Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg


Junior Professorship Embedded Smart Systems

The number of intelligent systems that permeate our environment is increasing steadily. They gather measurements, process or present information or act as actuators.
One reason for this increase is the rapidly rising performance of micro-controllers and the availability of more and more miniaturized sensors. As a result, new applications and concepts arise, like autonomously driving vehicles or "industry 4.0". These fields of applications require different and very distinct capabilities. These range from specific techniques for environmental detection, self-sufficient power supplies, a certain computing performance, up to real-time capable communication behaviour.
Using appropriate combinations of these and other properties, it is possible to develop embedded systems that cover an immense range of applications - from simple door openers to complex factory automation.

Intelligent Applications are, in addition to that, in need of some kinds of "smartness". On the one hand the application should be able to complete its task, especially when the knowledge about the environment is subject to changes. This poses questions about fault tolerance, which means either degradation or loss of sensors that were used up until now, or the integration of newly available information about the environment.
On the other hand, "smartness" refers to the interfaces of the embedded systems. In order to realize smart applications, the interfaces have to be constructed in a way that all data, that's necessary for processing, is available at runtime. The smart interface of an intelligent system offers, in addition to the measurement, validity information and sensor characteristics that have influence on the further processing.

The research of the ESS group aims for a combination of these kinds of "smartness" in order to realize cooperative scenarios between embedded, distributed systems.


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