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Peter Marwedel visiting the IoT/CPS-Workshop of the Germany Embassy in Washington

January 26, 2016 16:52

Peter Marwedel in the German embassy

From the 19th to the 20th of January, the "U.S.-German Workshop on the Internet of Things (IoT)/Cyber-Physical-System (CPS)" took place in Washington. The purpose of the workshop was the preparation of an intensified German-American collaboration in the subject area of the workshop. The workshop was organized by the American National Science Foundation (NSF), the Fraunhofer-Institute for Software in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and the CPS-VO. The CPS-VO organizes the CPS programs that are funded by the NSF. The workshop was well-cast with high-ranking lecturers. The first day was hosted at the German Embassy in Washington. On the second day, the workshop was conducted in Arlington, in close proximity to the National Science Foundation.

The workshop made it obvious that economy, research institutes and universities, both in the USA and in Germany, have high expectations of the potential that CPS- and IoT-Systems hold. The participants saw complementary strong points on both sides of the Atlantic. While the USA has its strong suit in the subject area of the Internet, Germany is especially strong in the fields of security and confidentiality from the American view point.

As one of three representatives of German universities, Prof. Peter Marwedel was invited to give a lecture. In his lecture he talked about the possibilities of CPS- and IoT-Systems but also emphasized the necessity to consider efficient resource usage and resource constraints during implementation. This is especially the case in applications with big data volumes and complex algorithms, he said as he referred to the collaborative research center SFB 876. Because of technical difficulties, the lecture was recorded again in an uninterrupted version.The video is available on Youtube.

The workshop also produced some opportunities to add aspects of resource efficiency and big data volumes to future consideration as subject areas.


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