Swedish Embedded Systems Meeting 2008

Organized in collaboration between ARTES and SNART
Stockholm, Sweden, March 5, 2008

Aim: the aim of the Swedish Embedded System meeting 2008 is to:

·         present the results of the last years investments in research and network building in the embedded systems area

·         bring together academia, strategic planning units in industry, and funding agencies to discuss the development of IT with emphasis on embedded systems and real-time systems area, and

·         to demonstrate the strength and importance of the embedded systems research in Sweden

Programme (many presentation are available from this password protected page)




Coffee, tea, and time to meet




Moderator Christer Norström, Mälardalen University




“ARM Multicore and Cortex Processors and their applicability in real-time systems”, John Goodacre, Program Manager, Multiprocessing ARM


ARTES Perspective


·   “ARTES and ARTES++ contribution to Embedded systems and Real-Time development the past 12 years”, Hans Hansson, Mälardalen University, and Paul Pettersson, Mälardalen University


·   “What became of the graduate students in ARTES and other SSF programmes”, Jan Fahleson, SSF


·   Reflections and general discussion, by moderator.


Lunch, at Citykonferensen


Examples of ARTES Projects


·   “Wireless Industrial and Embedded Communication”, Per-Arne Wiberg, Halmstad University

·   “ARTES Researchers Solved Real-Time Scheduling on Multicores”, Björn Andersson, IPP Hurray!, Portugal

·   “Reliable and Efficient Multi-Thread Programming”, Håkan Sundell, University College of Borås

·   ” Data management in real-time control applications”, Dag Nyström, Mälardalen University and Mimer Information Technology AB


Research initiatives with their roots in ARTES


·   Progress and SAVE, Thomas Nolte, Mälardalen University

·   CEDES, Håkan Edler, Chalmers

·   CERES, Magnus Jonsson, Halmstad University

·   Embedded systems research at KTH, Mats Brorsson, KTH

·   WISENET, Thiemo Voigt, SiCS

·   ARTIST Design och Nya FP7 projekt inom embedded systems, Karl-Erik Årzén, Lund University


Coffee, tea, and time to meet


Industrial views of the future


·   “Framtiden inom elektronik och programvara för rymdfarkoster”, Torbjörn Hult, Saab Space

·   “Future challenges in vehicle electronics and software”, Jakob Axelsson, Volvo Cars

·   “Ett Svenskt samarbetsperspektiv på mjukvaruforskning”, Christer Bengtsson, SICS, and Magnus Larsson, ABB.


Funding agencies views of the future


·   SSF (Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research), Executive Director, Lars Rask

·   Vinnova, TBA

·   VR (Swedish Research Council), Secretary General for Natural and Engineering Sciences, Arne Johansson


Short break


Panel: Visions of the future


Moderated panel discussion with representatives from academia, funding agencies, and industry.


Concluding remarks


“Snart tar SNART över”, Anton Cervin, chairman of SNART


End of conference program


Dinner, at Oxen, toastmaster Magnus Jonsson


Good night to ARTES

Registration: please register to SES 2008 via e-mail to, no later than February 29, 2008. Please include information of your planned arrival and departure times and special food requirements (if any).


·         Program Committee: Anton Cervin, Roland Grönroos, and Paul Pettersson

·         Local organizers: Roland Grönroos and Paul Pettersson

To contact the program committee or the organizers, e-mail

Venue: The meeting will take place in Polhemssalen at Citykonferensen, Malmskillnadsgatan 46 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Travel information: how to reach Citykonferensen in Stockholm

Conference Fee
There is no conference fee. ARTES covers the costs for SES 2008.