ICES MBD Workshop - Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems
Model Based Design for Analysis and Synthesis! Professor Edward Lee (Berkeley) was the keynote at this event, which explored the difference in perspectives between industry and academia. (KTH, Monday 6 February 2012)
40 delegates (spread evenly between industry and academia) took part in this ICES Workshop. Keynote speaker Professor Edward Lee from Berkeley (University of California) is world renowned not only for pioneering the concept of Models of Computation, but also as founder and leader of the Ptolemy projectHe demonstrated that the modeling of time must be part of the semantic of programming languages for cyber physical systems because time is a matter of correctness for these systems rather than performance.
Speakers from industry and academia offered their perspectives on the topic. You can read the presentations from both groups via the links below.
KTH's Ingo Sander (ICT School) and Lei Feng (ITM School) presented modeling approaches from their research groups. Both emphasized the importance of the proper semantic of the modeling language.
In contrast, industry speakers from Ericsson (Diarmuid Corcoran), Mathworks (Fredrik Håbring) and ABB (Tiberiu Seceleanu) focused on best practice and proper ways to use languages and tools in the design process.
During the Discussion Session, the difference in the views of industry and academia became even more apparent. Industry has no strong opinion on the semantics of the languages used, but is keen to find ways to solve their practical engineering problems with the languages, tools and methods available. In contrast, university people proclaim that by choosing the proper modeling semantics, many of the engineering problems become inherently less complex and can be solved more efficiently.
Although the fundamental problems in modeling and designing cyber physical systems could not be solved on the spot, the workshop turned out to be a fruitful meeting place for exchanging problem statements, ideas, views and experience.