What is Artemis

What is Artemis

To secure employment in Europe and reinforce European industry’s leading position in Embedded Systems technology, thereby yielding both direct and indirect benefits to the European citizen, Artemis will:

· Accelerate the pace of innovation and address the fragmentation of the market by countering the fragmentation of R&D efforts across Europe, private and public, by means of a common and compelling Strategic Research Agenda (SRA)
· Propose practical and efficient structures for stimulating Embedded Systems R&D by implementing a Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) under article 171 of the Treaty, thereby:

· Nurture an innovation eco-system based around world-class Centres of Excellence, gathering systems integrators, technology providers (SMEs and academia) with the capacity to rapidly turn research achievements into innovative products, processes and services for the global market.

· Promote Embedded Systems as a respected curriculum for higher-education

· Ensure that these strategic directions are properly coordinated, to form the backbone of a true European Research Area for Embedded Systems

ARTEMIS in Facts and Figures

Embedded Systems directly impact on European Competitiveness: the possibility to deliver systems with new functionality or improved quality within a competitive time frame has ensured substantial market shares for the European economy in domains like automotive (37% in 2002), industry and energy (30% in 2002), or defence and space (30% in 2002)

In the next five years, the share of the value of embedded electronics components in the value of the final product is expected to reach significant percentages in areas such as Industrial Automation (22%), Telecommunications (37%), Consumer Electronics and Intelligent Homes (41%) and Health/Medical Equipment (33%)

In the automotive sector, given that 20% of the value of each car today is due to embedded electronics and that this is expected to increase to an average of 35-40% by 2015, more than 600.000 new jobs will be created in Europe in automotive Embedded Systems alone.

Annual Conference 2007

Annual Conference 2007

The ARTEMIS Annual conference was held this time in Berlin. It was, as we are becoming accustomed to, a very well attended event, with over 180 representatives from industry and academic research from all over Europe, and indeed beyond, as well as delegates from various EU Member States.

The first day was dedicated to the longer term strategy of ARTEMIS and Embedded Systems and the implementation as a JTI. ARTEMISIA president, Yrjö Neuvo, opened the conference, closely followed by a clear and encouraging speech by Rosalie Zobel, Director Components and Systems, of the European Commission, who confirmed the EC’s engagement to the project, concluding that the ARTEMIS JTI addresses the core of the Lisbon agenda, and is a landmark for European research. However, she reiterated that time is pressing, and the Commission looks forward to a swift legislative process so that the ARTEMIS JTI can be decided by the Council before end of 2007. To make it happen, she remarked that continuing close cooperation and strong commitment is needed from all JTI partners, but reminded us that there is more to ARTEMIS than the JTI alone (i.e. not to forget the other important results of the ARTEMIS platform, such as Centres of Excellence, etc…)!

Dr. Manfred Dietrich, Deputy Director General of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Information and Communication Technology, also restated their dedication to Embedded Systems research. Starting out from the very important contribution it makes to the Automotive industry, he also commented on the benefits diffuse out to much wider domains, bringing benefits for many. Further presentations by three leading experts from industry and research institutes, Joseph Sifakis, Research Director, CNRS, Klaus Grimm, Director Software Technology, DaimlerChrysler AG, and Fulvio Marcoz, Finmeccanica, gave their vision on the future of Embedded Systems applications and research needs.

The first day finished with a panel discussion: “The ARTEMIS JU: What it is and where it’s going”, chaired by Jan van den Biesen, Vice President Public R&D Programmes, Philips Research. The panel comprised Konstantinos Glinos, Head of the Embedded Systems and Control unit at the European Commission, Emmanuel Neuville, Head of Software Unit in the Ministry for Economy, Finance and Industry (France) and Wolfgang Tostmann, Policy Advisor, Innovation Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs (The Netherlands), who were able to provide answers to the questions and concerns of the delegates.



The second day was dedicated to more technical presentations, starting with the future evolution of the ARTEMIS SRA chaired by Laila Gide, SRA WG co-chairman. The newly added domain of MPSoC was introduced by Tiberiu Seceleanu, University of Turku, followed by a particularly interesting presentation by Sylvie Robert, R&T Coordinator at Airbus. The presentation “New Trends in Avionics Software (Open Source Strategy and Technologies)” really highlighted the difficulties that industry (and not only Aerospace) encounters because of the fragility of the development tools supplier market while facing the need to support embedded systems development over sometimes very long periods (as much as 78 years for an airliner)! Jean-Luc Voirin, of the Aerospace Corporate Technical Directorate at Thales, completed the session with some future challenges in Hard Real-Time and highly constrained systems.
Further presentations from industry, covering the preparation of the future, were given in an Innovation Session, chaired by Werner Damm, SafeTRANS manager. Josef Affenzeller, Director of Research Coordination, AVL List GmbH summarized the importance of standards in the ARTEMIS domain, while Clement Goossens, Director of the Point-One Office (a competitiveness cluster in the Netherlands), demonstrated how their approach is encouraging fruitful research partnerships in the “high-tech corridor” embracing Einhoven (NL), Aachen (D) and Leuven (B). The importance of ARTEMIS and SMEs was discussed and commented by Marta Carrera, responsible for International Collaboration at the SME organisation GAIA (Spain).
Prof. Hermann Kopetz of the Vienna Technical University outlined the preparatory work already being undertaken on the Reference Design and Architecture theme, specifically describing the “GENESYS” project, presently funded under the 7th Framework Programme that is laying the foundations for important future research in ARTEMIS. In her speech “AUTOSAR: an OEM point of view”, Dr. Vera Lauer, E/E Architecture and Standards Manager at DaimlerChrysler AG, showed how much progress the AUTOSAR initiative was able to achieve in standardisation, demonstrating just how much critical mass can achieve. Diederik Verkest of IMEC rounded off the session with “Prioritization of Design Methods and Tools Research“.
In the afternoon, to close the general assembly, Jean-Luc Dormoy, CEA-DRT, Programme Strategy Manager, presented three interpretations of the ARTEMIS Strategic Research Agenda in the ARTEMIS Community. After this overview of the activities of the community, the participants were invited to attend parallel sessions on the three areas and to discuss the way forward.
An informative and successful conference was enjoyed by the participants, especially the colourful interlude of the Orchestra demonstration.



Strategic Approach:

A two-tier approach is taken: on the one hand the SRA should address the R&D challenges that will allow Europe to compete effectively in the future markets of ambient intelligence and to realise a number of visionary applications in the interest of society at large; on the other hand, the SRA will address structural weaknesses and obstacles, such as openness of middleware and standards, fragmentation of research, or the development of a state-of-the-art research infrastructure. The SRA will be also aligned to major European policies on competitiveness (notably the Lisbon agenda), sustainable development, transport and eEurope.
The SRA development approach takes into account the main existing European roadmaps as well as other key reports and studies from the industrial stakeholders and inputs from Eureka (ITEA and Medea+). The approach includes consultations with participation of organisations both from the current Steering Board and outside. Public dissemination and consensus building is done via the annual Conferences (one already held in June 2004 with 100+ participants), the Artemis web site and related sessions at the IST 2004 Conference in November 2004 in The Hague.


DRAFT release (version 0.8 – done) 8/11/2004
Short SRA 17/01/05
Publication of Short SRA March 2005
Detailed SRA first draft June 2005
Publication of detailed SRA foreseen end 2006
Content and Structure:

Vision, European research landscape and scope
Future market drivers – Technology and Application contexts (industrial systems, nomadic environments, private spaces, public infrastructure )
Research Agenda (architectures, middleware, design methodologies, reference designs, embedded computing, design and software tools, security, basic research)
Making it happen ( industrial policies – standards, IPR, open source, promotion of SMEs, international co-operation policy, Research infrastructure and education curricula, Governance structure, financing mechanisms and instruments)

Net Nuke

Net Nuke

4th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ERTS 2008: Embedded Real Time Software

TOULOUSE, FRANCE – Palais des congrès
January 29, 30, 31, February 1, 2008

In January, three learned societies representing automotive, aeronautics and space (SIA, AAAF and SEE) will organize a special event on “Open Source & Embedded Real Time Software”. For more information, click here

The next ARTEMISIA General Assembly will take place in Paris, on the 11th of December. More information can be found here
European Commission Open Meeting
European ICT Standardization Policy at a crossroads: A new direction for global success

Given the critical importance of an efficient European ICT standardisation policy, the European Commission is now organising an open meeting in the Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 170, Brussels on 12 February 2008 to present and discuss the study recommendations more widely with all interested parties.

If you would like to attend this major event and receive further information directly, simply send an email with the words Register February 2008 in the subject line to:

Further details of the study on “The specific policy needs for ICT standardisation” are available at: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ict/policy/standards/ict_index_en.htm