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Rejuvenation of invisible software

Embedded software: you can't see it, but it's there.

SiriusCon 2016: Integrating Textual and Graphical Editing in the POOSL IDE

Last week Arjan Mooij - TNO-ESI - presented the Eclipse-based IDE for POOSL at SiriusCon 2016 in Paris.

Smart algorithms monitor marine traffic (Metis)

In the last decade marine traffic has increased considerably. To deal with this increase of responsibility cost effective situational awareness systems needed to be developed. These systems must be able to monitor and analyze thousands of objects and highlight any that may present a risk.

Paradigm shift is an opportunity for high-tech industry

The Internet of Things is really starting to take hold as the price of sensors plummets, opening the way for the industry to optimise processes and seize interesting new market opportunities. In April the TNO-ESI symposium considered the impact of the paradigm shift in embedded systems engineering. The two German keynote speakers suggested that this signifies nothing short of a revolution.

Cooperation between TNO-ESI and Fraunhofer IESE ratified through Memorandum of Understanding

The research group for Embedded Systems Innovation (TNO-ESI) of the Netherlands Organization for Applied Research (TNO) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (Fraunhofer IESE) will intensify their cooperation on research and development for high-tech and software-intensive systems.

Successful 2016 Symposium

Attracting around 350 participants the TNO-ESI Symposium centred on the theme "A Paradigm Shift in Embedded Systems Engineering". The participants were offered an extensive full-day programme of presentations and discussions.




NEW: Software architect competence development programme

TNO-ESI has developed a new education programme intended for software architects in the high-tech (embedded systems) industry, to advance their software architecture craftmanship skills.

TNO-ESI partner in Thales' Top Class System Architecting

TNO-ESI is one of the key-partners in the Top Class system architecting programme of Thales Nederland.

Partnerraad TNO-ESI uitgebreid

Op 24 juni is Thales Nederland toegetreden als lid van de partnerraad van TNO-ESI. Andere leden van de TNO-ESI partnerraad zijn: ASML, Océ, Philips, TNO, Technische Universiteit Delft, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven en de Universiteit Twente.

Staying at the forefront of innovation

After a successful first edition TNO-ESI and NXP Semiconductors again set up a dedicated training programme. 16 top engineers followed the training programme from September 2012-June 2013 to become system architects.

Domain architect development programme open for subscription

Fall 2013 we will again start a new competence development programme for Domain Architects. Although exact dates of this 4th training programme are to be defined, you can already register. Click here for more information.

Successful TNO-ESI Symposium 2013

We are looking back at a successful symposium. The interest in TNO-ESI was clearly shown by the high number of participants that actively participated in the different sessions and discussions.

Embedding in TNO saves Embedded Systems Institute for Dutch high-tech industry

As per the 1st of January, the Embedded Systems Institute (ESI) is integrated in TNO as Embedded Systems Innovation by TNO. The ESI expertise is a major enhancement of the TNO efforts in the field of design and engineering of software-intensive high-tech systems.

Inbedding in TNO behoudt Embedded Systems Institute voor NL hightech industrie

Per 1 januari is het Embedded Systems Institute (ESI) ingebed in TNO onder de naam ‘Embedded Systems Innovation by TNO’. De ESI expertise is een belangrijke versterking van de TNO inspanningen op het gebied van ontwerp en engineering van software intensieve hightech systemen.


OOTIs graduated at ESI

Roshan Kotian and Martin Palatnik, both PDEng trainees at 3TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute in Eindhoven, took the challenge to execute their final projects at ESI. Roshan participated in the Poseidon project, whereas Martin joined forces with the Octo+ project team.

Announcement ESI Symposium 2013

Our next annual symposium will take place on Wednesday 10 April 2013, in the Auditorium of the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Evolvability of complex systems

Evolvability is the capability of a system to adapt to changes. An organisation that develops and maintains systems needs to be able to adapt them to changing circumstances in limited time, with reasonable effort, and in a predictable way. ESI research fellows edited a special issue of the journal 'Advanced Engineering Informatics' on this subject.

Leading through learning

Together with NXP Semiconductors, ESI set up a training programme for NXP architects. The first programme started in November 2011 and finished in July 2012. A new group of 16 engineers will start their 1-year programme on 5 September 2012.

Public defense PhD thesis based on research in Condor project

On June 21, 2012, David Rijlaarsdam will defend his PhD thesis 'Frequency domain based performance optimization of systems with static nonlinearities'. Auditorium TU/e, 16.00 hrs.

From scientific instrument to industrial machine

This book on the results of the Condor project, is about coping with architectural stress in embedded systems. Edited by ESI research fellows Richard Doornbos and Sjir van Loo, and published by Springer.

TISA Achievement Award 2012 for Teun Hendriks

ESI research fellow Teun Hendriks was unanimously awarded as the winner of the Traveller Information Services Association (TISA) Achievement Award 2012.

ESI at Hannover Messe 2012

23 - 27 April 2012. ESI was part of the Holland High Tech House in the Research & Technology fair in Hall 2, booth A02.

Lorraine Liang's work in Falcon wins TU/e ST prize 2012

Lorraine Liang, developer of graphical editor in ESI’s Falcon project, wins TU/e Software Technology prize 2012

Poseidon research thesis nominated for Thales PhD prize 2012

Niels Willems’ PhD thesis on ‘Visualization of Vessel Traffic’ was nominated for the Thales PhD prize 2012. His research was conducted as part of ESI’s Poseidon project in close cooperation with Thales Nederland.

Parels dreigen te verdwijnen

27/01/2012: Ineke Dezentjé Hamming-Bluemink, voorzitter FME-CWM, bezoekt de 3 top technologie instituten Holst, M2i en ESI om kennis te nemen van hun waarde voor de topsector HTSM en de gevolgen van de dreigende discontinuering van de rijksbijdrage voor deze TTI's.


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This section will keep you informed on the latest news about our organisation and our people, and on upcoming meetings and events.

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+31 (0)88-866 5420

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Embedded Systems Innovation by TNO
PO Box 6235
The Netherlands

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TNO is located at the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology:

De Rondom 1
The Netherlands

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