For Participants and Visitors

The organizers cordially invite researchers as well as practitioners in the area of embedded systems to join us at the first workshop on “Collaboration of Academia and Industry for Real World Embedded Systems” (CAIRES) at Embedded Systems Week (ESWeek) this year.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers and engineers in order to find ways to solve some of the most pressing, and yet underestimated problems in the design of complex embedded systems:

  1. How to transfer appropriately abstracted, yet-not-trivialized problem statements from industry to research;

  2. How to effectively transfer methods and tools developed during research back into the industry; and the related problem of objectively measuring the quality of methods and tools developed (e.g., recommended benchmarks).

Let’s Do It Together. All participants (speakers, as well as visitors to the workshop) are also invited to participate in the 60-90 minute interactive session planned in the afternoon of October 6. In order to increase the effectiveness of the interactive session, please fill in this form, and send it to devendra[dot]rai[at]de[dot]bosch[dot]com. See the workshop program for more details.

Problems with Current Approaches for Transferring Industrial Problems to Research

It has been seen from recent scientific publications in the area of embedded systems that research statements are often over-simplified versions of the actual industrial problem. In some cases, such an over-simplification is necessary in order to focus on a particular aspect of the problem being investigated. However, quite often, such an over-simplification leads to solutions which cannot be applied as critical practical constraints have been overlooked.

Often, the primary reason for such an over-simplification is the lack of proper (i.e., precise) communication from the industry about its own problems to the research community. In other words, an industrial partner does not have enough time (or expertise, or resources) to come up with an appropriate abstraction of the industrial problem.

Problems with Current Transfer of Methods and Tools Back Into Industry

Often, the methods and tools developed by the research community cannot be applied without significant reimplementation effort thereby significantly decreases the probability that such state-of-the-art methods and tools are rapidly introduced into the industry.

A major reason for such a re-implementation effort is the mismatch between performance expected out of such methods and tools by the industry, and the actual performance delivered..

What Is In It For You: The Participant?

If you are a researcher and you have felt that the methods, algorithms, or tools developed by you (or your group) have not made the impact in the industry which these deserve, and you would like to work towards a more effective transfer of technology to the industry, then this workshop is for you. On the other hand, if you are from the industry and feel that your group is facing significant challenges in leveraging the innovation happening at the universities, then make sure you attend this workshop.

The organizers have invited carefully selected speakers who have significant experience working in industry-academia collaboration for solving practical, and complex industrial problems in the field of embedded systems. The speakers have first-hand experience in how to effectively transform an industrial problem into a research problem, and also the aspects which must be considered when developing corresponding methods and tools, if these are to be rapidly adopted by the industry.

Confirmed Speakers
  1. Dirk Ziegenbein (Bosch, Germany)
  2. Rainer Leupers (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  3. Jim Kapinski (Toyota Motors, USA)
  4. Alexandre Esper (Critical Software, Portugal)
  5. Björn Brandenburg (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany)
  6. Arvind Easwaran (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  7. Michael Deubzer (Timing-Architects, Germany)
  8. Pavel Zaykov (Honeywell, USA)
Workshop Program. Available Here.

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