The central objective for the ArtistDesign European Network of Excellence on Embedded Systems Design is to build on existing structures and links forged in the FP6 Artist2 NoE, to become a virtual Center of Excellence in Embedded Systems Design. This is mainly achieved through tight integration between the central players of the European research community. These teams have already established a long-term vision for embedded systems in Europe, which advances the emergence of Embedded Systems as a mature discipline.
The research effort aims to integrate topics, teams, and competencies, through an ambitious and coherent research programme of research activities which are grouped into 4 Thematic Clusters: “Modelling and Validation”, “Software Synthesis, Code Generation, and Timing Analysis”, “Operating Systems and Networks”, “Platforms and MPSoC”. “Transversal Integration” covering both industrial applications and design issues aims for integration between clusters.
The NoE has a very dynamic International Collaboration programme, interacting at top levels with the best research centers and industrial partners in the USA: (NSF, NASA, SRI, Boeing, Honeywell, Windriver, Carnegie Mellon, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, UPenn, UNC Chapel Hill, UIUC, etc) and in Asia (Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Seoul National University, East China Normal University, etc).
ArtistDesign also has a very strong tradition of Summer Schools, Graduate Courses, and major workshops.
ArtistDesign builds on existing international visibility and recognition, to play a leading role in structuring the area.
The Scientific Coordinator for the ArtistDesign European Network of Excellence is Joseph Sifakis (VERIMAG Laboratory).