18 Aug 2016

ICES Newsletter No.37: August 2016

The increasing complexity of software systems in the era of Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things makes verification a challenge as well as making sure that we have handled all the requirements. Therefore ICES will focus this year’s conference on Requirements and Verification. Some of the topics are, handling of complexity, choice of methods, testing of IoT-systems and cooperation between industry and academia. Because of the high attention topic and very distinguished speakers we have reserved an auditorium with room for more than 200 participants. The keynote speaker Prof. Manfred Broy is a world leading computer scientist and a key figure in European efforts towards industrial digitalization. One of the main themes of Manfred Broy is the role of software in a networked world. As a member of acatech under his leadership the study agenda Cyber-Physical Systems was created for the Federal Ministry of Research to comprehensively investigate the next stage of global networking through the combination of cyberspace and embedded systems in all their implications and potential. Since January 2016 Professor Broy is the founding president of the Bavarian Centre for Digitization.
Another invited international speaker is Prof. Ina Schieferdecker, Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin and Professor for Model-Driven Engineering and Quality Assurance of Software-Based Systems at Freie Universität Berlin. She is President of the Association for Software Quality and Education (ASQF) and member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), IEEE, ACM, GI, and of the German Testing Board (GTB).

Short reporting from Jonas Mårtensson responsible for the KTH GCDC team: The KTH GCDC team has been in Helmond to participate in the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge, www.gcdc.net. The hard work payed off and we were awarded the honorable third prize. Thanks to everyone that contributed and in particular to the hard-working core team that went to Helmond. We will give a more detailed presentation of the project and the results at the ITRL summer summit. This is an ITRL-funded project with co-funding from Trafikverket, SAFER, ICES and the KTH departments of Mechatronics and Automatic Control. Scania has supported the project with vehicle, drivers and testing.

New Co-director
ICES has a new co-director starting August 17th. His name is Stefan Norrwing and he has a background from Engineering Sciences in Uppsala and has worked at Ericsson for a large part of his professional career. Stefan will work half-time at ICES.
We thank Anders Eklund, ICES previous Co-Director, for his hard and successful work during the past years!
To the right: ICES director professor Martin Törngren and new co-director Stefan Norrwing on top of KTH.

FORTHCOMING ICES EVENTS! (see the ICES Events Calendar)
Aug 29, 2016 COSIS Information meeting Information regarding the application for a Vinnova competence center. ICES participates in the preparation of the second and final round application. A vital part is the network with academia and industry.
Aug 31, 2106: IEEE/ICES Workshop on EMC Requirements for Complex Systems
Sep 13, 2016: Start of a graduate course in Systems Thinking and its Application in Embedded Systems. The cost for ICES industry members is 14.900 SEK; free for KTH graduate students. Last day to register is September 1st
Oct 6th, 2016: KTH researchers including Martin Törngren and David Broman organize the 12th workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physicals Systems education, at ESWeek: contributions are welcome: www.emsig.net/conf/2016/wese/
Oct 20th, 2016: ICES conference with the theme "Requirements and Verification” and speakers from both industry and academia. Keynote speaker is prof. Manfred Broy from TU München.

CONTACT US: We welcome your ideas and questions! Please e-mail: ices-admin@md.kth.se in the first instance.