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CISTER QuickNews - 14 April 2010

CISTER Quicknews

14, Apr, 2010

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 CISTER QuickNews

 

Welcome to the April 14, 2010 edition of CISTER QuickNews.

CISTER QuickNews is a newsletter providing up-to-date information on the activities and results of the Research Centre in Real-Time Computing Systems, being disseminated every two weeks to a selected audience.

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Quick look

 

   1. CISTER starts participation in one of the largest R&D projects in EU: RECOMP

   2. CISTER attracts 4 additional international PhD students

   3. New Project with one of the top US Universities: REJOIN

   4. CISTER shows its international strength by taking part in 3 new ARTEMIS Consortia

 

 

 

CISTER-ISEP starts participation in one of the largest R&D projects in EU: RECOMP

 

CISTER initiated a new project titled "Reduced Certification Costs for Trusted Multi-core Platforms" (RECOMP) on 1st of April 2010. RECOMP is a ARTEMIS project jointly funded by the Member States and the European Commission (ARTEMIS-JU). The ARTEMIS Joint Technology Initiative, which is one of the premier programs of the European Commission in the area of Embedded Computing, aims to tackle the research and structural challenges faced by European industry by defining and implementing a coherent Research Agenda for Embedded Computing Systems. RECOMP has an overall budget of close to 26 Million Euros, with approximately half million Euros being allocated to ISEP.

 

RECOMP will be executed by a consortium comprised of 41 industrial/academic partners from Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and United Kingdom. Some of the prominent partners in the project include Kone Oyj, Finland; Infineon Technologies UK Limited, United Kingdom; Thales, France; PSA Peugeot Citroen, France; and EADS, Germany.

 

The project will establish methods, tools and platforms for enabling cost-efficient certification and re-certification of safety-critical as well as mixed-criticality software systems such as those present in automobiles and aircrafts. CISTER will be involved in several research tasks of the project, and will focus on aspects related to the certification and re-certification of timing guarantees in the system. It is expected that up to 4 senior researchers and several PhD students from CISTER will play a central role in the successful execution of this project.

 

 

CISTER attracts 4 additional international PhD students

 

In the CISTER world-wide call for PhD students, more than 110 students applied with more than a third of the applicants having marks equivalent of 15 or better in the bachelor degrees. During a rigorous selection process this was reduced to 4 students, which have recently started their studies with CISTER:

 

Prior to joining CISTERArtem Burmyakov received a Masters' degree in Computer Sciences in 2006 from the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute, one of the premier Russian institutes for Applied Mathematics, with the majority of his courses receiving the mark "excellent". From 2006 until February 2010, he worked as a Software Engineer within CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, situated in Geneva, Switzerland. During his time there, he participated in the development of software for two modules of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

 

Muhammed Ali Awan received a BE degree from the National University of Science and Technology in Pakistan with a GPA of 3.49 of 4 and an MSc in Electrical Engineering with a specialisation in System on a Chip Design from the KTH in Stockholm, Sweden. The GPA of his MSc was 4.58 of 5. After his graduation he spent 2.5 years with IMEC in Belgium, which is one of the premier research centres on chip design in Europe. Ali had also an offer from KTH to return as doctoral student, but chose to join CISTER instead.

 

Ricardo Garibay Martinez joined CISTER in March. His BSc degree is from the Technical Institute of Morelia, México with a GPA of 85.5 of 100 and his MSc degree from the CICESE Research Center, Mexico with a GPA of 90.7 of 100. He has already three publications under his belt, two of which have him as first author, demonstrating his potential.

 

Naveen Somasundaram is a student of the College Of Engineering Guindy - Anna University in Chennai in India. His average in his bachelors was 8.9 of 10. Naveen undertook last year a 3 month internship in CISTER and was recently accepted in to the Carnegie Mellon-Portugal program choosing CISTER as the Portuguese host institution, underscoring the value of such internships.

 

 

New Project with one of the top US Universities: REJOIN

 

Financed by the Luso-American Foundation (FLAD), CISTER just started the REJOIN bilateral project with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. REJOIN (REal-time scheduling on multicore processors: addressing two open problems JOINtly) will address two of the major problems currently affecting the use of multiprocessor systems in real-time applications: the global feasibility analysis for arbitrary-deadline tasks and resource sharing across processors.

 

The CISTER research unit is the leading research group in Europe for scheduling real-time programs on multicores, while the University of North Carolina is the foremost institute in the world for addressing this problem. Both institutions have worked jointly in the past and are currently participating in the prestigious Dagstuhl seminar. The two institutions already have a productive collaboration and this background proves to be a fertile ground for an institution-based collaboration for further harnessing the expertise on both sides of the Atlantic ocean.

 

 

CISTER shows its international strength by taking part in 3 new ARTEMIS Consortia

 

ARTEMIS projects are jointly funded by the Member States and the European Commission, through the ARTEMIS Joint Technology Initiative (ARTEMIS-JU). The ARTEMIS Joint Technology Initiative, which is one of the premier programs of the European Commission in the area of Embedded Computing, aims to tackle the research and structural challenges faced by European industry by defining and implementing a coherent Research Agenda for Embedded Computing Systems.

 

CISTER’s objectives in this participation are to complement ongoing research efforts as well as continuing the trend of the last years in obtaining funding from national as well as international instruments. In the scope of the March 2010 call, CISTERparticipates in 3 consortia submitting proposals.

 

The SYMBEOSE project aims to strengthen the European operating systems sector for mobile phones. Important international partners in the consortium are NOKIA, ST-Ericsson, ARM, Infineon, and the Symbian Foundation. CISTER played a leader role in the development of the projects outline and aims for funding of approximately half million Euros.

 

The CoSyWork project intends to provide a reference architecture and tool chain for the development of distributed many-core embedded systems. Important international partners are Siemens AG, Thales and ENEA AB. CISTER aims for a funding of approximately a quarter million Euros.

 

The E2D project intends to increase the energy efficiency of building and districts through increased and automated interoperability between people and embedded devices. Important international partners are ElsagDatamat, Philips Consumer Lifestyle  and Intel Performance Learning Solutions. CISTER aims for a funding of approximately a quarter million Euros.

   

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