Senior lecturer in Computer Science gave a lecture at the Compare seminar on embedded systems2016-03-11
On 8 March, Compare arranged a seminar on embedded systems at which Martin Blom, senior lecturer in computer science at Karlstad University, among others, gave a lecture on ”Robustness and efficiency testability in embedded systems: A systematic literature study”.
In the past year, a new network for actors working on or interested in embedded systems has emerged in Värmland and neighbouring areas. In 2015, the IT company Altran initiated a network in conjunction with Compare, in which Computer Science at Karlstad University has also participated.
- We saw a need for a forum of people in Värmland and Dalsland who work with or are interested in embedded systems and took the initiative to start a network. The purpose is that we should get to know each other, exchange information and benefit from our different expertise”, says Christoffer Markusson, developer at Altran and one of the front figures in the network.
In the picture: Martin Blom, senior lecturer in computer science at Karlstad Universityt.
The Compare seminar on 8 March was the fourth network meeting and the topic was test and test development of embedded systems. One of the four presenters at the seminar was Martin Blom, senior lecturer in computer science at Karlstad University, Martin talked about research in general and specifically about a literature study of robustness and efficiency testability in embedded systems that he had been involved in.
In the picture: Christoffer Marcusson, developer at Altran and one of the front figures in the network.
- It is very good that Computer Science has chosen to be part of the network. It’s interesting to exchange experiences on what’s done in the business world and what’s going on in research and education,” says Christoffer Markusson. ”We have chosen the university as a venue to establish a natural connection. An immediate positive effect of our university connection is that a student and a network company have found a common ground to cooperate on degree project.
- The Computer science department think that the network is a very good initiative taken by Altran and Compare and we would like to contribute to its continued growth,” says Stefan Lindskog, professor of computer science and director of the Master of Science programme in computer engineering at Karlstad University. It’s a valuable forum for meeting representatives of the business world of relevance to us, especially since the area of embedded systems is included in our undergraduate courses.
The network is for everyone in Värmland and Dalsland, who is involved in developing embedded systems and want to share professional experience.
- At the first network meeting a year ago, there was a group of around ten participants, and now it has grown into a stable group of 20-25, says Christoffer Markusson. There have been many different individuals and many have shared their knowledge and experience in lectures, which we feel are a very important part of the network.
The idea is to arrange three Compare seminars annually with 2-4 lectures given by network members and specifically invited speakers.