CISTER QuickNews - 16 Sep 2013

CISTER Quicknews

16, Sep, 2013


 CISTER QuickNews

Welcome to the September 16, 2013 edition of CISTER QuickNews.

CISTER QuickNews is a newsletter providing up-to-date information on the activities and results of the Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems, being disseminated monthly to a selected audience.

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Quick look

1. Another High-Profile Conference Successfully Lead by CISTER/INESC-TEC Researcher
2. CISTER/INESC-TEC Scores the Best Paper Award at RTCSA 2013
3. CISTER/INESC-TEC Distinguished Seminar Series Hosts Professor José Ramiro Martínez de Dios
4. New researchers arriving to CISTER/INESC-TEC
5. CISTER/INESC-TEC represented at CarCoDe meeting

Another High-Profile Conference Successfully Lead by CISTER/INESC-TEC Researcher

In line with the recent string of acknowledgements of CISTER researchers, as chairs and TPC chairs of top tier conferences, Stefan M. Petters has served as TPC chair for the 25th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems 2013 (ECRTS 2013), held July 9-12 in Paris, France. The conference, which is one of the top three conferences in the area of real-time embedded systems, has attracted almost the record participation of the 2011 edition of the same conference held in Porto and chaired by Eduardo Tovar and Stefan M. Petters.

The outstanding paper awards, the 25 years of ECRTS celebration, and the two keynotes were highlights in the conference program. The first keynote was provided by David Jameux from the European Space Agency and covered needs for dependable communications in future spacecrafts. The second keynote focused on virtualization techniques for the automotive domain and was presented by Glenn Farrall from Infineon Technologies UK Ltd. Besides the keynotes, the technical program consisted of 27 papers, which were accepted after a rigorous review process.

Preceding the main conference a number of workshops were held, one of which being the Real-Time Networks Workshop, which has been running in its 12th edition and was co-chaired by CISTER’s director Eduardo-Tovar.

More information at: http://ecrts13.ecrts.org/

CISTER/INESC-TEC Scores the Best Paper Award at RTCSA 2013

The IEEE Conference on Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA) is a well reputed and highly competitive event. This year the conference was held on 19-21 August in Taipei, Taiwan and saw a strong presence by CISTER researchers, who managed to get six papers accepted to this conference.

During the conference banquet the best paper award of the real-time systems track was handed to the paper "Global Fixed Priority Scheduling with Deferred Pre-emption", which was a collaborative work by the University of York (Robert Davis and Alan Burns), University of Modena (Marko Bertogna) and CISTER (Jose Marinho, Vincent Nelis, and Stefan M. Petters). This is a truly remarkable achievement for the collaborative efforts of CISTER and CISTER researchers.

Co-located with RTCSA 2013 was the 1st IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications (CPSNA 2013). CISTER was also presenting one paper in this venue bringing the total participation of CISTER to these two conferences to seven accepted papers with one best paper award which once more demonstrated the strong presence of CISTER in the community.

More information at: http://www.rtcsa.org/ and http://www.cpsna.org/cpsna-2013/

CISTER/INESC-TEC Distinguished Seminar Series Hosts Professor José Ramiro Martínez de Dios

CISTER had the honor of hosting a seminar by Professor José Martínez de Dios focusing on strengthening the collaborative activities of CISTER in the areas of Wireless Sensor Networks.

Professor Martínez de Dios presented on the 15th of July the seminar on "WSN-robot cooperation for localization, tracking and mapping". He holds a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering and is, since 2007, Associate Professor with the Robotics, Vision and Control Group at the University of Seville, Spain.

His main research topics are cooperative sensing, multi-robot systems and image processing. In these topics he has he coordinated 5 R&D projects and has participated in other 40 projects, including 13 EU-funded in different Frame Programs. He has also coordinated and participated in other 15 technology transfer projects to companies such as BOEING, FAASA, ITURRI and IBERDROLA, among others. He is author or co-author over 100 publications on cooperative perception, multi-robot systems and sensor fusion and has obtained 4 international awards including one of the 2010 EURON/EUROP Technology Transfer Awards for his participation in the AWARE project (IST-2006-33579).

More information at: http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/events/+distinguished+seminar+series/

New researchers arriving to CISTER/INESC-TEC

CISTER is proud to announce the enrollment of three new very skilled research scientists – Christos Chrysoulas, Ismael Marín Carrión and Raghu Rangarajan.

Christos Chrysoulas received his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept., University of Patras, Greece in 2009. He received his Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept., University of Patras, Greece in 2003. He was Adjunct Professor in the Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Hellas and has participated as Senior Engineer in several European research projects. Christos reinforces the CISTER team participating in the European Artemis project Arrowhead.

Ismael Marín Carrión received a PhD in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) in 2010. After graduating Ismael moved to the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), where he worked on several European R&D projects. Ismael joined CISTER to work on parallel and distributed real-time complex event systems in the context of European Artemis project ENCOURAGE.

Raghu Rangarajan received his PhD from IIT Bombay in 2009. He was at Motorola Labs Bangalore, since 2008, working on protocol analysis in data wireless networks. After leaving the Labs, he started a firm consulting in wireless systems design and development. He is currently at CISTER architecting and building sensor network systems and especially, developing low cost solutions using open standards and COTS.

CISTER/INESC-TEC represented at CarCoDe meeting

On July 10-11 CISTER researcher Miguel Pinho participated in a meeting of the CarCoDe ITEA2 European project, which was held at NXP premises in Paris, France. The meeting was the first attended by the Portuguese teams after the successful funding decision in Portugal last April, being the main topic the planning of the activities under the responsibility of the Portuguese partners.

CarCoDe (Platform for Smart Car to Car Content Delivery) is an European R&D project, labeled within the ITEA 2 program, which intends to develop a software platform for the automotive domain. The aim of this software is to generate a readable traffic service domain which displays all information related to all automotive users (car drivers, truck operators, traffic management planners, etc).

In the CarCoDe project CISTER leads the data processing and aggregation activity within the Portuguese national consortium, and the routing in heterogeneous networks activity in the European consortium. Being involved from the start in the setup of the ITEA2 project, CISTER is also the national contact to the ITEA Consortium.

More information about CARCODE at: http://www.itea2.org/project/index/view?project=10147

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