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Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems
In 2005, a first Workshop on Embedded Systems Education (WESE) took place during ESWeek in Jersey City, US. The workshop has been a fix point at ESWeek ever since. In 2012, the term ”cyber-physical” was added to the workshop name, but the acronym was not modified.
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, telecommunication and networking, physical systems modeling, etc., as well as application domain knowledge. The increasing penetration of embedded and cyber-physical systems into virtually all facets of our lives has many implications, including societal dependence on such systems and increasing complexity but also in terms of new opportunities. It is clear that this evolution makes quality education even more important, motivating extra efforts for revising programs and courses, exchange of best practices and for industry academia collaboration. Life-long learning will in addition be increasingly important, and in the context of education requires industry and academia to develop sustainable and synergetic collaborations.
The WESE workshop series has addressed questions such as “What skills and capabilities are required by the engineers of tomorrow”, “How should the corresponding educational programs be formed”, “How can effective pedagogic methods be introduced in this domain”? Emphasis has been placed on sharing of experiences and active community dialogue.
In 2014, we were offered to chair the WESE series. The contributors of WESE 2014 and WESE 2015 were invited to submit enhanced papers to be published in a special issue. A team of reviewers, who acted both as reviewers for the WESE 2014 and WESE 2015 workshops selected in total ten publications from the two workshops to be included in this special issue. The original workshop papers as well as the other presented papers at the workshops are included in the ACM Digital Library.
Martin Edin Grimheden and Martin Törngren
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