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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute

ÆTHER – Self-adaptive Embedded Technologies for Pervasive Computing Architectures

The purpose of the ÆTHER project is to show that self-adaptive computing architectures can be a powerful approach to simultaneously addressing the major problems raised by pervasive computing. AETHER's main objectives are to study, evaluate and propose novel computing architectures responding to the most demanding embedded applications in the next 10+ years.


In particular, the AETHER project aims to tackle the issues related to the performance and technological scalability, increased complexity and programmability of future embedded computing architectures by introducing self-adaptive technologies in computing resources. The AETHER consortium will study and propose self-adaptive networked entities (SANE) based on reconfigurable computing architectures, and study their impact at various levels of the computing chain such as operating environments, programming methods and tools and application design. The potential benefits of the proposed approach will be assessed and validated with industrial partners on realistic application scenarios. 

Head of project at USI Prof. Mariagiovanna Sami
ALaRI Personnell Alberto Ferrante
Antonio Taddeo
Umberto Bondi
Daniela Dimitrova
Mariagiovanna Sami
Starting date Sunday, January 1, 2006
Duration (months) 42
Partners involved Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique CEA LIST (France)
University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
University of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom)
Universität Karlsruhe (TH) - ITIV (Germany)
Università della Svizzera italiana, ALaRI (Switzerland)
Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus VTT (Finland)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
UTIA AV CR (Czech republic)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS (France)
THALES Research & Technologies (France)
ATMEL Hellas (Greece)
ACIES (France)
Funding Agency EU FP6 IST-FET
Research area System-level Design, Modeling and Simulation
Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
Project ID IST-027611
Status Over