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Prof. Dr. Holger Giese


"Are we Ready to Unlash the Full Potential of Future Embedded Systems?"


We currently can observe a transformation of our technical world into a networked technical world where besides the embedded systems with their interaction with the physical world the interconnection of these nodes in the cyber world becomes a reality. This dramatic transformation raises the question whether our capabilities to design, produce, and operate these future embedded systems are ready to tackle the resulting challenges.

In this presentation we will first discuss the envisioned future scenarios for embedded systems becoming cyber-physical systems with an emphasis on the synergies networking can offer and then characterize which challenges for the design, production, and operation of these systems result. We will then discuss to what extent our current capabilities match these challenges and where substantial improvements are crucial.