Engineering Proprioception in Computing Systems (EPiCS)
Engineering Proprioception in Computing Systems (EPiCS) is a four-year European funded FP7 integrated project which ran from 2010-2014. It is a multidisciplinary research research project which aims to lay the foundations for engineering the novel class of proprioceptive computing systems.
Proprioceptive computing systems are self-aware, meaning that they are able to monitor themself, and reason about their own behaviour, state and progress. They also perform self-expression by effectively and autonomously adapting their behaviour to changing conditions. Concepts of self-awareness and self-expression are new to the domains of computing and networking; the successful transfer and development of these concepts will help create future heterogeneous, distributed and decentralised systems capable of effciently responding to a multitude of requirements with respect to functionality and flexibility, performance, resource usage and costs, reliability and safety, and security.
The EPiCS consortium spans Europe and includes a range of leading universities, research labs and industrial partners. The partners are:
|University of Paderborn||Paderborn Centre for Parallel Computing||Germany|
|Imperial College London||Computer Systems Group||United Kingdom|
|University of Oslo||Robotics and Intelligent Systems and Department of Musicology||Norway|
|Klagenfurt University||Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems (NES)||Austria|
|University of Birmingham||Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA)||United Kingdom|
|EADS Innovation Works||Avionics and Architectures Group||Germany|
|Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)||Communication System Research Group (CSG)||Switzerland|
|Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)||Video and Security Technology Research Group||Austria|
- More information can be found about the EPiCS project at the official project website: www.epics-project.eu.
- The EPiCS project is part of Awareness, a Future and Emerging Technologies Proactive Initiative funded by the European Commission under FP7. The Awareness initiative has its own website: www.aware-project.eu.