Knowledge Engineering and Embedded Systems Software: Educational Challenges
Eastern Washington University, 319 F Computing & Engineering Building, Cheney, WA 99004-2493, USA
There is need for engineering tools to build knowledge bases suitable for realtime perception and control. As embedded systems are applied to complex systems, development of software becomes a daunting task and software failures become more likely with possible negative impact on our economy. Realtime, embedded systems are also common in critical systems so that failures in these systems could affect human lives. To counter this situation, application of knowledge engineering is sought. However, undergraduate software engineering curriculum for embedded systems doesn’t satisfy the current needs. We recently redesigned our embedded systems course to focus on issues and problems in embedded software systems to prepare our students for high level embedded applications and possible development of realtime/embedded intelligent systems.
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