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Peter Marwedel

"Cyberphysical Systems: opportunities, challenges and some solutions"

The term “cyber-physical systems” characterizes the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) with their physical environment. This integration results in a huge potential for the development of intelligent systems in a large set of industrial sectors. The potential will be covered in the first part of the talk. Sectors comprise industrial automation (“industry 4.0”), traffic, consumer devices, the smart grid, the health sector, urban living and computer-based analysis in science and engineering. A multitude of goals can be supported in this way, e.g., the availability of higher standards of living, higher efficiency of many processes, the generation of knowledge and safety for the society. However, the realization of this integration implies manifold challenges. Challenges covered in the second part of this talk include timing, safety, reliability, energy efficiency and iterfacing issues. Also, the inherent multidisciplinarity poses challenges for knowledge acquisition and application. In the third and final part of the talk, we will present some of our contributions addressing these issues. These contributions include an integration of a timing model into the code generation process, techniques for improving the energy efficiency, and approaches for education crossing boundaries of involved disciplines.


Dr. Peter Marwedel studied physics at the University of Kiel, Germany. He received a Dr. rer. nat. degree in physics in 1974 and a Dr. habil. degree in computer science in 1987. Since 1989, he is holding a chair for computer engineering and embedded systems at the computer science department of TU Dortmund. He is also chairing ICD, a local spin-off. His research interests include design automation for embedded systems, in particular the generation of efficient embedded and cyber-physical system software. Focus is on energy efficiency, timing predictability, reliability and tradeoffs between design objectives. Dr. Marwedel has published a text book on embedded systems foundations of cyber-physical systems. He is an IEEE Fellow, recipient of the EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and recipient of the 2014 ACM SIGDA Distinguished Service Award.


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