2013 Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education (WESE)

October 3, 2013, Montreal, Canada

Organized as a part of Embedded Systems Week

Topics and Focus

Embedded and cyber-physical systems design requires multidisciplinary skills from control and signal processing theory, electronics, computer engineering and science, telecommunication, etc., as well as application domain knowledge. Demand for embedded systems engineers has motivated a growing interest in the question of educating specialists in this domain. As system designs grow more complex and the time to market diminishes, quality education becomes more and more important. This ninth workshop on the subject aims to bring researchers, educators, and industrial representatives together to assess needs and share design, research, and experiences in embedded and cyber-physical systems education. Particular topics of interest include but are not limited to:


08:00 Get-together

08:15 Opening

08:30 Walid Taha, Robert Cartwright, Roland Philippsen, Yingfu Zeng (Halmstad University, Sweden and Rice University, USA): Experiences with a First Course on Cyber- Physical Systems

09:00 Chris van Buskirk, Mariah Figlietti Vasquez, Brandon Knight, Sandeep Neema, Thomas J. Withrow (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA): The AVM Internship Program - A Short Course in Cyber-Physical Systems Design

09:30 Break

10:00 Keynote: Tom Withrow, Janos Sztipanovits (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA):  Teaching of model-based CPS design using a real-life system project

10:45 Steffen Büchner, Steffen Jaschke, Sigrid Schubert (University of Siegen, D): Enhancing the Comparability between Didactic Research on Embedded Systems

11:15 Franco Fummi (University of Verona), Cristina Marconcini (STMProducts s.r.l.), Graziano Pravadelli (University of Verona): Teaching embedded software design with radSUITE

11:45 Discussion

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Jérôme Hugues, Janette Cardoso (Université de Toulouse, F): CESEC Chair – Training Embedded System Architects for the Critical Systems Domain

13:30 Omair Rafique, Manuel Gesell, Klaus Schneider (University of Kaiserslautern, D): Learning Various Aspects of a Distributed Real-Time Automotive Embedded System

14:00 Kai Huang, Hardik Shah, Karan Savant, Dexin Chen, Gang Chen, Sebastian Klose, Alois Knoll (TU Munich, D): A LEGO/FPGA-Based Platform for the Education of Cyber-Physical/Embedded Systems

14:30 David C. Dyer (University of Warwick, UK): VIP: A novel 12-bit _ISA_ for introducing novice students to instruction set paradigms, their use and implementation

15:00 Break

15:30 Harry Courtney Powell, Joanne Bechta Dugan (University of Virginia, Charlottesville; USA): Development of Embedded Computing Courseware for Undergraduates in Electrical and Computer Engineering (short paper)

15:45 Eric Biggers (Macalester College, Saint Paul, USA), Farzeen Harunani, Tyler Much, Dennis Brylow (Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA): XinuPi: Porting a Lightweight Educational Operating System to the Raspberry Pi (short paper)

16:00 Discussion

17:00 Close


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