TNO-ESI symposium 2017

Managing complexity

in embedded systems engineering

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Venue: Auditorium Congress Centre, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (NL)
Time: 09h30-17h30
Costs: free of charge
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TNO-ESI symposium 2017


09h00 Registration

09h30-10h45 Opening and welcome: Wouter Leibbrandt and Frans Beenker, TNO-ESI

Keynote lecture: Prof. Dinesh Verma, Stevens Institute of Technology, Executive Director Systems Engineering Research Center

11h15-12h30 Parallel sessions and workshop

S1 The fuzzy front end of product development
The start of innovative products suffers from too little knowledge of many aspects, ranging from market and users to technical feasibility and finally to life-cycle needs. The uncertainty and ambiguity that dominates during this phase require a development approach supporting the team in learning fast. Agile with fast iterations, design thinking, human centered design, and conceptual modeling are examples of approaches facilitating fast learning.

S2 Open source software for product development
The adoption of open-source software is increasing tremendously. This raises important concerns about security, liability, and maintenance that must be addressed not only technically, but also from an organizational point-of-view. This session focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of open-source software in product development from the perspective of different companies in different application domains and discusses how their technology, business and organization is impacted by this trend.

S3 Security: impact on connected systems
Cyber physical systems are now routinely connected to the world at large. With that, security against cyber-attacks has become a crucial quality and base requirement of CPS. This calls for security-by-design at the system level. Among others, in the overall system architecture, one needs to understand the impact and trade-off with other system qualities, such as performance, functional safety and robustness. In this session we will discuss how to make system security an integral part of system engineering by considering real-life cases.

W1 Interactive workshop on domain specific languages (DSLs)
The participants discuss their expectations and experiences with domain specific languages. In particular we will position DSLs in the field of model-based engineering and look at some industrial DSLs.

12h30-13h30 Break and networking opportunities at the innovation market

13h30-14h15 Parallel sessions and workshop

S4 Interplay of data and knowledge in system analysis
Nowadays a fleet of operational systems collects and processes huge amounts of data. Unlike the “data only” approach of online services using big data, cyber physical systems typically need explicit domain models to be effective. This session explores the reinforcing effect of combining data, models, and simulation.

S5 The future of learning in high-tech industry
To deal with increasing complexity the engineering community adopts new and powerful approaches, methods, and tools such as virtual development environments, model driven engineering, and domain specific languages. However, the tool trap, with more focus on what and how instead of why, is just around the corner. What are the consequences of these developments for the future of competence development in high-tech industry. In this session we will invite speakers from outside high-tech industry, operating in highly complex environments. What is their vision on the future of competence development? What can high-tech industry learn from them?

S6 System architecting of complex systems
System architecting of complex systems typically engages multiple architects and domain experts to transform a business strategy into a fitting solution architecture. The effective shaping of system propositions needs a shared understanding across disciplines and stakeholders, and consistency in architectural reasoning and in focus over time. This track explores system architecting strategies and methods to structure and improve collaboration, communication, and guidance for (teams of) system architects and their stakeholders.

W2 Interactive workshop on performance architecting and engineering
The participants discuss current and future industrial challenges in performance engineering. We will match these with TNO-ESI’s knowledge base and discuss research challenges and training opportunities. 

15h15-16h30 Keynote lecture (to be announced soon).
Closure: Frans Beenker, TNO-ESI
Drinks and networking opportunities at the innovation market
18h00 End

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