: New Invited Speaker! Hakan Johansson (ABB, Sweden), “Smart Grid Activities at ABB”

News: Program is Available!! We are happy to announce that GREEMBED 2010 presentations feature a mix of prominent industry/research leaders and high-quality sessions (see Program menu)

News: Papers and Presentations are Available in the Program page


Efficient production, transmission, distribution and use of energy are fundamental requirements for our modern society and the challenge of a green, low carbon economy. Embedded systems have an important role to play in increasing the energy efficiency and in reducing carbon emissions to sustainable growth. Indeed, most systems for monitoring and control of energy production, distribution and use are today interconnected and controlled by embedded devices, in areas such as industrial manufacturing, transportation systems, building automation, domestic appliances and more. This offers the opportunity for the creation of new integrated systems offering new products, processes and services with greater efficiency and better situation awareness to end-users and service and infrastructure owners.

Energy-efficient systems offer unique challenges to the embedded system community, from system-level design to dynamic and adaptive controls, optimization of architectures and communication, real-time and reliable services as well as reusable software components and systems.

Energy efficient solutions include both local and global smart solutions. Smart embedded solutions merge ubiquitous computing and the Internet of Things, i.e., the technology integration with sensors, actuators, micro-chips, micro- and nano-embedded systems that allow for collecting, filtering and producing more and more information locally, to be further consolidated and managed globally according to business functions and services. Locally, embedded systems provide information on energy consumption of every energy consuming appliance in a single location (e.g., home, building, vehicle) to be provided in real-time, in a user friendly way, thereby empowering citizens to take decisions that lead to energy savings. Globally, energy efficient solutions include smart grid concepts, which require dynamic controls for balancing and organizing production from renewable and conventional sources, negotiating, purchasing and routing power requests, but also regulating, balancing and controlling the amount of electrical power that systems consume.

From the system-level design perspective, there is a need for simulation, modelling, analysis, and monitoring methods and tools to facilitate an integrated system approach. Today, energy efficient solutions are developed by independent companies whose products or components are tested for individual performance independently of each other. An integrated system approach to the design and implementation, where these components are integrated in a way that they reduce energy consumption through cooperation, is rarely used. This often leads to significant system-level inefficiencies. System design methods and tools, including model-based solutions, must consider the growth and evolvability of hardware and software platforms, to ease the conception, development, validation and integration of new devices and services. The challenge and opportunities not only lie in the integration issue, but also in providing methods and tools for innovative solutions that satisfy government regulations, customer expectations and meet environmental challenges.


GREEMBED 2010 aims at bringing together experts, researchers, and practitioners, from the embedded systems community, who are interested on research and development of embedded system infrastructures, methods, and tools for green and smart energy-efficient applications.

The topics of the proposed workshop are extremely important from an economical and social view and yet some of them still constitute emerging research areas, possibly without well-established or recognized results and require integration of knowledge and cross-fertilization from different domains. CPS Week is an excellent opportunity to bring together people from diverse embedded systems communities, such as controls, simulation and modeling, embedded computation and communication models and algorithms, software and hardware design, languages, sensor networks, real-time systems and several applications communities. Jointly, these communities can help create a critical mass of research, development and innovation in green embedded system technologies. An open exchange of ideas and experiences will benefit the global community, leading to new insights and stimulating further development.

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