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  • Ongoing Project:
    SCOTT

    Building Trust in the Internet of Things
    Embraer
    NXP Semiconductors
    Nokia
    Ericsson
    Siemens AG
    Philips Nederland
     Robert Bosch GMBH

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  • Ongoing Project:
    Productive4.0

    Digitalization of the European Industry
    Fraunhofer Gesellshaft
    Airbus Group
    Thales
    BMW - Bayrische Motoren Werke AG
    Volvo Technology AB Sweden
    NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
    Ericsson
    SAP AG
    Philips Lighting B.V. Nederlands
     Robert Bosch GMBH
    ABB AG

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  • Ongoing Project:
    ENABLE-S3

    Novel Validation Procedures for Highly Automated Systems
    Thales
    TTTech Computertechnik AG
    Siemens AG
    Airbus Defence & Space
    Philips Nederland
    IBM Ireland Limited
    Renault SAS
    Toyota Motor Europe

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  • Be prepared for 2018:
    the Porto ecosystem will be the centre of the world for Cyber-Physical Systems!

    CPS Week 2018 - Cyber-Physical Systems Week
    hosted by CISTER in April
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1, Jun, 2017

Activities in the Centre

CISTER Celebrates 20 Years

24, May, 2017

Activities in the Centre

Innovation for Safe and Secure Highly Automated and Autonomous Systems

23, May, 2017

Achievements in Academia

Congratulations Hazem Ali for your PhD!!!

23, May, 2017

Activities in the Centre

Distinguished Seminars by Scientist from TNO and Max Planck Institute

Benny Åkesson from Embedded Systems Innovation by TNO, Netherlands, gave a distinguished seminar titled "PROGNOSIS - Reducing Design Time and Promoting Evolvability through Virtual Prototyping". In the talk, and the follow-up discussion, he introduced the research project PROGNOSIS -- a 3-year joint effort between TNO and Thales -- and presented a general vision on improving the development process of complex fire control systems by using model-based design (MBD).
Benny Åkesson received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, on the topic of real-time memory controllers. During the following five years, Benny extended this work as a Researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague, and at CISTER. Since 2016, he is employed as a Research Fellow at Embedded Systems Innovation by TNO (TNO-ESI) in Eindhoven, where he is doing applied science in an industrial setting. His research interests include platform architectures, real-time resource scheduling, performance virtualization, and virtual prototyping. He is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed international publications and two books about memory controllers for real-time embedded systems.

Mitra Nasri from Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany, gave a distinguished seminar titled "Offline Equivalence: A Non-Preemptive Scheduling Technique for Resource-Constrained Embedded Real-Time Systems". She presented an online policy that is equivalent to a given offline table to combine some of the advantages of both online and offline scheduling.

Mitra Nasri is a post-doc at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) and holder of a fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She works on real-time scheduling and schedulability analysis, non-preemptive and limited preemptive scheduling, algorithm design, real-time control systems, and parameter assignment and optimization problems. Before being a part of MPI-SWS, she was a post-doc at the Chair of Real-Time Systems in Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Tehran (Iran). During her Ph.D., she was also a visiting researcher in Technische Universität Kaiserslautern.

 

19, May, 2017

Progress in Projects

Digitalization of the European Industry: the start of the EU Project Productive 4.0

The kick off meeting of Productive 4.0 project was held in Infineon facilities in Dresden. The main objective of Productive 4.0 is to achieve significant improvement in digitalising the European industry by means of electronics and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Productive 4.0 is the largest European project to date, with 104 partners from 19 countries, with an overall budget of 114M euros.

Due to its characteristics, this project has been chosen by the European Commission as a Lighthouse Initiative, since it builds on well identified marketā€pull demands, structured upon visionary solutions, with a very strong pan-European dimension and a robust business plan.

CISTER is involved in this project and will continue its previous work on the highly successful Arrowhead framework developed during the Arrowhead project. This Service Oriented framework will be the cornerstone for all communications among industrial devices on the Productive 4.0 future manufacturing environment. CISTER leads the work on providing solutions for Quality of Service (QoS) for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environments.

This project, which is being led by Infineon, combines a very strong group of European companies like Volvo, Ericsson, Thales, Philips, STMicroelectronics, SAP, Bosch, NXP Semiconductors, ABB, etc.

 

18, May, 2017

Progress in Projects

Start of European Project SCOTT: Building Trust in the Internet of Things

Creating trust in wireless solutions and increasing their social acceptance are major challenges to achieve the full potential of the Internet of Things (IoT).

SCOTT aims to extend the IoT for wirelessly connected smart sensor and actuators to be used in mobility, building & home / smart infrastructure, and health domains. It will not just deal with “things that are connected”, but with “trustable things that securely communicate”. SCOTT will therefore enable efficient, trustworthy connectivity and facilitate ubiquity of intelligent embedded systems and systems of systems.

The SCOTT consortium includes European industrial leaders such as NOKIA, SIEMENS, Bosch, Ericsson, NXP, Embraer, Philips, AVL, GMVSkysoft, ACCIONA and INDRA and a number of leading academic institutions in Europe.

CISTER researchers Eduardo Tovar and Ramiro Robles participated in the kick-off meeting of SCOTT project, held in Graz, Austria, in May. CISTER is a member of the core team members of SCOTT. CISTER has a number of core roles including: project leader for the reference architecture for the development of the guidelines of the infrastructure design; co-leader (together with Embraer) of the effort on aeronautics and member of the SCOTT Strategic Board, along with the project leader (Virtual-Vehicle) and all the 17 Large Enterprises (LEs).

 

12, May, 2017

Achievements in Academia

New Book on Operating Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

CISTER researcher Anis Koubâa, in an editorial role, has released a new Springer book on Robot operating systems. The book titled, “Robot Operating System (ROS) – The Complete Reference (Volume 2)” focuses on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with ROS.

28, Apr, 2017

Progress in Projects

CISTER Leads Dependable Wireless Technologies for Aeronautics

28, Apr, 2017

Progress in Projects

The Arrowhead Project on IoT Automation Concludes in Style

The results of the last review meeting of the Arrowhead project are now available and couldn’t have been better. Arrowhead has been classified as excellent, signifying that “it has fully achieved its objectives and technical goals and has even exceeded expectations”.

The Arrowhead main objective was to provide a Service Oriented Approach (SOA) to Embedded Systems by both streamlining the design of services, and providing a framework to support service development.

The exploitation results were considered impressive, with the reviewers acknowledging the quality of the industrial pilots, which demonstrated an in-depth approach of the Arrowhead framework applicability. Supported by the results achieved in Arrowhead, partners already have more than 10 products in the market, and four startup companies were also initiated. Dissemination results were also of high standards with the publication of the “IoT Automation: Arrowhead Framework” book by CRC Press and several high quality publications. Additionally, the project supported the establishment of business cooperation among some of the participating companies, which goes beyond the traditional expected cooperation of industry-academia.

During these four years, the project counted with the participation of several CISTER researchers, namely Luis Lino Ferreira (project leader), Michele Albano, Paulo Barbosa, Renato Ayres, José Silva, Filipe Pacheco, César Teixeira, Ricardo Garibay-Martinez among others.

21, Apr, 2017

Activities in the Centre

CPSWeek comes to Porto in 2018!

ISEP and CISTER will proudly organise the next CPSWeek 2018. The 11th edition of the week long multiple conference event will have more than 700 participants. In Europe, CPSWeek has been conducted before in three major technological hubs in the area of CPS: Stockholm (2010), Berlin (2014) and Vienna (2016). Porto, ISEP and CISTER will be at the centre of the World in Cyber-Physical Systems, with the whole set of opportunities and challenges this will bring to us, to the city and the country. The CPSWeek 2018 will probably be one of the largest and most important IT-related events to ever take place in Porto.

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