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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

COMES - COmplexity Management in Embedded tera-Systems

The COMES educational project aimed at realizing an educational program on “COmplexity Management in Embedded Tera-Systems” (COMES), complexity management being a well known and increasingly important field. While technologies make it possible to create systems of tera-complexity, only if the challenge of designing, simulating, managing such systems are overcome will the systems become actually viable. Besides the intrinsic complexity of envisioned systems, one must consider that in most instances they are devised to interact with the physical world, facing challenges that go from the “modeling” aspects of the phenomena they should deal with to simulation of the physical systems and to identification of optimal information collection and processing, from design and validation of hardware to design and testing of software, etc. In general, such complexity would make a real-world design and implementation actually unfeasible; identifying the approaches that lead to feasibility while at the same time granting accuracy and robustness becomes the main challenge. The basic concept of COMES implied dealing with the “complexity management” problem on two planes – one devised for a wider and more heterogeneous audience, one more specific and in-depth, involving theoretical presentations as well as hands-on practice: this organization was conceived to target both the typical PhD students environment and the wider public of designers and consultants  coming from the technical community.

Head of project at USI Prof. Mariagiovanna Sami
ALaRI Personnell Umberto Bondi
Daniela Dimitrova
Onur Derin
Mariagiovanna Sami
Starting date Monday, June 1, 2009
Duration (months) 24
Partners involved Università della Svizzera italiana, ALaRI (Switzerland)
Funding Agency Nano-Tera Program
Research area System-level Design, Modeling and Simulation
Status Over