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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

NT FESTE – Nano-Tera workshop and program on Future Embedded SysTems Education

The purpose of NT-FESTE project is organization of a workshop on assessment of educational needs in Embedded Systems and development of a new Master of Science curriculum. The goal of this Nano-Tera Educational project is to design an effective, flexible and successful educational plan for the "Embedded Systems Designers" of the next ten years, based on experience gained - in particular, although not exclusively – within Nano-Tera, on evaluation of present teaching plans and on the evolving characteristics of the Swiss (and, more in general, European) industrial ecosystem. This solution will be open to any academic institution interested to adopt it in its completeness or in part (as are curricula proposed by institutions such as IEEE or ACM).

To achieve our goal while facing such a complex set of issues, we are convinced that it is necessary to undertake a structured, well-justified and organized assessment leading to definition of new curricula in the Embedded Systems domain, capable of offering not just the perspective of short-term but possibly short-lived employment but granting a solid educational basis on which a long-term career can be built. The educational proposal reached within the present project should also allow a natural evolution of the curriculum itself in response to technological, industrial and economic changes.

Head of project at USI Prof. Miroslaw Malek
ALaRI Personnell Daniela Dimitrova
Umberto Bondi
Mariagiovanna Sami
Starting date Saturday, March 1, 2014
Duration (months) 16
Partners involved Università della Svizzera italiana, ALaRI (Switzerland)
Funding Agency Nano-Tera Program
Research area Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
Status Over