Previous ARC Workshops


Keynote Speakers

Keynote 1:

Date: April 15 Time: 16 p.m. Room: HID
Title: Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Swarm Systems, Bio-Cyber Systems: a Progression towards the Future?
Prof. Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli confirmed as keynote speaker

We are proud to announce our first keynote speaker: Prof. Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, University of California at Berkeley - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.

About the talk:
In cyber-physical systems (CPS) computing, networking and control (typically regarded as the "cyber" part of the system) are tightly intertwined with mechanical, electrical, thermal, chemical or biological processes (the "physical" part). The increasing sophistication and heterogeneity of these systems requires radical changes in the way sense-and-control platforms are designed to regulate them. In this presentation, I highlight some of the design challenges due to the complexity and heterogeneity of CPS. I argue that such challenges can be addressed by leveraging concepts that have been instrumental in fostering electronic design automation while dealing with complexity in VLSI system design. Based on these concepts, I introduce a design methodology whereby platform-based design is combined with assume-guarantee contracts to formalize the design process and enable realization of CPS architectures and control software in a hierarchical and compositional manner. I conclude my presentation with a view of where CPS are headed: Internet of Things, bio-cyberphysical systems and swarm systems.

Keynote 2:

Date: April 16 Time: 9 a.m. Room: ID 04/445
Title: Will the future success of Reconfigurable Computing require a paradigm shift in our research communities thinking?
David Andrews talks about the future of Reconfigurable Computing

David Andrews, Ph.D., University of Arkansas - Mullins Endowed Chair of Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department, and Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL) has been confirmed as keynote speaker.
Professor Andrews received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Syracuse University. He worked as a research engineer at General Electric’s Electronic Laboratory and Advanced Technology Laboratories in Syracuse New York and has held faculty positions at the University of Arkansas and University of Kansas. His research interests are in real time and embedded systems, parallel and distributed architectures, operating systems, and Hw/Sw co-design.

Keynote 3:

Date: April 17 Time: 9 a.m. Room: ID 04/445
Title: The Bertha Benz Project - an Overview of Automated Driving
Dr. Thao Dang talks about autonomous driving cars

Dr. Thao Dang, Daimler, Germany, has been confirmed as keynote speaker, giving a talk on the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems.

About the talk:
This talk will outline automated driving and its technological challenges. The technical requirements for highly automated driving will be demonstrated based on the example of the Mercedes Benz S-Class S 500 Intelligent Drive. This vehicle was able to complete the historic Bertha Benz Memorial Route in real traffic and without intervention of a human driver. Various aspects of vision and radar-based perception, digital road maps and video-based self-localization, as well as motion planning in complex urban scenarios will be discussed and experimental results will be presented. The talk will also address future tasks and open questions in autonomous driving.

Thao Dang studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He received the Dr.-Ing. degree (PhD) with distinction from the University of Karlsruhe in 2007 on the self-calibration of stereo cameras and participated in the DARPA Grand Challenge 2005. Since 2007, he has been a research engineer at Daimler AG, Germany, and worked on situation analysis for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). He developed active safety systems and was the technical project leader of the Bertha Benz Project.