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Embedded and Cyber Physical Systems

Embedded and Cyber Physical Systems
type: Proseminar (PS) links:
semester: WS 13/14

40.28 Raum 001



lecturer: Prof.Dr. Jian-Jia Chen
Waqaas Munawar
sws: 2
lv-no.: 2400063

Embedded systems, usually, are processing systems tailored for specific physical applications. The emphasis of the field used to be on processing. But now, powered with the advent of cheap sensors and omnipresent networking technologies, the focus is shifting from traditional processing to "social" processing. This trend has given birth to Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) which are integrations of computation, networking, and physical processes. The core of the CPS is the control loop where embedded computers and networks monitor and control the physical processes, with feedback loops where physical processes affect computations and vice versa.

The application and potential societal impact of CPS is so big that it can dwarf the IT revolution of the last decades. The applications of CPS include assisted living, advance automotive systems, environmental control, avionics, instrumentation, smart grids, water distribution, disaster recovery and many others. The economic impact of any of these areas will be huge.

But today's computing cannot efficiently and reliably interact with the physical world. This impedes the wide scale adoption of CPS. Major challenges include (1) the lack of temporal information in the computing, (2) only best-effort networking possibilities and (3) inability to match real world's concurrency in computation.

These will be the major challenges the facing the embedded systems designers of tomorrow. In this seminar we will survey the state of the art in the field of CPS and embedded systems.

Most of the administrative issues will be addressed in the first meeting on 23.10.2013  11:00 in room 001, building 40.28.

The students who have registered earlier, will be given the preference in case of any conflicts.

Anyone who is looking for a template (latex/MS format) for the final report can refer to the following link. Note that neither bouns nor demerit will be marked with or without it.

The agenda of final presentation is announced. Note that everyone who is in the slot should be there from beginning to end.

Updated on 04.02.2014.

Opening Presenter Link
Embedded and Cyber Physical Systems Prof. Chen



template (latex)

template (MS)

final presentation agenda




Student 1 Student 2
Smartgrid: Possibilities and Challenges Waqaas Munawar slide 1578883 1280813
Automotive Technology Matthias Freier slide 1633543 1628760
Wireless Cyber-physical System Kevin Huang slide 1625103  
Human in Cyber-Pysical System Kuan-Hsun Chen slide 1650677  
Energy Efficiency for Multi-core Embedded Systems Santiago Pagani slide 1640015 1610251
Computation Offloading Anas Toma slide 1559333