Title: Ensemble Engineering/Cyber-Physical systems

Speaker:Zhiming Liu, UNU-IIST, Macau

Time:15:00,Wednesday£¬December 30th

Venue:Lecture Room 334,State Key Lab of Computer Science, Level 3 Building #5, Institute of Software, CAS

Abstract:It seems that Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) is becoming a new buzzword in the community of information engineering for the next few years. People in Europe use the term ``ensemble engineering'' to define the same area of research. In 2006, the American NSF identified CPS as a top priority funding research area for the next 15 year, and in
2007-2008, the EC InterLink Working Group on Software Intensive Systems and New Programming Paradigms also proposed Ensemble Engineering as the research direction through the future calls for grant applications in the next 15-20 years. Thought leaders in China too, have started talking about CPS.

This informal talk intends to share some reflections on the discussions about Ensemble Engineering at the InterLink Workshops I attended, and initiate some discussions on
the distinguished features, challenges in CPS, and the current related areas of research. It is not its intention to reach any conclusion about the future of CPS.

Zhiming Liu is a senior research fellow of UNU-IIST, Macau. He holds a master degree of Institute of Software of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a PhD from the University of Warwick (UK). His recent research focus is the development of the rCOS Component-Based Model Driven Development Method (http://rcos.iist.unu.edu). He is a member of the
EC InterLink Working Group on Software Intensive Systems and New programming Paradiams.