Announcing the 5th Domestic Embedded Operating System Technology and Industry Forum

Embedded systems are fundamental to the electronic and information industries; they form the core of intelligent systems. We have seen rapid development of embedded AI and the rise of ChatGPT; embedded Operating Systems play a critical role in intelligent systems. In today’s world of uncertainty, embedded intelligent systems made in China have to rely on domestic heterogeneous multi-core intelligent chips and software that are capable of real-time high-performance computing. Moreover, the industrial intelligent system is a major source of demand for mixed-criticality systems.

Linux accounts for 70% of the embedded designs, but it cannot support all requirements, such as real-time, high dependability, and high security. Real-time OS is the obvious choice. With the advancement of microelectronic technology, embedded processors are becoming increasingly powerful. SoC processors have advanced from single-core to multi-core and even many-core. Technologies such as virtualization, container, and trusted execution in OS are leading us toward deploying multiple OSes on a single SoC. In the future use cases of intelligent applications where humans, machines, and things interconnect, multi-OS deployment can lead the way in system isolation, real-time, dependability, and extensibility. However, multi-OS mixed deployment is still in its early days when it comes to practical research. There is significant room for improvement in usability and software ecosystem. Deep research into embedded system multi=OS mixed deployment can spark innovations and breakthroughs, which in turn satisfy the pressing demand from typical applications of embedded systems.

Mixed-criticality system is one of the important aspects of the future development of embedded system technology. It has seen some applications in areas like autonomous driving, service robots, and automotive electronics. Mixed-criticality system is also growing in the defense sector.

The topic of the forum will be “Mixed-Criticality System for Heterogeneous Multi-Core Intelligent Chips: Research and Application”. The morning’s topic will be “The development of the embedded heterogeneous multi-core intelligent chip industry”, while the afternoon’s topic will be “Mixed criticality OS technology and application”. The event will consist of host expert presentations, panel discussions, and a poster session about embedded OS, heterogeneous multi-core intelligent chips, as well as the embedded software ecosystem.

Baima Lake Campus, Beihang University Hangzhou Institute of Innovation

We have invited experts in embedded OS, software technology, and intelligent silicon from China and abroad to speak and attend the panel discussions. Scholars from East China Normal University, Hunan University, Sun Yat-Sen University, Fudan University, and Beihang University, as well as enterprise experts from Canaan Creative, StarFive Technology, Huawei, and RT-Thread Technology have confirmed their attendance (with more coming).

Forum Agenda

MorningTopic: The Industry of Embedded Heterogeneous Intelligent Silicon
Host: Allan He, ESBF Secretary in Chief
9:30-9:35Opening SpeechChunming Hu, Dean, Beihang University School of Software
9:35-10:05Canaan Creative K230 Heterogeneous Multi-core AIOT Chip: Architecture and ApplicationKai Hu, Architectural Design Manager, Software Department, Canaan Creative
10:05-10:35High-Performance RISC-V Computing PlatformJie Zhou, Director, Shanghai StarFive Technology
10:35-11:00Embedded RTOS Virtualization for Mixed-criticality DeploymentGuoqi Xie, Professor, Hunan University; Director of the Key Laboratory for Embedded and Network Computing of Hunan Province
11:00-11:30Software and Hardware Optimization in Intelligent Embedded SystemsYixiang Chen, Professor, School of Software Engineering, East China Normal University
11:30-12:00Intelligent Industrial Robotic Operating System and ApplicationJianwei Niu, Professor, Beihang University; Principal Expert, National Key Research and Development Program of China
 Conclusion of Morning Agenda 
12:00-13:30Lunch and Campus Tour
AfternoonTopic: Mixed-criticality System OS Technology and Application
Host: Jianwei Niu, Professor, Beihang University
13:30-14:00Technical Research Around Security-Critical System Resource Management and Scheduling in Autonomous DrivingKai Huang, Professor, Director of AI and Autonomous System Research Institute, Zhongshan University
14:00-14:30Application of RT-Thread in Industrial Mixed-Criticality SystemsYi Qiu, RT-Thread Technology Co-founder
14:30-15:00Endogenous Security Technology in Operating SystemJinhu Jiang, Senior Engineer, Fudan University Big Data Research Institute
15:00-15:30Real-Time Kernel UniProton: Application in Mixed-Criticality SystemsDezhao Yu, Embedded Real-time OS Expert, Huawei
15:30-16:00Implement Operating System Kernel with New Programming LanguagesYu Chen, Professor, Computer Science Department, Tsinghua University
Ming Li, Co-founder,
16:00-17:00Panel Discussion: Industrial Application of Mixed-Criticality SystemsHost: Xiaojing Lu, Microcontroller and Embedded System Application Journal Executive Director
Chunming Hu, Dean, Beihang University School of Software
He Huang, Director, High-end Equipment System Department, HYCX
Canju Yin, Software R&D Vice General Manager, Intewell Software
Hualiang Zhang, Vice Researcher, China Academy of Sciences Shenyang Automation Institute
17:00Conclusion of the Forum

Forum Sponsors
Beihang University School of Computer Science and Engineering
Beihang University School of Software
Beihang University Hangzhou Institute of Innovation
China Electronics Standardization Institute, Internet of Things Research Center
Microcontroller and Embedded System Application Journal

Forum Organizers
Beihang University Hangzhou Institute of Innovation
Microcontroller and Embedded System Application Journal

Time and Location
August 12nd, 2023, 9am-5pm
Baima Lake Campus, Beihang University Hangzhou Institute of Innovation: 99 Juhang Nong, Changhe Sub-district, Binjiang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Official Forum Notice (In Chinese, updated August 1st)

It is free to attend this event (accommodation and transportation are not paid for); we plan to accommodate 150 people at the offline event. We regretfully decline commercial advertisements.

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