June 2016: CRYSTAL Final Dissemination Event

The final dissemination event kicked off with an introduction of the university and an introduction about CRYSTAL. Well-known keynote speakers gave us insight to why interoperability is so important. The booth-exhibition included 9 booths with demos and posters. During the poster session use cases were shown such as the Public Aero use case, which highlights requirements and model based system engineering, Heterogeneous Simulation, change management, collaboration and exploitation of cross-discipline linked data using IOS and much more! Philips was present as well, with a demo about the implementation in the healthcare domain. Via a spectacular augmented reality glass you can see, walk and work in a hospital room. Other attendees at the poster area were Airbus, Thales, AVL, TNO, Volvo Technology and RGB.
CRYSTAL is aware of the need to communicate the achieved results to a broader audience. Through this final dissemination event CRYSTAL showed clearly what is done with the invested money, shared knowledge with the industry and connects with other projects to pass information and contributes in reducing system development costs due to the Smart Integration of Tools. Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einPhoto

April 2016: ARTEMIS-IA Spring Event and CPS Week

The ARTEMIS Spring Event took place on 13 & 14 April in Vienna, Austria. The event was co-located with the CPS Week, which took place from 11-14 April 2016 in the Hofburg Palace. The Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einARTEMIS Strategic Research Agenda 2016 has been officially released at this event and the agenda has been successfully launched by Heinrich Daembkes (President ARTEMIS-IA) and Laila Gide (Vice President ARTEMIS-IA) in Vienna. The book was handed over to Ben Ruck (Head Public Authorities Board ECSEL), Michael Wiesmüller (PA Austria) & Dr. Max Lemke (Head of Unit, CONNECT-A3 European Commission) see Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einphoto.
The project leader was invited to contribute to the ARTEMIS Strategic Research agenda (see page 70 "CPS Architectures Principles") and to give a presentation.
CRYSTAL was also invited by CPS to give a Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einpresentation of the latest development and challenges in the project.

November 2015: 3rd Intermediate Review

The Interim review meeting in Vienna from 3rd-4th of December was a big success. The reviewers and the project officer appreciated the project’s response to the review recommendations. A mutual understanding of the review recommendations and project objectives has been achieved.

The reviewers were rewarded with valuable contributions and excellent performance by all of the presenters at the review meeting! The final feedback of the project officer and the reviewers was quite good.

In the final project phase we will concentrate on selling the project results, exploitation, sustainability, and validation.

November 2015: Workshop on Life-cycle Interoperability – OSLC in practice

Many interested participants joined us on November 2nd for the Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterworkshop on Life-cycle Interoperability. Our goal was to propose and discuss ways to achieve sustainable interoperability for embedded systems development environments. A special focus was on Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) and the challenge of putting this standard into practice. In four impulse talks and the interactive session the main challenges regarding OSLC could be pointed out. The presentations can be found here: Interoperability demands in Safety Critical System Engineering, Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einOSLC Specifications and Reference Implementation, Life cycle integration from a vendor’s perspective, Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einChallenges to OSLC Link Management in Safety Audited Industries and Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einSecure Collaboration in Virtual Organizations. The Workshop was organized in collaboration with the ARTEMIS project CRYSTAL, CP-Setis and the Eclipse Foundation as part of EclipseCon Europe 2015. Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einPhoto

October 2015: ProSTEP iViP – OASIS OSLC Conference

Seamless Lifecycle Integration - based on open standards in conjunction with 4th Interoperability Conference

One day full of information under the lead-theme ALM – PLM Interoperability. Impulses for enabling information flows between different engineering disciplines were given. In industry-relevant talks possibilities of OSLC were discussed and demonstrated. Experts and newcomers who were interested in solving systems engineering challenges in smart ways participated to this event. The keynote focused on the applicability of the integration of MBSE artefacts into an extended PLM Backbone as a cornerstone for the future development and traceability of interdisciplinary and communicating systems (Industrial Internet/Industrie 4.0) and was held by Prof. Martin Eigner from TU Kaiserslautern. Presentations can be found here: Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterpresentations

October 2015: ARTEMIS Technology Conference

The CRYSTAL project partner Alenia participated to the Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterARTEMIS Technology Conference, which took place from 6-8 October 2015 in Turin. An approach for defining an efficient and interoperable System Engineering Environment (SEE), aimed to develop a complex system in accordance with the applicable System Development Life Cycle Process and ensuring product's quality was successfully presented.

September 2015: 3rd General Assembly Meeting

The 3rd General Assembly meeting of the CRYSTAL project was successfully held from September 29 to 30, 2015 in Rome. After a short welcome, the project leader presented the overall status and the technical progress of the project. After interesting presentations and fruitful discussions, the first day was rounded off by the social event at the "Osteria Brunetti" where the project partners had the chance to further discuss project related topics in a nice atmosphere. On the second day the sub project leaders and their teams presented their fascinating demonstrators during a guided tour in the open market place. Later on, the partners could freely walk around to get detailed information about the demonstrators. The second day was concluded with a Strategic Board and a General Assembly Meeting where the roadmap to successfully reach the CRYSTAL objectives at the end of the 3rd project year, the Standardization and Sustainability Strategy were presented. Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einPhoto

June 2015: CRYSTAL 2nd Annual Review

The 2nd annual review meeting was held in Hamburg at the Airbus premises. The review meeting was well organized and planned - a big thank you to Airbus for the hospitality! The first feedback of the project officer and the reviewers was quite good: the project management for this large consortium looks excellent, good cooperation in the consortium can be seen, the Use Cases show good advance and are well documented (good deliverables). We would like to thank all the presenters at the review meeting for their valuable contributions and excellent performance.

May 2015: ProSTEP iViP Symposium 2015

CRYSTAL presented the case Study “Seamless Integration of Calibration Data Management (CDM) in the Overall Automotive Development Process” at this event. The ProSTEP iViP Symposium is the leading independent PLM conference. 500 experts and decision-makers from industry and research are expected to come together for this two-day conference.

April 2015: ICST 2015 - 8th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation

CRYSTAL was invited to present the project and to present also a booth including a demo from 14th-17th April, 2015 in Graz. ICST is the premier conference for research in all areas related to software quality. ICST seeks to meet these challenges by bringing together researchers and practitioners for a conference that includes all aspects of software testing, verification, and validation. It provides an ideal forum where academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners can present their latest approaches for ensuring the quality of today’s complex software systems, exchange and discuss ideas, and compare experiences.

March 2015: ARTEMIS-IA Co-Summit

The Co-Summit 2015 was held on 10 & 11 March in Berlin, Germany. The event was jointly organized by ARTEMIS, represented by ARTEMIS Industry Association, the association for actors in Embedded & Cyber-Physical Systems within Europe, and by ITEA, the EUREKA Cluster on Software-intensive Systems & Services. 

CRYSTAL was present at this event with a booth with a perfect presentation of the aerospace public use case in the exhibition area. Visitors from public authorities and industry were brought to the project booths and they could listen to exciting project presentations. The project leader, Christian El Salloum, gave a short introduction on the project and on the today’s situation at industrial companies and the vision of CRYSTAL that we can master the productivity challenges of the future only, if we can enable the seamless collaboration of experts across multiple disciplines to work towards a common goal. The presentation was finished by interesting discussions with the audience.

October 2014: CRYSTAL F2F Meeting

70 representatives of the CRYSTAL consortium came together in Paris for this two day meeting. During this meeting a Technical Board, Strategic Board and a General Assembly meeting were held. Status reports on current work, planning of future activities, recent achievements and highlights were presented. In the market place each domain presented highlights and their demonstrators. There was also room for fruitful discussions among the partners. The two day event was rounded off by a jointly-organized boat trip on the Seine.

October 2014: 3rd European Conference on Interoperability for Embedded Systems Development Environments

The conference had the major goal of proposing and discussing ways forward to achieve sustainable interoperability for embedded systems development environments. The participants could listen to very interesting presentations by keynote speakers from industrial leaders. Besides this, the event gave you the opportunity to meet people in the poster exhibition area to have fruitful conversations. Click Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterhere to get full details to this event.

June 2014: CRYSTAL 1st Annual Review

The 1st Annual Review Meeting in Graz has been quite a success! The feedback given by the project officer and the reviewers was highly pleasing. In the 1st year the project made good, visible and well documented progress towards the (well defined) objectives in all areas. Furthermore, the well-organized review meeting and the shown presentations were praised. Also the excellent project coordination, the efficient cooperation among the consortium members were positively highlighted. This only was made possible by all partners.

May 2014: 7. Grazer Symposium Virtuelles Fahrzeug

The topic of the symposium is the interdisciplinary development of road and rail vehicles. CRYSTAL gave a project overview at this event with a special focus on interoperability in the development of the automotive systems.

May 2014: ProSTEP iViP

Booth presentation and workshop at this event. ProSTEP is one of the most important standardization organizations in the field of embedded systems engineering. Most of the major OEMs are members of the ProSTEP association and the ProSTEP Symposium is a top-class event with excellent networking opportunities where the key decision makers meet. CRYSTAL will organize a workshop at this event and will be also present with a project booth on both days of the symposium.

February 2014: First Interim Review at month 9

The first interim review took place on February 11, 2014 in Brussels. At this interim review the CRYSTAL partners presented the first results including a first running prototype in each of the four industrial domains (aerospace, automotive, health care and rail).

January 2014: ARTEMIS and Standardization Working Group Workshop

CRYSTAL participated the ARTEMIS and Standardization Working Group Workshop in Brussels in order to refine the standardization concept of the interoperability specification.

January 2014: HiPEAC 2014

On the HiPEAC 2014 conference CRYSTAL was invited to present the project which was highly appreciated by the audience which consisted of members of the scientific and academic community as well as of industrial stakeholders and members of the European scientific community like ARTEMIS and FP7.

December 2013: ARTEMIS-IA Co-Summit in Stockholm

CRYSTAL had a booth presentation together with a presentation in the speaker’s corner. A real success was the participation in the ARTEMIS & ITEA Co-Summit in Stockholm. Besides the booth with a perfect presentation of the aerospace public use case, there also was a presentation in the speaker’s corner. The event requested a significant amount of preparation by the project team and was rewarded with the Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einARTEMIS Exhibition Award.

December 2013: 2nd European Conference on Interoperability for Embedded Systems Development Environments

Interoperability is the central topic in the CRYSTAL project. This has been the reason that CRYSTAL stepped into an activity initiated by CESAR: the Interoperability conference. With strong CRYSTAL contribution (dissemination leader and IOS SP leader in the steering committee, technical project manager and technical experts in the conference committee and technical presentations during the event), the 2nd conference on interoperability took place on December 3rd, 2013. These conferences are being held annually.

December 2013: ASAM International Conference

ASAM is an incorporated association under German law. Its members are primarily international car manufacturers, suppliers and engineering service providers from the automotive industry. The association coordinates the development of technical standards, which are developed by working groups composed of experts from its member companies. CRYSTAL will collaborate with ASAM to standardize the relevant parts of the interoperability specification. To raise awareness of the CRYSTAL project within the ASAM community the project was presented at the ASAM International Conference.

November 2013: CRYSTAL Working and Consolidation Event

A few months after the kick-off meeting the project-wide technical management process was introduced in the Working & Consolidation Event in Munich. Parallel sessions were held to consolidate ontology, platform builder and the draft interoperability requirements. Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einPhoto

September 2013: ARTEMIS WG Standardisation

CRYSTAL was the organizer of this workshop and contributed also via a dedicated presentation and a proposal for standardization to ASAM, ProSTEP, OASIS and the ARTEMIS Standardization Working Group.

May 2013: CRYSTAL Kick-Off Meeting and General Assembly

The CRYSTAL project was successfully started in the kick-off meeting which took place from May 2 to 3, 2013 in Vienna. After the introduction by AVL as coordinator, the sub project leaders presented their team and the objectives of the sub projects. The first day was concluded with a General Assembly Meeting where a status on the agreements and project boundary conditions were given. The meeting was rounded off by the social event in a "Heuriger".

March 2013: ARTEMIS Spring Event

This year's ARTEMIS Spring Event took place in March in Paris, France. Although at this point of time, CRYSTAL was not yet started, the project was presented in a poster session. Additionally, DI Horst Pflügl from AVL represented the project in a press event. Klick Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterhere to access the video from the press event.