Welcome to SIES 2017, welcome to Toulouse, France
Background: Application domains have had a considerable impact on the evolution of embedded systems, in terms of required methodologies and supporting tools and resulting technologies. SoCs are making inroads in to the area of industrial automation to implement complex field-area intelligent devices which integrate intelligent sensor/actuator functionality by providing on-chip signal conversion, data processing, and communication functions. There is a growing tendency to network field-area intelligent devices around industrial type of communication networks. Similar trends appear in the automotive electronic systems where the Electronic Control Units (ECUs), typically implemented as heterogeneous system-on-chip, are networked by means of one of safety-critical communication protocols such as FlexRay, for the purpose of controlling one of vehicle functions: electronic engine control, ABS, active suspension, etc. The design of this kind of networked embedded systems and cyber-physical systems (this includes also hard real-time industrial control systems) is a challenge in itself due to the distributed nature of the processing elements, sharing common communication medium, and safety-critical requirements to mention some. The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to bring revolution to fields such as health care, manufacturing, smart homes, and smart city. Such systems often have to operate with extremely limited resources (e.g. low energy levels), at ultra large-scale (similar to that of Internet), while maintaining high fidelity (e.g. security and privacy).
Aim: The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia and provide them with a platform to report on recent developments, deployments, technology trends and research results, as well as initiatives related to embedded systems and their applications in a variety of industrial environments.
About the Symposium: The SIES symposium series, which started in 2006, is an annual event organized by some of the leading research groups involved in research on embedded systems and applications. The series was hosted by University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France (2006); Uninova, Portugal (2007); LIRMM/CNRS, France (2008); Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2009); University of Trento, Italy (2010); Mälardalen University, Sweden (2011); Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2012); Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal (2013); Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Italy (2014); and Siegen University, Germany (2015), and AGH UST, Poland (2016).
Toulouse is the 4th city of France with a dynamical economic environment from aerospace companies such as Airbus. Toulouse is ideally located in Southern France between the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean. A city with an exceptional heritage, such as private mansions, religious buildings with brick and stone decorations, museums based in remarkable monuments, etc.. Toulouse is an active bustling city where cultural life and economic activities go hand in hand.
Marc GattiDirector, Advanced R&TThales Avionics SAS, France
Alain RossignolSpace Systems, EngineeringAirbus Defense & Space, France