October 8-15, 2021
ESI session: October 12, 14h00
Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK) is the premier event covering all aspects of hardware and software design for smart, intelligent and connected computing systems. By bringing together three leading conferences (CASES, CODES+ISSS, EMSOFT), a symposium (NOCS) and several workshops and tutorials, ESWEEK allows attendees to benefit from a wide range of topics covering the state of the art in embedded systems research and development.
ESI session on October 12, start at 14h00
System performance often brings the competitive advantage for high-tech cyber-physical systems like semiconductor equipment, analytical instruments, and medical equipment. System-Performance Engineering (SysPE) encompasses modeling formalisms, methods, techniques, and industrial practices to design systems for performance, where performance is taken integrally into account during the whole system life cycle. Due to the rapidly increasing complexity of systems, there is a need to develop and establish model-driven SysPE methods and techniques.
During the ESWEEK conference, we will present an overview of the field of System-Performance Engineering, as well as our vision for its future. In the first talk of this session, we present (1) industrial challenges motivating the importance of SysPE, (2) scientific challenges that need to be addressed to establish model-driven SysPE, (3) important focus areas for SysPE, (4) SysPE best practices, and (5) validation results from a survey conducted with the international industrial and academic community. The second talk presents why and how ITEC, Nexperia, a world-leading manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, is moving towards model-driven system-level development. The session ends with a moderated Q&A.
You can register for 20 USD if you want to attend the conference and the session, as ESWEEK is an online event this year.
In the ESWEEK paper, we present a view on the field of SysPE. To structure this view, we identify (1) industrial challenges motivating the importance of SysPE, (2) scientific challenges that need to be addressed to establish model-driven SysPE, (3) important focus areas for SysPE and (4) best practices. We conducted a survey to collect feedback on our views. The responses were used to update and validate the identified challenges, focus areas, and best practices. The final result is presented in this paper. Interesting observations are that industry sees a need for better design-space exploration support, more than for additional performance modeling and analysis techniques. Also tools and integral methods for SysPE need attention. From the identified focus areas, scheduling and supervisory control is seen as lacking established best practices.