February 2012: ARTEMIS Spring Event / embedded world 2012

This year's ARTEMIS Spring Event took place from 28th until 29th of February 2012 in Nuremberg (Germany) - again co-located with the embedded world conference & exhibition.

The first day of the Spring Event was devoted to ARTEMIS topics - including the newly introduced ARTEMIS Innovation Pilote Project (AIPPs), the novelty of the Call 2012.

On 29th of February, several ARTEMIS projects had the chance to present their results during the ARTEMIS track at the embedded world conference. Two CESAR papers were accepted for presentation:

  • The CESAR Interoperability Specification (Andreas Keis - EADS UK, Parham Vasaiely - EADS-UK, Rainer Ersch - Siemens AG)
  • Theory and application of product line engineering (Adeline de Silva - Fraunhofer, Martin Becker - Fraunhofer, Peter Graubmann - Siemens AG, Reiner Schmid - Siemens AG, Vincent Ibanez - Thales Avionics, Nicolas Meledo - Thales Avionics)

For all presentations presented during this day: click here!



February 2012: ERTS² 2012

The ERTS² 2012 took place in Toulouse from 1st until 3rd of February 2012 ? it is a conference with high level scientific and technical presentations. We are therefore really proud that a total number of nine CESAR contributions have been accepted to this conference! The CESAR participants have been spread among seven out of 28 sessions which allowed a large dissemination of CESAR project results. The following presentations, highlighting the large scope of topics addressed in CESAR and their scientific and industrial relevance were given in Toulouse:


  • The CESAR RTP as Product Line: The Configuration of an Integrated Tool Chain
  • Component-based Design and Verification in X-MAN
  • Customization principles of an aeronautics SLM environment and an illustration on an aeronautics use case, the Doors Management System
  • Efficient Methodology from Requirements to Design Models for an Automotive Application
  • A multi-domain platform of safety process methods and tools for critical embedded systems
  • Using the CESAR Safety Design Process for Functional Safety Management in the context of ISO 26262
  • The product-line engineering approach in a model-driven process
  • Integrated tool chain for improving traceability during the development of automotive systems

For more information on the ERTS²: click here



January 2012: Safety Exchange Workshop

Several European projects address safety certification/qualification for cross domain applications. Although each of these projects has its own specific goals, it seems clear that cross fertilization potential between those projects is important hence the CG2E and CISEC suggestion to meet together. The purpose was to share and set up appropriate means coordination means for best synergy and efficiency.


The date and location of the meeting (Toulouse, France, January 31st 2012) were chosen to benefit from the expected presence of several interested potential participants because of the ERTS-2012 Conference starting the day after in the same town (ERTS-2012, February 1-3 2012, Toulouse, France, http://www.erts2012.org).


Next to CESAR, the projects OPENCOSS (FP7), pSAFECER, MBAT and SAFE (ITEA2) presented their view on material to exchange (available for others, expected from others, or to be elaborated or improved by complementary work with others). This was followed by an open interactive discussion and finally wrap-up.


The meeting attracted 28 persons from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom, with a very good level as representatives of their projects, technical and organizational managers. The initiative was very much appreciated, and proposed to become recurrent (yearly basis). Several concrete actions could be identified so as to favor immediate and future exchanges of material: nomination of contact persons between projects, identification of material to exchange (glossary, meta models, process models...), instruments and processes to support exchanges, etc.