AVL List Gmbh. AVL is the world's largest privately owned and independent company developing IC engine powertrains plus the associated instrumentation and test systems.

AVL develops and improves all kinds of powertrain systems and is a competent partner to the engine and automotive industry.

In addition AVL develops and markets all simulation methods and easy-to-use software tools which are necessary for the development work. AVL's uniqe power derives from the systematic netting of single simulation results to integrated, multidimensional simulation platforms on the basis of AVL's deep engineering expertise.

The products of the business area 'Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems' comprise all the instruments and systems required for engine and vehicle testing.

AVL ist das weltweit größte private und unabhängige Unternehmen für die Entwicklung von Antriebssystemen mit Verbrennungsmotoren und Meß- und Prüftechnik.

AVL entwickelt und verbessert alle Arten von Antriebssystemen als kompetenter Partner der Motoren- und Fahrzeugindustrie.

Die für die Entwicklungsarbeiten notwendigen Simulationsmethoden und Softwaretools werden ebenfalls von AVL entwickelt und vermarktet. Die perfekt ausgereifte und benutzerfreundliche Software entspricht dem letzten Stand der Technik und wird auf der ganzen Welt von führenden Fahrzeug- und Verbrennungsmotorenherstellern verwendet.

Die Produkte des Bereiches ‚Motorenmesstechnik und Testsysteme' umfassen alle Geräte und Anlagen, die für das Testen von Motoren und Fahrzeugen erforderlich sind.

FIT-IT, short for Research, Innovation, Technology ­ Information Technology, is an Austrian research programme which focuses on high-quality research in the area of information and communication technology. As an initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation, and Technology, the programme supported more than 70 projects with over €40 Million since it's foundation in 2002. FIT-IT continually searches for challenging topics likely to become an important part of our IT future. Currently, there are five programme lines: "embedded systems", "semantic systems and services", "systems-on-chip", "visual computing" and "trust in IT-systems".

The programme is managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and eutema Technology Management conjointly.

The strategic objective of the ARTIST2 Network of Excellence is to strengthen European research in Embedded Systems Design, and promote the emergence of this new multi-disciplinary area. We gather together the best European teams from the composing disciplines, and will work to forge a scientific community. Integration will be achieved around a Joint Programme of Activities, aiming to create critical mass from the selected European teams.

The ARTIST2 Network of Excellence on Embedded Systems Design will implement an international and interdisciplinary fusion of effort to create a unique European virtual centre of excellence on Embedded Systems Design. This interdisciplinary effort in research is mandatory to establish Embedded Systems Design as a discipline, combining competencies from electrical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, and control theory. The ambition is to compete on the same level as equivalent centres in the USA (Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon), for both the production and transfer of knowledge and competencies, and for the impact on industrial innovation.

Workshop in honor of Paul Caspi

Between Control and Software, September 28th, 2007, VERIMAG - Grenoble, France.