19th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology
and Applications Symposium

Philadelphia, USA
April 9 - 11, 2013

Industrial Session (new)

Industrial Session


Dr. Pieter Mosterman
Senior Research Scientist






Implications and challenges of opening up the embedded world to cyber-physical systems

Computation has provided the foundation for (i) information technology to implement feature functionality of unparalleled complexity with a corresponding voracious demand on (inexpensive) computing power and for (ii) network technology to not only support extensive interaction between features but also to enable feature functionality that is dynamically created. System feature interaction and dynamic configurability are key characteristics of cyber-physical systems. A consequence of these characteristics is resultant functionality across a range of temporal, spatial, and power scales as well as across a range of requirements in terms of criticality, field configurability, performance, etc. To successfully tackle the corresponding challenges requires not only proven, robust, and scalable real-time and embedded technologies but also design methods that support analysis, design, and synthesis at higher levels of functional abstraction while accounting for detailed target architecture implementation effects. This presentation discusses implications and challenges in successfully developing cyber-physical systems as the next generation engineered systems.

Speaker Bio:
Pieter J. Mosterman is a Senior Research Scientist at MathWorks in Natick, MA where he works on design automation technologies. He also holds an Adjunct Professor position at the School of Computer Science of McGill University. Before, he was a Research Associate at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen. He has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente, Netherlands. His primary research interests are in Computer Automated Multiparadigm Modeling (CAMPaM) with principal applications in design automation, training systems, and fault detection, isolation, and reconfiguration.
Dr. Mosterman designed the Electronics Laboratory Simulator that was nominated for The Computerworld Smithsonian Award by Microsoft Corporation in 1994. In 2003, he was awarded the IMechE Donald Julius Groen Prize for his paper on the hybrid bond graph modeling and simulation environment HyBrSim. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Service Award of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) for his services as Editor-in-Chief of SIMULATION: Transactions of SCS. Dr. Mosterman was Guest Editor for special issues on CAMPaM of SIMULATION, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, and ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation. He has chaired over 30 scientific events, served on over 90 International Program Committees, published over 100 peer reviewed papers, and is inventor on 40 awarded patents..