Call for Papers:

Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education

(WESE 2016)

at ESWeek 2016

Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Oct. 6th, 2016

Description: Embedded and cyber-physical systems design require multidisciplinary skills from many areas such as control, signal processing, electronics, computer engineering and science, networking, physical systems modeling, etc., as well as application domain knowledge. The increasing integration, scale and penetration of embedded and cyber-physical systems into virtually all facets of our lives, has a number of important implications for education and training. The range of multidisciplinary topics are steadily increasing, now encompassing embedded systems integrated with the internet, safety and security concerns, life-cycle integration, and so on. Moreover, beyond multidisciplinary design capabilities, other, capabilities are needed to bridge the gap between market, business, and technology. This shift makes quality education including life-long learning even more important, and motivates extra efforts for revising programs and courses, exchange of best practices and for industry academia collaboration.

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. WESE addresses questions such as “What skills and capabilities are required by the engineers of tomorrow”, “How should the corresponding educational programs be formed”, and “How can effective pedagogic methods be introduced in this domain”?

Workshop organization: WESE traditionally places emphasis on the sharing of experiences and active community dialogue. This year we take a further step in this direction by adopting a “flipped classroom” setting by introducing and stimulating preparatory actions by presenters and participants. Both the proceedings and feedback on accepted papers will be made available online prior to the workshop. Presenters will be asked to provide feedback for a few papers and participants will further be encouraged to read provided papers beforehand. As a consequence, while invited talks and papers will be provided as usual, regular presentations will be shorter – focusing on key takeaways, thus providing more time for discussions at the workshop. The ambition is to capture the content of the discussions in some form of white paper and to pave the way for the creation of a WESE community for exchange of ideas extending the momentum of WESE.

Call for papers: Regular and Work-in progress papers are invited for WESE 2016.

Particular topics of interest include:

·         Industrial needs regarding embedded and cyber-physical systems education

·         Experiences and trade-offs in course and 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

Important dates:

·         Paper submission deadline: Noon (CET), August 8 th, 2016

·         Notification of results: August 22nd, 2016; Final paper version: September 5th, 2016

·         Distribution of online Proceedings: September 15th, 2016

·         Questions and comments to peer presenters uploaded: September 30th, 2016

·         Workshop: October 6th, 2016

Paper submission:

-       Work in progress papers should not exceed 4 double column, single space pages.

-       Regular papers should not exceed 8 double column, single space pages.

EasyChair will be used for submissions (see

All contributions should be formatted using the template at

High visibility will be ensured by publishing the workshop proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.



WESE collaboration and history: WESE 2016 represents the 12th WESE workshop. WESE is organized in collaboration with EIT Digital (CPS action line), EMSIG (, ACM SIGBED (, CPSE-Labs ( and the ARTEMIS-IA (

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.

Organizers and collaboration

Martin Törngren (chair), KTH, Sweden

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

Falk Salewski (co-chair, dissemination), Muenster University of Applied Sciences, Germany

TPC 2016:

Joris van den Aker, TNO, Netherlands

Hugo Andrade, National Instruments, USA

Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy

Sagar Behere, KTH, Sweden and Zoox Inc., USA

Saddek Bensalem, Univ. of Grenoble, France

David Broman, KTH Sweden and UC Berkeley, USA

Daniela Cancila, CEA, France

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

Alex Dean, North Carolina State University, USA

Juan Garbajosa, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Edward Griffor, NIST, USA

Jeff Jackson, University of Alabama, USA

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

Peter Marwedel, TU Dortmund, Germany

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

André Platzer, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA

Ahsan Qamar, Ford Motor Company, USA

Bernhard Schätz, TU Munich and Fortiss, Germany

Erwin Schoitsch, Austrian Inst. of Technology, Austria

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

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

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

Jon Wade, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA