The players in the ESI ecosystem are all facing very similar challenges when managing the complexity of their products and solutions. Exchanging experiences and sharing views and solutions are powerful means of enhancing success across the network. ESI facilitates a large number of activities for experts in industry and academia to meet and share, ranging from Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to dedicated topical workshops and the ESI Symposium. Below is an overview of the current activities.
The ESI symposium acts as a showcase for research results from ESI (TNO) projects and the Dutch embedded systems and systems engineering community. Taking place every 18 months, this incorporates keynotes from leading academic and industrial minds and an extensive innovation market. Highly appreciated for its networking function, the symposium attracts an international audience of more than 400 participants from industry, suppliers, academia and government.
Special Interest groups (SIGs) are professional communities defined around specific professional topics. They are mainly populated by industrial engineers from a broad variety of companies, but some academics also participate. We are currently running SIGs on ‘model-based development’ and ‘integration and testing’.
Dedicated workshops and colloquia are held on a regular basis and attract both national and international participants. They revolve around selected topics from the embedded systems domain or are carried out on the basis of a key research project or knowledge item.
On a regular basis, ESI organizes online dialogue sessions around a trending topic. Professionals from industry and academia are invited to share their knowledge and experience and explore opportunities, challenges and dilemmas in an interactive setting. Following registration, participants receive a short questionnaire. The answers will be used as input. During each session, one or two experts from industry and/or academia will give a seed presentation to introduce the topic.