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  • Start of course: Monday, June 3rd, 2013
    The course starts late in order to allow students of the International summer program (ISP) to participate in the course right from the beginning. In order to compensate for the late start, each week will include two classroom sessions of two full hours each. In case this scheme turns out not to be sufficient to compensate for the late start, a few additional sessions may have to be scheduled. The overall goal is to cover as much material as in previous terms.
  • Classroom sessions:
    • Monday: 16:00 - 18:00 hrs (s.t.!), OH14/104
    • Thursday: 12:00 - 14:00 hrs (s.t.!), OH14/104
  • Teaching method: Due the existence of recorded video lectures on youtube, traditional lectures do not make any sense. The course will follow an innovative approach called "flipped classroom" (see wikipedia definition for this term) approach. Students are supposed to watch the videos at home. In the class, we will jointly work together with the material covered in the videos. In order to make this scheme work, students must attend at least every second classroom (requirement subject to approval). Student should not assume that they could watch the videos in the last week before the finals! There are just too many. Flipped classrooms are also used with massive open online courses (MOOCs).
  • Registration: EWS → workspaces → search → ident → cpfs-2013"
  • Labs: See lab page. The labs will focus on working with tools.
  • Prerequsites: Programming skills (preferably in C) must be present , finite state machines
  • Assistant: Jan C. Kleinsorge
  • Literature: Peter Marwedel, Embedded System Design: Embedded Systems Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems, 2nd ed., Springer, 2010,
    (available in the University library (Lehrbuchsammlung), as an electronic subscription, and at a rate of about 64,00 € in bookstores (paperback edition). Chinese ISP students should bring a copy of either of the editions of this book from their home country.
  • Discussion forum: n/a
  • Mailing list: see EWS
  • Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/cyphysystems
  • Credits: 6 CP (requires successfull participation in labs and finals)
  • Finals:  Friday, July 26th, 17:30 - 19:00 hrs, HG II/HS6 (succeeding in labs mandatory to qualify)

  • 2nd Finals:  Monday, October 7th, 10:15 - 11:45 hrs, OH14/E23

    Preliminary results are now available here. The review is scheduled for Fr, 18.10.13, 14:00h - 14:30h in OH16/E18.

  • Target audience: Students of "automation and robotics", ERASMUS students with limited German language skills, guest students of Ruhr campus online program, students of the international summer school program of TU Dortmund.
  • Incompatabilities: this course cannot be selected by students for which the German course "Eingebettete Systeme" is an elective, i.e. students of the "Informatik" and "Angewandte Informatik" programs of TU Dortmund.