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The EPoSS SRA 2017: Now available

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The European Technology Platform for Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS) published the 2017 update of its Strategic Reasearch Agenda defining R&I priorities for the next 15 years.
The EPoSS SRA 2017: Now available
By considering objectives, strategy and impact of Smart Systems Integration (SSI) for seven major application fields and deriving related system integration needs and pointing to research priorities in four transversal fields of enabling technologies, EPoSS members published in early 2017 an updated Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for the sector of Smart Systems Integration.

"In providing a range of novel functionalities, smart systems have become a driving force behind almost all product innovations, and smart-enabled solutions can be found in almost every application field: transportation, health, manufacturing, the Internet of things (IoT), energy, natural resources and security" said Dr. Carmelo PAPA, CEO and Director General of STMicroelectronics Italy & Chairman of EPoSS.

The contributing experts have developed roadmaps, set milestones and defined actions to be taken for each of these fields over the next 15 years. This document therefore constitutes an important basis for joint activities in the area of SSI, and thus will be essential for shaping the future landscape of smart systems research.
EPoSS Strategic Research Agenda 2017 is available at:

Smart systems combine cognitive functions with sensing, actuation, data communication and energy management in an integrated way. The enabling principles of these functions include nanoelectronics, micro-electromechanics, magnetism, photonics, chemistry and radiation.

What separates a smart system from a system that is purely reactive is the knowledge base, which ranges from a set of parameters for a feedback loop to embedded databases and algorithms. It is a necessary condition for the smartness of a system to provide safe and reliable autonomous operation under all relevant circumstances.

Smart systems are often integrated with the (natural, built and social) environment, networks for power and data, other smart systems and the human. It is a sufficient (or extrinsic) condition for the smartness of a system to provide (and use) cognitive support to (and from) its surroundings.

Further information about Smart Systems Integration on EPoSS' website at:



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