System Architecture and Networking

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Imagine just any electronic system that is not somehow networked with other systems. Found one? Must be a pretty boring system then, since one of the fascinating developments of the last years is that devices of all form factors and functionality become connected. In our group we study parallel and distributed systems with an emphasis on pervasive systems or, as we call it, resource constrained networked embedded systems.

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We relate our work to application domains which we see as vehicles for our research. 

Organisational profile

Research topics within SAN focus on distributed aspects of RCNES (middleware and networked services), on the platform (predictable and reliable resource management) and on efficient embedded computations (typical for signal processing). Research questions are, for example, how to build and manage applications composed from distributed services, how to perform distributed resource management.

We pay a lot of attention to quality aspects, which include performance, predictability, dependability, programmability and security. A dominant issue in our work is therefore the architecture of these RCNES, in particular the software architecture, as this is where the quality aspects are addressed.

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    Research Output

    A Holistic Memory Contention Analysis for Parallel Real-Time Tasks under Partitioned Scheduling

    Casini, D., Biondi, A., Nelissen, G. & Buttazzo, G., Apr 2020, Proceedings - 2020 IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, RTAS 2020. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 239-252 14 p. 9113115. (Proceedings of the IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, RTAS; vol. 2020-April).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • Diffusion Variational Autoencoders

    Perez Rey, L. A., 11 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

  • Painting flowers: reasons for using single-state state machines in model-driven engineering

    Yang, N., Cuijpers, P. J. L., Schiffelers, R. R. H., Lukkien, J. J. & Serebrenik, A., 2 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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    Student theses

    6LoWPAN: IPv6 for battery-less building networks

    Author: Abbasi, N., 31 Aug 2009

    Supervisor: Lukkien, J. (Supervisor 1), van der Stok, P. (Supervisor 2), Geilen, M. (Supervisor 2) & Verhoeven, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Accelerating SIFT feature extraction with a vector DSP: a feasibility study

    Author: Sathyanarayana Prasad, A., 31 Aug 2014

    Supervisor: van Berkel, C. (Supervisor 1), van Kampen, D. (External person) (External coach), Kloosterhuis, W. (External coach) & Goossens, K. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Adaptivity in software architecture

    Author: van der Sijpt, A. F., 31 Aug 2007

    Supervisor: Lukkien, J. (Supervisor 1) & Offermans, M. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master