System software plays key roles in modern industrial control systems. The industrial systems have wide areas of applications: assembly, packaging, printing, and manufacturing. Such system is usually composed of many different kinds of components including controllers, motors and drives, and sensors, where, with the rapid advances of information technology, efficient software design is becoming increasingly important. Recently, with the global trends of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and industry 4.0, various research issues and business opportunities in automation are expected in, for example, open platform for automation, machine learning, and distributed real-time computing.
SS lab is collaborating with academia and industrial partners to enable IT-converged industrial control systems with a focus on system software and real-time computing support.