Introduction and Organization of Book Material

  • Francky CatthoorEmail author
  • Twan Basten
  • Nikolaos Zompakis
  • Marc C. W. Geilen
  • Per Gunnar Kjeldsberg


The focus of this book is on the principles and the use of the system scenario approach. This concept effectively supports the efficient realization of systems in the presence of strong dynamic behavior. The efficiency can be obtained in a multi-dimensional cost space. Realizations can involve the mapping of applications on some type of implementation platforms, but the approach is not limited to this, as the demonstrators in this book illustrate.


Scenario System scenario Motivation Context Organization 



The material in this book is partly based on work in the context of several European and national research projects. In particular we want to acknowledge the support of: the EU Marie Curie project DACMA MEST-CT-2004-504767 and the Artist and HiPEAC Networks of Excellence; the EU FP7 project HARPA with grant number 612069; the EU Horizon 2020 project READEX with grant number 671657; the Flemish FWO (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen); the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), through the FAME-612.064.101 project and through the Robust Cyber-Physical Systems (RCPS) program, projects 12694 and 12697; the ARTEMIS joint undertaking through the ALMARVI project (621439) and ITEA3 project 14014 ASSUME.

It has been a pleasure for us to work in this research domain and to cooperate with our project partners and our colleagues in the digital processor architecture design and embedded systems communities. Much of this work has been performed in tight cooperation with many university groups, mainly across Europe. In addition to learning many new things about system synthesis/compilation and related issues, we have also developed close connections with excellent people. Moreover, the pan-European aspect of this cooperation has allowed us to come in closer contact with research groups with a different background and “research culture,” which has led to very enriching cross-fertilization. This is especially reflected in the many common publications. We want to especially acknowledge the valuable interactions and the excellent cooperation with the colleagues of the TU Eindhoven (The Netherlands); the El. Eng. Dep. of U. Ghent and the K. U. Leuven (Belgium); the ICCS department at the NTUAthens (Greece); the El. Eng. Dep. at the NTNU Trondheim (Norway).

We would like to use this opportunity to thank the many people who have directly helped us in realizing these results and who have provided technical and other contributions in the focus of this book, both at our institutes and at other locations. That includes all the students who helped us during the PhD. and M.S. thesis research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francky Catthoor
    • 1
    Email author
  • Twan Basten
    • 2
  • Nikolaos Zompakis
    • 3
  • Marc C. W. Geilen
    • 4
  • Per Gunnar Kjeldsberg
    • 5
  1. 1.IMEC and KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of Technology and ESI, TNOEindhovenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.MicroLab-ECE-NTUAAthensGreece
  4. 4.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNTNUTrondheimNorway

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