PARIS Ė The European Institute for Complex Safety Critical Systems Engineering (EICOSE) has been named the first Artemis innovation cluster. Initially centered on transportation, the insitute will now turn to complex safety critical systems engineering.
Initiated in 2004, Artemis is the European Technonology Plarform for Advanced Research & Technology for Embedded Intelligence and Systems. Its objective consists in reinforcing European industryís leading position in embedded system technology. A common strategic agenda is being defined to help coordinate research effort and initiatives across Europe so as to establish and implement a coherent and integrated European research and development strategy for embedded systems.
The European Commission has presented, in its proposal for the seventh framework program (FP7), the concept of Joint Technology Initiatives as a way of developing joint public-private partnerships at the European level.
EICOSE, as the first Artemis innovation cluster, aims to impact the research strategy of the expected Artemis JTI, providing an innovation environment fostering R&D on embedded systems development for safety critical embedded applications.
EICOSE now counts five working groups focused on Critical Embedded Systems Development Environment (WG1), Affordable Safety (WG2), Design for Robustness (WG3), Human Assistance System Interaction (WG4), and Computing Platforms, with about 100 experts in critical systems development processes.
The institute finds its origins in three national initiatives: Aerospace Valley and System@tic competitiveness clusters in France and SafeTrans competence cluster in Germany. The approval of EICOSE as Artemis innovation cluster enables Artemis to leverage on the innovation environments of these three clusters.