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Call for Participation I3SC 2015

The International Summer School on Smart Cars 2015 will be held at Seggau Castle, Graz, Austria, Sept 6 – 12, 2015.

Smart and self-driving cars will change our daily lives significantly and are expected to have a transformational impact on society by offering more convenience in traveling, accident prevention, improved road logistics, and completely self-organizing traffic with a vast number of fully autonomous and seamlessly interacting cars.

Realizing these visions requires substantial research on automotive embedded computing and networking in order to manage the significantly increased complexity of real-time information processing, to deal with the dynamics of highly mobile networks among vehicles and the surrounding infrastructure, and to provide the dependability and trustworthiness required for safe traffic and efficient transportation.

Topics covered by the Summer School are:

*    Autonomous driving and platooning
*    Smart infrastructure and smart environments
*    Vehicular networks and car2X communication
*    Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
*    Automotive hardware/software codesign
*    Automotive safety and security
*    HIL testing and simulation
*    E-Mobility
*    Experience from real-world scenarios

GOALS

The goal of this summer school is to survey fundamental and applied aspects of embedded automotive computing and networking for Smart Cars, as well as to identify novel opportunities and research directions in related areas through a series of lectures held by international experts. Participants will experience various relevant technologies during hands-on courses and will be given a chance to present their own work during seminar modules. The school will provide a great opportunity to network with other people working in the field, to meet distinguished scholars, and to establish contacts for potential future research collaborations.

PARTICIPATION

The target audience are postgraduate students, PhD students, master students, and young researchers from universities and industry all over the world who either want to enter or who already have experience in this exciting research area.

Prospective participants need to upload a description of their interests and background as described on the school website. Participants will be selected based on their work area and background, geographic  distribution, and date of application.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 18, 2015 – application deadline [extended]
May 28, 2015 – Notification of admittance [extended]
September 6-12, 2015 – Summer School


In case you are not interested in receiving more information on this topic, please write to smartcars [at] iti.tugraz.at

Research Position

CISTER Research Unit, associated with the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal, invites applications for an “Invited Scientist” position to conduct research in the areas of Real-Time Computing and Embedded Systems. This position is initially aimed for 3 years, but a subsequent extension of the term is negotiable. Successful candidates are expected to devise and lead a research program in the aforementioned areas. Responsibilities include graduate student supervision, research proposal preparation for national and international grants, research collaboration both within and outside the unit, and graduate-level teaching of CISTER’s PhD students alongside students of other research groups in the context of doctoral programs at the University of Porto.

Contact Person: Stefan M. Petters
Salary: 31800 Euros / Year (after taxes)
Duration: 3 years (negotiable)

More info on this position available here

Time for Real-Time?

Professor John A. Stankovic from CS department at University of Virginia opened the technical track of the EWSN conference with an inspiring keynote on a real-time perspective for WSN design, this afternoon here in Cork, Ireland.

Despite many WSN applications deployed to date, we have rarely seen a rigorous statement of the real-time requirements and then a careful demonstration of how the system meets the real-time requirements. As this research field matures we can expect a more scientific approach to real-time constrains in relevant applications.

The talk addressed the main question “is it time for real-time technology in sensor nets?” This includes related issues such as “can we apply real-time technology to WSN given the noisy and error prone RF environments in which these systems exist?”

Slides for the presentation are available here.