Call for Contributions

ERCIM/ARTEMIS/EUROMICRO Workshop-Session on Teaching, Education and Training for Dependable Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems at SEAA/DSD 2013

Santander, Spain, 4-6 Sept. 2013

Teaching, Education and Training for
Dependable Embedded Systems, Robotics, Systems-of-Systems software and hardware development.

Co-hosted by the EUROMICRO SEAA AND DSD 2013 conferences and the ARTEMIS Education and Training WG (and ARTEMIS projects R3-COP, MBAT, SafeCer, CRYSTAL and Arrowhead)

Erwin Schoitsch, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Amund Skavhaug, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

Embedded systems are everywhere – may they be visible or integrated into every day devices. Comfort, health, services, safety and security of people depend increasingly on them. In combination and close interaction with the (somehow unpredictable) real-world environment and humans, they become so-called “Cyber-physical Systems”, acting independently, co-operative or as “systems-of-systems” (including legacy systems). The impact on society as a whole is tremendous - thus dependability (safety, reliability, availability, security, maintainability etc.) in a holistic manner becomes an important issue, including resilience, robustness, sustainability and so forth, despite emergent behaviours and interdependencies.

Demanding challenges have to be met by research, engineering and education. Smart (embedded) systems are regarded as the most important business driver for European industry. They are a targeted research area for European Research Programmes in Framework 7, in the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking, European Technology Platforms (ARTEMIS, EPoSS) or the future JTI Electronics in Horizon 2020. Their application is not only in the traditional areas of aerospace, railways, automotive, or process industry and manufacturing, but also in robotics and services of all kind, home appliances (smart homes, ambient assisted living) and health care. ARTEMIS has founded an E&T Working Group to establish a Strategic Agenda for E&T, taking into account the needs of European industry, several ARTEMIS projects aim at providing E&T material (R3-COP, MBAT, SafeCer).

There is tremendous investment in research and innovation – but is this complemented comparably in education and training as well? Obviously there are gaps. Therefore, this year the focus for our SEAA workshop is How do we educate and train our current and future engineers and researchers?

This is a workshop, and to be distinct from the SEAA/DSD conference mainstream, it allows reports on on-going work aiming at hopefully fruitful discussions and exchange of ideas, to present best practices and experience reports, and analysis of the challenges with recommendations for a sustainable future.

You want to present your ideas and results? What do you have to provide?

The workshop will be organized as a “Special Session” of SEAA, i.e. papers will be published in the general Euromicro SEAA Proceedings, published by Computer Publishing Services (CPS) of IEEE Computer society.

Papers (max. 8 pages, ) will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Deadlines are:

  1. May 31, 2013: Full papers, via, the SEAA submission system, or by email to chairpersons.
  2. June 13, 2013: Notification of authors
  3. July 1, 2013:    Final camera-ready papers

The International Programme Committee is composed of selected EUROMICRO / ERCIM members, led by the workshop organizers.

Track Organizers


Erwin Schoitsch

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Donau-City-Strasse 1, TechGate A-1220 Vienna, Austria


Amund Skavhaug

The Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology
Department of Engineering Cybernetics
Trondheim, Norway