The Consortium we put together is unique in
its conception and composition. It is the first time that in
the European scene, a balanced collaboration between U.S.
and European institutions for research on hybrid and
embedded system design has been proposed.
The participants are seven: two from
the US and five from Europe.
University of Patras (UPatras), boasts one of the largest
control groups in Europe, with extensive experience in
hybrid systems, discrete event systems and Petri Nets.
University of Cambridge (UCAM) is one of the
oldest and most famous Universities in Europe. The interest
of the control group in stochastic control of hybrid systems
adds a new dimension to the work on the design of embedded
University of L’Aquila (AQUI) and more
specifically the Center of Excellence DEWS with its
associates collects some of the best talents in hybrid
system control, embedded system design and its application
to the automotive domain.
INRIA is a French government research
laboratory, for research in computer science and applied
mathematics. The INRIA team that participates in COLUMBUS
(located at the Irisa laboratory in Rennes) focuses on
models, algorithms, and methods, for the deployment of
distributed reactive systems, methods for multi-level system
design. The team supports the Signal synchronous
language and has a long standing cooperation with TNI (now
TNI-Valiosys), and SME developing and marketing Sildex,
a tool for embedded system modeling and design based on
the Signal language.
University of California at Berkeley (UCB)
is a worldwide leader in the area of hybrid systems and
embedded system design. The team put in place for this
proposal is unparalleled in strengths and depth. Its
expertise in hybrid systems, embedded systems,
platform-based design and embedded software is unique.
ISIS team from Vanderbilt University (VU)
and in particular its leader, have been at the forefront of
research on embedded software. Janos Stzipanovits has also
led the DARPA effort on embedded computing giving him a
unique vista on the US research landscape.
final project participant, the Project for Advanced
Reasearch of Architecture and Design of Electronic Systems
(PARADES), is a subcontractor to the University of Camrbidge.
PARADES is a collaborative effort between Cadence Design
Systems, Magneti-Marelli, SGS-THOMSON and the Italian
research foundation, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche