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Short Course "Current Developments and trends in Smart Systems Technology"

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The 4-hour short course will be instructed by Professor Marc Desmulliez of Heriot-Watt University. It will take place in the framework of EuroSimE 2015 in Budapest, 19 April 2015. Early bird rates are available until 4 April 2015. The number of participants is limited to 10, and the seats will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Course Scope and Objective Description

The course aims at providing a bird view and an introduction to the growing and increasingly strategic field of Smart Systems Integration. Multi-sensors and multi-actuator systems are becoming ubiquitous and can be in every walk of life.

Smart Systems combine data processing with sensing, actuating and communication and are able to analyse complex situations, take autonomous decisions and be predictive. They take advantage of miniaturisation, are highly energy efficient or even energy-autonomous and can communicate with their peers and other systems.

The course will describe the developments achieved in industry and academia with examples taken from various industrial sectors. Underlying technologies that enable such systems will be described alongside the production processes used for these technologies.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Smart Systems Integration
  • Applicators sectors of Smart Systems
  • Underlying Technologies
  • Production Processes
  • Outlook and Resources

Who Should Attend

The course is targeted at students, academics and industrialists wanting to know more about smart systems technologies and smart systems integration. As the course is an introduction to the subject, no prior knowledge of the topic is necessary.

BIO of instructor

Marc P. Y. Desmulliez was born in Lille, France, in 1963. He received the Graduate degree from the Ecole Superieure d’Electricite of Paris, Paris, France, in 1987. He received two College Diplomas in microwave and modern optics from University College London, London, U.K. and in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., in 1987 and 1989 respectively, and Master of Advanced Studies in Cambridge in 2011. He also received the Ph.D. degree in optoelectronics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., in 1995.

He is currently The Head of the Research Institute of Signals, Sensors and Systems in the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University (Scotland, UK), and has been directing the Microsystems Engineering Centre since 1999. This Centre regroups six academic members of staff and more than 30 Ph.D. students and Researchers specialized in all aspects of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), smart systems integration, manufacturing packaging and testing. His major fields of study are MEMS, advanced packaging, microwave sensing and manufacturing technologies where he has co-authored more than 387 publications and held 9 patents. His current research interests include the post-CMOS processing of MEMS and advanced 3-D manufacturing technologies. Prof. Desmulliez is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of Institute of Physics. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Physicist from the U.K. Institute of Physics.

Heriot-Watt University is an associate member of EXPRESS.

Prof. Marc Desmulliez
Head of Microsystems Engineering Centre
Head of Research Institute of Signals, Sensors and Systems
Director of Centre of Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence
School of engineering & Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University, Earl Mountbatten Building
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK

Prices and Conditions

(4-hour short course)
Early registration until April 4th 2015 Extra charge for late registration after April 4th 2015
Normal price  320 € +100 €
10% reduced fare for IEEE members, speakers, reviewers  288 € +100 €
PhD student price 50%  160 € +100 €

To register for the course, please go >>here

Please note: Other courses are also available. For a list of short courses, go >>here.

More information on EuroSimE 2015 - IEEE International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems is available >>here

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