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Lecture Internet of Things

Date & Location Wednesday 8 October 2014 @ De Zwarte Doos, TU/e, Room 1.03
Title The Internet of Things: Cool technologies and scary business models
Schedule 17:30 Reception18:00 Dinner19:30 Lecture by Koen Holtman, Philips Research, followed by drinks (until 22:00)
Synopsis The Internet of Things is a vision of the future stating that all things will become connected to the Internet. The Internet of Things is also a huge hype: according to Gartner, this hype is now at its peak of inflated expectations. Even if we go beyond the hype to a more fact-based view, the Internet of Things remains exciting.In the first part of this talk, I consider technology. I give an overview of the most important technical developments that can help the Internet of Things. Then I share some of our experiences at Philips in advancing one specific cool technology: high-reliability low-cost wireless communication.In the second part, I discuss the business models that dominate the embryonic Internet of Things now, and make predictions about what will happen in future. Some versions of the hype predict that Internet-native business models will eventually disrupt every sector of the ‘things’ economy. In practice, product-centric companies will have to change some of their ways of working. They will have to face new competitors, but they are not doomed from the start. The system architecture of the future Internet of Things will be interesting, but maybe not beautiful. It will be shaped by competitive forces, and by the fact that the general public remains unwilling to pay for anything purely digital.

OOTI/ST 25th Anniversary festivities

Dear alumni,
 
We have the pleasure to invite you to our 25th Anniversary festivities, taking place on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
 
Please find more details about the symposium “ICT for Smart Mobility” here: http://wwwooti.win.tue.nl/25Year/index.html.
Information about the Anniversary Dinner Party, including the official farewell of Nelleke de Vries can be found in the Xootic mailing you should have received on February 21st. (If you didn’t receive the Xootic mailing, please inform Xootic)
 
We hope to meet many of you.
 
 
Greetings,
On behalf of Johan and Ad,
 
Maggy
 
 

Lecture Vector Fabrics

Date & Location

Thursday 3 May 2012 @ De Zwarte Doos, TU/e

 

Schedule

18:30

Reception

 

19:00

Diner

 

20:30

Lecture by Mr. Jos van Eijndhoven, Vector Fabrics

 

22:00

Drinks (until 22:30)

 

Title

Mapping applications into multi-processor system-on-chip: multi-threading and shared-memory behaviour

 

Synopsis

Multi-core processor systems have become industry-standard, not just in high-end computing but also in embedded systems. General purpose processors are combined with function-specific architectures to achieve sufficient computational efficiency. These trends have created highly complex systems which are very difficult to program. To take advantage of such processing resources,  application programs require both functional and data parallelization. Next to application parallelization, this presentation will discuss in particular the required underlying system support, with OS services for threading control, and hardware support such as cache coherency and memory consistency. Maintaining reasonable programmability requires both more software-friendly hardware architectures as well as improved tooling to support the application programmer.

 

Biography

Jos van Eijndhoven is co-founder of Vector Fabrics in February 2007. Before that he was principal architect at NXP Semiconductors Research, working on programmable multimedia hardware architectures and the associated mapping of media processing applications. He was leading the Processor Oriented Architectures research cluster since 2000, which in that time belonged to Philips Research. Inside Philips he participated in the regular reviews of the corporate patent portfolio, and received a patent infringement detection award in 2006. From 1984 to 1998 he was senior research member in the Design Automation group at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 1986 he spent a sabbatical at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Laboratory, Yorktown Heights,

New York, pioneering the research on high level synthesis. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, obtaining the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1981 and 1984 for research on mixed-level simulation. Jos is (co-)author of about 100 scientific publications in the domains of design automation technology and media processing architectures. He currently holds 15 worldwide patents.


GMM 2012

Dear members of Xootic,
 
The board would like to invite you for our annual General Members Meeting.
The meeting is planned for Friday, April 20, 2012 at De Zwarte Doos (TU/e premises, “Limbopad”, Eindhoven) from 20:30h – 22:00h.
 
We also would like to invite you for the preceding dinner, starting at 19:00h (reception from 18:30h) free of charge.
 
The agenda for the GMM looks as follows:
  • Agenda
  • Overview 2011
  • Financial Overview 2011
  • Discharge Board
  • Proposals for 2012
  • Budget 2012
  • Committees for 2012
  • Any Other Business
  • Closing
Please register for the GMM (and preceding dinner) via a mail to secretary@xootic.org
Regarding to the dinner: please indicate if you would like a vegetarian meal.
 
Kind regards,
    The Xootic Board.

GMM 2011

Dear members of Xootic,
 
The board would like to invite you for our annual General Members Meeting.
The meeting is planned for Friday, April 8 2011 at De Zwarte Doos (http://www.dezwartedoos.nl/) (TU/e premises, “Limbopad”, Eindhoven) from 20:45h – 22:15h.
 
We also would like to invite you for the preceding dinner, starting at 19:00h (reception from 18:30h) free of charge.
 
The agenda for the GMM looks as follows:
  • Agenda
  • Overview 2010
  • Financial Overview 2010
  • Discharge Board
  • Questions from the Board
  • Proposals for 2011
  • Budget 2011
  • Committees for 2011
  • Any Other Business
  • Closing
Please register for the GMM (and preceding dinner) via an e-mail to secretary@xootic.nl.
Regarding to the dinner: please indicate if you would like a vegetarian meal.
 
Kind regards,
    The Xootic Board.

Xootic Lustrum Symposium

We are pleased to invite you for the XOOTIC 2011 Symposium, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the XOOTIC alumni organization.
 
The symposium is titled: “Technological Innovations for Future Healthcare Environments” This will be held on March 18th, 2011 at the Blauwe Zaal Auditorium of Eindhoven University of Technology, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
 

Registration for the XOOTIC 2011 Symposium can be done on the symposium site http://www.xootic.org/symposium2011/ 
 
Here you also see more information about the program and the speakers. 
 

On behalf of the Program Committee, we hope to see you on the 18th of March.
Sincerely yours,

Roxana Frunza

Menno Lindwer

Ladislau Posta

Tatiana Ungureanu

Arcilio Virginia