Topic 9: Software engineering for Real-Time, Embedded Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems

Chair: Tomasz Szmuc (AGH)

Growing scope of real-time application domains and extending functionality of hardware raise new challenges in their implementation. Microcontrollers embedded in complicated subsystems cooperating with different environments need careful approach in design and implementation to reduce risk of failures. Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are good examples of the complexity. Architecture of CPS systems is formed from microcontrollers, networks sensors (IoT) and usually collections of data stored in nebula or cloud structure. Complexity of system architecture enormously increases when Smart City applications are considered. Cyber physical systems of systems architectures are applied in the development. Integration and synchronization of several different subsystems are critical aspects in development of such systems. There are also other application domains, i.e. robot controllers, avionic controllers and autonomous (intelligent) cars. All these domains are in rapid development now being a part European  Industry 4.0 Program and many other research and development initiatives. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Real-time software engineering
  • Model-Driven Development
  • Embedded control systems and networks
  • Software aspects of Internet of Things
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Safety assurance and certification
  • Software security
  • Applications in robotics, automotive industry, smart energy grids, smart cities.

Program committee:

  • Andrzej Kwiecień (PŚ)
  • Rafał Mrówka (AGH)
  • Tomasz Nabagło (AGH)
  • Jacek Piwowarczyk (AGH)
  • Sławomir Samolej (PRz)
  • Paweł Skruch (AGH)
  • Piotr Szymczyk (AGH)
  • Richard Zurawski (ISA Group, San Francisco, California)