Wolfgang Hillen Summer School 2020

Modeling and Design of Next Generation Self-X MPSoC Platforms

27. – 31. July 2020  – postponed into Winter 2020/21 or Summer 2021 (new Date tba)
UC Irvine, California

With the recent successful developments in artificial intelligence, several research activities are being carried out to bring self-X properties (as self-adaptivity, self-awareness, self-organization, self-healing, etc.) to embedded systems, leading the path toward smart embedded systems. One key step is to abstract the complexity of enabling self-X properties into a model allowing the control and steering of a system’s dynamics at runtime, to enable these self-X features.

Research groups of the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Technische Universität Braunschweig have proposed a model called the ‘Information Processing Factory’ (IPF) that aims to show how these self-X properties can be achieved across multiple abstraction levels of a Multi-Processor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) platform and for a mixed critical application scenario. Based on a platform-centric design approach, IPF combines self-organized learning and formal reactive methods to guarantee the applicability of such self-X systems in safety-critical and high-availability applications.

The Wolfgang Hillen Summer School by UCI and TUM wants to share the finding of IPF in an interactive and practical manner with three goals in mind:

  • Since IPF includes novel concepts with specific models for concrete problems, they will be formally described so that participants clearly understand the research questions and how they are tackled. This is given in the form of a lecture series.
  • Capitalizing on the multi-disciplinary background of the different research groups (electrical engineering, computer science, and mathematics), the Summer School offers different points of view on how approaches from different research areas are used in IPF and how their synergy contributes to the project’s success. This is given in the form of seminar talks.
  • With the obtained results in IPF, the summer school gives the opportunity to participants to get hands-on experience with different techniques that enable self-X features on embedded systems. This is given in the form of laboratories and workshops.

The Wolfgang Hillen Summer School takes place at UCI with experts from local technology companies to present the State of the Art of self-X systems in industry and researchers from University of California, Irvine, Technical University of Munich and Technische Universität Braunschweig conveying the IPF concept and obtained results in form of seminars and workshops.

Call for Contribution

We are inviting master and PhD students from various degree programs to submit their application.

Submission DeadlineApril 17, 2020  still open – extended as new date tba

Despite the current uncertainties and governmental travel restrictions in connection to COVID-19 we encourage all interested students to apply for this summer school by the indicated application deadline. We will do our best to stick to the above described plans and schedule.

Update 21.04.2020: Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19, we have to postpone the summer school. A new date including a new application deadline will be announced soon.

All details about the Wolfgang Hillen Summer School application can be found at: https://www.ei.tum.de/lis/studentische-arbeiten/wolfgang-hillen-summer-school-2020/