The timeframe for the last call of the European funding instrument ARTEMIS is very tight, due to the ending of the 7th European Framework Program which ends in 2013. Therefore, contract negotiations for R & D projects have to be completed by the end of this year. The following timeline is applicable for the submission of R & D project:
Information about ARTEMIS Call 2013: ARTEMIS-JU
- Call opening: February, 26th 2013
- Expression of Interest (optional): March, 8th 2013 (feedback until April, 12th 2013)
- Post Brokerage Event: April, 23rd 2013 in Brussels
- Call ending: June, 6th 2013
- Results of project evaluation and start of contract negotiations: September 2013
- Final funding decision of R & D projects: Mid of December 2013
- Project start: Early 2014
Excerpt of SafeTRANS News 3/2012: The fifth call for projects of the European funding programme ARTEMIS ended in September 2012. After the evaluation of the submitted Full Project Proposals, two projects with significant participation by SafeTRANS members are on the list of eligible projects: CRYSTAL (Critical System Engineering Acceleration) and HoliDes (Holistic Human Factors and System Design of Adaptive Cooperative Human-Machine Systems).
Currently, the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking (ARTEMIS JU) and the project partners are in negotiations about funding. The national authorities are involved by consultation. The results of the negotiations will be published soon on the website of the ARTEMIS-JU.
Excerpt of SafeTRANS News 3/2012: The European project CESAR developed a so called Reference Technology Platform (RTP). This RTP has been certified by the ARTEMIS Industry Association (ARTEMIS-IA) and awared the ARTEMIS Tool Platform Label during the ARTEMIS-IA Steering Board meeting at the ARTEMIS/ITEA Co-Summits on Oktober, 30th 2012 in Paris. The CESAR RTP supports the development of safety critical embedded systems in the domains of automotive, aerospace, automation and rail.
The coordination activities for the so-called Cooperation RTP are harmonised under the umbrella of EICOSE, the European Institute for Complex Safety Critical Systems Engineering.
Excerpt of SafeTRANS News 3/2012: Representatives of the automotive industry (OEMs, suppliers, and tool vendors) work on the Automotive Roadmap Embedded Systems, which will be published in 2013. The aim of the roadmap is to achiev a common view of current and future challenges and developments in the domain of embedded systems in the automotive industry. The document serves all stakeholders as basis for future coordinated actions as well as for internal discussions. In second place, the Automotive Roadmap Embedded Systems aims at politicies and funding programmes. Thematically, the Roadmap focuses on embedded systems in the (future) vehicle as well as on engineering methods, processes, and tools for such systems.
Members of the Steering Board are Audi, BMW, Continental, Daimler, Fraunhofer IESE, ICS AG, Mathworks, OFFIS, Robert Bosch GmbH, RWTH Aachen, TU Berlin, TU Braunschweig, TU Munich and the University of Trier. After the National Roadmap Embedded Systems (NRMES), which was published to the BMBF at the IT Summit 2009 SafeTRANS takes over once more the coordination and preperation of a national wide roadmap.
Excerpt of SafeTRANS News 2/2012 (only available in German): Die ISO 26262, Part 6, Clause 7, formuliert sehr strenge Anforderungen an Softwarearchitekturen von Steuergeräten sowie deren Verifikation. Dabei werden die dynamischen Aspekte wie Schedules und Echtzeitverhalten besonders betont, wie auch die unbedingte Forderung nach Freedom-from-Interference (Requirement 4.11 sowie Annex D) bei Systemen mit heterogenen Sicherheitsanforderungen (mixed-criticality). Es muss beispielsweise ausgeschlossen werden, dass ASIL-C-Software durch ASIL-B- oder A-Komponenten blockiert oder verdrängt wird (im Schedule), speziell im Fehlerfall der nieder kritischen Komponenten. Read more...
Methodology for testing safety reliable
software architectures in multi-criteria systems
EICOSE, the European Institute for Complex Safety Critical Systems Engineering presents itself, its activities and integration in European R & D in the brand new EICOSE booklet. EICOSE is a virtual Institute, founded by the two French from Pôles de Compétitivité Aerospace Valley and Systematic as well as the German cluster SafeTRANS in 2007. The goal of EICOSE is the support, strengthening and coordination of European R & D projects in the area of safety-critical systems in the transport domain (automotive, railway and aerospace). Within EICOSE, European experts work together and incubate innovative R & D projects in the funding programmes, such as ARTEMIS, ITEA 2 and FP7.
EICOSE - Activities
It is possible to download the EICOSE booklet on the EICOSE website or to order the printed document free of charge at SafeTRANS PR & Communication including your address.
The Austrian company TTTech Computer Technology Corporation became new member of SafeTRANS in May 2012. The competences of the middle sized company are improving safety and reliability of networked electronic systems in the industrial and transportation domain. TTTech is the leading provider of reliable network solutions based on time-triggered technology and modular security platforms. The product portfolio is certified with the of following standards: IEC 61508, ISO 26262, EN 13849, DO-254, and DO-178B. TTTech solutions are used for example in the Airbus A380, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and the Audi models A8, A7 and A6. In 2012, TTTech invested 20 million Euros in R & D. Activities in the R & D domain will be further supported by SafeTRANS. The company was founded in 1998 as a spin-off of the TU Vienna. Today, TTTech has branch offices in Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Romania, the United States, Japan, Korea, and China, whereas the headquarter is located in Vienna.
Since May 2012, Hervé Portier (Airbus France) and Prof. Dr. Werner Damm (OFFIS, SafeTRANS) chair the ARTEMIS-IA Working Group Tool Platforms. The so called tool platforms build on the results of European research projects mainly of the ARTEMIS and ITEA funding programme. Tool platforms provide specifications for processes, and methods for the development of embedded systems. Tool platforms support the productivity and sustainability of R & D projects by sharing research results, and fostering the use of technologies across different domains.
Hervé Portier and Werner Damm are both at the same time members of the EICOSE Steering Board. EICOSE is the European Institute for Complex Safety Critical Systems Engineering.
Since May 2012, Karlheinz Topp has been representing Robert Bosch Inc. within SafeTRANS, as well as representing SafeTRANS within EICOSE the Steering Board. He is the successor of Wolfgang Klingenberg, who retired. In both functions, Karlheinz Topp is the contact for R & D projects in the domain of processes and techniques for embedded systems for Robert Bosch Inc.: within SafeTRANS in a national context and within EICOSE in a European context.
Karlheinz Topp is responsible for Corporate Research and Development as coordinator for public projects within the Robert Bosch Inc. The Robert Bosch Inc. was one of the eight founding members of SafeTRANS in 2006. Information about the organisation of SafeTRANS and EICOSE are available here: SafeTRANS , EICOSE
The 12th SafeTRANS Industrial Day offers top-class presentations and the possibility to visit the Operations Center of the DB Netz AG in Munich. The topic will be: "From C to 4th generation languages: The future of embedded software development" [more information]
The project agendaCPS gives political, economical and scientific recommendations to support R&D activities in Germany. agendaCPS sets up on the National Roadmap Embedded Systems (NRMES).
Last row: S. Greiner (acatech), Prof. em. J. L. Encarnacao
(TU Darmstadt), J. Niehaus (SafeTRANS), Prof. em. Dr. O. Herzog
(Universität Bremen), H.-J. Thönnisßen-Fries (ESG); front row
v.l. Dr. C. Thiel (BICCnet), Prof. Dr. H. Kagermann (president acatech),
Dr. E. Geisberger (fortiss), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. M. Broy (TU Munich),
StS Dr. G. Schütte (BMBF), Dr. R. Achatz (Siemens) und A. Hellinger
(achatec); Fotograf: SAP/Scheidle
The final study of agendaCPS, which was published in March 2012, is available here.
More information is available on the actach project website. [external link]
An article to the project start in 2010 is available here.
R & D full projects proposals may be submitted until 6th Septemer 2012 at the European Funding Instrument ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking.
[read more] (external link)
Project proposals, which have passed successfully the phase of Project Outlines, are now invited to submit their Full Project Proposals until September, 28th, 2012. [read more] (external link)
The National Roadmap Embedded Systems was published on 8th December in occasion of the 4th IT-Gipfel of the German Federal Government.
The document can be downloaded here (PDF / 3,9 MB) or ordered at SafeTRANS (only in German available). To do so, please write a short e-mail to SafeTRANS PR & Communication including your address. Contact information can be found here.
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