Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems
(WESE), associated with the
embedded software conference.
This special issue of SIGBED Review presents accepted papers from the First Workshop on Embedded System Education (WESE), held with EMSOFT 2005 in September 2005.
We are pleased to present this first workshop on embedded system education associated with the 2005 EMSOFT embedded software conference. This is one of the first workshops specifically devoted to systems and software and we believe this is an important field that deserves to be addressed. First it is a very strategic domain from an economic point of view. Some statistics show that a huge proportion of microprocessor production (98% according to some sources) is used in embedded system applications. Second the field is fragmented into many application domains, e.g. aerospace, automotive, railways, telecommunications, consumer electronics, which all have their own design methods and philosophy. Therefore, it is urgent that educators meet together and discuss what and how to teach in order to get both usefully trained students and researchers able to bridge the methodological gaps that exist between this large variety of application fields.
It is in this spirit that we organized the workshop. Two invited speakers from the University of California, Berkeley and the Royal Technology Institute of Stockholm will present some of their most advanced experiences in embedded system and software education. Multiple sessions focusing on embedded systems curricula and content; teaching experiences; and labs and platforms used in embedded systems education will be conducted during the workshop. We can reasonably expect the sessions to give matter to lively, animated and enriching discussions. We also anticipate that the panel discussion that will conclude the workshop will allow us to delve deeper into the subject and raise useful conclusions.
We feel this first workshop is a great success. However, there exist many venues for improving cooperation among interested parties and facilitating greater multidisciplinary interactions. There are many things that remain to be done on the subject and there is room for significant improvements that will be the task of future editions of the workshop and our successors in their organization.
Special Issue Editor
Welcome to the SIGBED Review. The peer-reviewed quarterly publication provides a dissemination forum for research on embedded computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, embedded software, embedded system architecture, model-based design, distributed real-time middleware, real-time architectures, feedback control, low-power computing, sensor networks, security, and embedded applications. Submissions on these and other topics should be sent by e-mail to Tarek Abdelzaher, .
Last update: 10-11-2005
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