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Two-Day Workshop on “System Design in the Era of IoTs” by Prof. Joseph Sifakis, Turing Awardee

Two-Day Workshop on “System Design in the Era of IoTs” by Prof. Joseph Sifakis, Turing Awardee

Two-day workshop on “System Design in the Era of Internet of Things” by Prof. Joseph Sifakis, Turing Awardee is organized during 11th to 12th January 2018. On the Day One of the workshop, Prof. Sifakis discussed about technological convergence, vision, scientific and technical challenges involved in Internet of Things (IoT). He also emphasized risk factors affecting IoT systems. He also mentioned about the present day application that uses IoT to communicate between electronic devices.

Prof. Joseph Sifakis is Emeritus Senior CNRS Researcher at Verimag. His current research interests cover fundamental and applied aspects of embedded systems design. The main focus of his work is on the formalization of system design as a process leading from given requirements to trustworthy, optimized and correct-by-construction implementations. He has been a full time professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) for the period 2011-2016. He is the founder of the Verimag laboratory in Grenoble, which he directed for 13 years. Verimag is a leading research laboratory in the area of embedded systems, internationally known for the development of the Lustre synchronous language used by the SCADE tool for the design of safety-critical avionics and space applications. In 2007, Professor Joseph Sifakis has received the Turing Award for his contribution to the theory and application of model checking, the most widely used system verification technique today. He has participated in many major industrial projects led by companies such as Airbus, EADS, France Telecom, Astrium, and STMicroelectronics. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, a member of the French National Academy of Engineering, a member of Academia Europea, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a Grand Officer of the French National Order of Merit, a Commander of the French Legion of Honor. He has received the Leonardo da Vinci Medal in 2012. Joseph Sifakis has received the Award of the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy in 2009. He is a commander of the Greek Order of the Phoenix. He has been the President of the Greek Council for Research and Technology for the period February 2014 – April 2016.

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