IEEE Distinguished Visitors Program and IEEE Latvia Section in cooperation with Riga Technical University
invites to the lecture
"Embedded Systems as Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems"
by senior researcher Bernadetta Kwintiana Ane
Institute of Computer-Aided Product Development Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Robots, intelligent buildings, implantable medical devices, cars that drive themselves or planes that automatically fly in a controlled airspace are examples of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Today, CPS can be found in such diverse industries as aerospace, automotive, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, infrastructure, consumer electronics, and communications. Everyday life is becoming increasingly dependent on these systems, in some cases with dramatic improvements. CPS can be described as smart systems that encompass computational (i.e., hardware and software) and physical components, seamlessly integrated and closely interacting to sense the changing state of the real world. These systems involve a high degree of complexity at numerous spatial and temporal scales and highly networked communications integrating computational and physical components. In fact, CPS is about the intersection, not the union, of the physical and the cyber. In CPS, embedded computers and networks monitor and control the physical processes, usually with feedback loops where physical processes affect computations and vice versa. The design of such systems requires understanding the joint dynamics of computers, software, networks, and physical processes. Therefore, it is not sufficient to separately understand the physical components and the computational components. We must instead understand their interaction.
Date: June 7, 2016, 13:00-15:00
Location: Kalku iela 1 - 201, Riga, Latvia