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CESAR is a new ARTEMIS project starting in March 2009.

The CESAR project deals with Cost efficient methods and processes for safety relevant embedded systems (CESAR). The CESAR project is multidisciplinary and multi-domain, encompassing the Automotive, Aerospace, Rail and Automation sectors. Current development practices are challenged by model and tool integration problems, lack of systematic design methodologies, and the need to obey safety standards such as ISO 26262, Do178B/C, and Cenelec EN 50128.

The high-level goals of CESAR are to achieve a significant reduction of development time for the development of such systems, and a significant reduction of the cost of integration, configuration, deployment, and maintenance of appropriate tool-chains for all major actors in the supply chain involved in the project.

More specifically, the technical goals are as follows:
- Creating a cross-sectorial standard reference technology platform: meta-models, methods and tools
- Supporting holistic multi-criteria end-to-end design flows from system conception to realization based on a standardized formal requirements capturing language
- Allowing to guide, optimise and assess systems architecture choices against business and operations criteria (cost, safety, reliability, performance, mass, …)
- Providing complete encapsulation and full design re-use through multi-criteria rich component models
- Providing a suite of multi-criteria design, analysis and validation methods supporting relevant analysis (consistency, safety, V&V)

The project is large and includes more than 50 partners, and is therefore structured into several subprojects, each further structured into work packages. The project time duration is from March 2009 to February 2011.

KTH is involved in the subproject which focuses on providing a suite of analysis methods for system architecture development and detailed design, techniques, methods and tools to guide, optimize and assess systems/multi-systems architecture choices against industrial and operational criteria, and finally providing techniques, methods and tools to design, validate, verify, certify/qualify products.


The ARTEMIS joint undertaking (JU) is a new European Private Public Partnership that was launched in Feb. 2008 by the European council. It is an industry-led initiative with the charter to implement a coherent and integrated European R&D program for embedded systems. This is done by
setting up specific funding (Artemis calls) based on the Artemis strategic research agenda, and by striving to promote public-private actions to create open innovation ecosystems for embedded systems, involving large firms, SME’s, research institutes and universities.

Artemis emphasizes critical mass and providing new innovative forms of cooperation. Another such JU is that of Eniac – focusing on nano electronics. Artemis is instituted as a Dutch organization.

Reducing the costs of systems design and time to market are identified as priorities for industrial R&D. R&D in the following three technological areas is considered to be necessary to reach these objectives:
- Reference designs and architectures
- Seamless connectivity and middleware
- Design methods and tools

The ARTEMIS work program builds on these and defines sub-programmes in several key application areas.The ARTEMISIA association, now with more than 150 members, is the way for industries, institutions and universities to influence and participate in ARTEMIS. Artemisia provides a meeting place for
interested stakeholders, in order to define research projects.

The first call of ARTEMIS was launched during 2008 and resulted in about 10 projects beeing accepted. KTH is a partner of two of these new projects, namely CESAR and SysModel.

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