2014 Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education (WESE)

October 16, 2014, Delhi, India

Organized as a part of Embedded Systems Week

Embedded and cyber-physical systems design requires multidisciplinary skills from areas such as control and signal processing theory, electronics, computer engineering and science, telecommunication and networking, physical systems modeling, etc., as well as application domain knowledge. Demand for embedded and cyber-physical system 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. The WESE workshop series 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.


The focus for this year’s edition is in particular to raise questions for the education of tomorrow – What skills and capabilities are required by the engineers of tomorrow and how should the corresponding educational programs be formed in order to provide experts ready to engineer the Cyber-Physical Systems that will greatly impact our future society?


High visibility of papers will be ensured due to the publication in the ACM Digital Library. The workshop is organized in collaboration with ICTlabs (action line CPS), EMSIG, ACM SIGBED and the embedded systems special interest group of EDAA.


Topics and Focus

Particular topics of interest include but are not limited to:


Martin Törngren, KTH, Sweden (chair)

Martin Edin Grimheden, KTH, Sweden (co-chair)

International Program Committee

Saddek Bensalem, Univ. of Grenoble, France

David Broman, UC Berkeley, USA, and KTH, Sweden

Alex Dean, North Carolina State University, USA

Jonas Gustavsson, LTU, Sweden

Jeff Jackson, University of Alabama, USA

Jeff Jensen, National Instruments, USA

Tei-Wei Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taipeh, Taiwan

Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy

Peter Marwedel, TU Dortmund, Germany

Jogesh Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Erwin Schoitsch, Austrian Inst. of Technology, Austria

Walid Taha, Halmstad University, Sweden and Rice University, USA

Shiao-Li Tsao, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Falk Salewski, FH Münster, Germany

Bernhard Schätz, TUM, Germany

María Victoria Cengarle, fortiss, Germany

Sang Hyuk Son, DGIST, Korea

Important dates

Paper submission: Closed

Notification of results: Done

Workshop: Terminated



09:00 WESE workshop start and introduction

09:05 Keynote 1 - Sanjit Seshia (UC Berkeley, USA): Formal Methods for Lab-Based MOOCs: Cyber-Physical Systems and Beyond

09:55 Coffee break

10:15 Mariagiovanna Sami, Miroslaw Malek, Umberto Bondi and Francesco Regazzoni (U Lugano, Switzerland): Embedded Systems Education: Job Market Expectations

10:40 Martin Edin Grimheden and Martin Törngren (KTH, Sweden): Towards a curriculum for Cyber-Physical Systems

11:05 Walid Taha, Robert Cartwright, Roland Philippsen and Yingfu Zeng (CMU, USA): Developing A First Course on Cyber-Physical Systems

11:30  Fadi Kurdahi, Mohammad Al Faruque, Daniel Gajski and Ahmed Eltawil (UC Irvine, USA): A Masters Degree in Embedded & Cyber-physical Systems

11:55 Lunch

12:55 Keynote 2 - Peter Marwedel, Jian-Jia Chen (TU Dortmund, Germany): Flipped Classrooms: an Appropriate Approach for Teaching On-Campus Students in the Internet Age - Recent Experiences with  a Cyber-Physical Systems Course

13:45 Sagar Behere and Martin Törngren (KTH, Sweden): Educating Embedded Systems Hackers: A practitioner's perspective

14:10 Nikita Bhardwaj, Maximilian Senftleben and Klaus Schneider (U Kaiserslautern, Germany): Abacus - A Processor Family for Education

14:35  Kavi Arya, Blossom Coelho and Shraddha Pandya (IIT Bombay, India): A Model Based Design Approach To System Building Using The e-Yantra Educational Robot

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30 Per Lindgren and Marcus Lindner (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden): RTFM-core: Course in Compiler Construction

15:55 Panel debate and discussion

16:55 Workshop wrap-up

17:00 Workshop concluded


ZIP-file containing all slides: www.emsig.net/conf/2014/wese/WESE_presentations.zip

Web sites

WESE call for papers (in PDF): www.emsig.net/conf/2014/wese/wese.pdf

Registration website: www.esweek.org

Paper submission: www.wese2014.org