CISTER strategy is to tackle research efforts within proper societal and economic contexts. The general expectation is that real-time and embedded systems will enable response to the three wake-up calls that society has had in recent times: pollution peaks, economic crisis, and societal ageing. These developments indicate a need for better use of natural, industrial and human resources, respectively. Real-time and embedded systems are expected to enable better use of resources, with reduced waste and pollution, by providing more (and better) information and more sensitive (and finely tuned) monitoring and controlling in all domains.
From an application perspective, these systems occur at the local level with specific improvements in sectors such as homes, offices, vehicles, factories, traffic management and healthcare, to a ‘scaled-up’ global level such as smart-cities, smart-regions and even smart societies. It is thus important to leverage the technological and scientific results of the centre with application-oriented efforts on specific societal concerns. Our research activities address the following application areas:
- isolation and performance issues in emerging platforms for automotive and avionics sectors;
- large scale dense monitoring and control of smart cities;
- sensor systems for healthcare and ambient assisted living;
- real-time system behaviour in factory automation;
- smart ubiquitous embedded platforms.