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  • Start of course: Monday, May 5th, 2014
  • Classroom sessions (held by P. Marwedel and J.J.Chen):
    • Monday: 16:15 - 17:45, SRG1, R1.001
    • Thursday: 12:30 - 14:00, SRG1, R1.001
  • 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.
  • Slides and videos: see text book companion page
  • 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 should attend classroom meetings. 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-14
  • 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
  • Discussion forum: n/a
  • Mailing list: see EWS
  • Videos: see also http://www.youtube.com/user/cyphysystems
  • Credits: 6 CP (requires successfull participation in labs and finals)
  • Finals:  Friday, July 25th, 8:00-9:30, EF50/HS 1 (succeeding in labs mandatory to qualify)
  • 2nd Finals:  Monday, October 6th, 16:15h, OH14/E23 (succeeding in labs mandatory to qualify)

    Preliminary results are now available here. The review is scheduled for Mo, 10.11.14, 10:00h - 10:30h 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.