Strategic Objectives

Strategic Objectives

The strategic objective of the ARTIST2 Network of Excellence is to strengthen European research in Embedded Systems Design, and promote the emergence of this new multi-disciplinary area. Operationally, this is achieved by integrating the teams, and building excellence. We gather together the best European teams from the composing disciplines, and work to forge a scientific community. Integration is achieved around a Joint Programme of Activities, aiming to create critical mass from the selected European teams.

We aim to build a durable European research community on Embedded Systems Design. This will be achieved by integrating teams and competencies from 7 essential topics called clusters: Modelling and Components, Hard Real-Time, Adaptive Real-Time, Compilers and Timing Analysis, Execution Platforms, Control for Embedded Systems, Testing and Verification. The NoE will act as a Virtual Centre of Excellence in the area of Embedded Systems Design.

Integration is achieved around a Joint Programme of Activities (JPA), aiming to create critical mass from the selected European teams. This interdisciplinary effort in research aims to establish Embedded Systems Design as a discipline, combining competencies from electrical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, and control theory. The ambition is to compete on the same level as equivalent centres in the USA (Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon), for both the production and transfer of knowledge and competencies, and for the impact on industrial innovation.

Building the embedded systems design scientific community is an ambitious programme. To succeed, ARTIST2 builds on the achievements and experience from the ARTIST1 FP5 Accompanying Measure on Advanced Real-Time Systems.

The Joint Programme of Activities includes research both within the clusters, and between clusters. Intra-cluster research aims to create critical mass and excellence on each essential topic. Inter-cluster research aims to integrate the area as a whole. The implementation of the JPA includes research platforms and mobility of personnel. A central mission for the NoE is spreading excellence in the area, including Education and Training, Dissemination and Communication, Industrial Liaison, and International Collaboration. Through these actions, we hope to promote the emergence of this new multi-disciplinary area, and forge a scientific community.

For further information, please contact: Joseph Sifakis or Bruno Bouyssounouse

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