2015 Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education (WESE)

October 8, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Organized as a part of Embedded Systems Week

Description: 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. Embedded and cyber-physical systems design requires multidisciplinary skills from areas such as control and signal processing theory, electronics, computer engineering and science, 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 technological evolution manifested by CPS thus requires a corresponding evolution of engineering education, addressing questions such as “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?

Special attention this year will be given to industrial and societal needs. The format of the workshop apart from keynotes, include regular and work-in progress paper presentations, and ample space for discussions to promote active exchange of ideas.

WESE 2015 is the 11th workshop in this series. The first workshop was held in 2005 in Jersey City. In 2012, the term ”Cyber-Physical“ was added to the workshop name, but the acronym was not modified. The inclusion of Cyber-Physical systems in the scope has broadened the scope and promises to attract a broader community both in terms of paper contributors and attendants. Since 2009, proceedings are included in the ACM digital library.

Topics and Focus

Particular topics of interest include:

·         Industrial needs regarding embedded and cyber-physical systems education

·         Experiences and trade-offs in curricula design and implementation

·         Experiences of educational forms, e.g. MOOCs and remote labs

·         Position papers regarding the curricula of tomorrow.

·         Hands-on experiences, labs, “industry as lab”

·         Educational aspects of

o   Embedded systems, Cyber-physical systems, Internet of things

o   Embedded Control, Interfaces to the physical world

o   Real-time computing and Distributed systems issues

o   Architecture, design and hardware/software co-design

o   Embedded system networks

o   Applications of embedded and cyber-physical systems



Full Program (pdf)

Paper submission:

All contributions should be formatted using the template at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates.

For details about paper submission see www.wese2015.org.

High visibility will be ensured due to the publication of selected articles in the ACM Digital Library

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: closed

Notification of results: done

Final paper version: September 21, 2015

Workshop: October 8th, 2015


The workshop is organized in collaboration with EIT ICT Labs (CPS action line), EMSIG (www.emsig.net), ACM SIGBED (http://sigbed.blogspot.se/), CPSE-Labs (http://www.cpse-labs.eu/) and the ARTEMIS-IA Education & Training WG (https://www.artemis-ia.eu ).

International Program Committee

Martin Törngren, KTH, Sweden

Martin Grimheden, KTH, Sweden

Jeff Jackson, University of Alabama, USA

Hugo Andrade, National Instruments, USA

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

Jonas Gustavsson, LTU, Sweden

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

Alex Dean, North Carolina State University, USA

Erwin Schoitsch, Austrian Inst. of Technology, Austria

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

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

Saddek Bensalem, Univ. of Grenoble, France

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

Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy

Peter Marwedel, TU Dortmund, Germany

Bernhard Schätz, TU Munich and Fortiss, Germany

Daniela Cancila, CEA, France

Falk Salewski, Muenster University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Janette Cardoso, Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE), France

Sang Hyuk Son, Daegu Gyeongbuk Inst. Of Science and Technology (DGIST), Korea


Web sites

WESE call for papers (in PDF): www.emsig.net/conf/2015/wese/call.pdf

Registration website: www.esweek.org

Paper submission: www.wese2015.org.