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WESE - history

The increasing capabilities of computing systems - including their connectivity - paves the way for novel applications and systems that do not respect traditional academic disciplines. What used to be easy to define, e.g. embedded systems as dedicated and small computer control and measurement systems, now encompasses a spectrum from low (bare bone), over multicore, to high end middleware, web and cloud connected systems. Future computer and software intensive systems will increasingly contain environment models, be situation aware, perform decision making, gradually contributing to increasing levels of autonomy. This technology evolution, captured by terms like CPS, IoT and the Swarm, makes education challenging, to say the least.

Because the design of embedded and cyber-physical systems requires multidisciplinary skills (control and signal processing theory, electronics, computer science, networking, physical systems modeling, etc), as well as application domain knowledge, there is great demand for engineers with this skill set – which in turn has motivated a growing interest in how to best educate specialists in this domain. The depth and breadth of today’s curricula – and the methods used to teach them - greatly affect the impact future CPS engineers will have on society as a whole.

WESE gathers leading educational developers and industrial representatives to discuss challenges and ways forward, to ensure that future CPS engineers are equipped with the competencies they need.

WESE is an established part of Embedded Systems Week (  ), and appeals to a broad community, both in terms of workshop delegates and contributors of peer-reviewed scientific papers. The proceedings are included in the ACM digital library.  

Annual Workshops

The workshop will likely be organized as a flipped workshop - in analogy with the flipped classroom model. Papers will be made available before the workshop and participants will be asked to read (a subset of them) and to prepare questions. Apart from the keynotes, all papers will be given "5 minute-only" pitches to present key take aways and questions, making much more time available for discussions.

Here you can read more about WESE 2018  (Turin ,Italy), WESE 2017   (Seoul, South Korea). WESE 2016  (Pittsburgh, USA), WESE 2015  (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and WESE 2014  (Berkeley, USA).