For further information, please contact the General chair: Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon
Safran Electronics & Defense, France
High performance computing within constraints of certification and embedded environment
Embedded systems are invisible. For decades, they had to provide the intended functionality (Control traction in train, regulate gas in turbines, measuring and supervision ,…). Because of the criticality of theses systems, regulation and certification imposed a very high level of quality and confidence, leading to specific architecture and development procedures, environments and languages. Energy efficiency and thermal management, because of the impact on the availabity of the systems was also a key design driver. However, new technologies emerging in computer science (Artificial intelligence, Big Data, Analytics,…) prove their added value and generate business. Confronted to these big trends, embedded systems, now called Cyber Physical Systems, have to include these technologies, but keeping the same regulation and certification corpus. This presentation gives the current state of Safran experimentation for architecture of Cyber Physical Systems.
Constantly focused on Innovation in embedded information systems, François Neumann began his carreer as an engineer in Artificial Intelligence and application of Object Oriented Models in simulation. He was then in charge of the introduction of the software in real-time systems of Railway Rolling Stock in Alsthom. Head of Research Unit in the laboratories of Marcoussis (Alcatel Alsthom ) in charge of Research Programs for Industry (Including Application of Multimedia) and the IP routing and IPv6, he joined Alcatel to introduce Open Source (Linux) in Telecom products and then moved to Head of Business Development for Alcatel Service. He joined then Thales to support Innovation in Services and Security Division, then in the civil avionics (management of transformation for multimedia In Flight Entertainment System) and Critical Information Systems. Now at Safran Electronics and Defense, he has pioneered use of many core architectures in critical domains.