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Universität Innsbruck, Austria (UIBK Coordinator)

The University of Innsbruck is a global Top-200 university and the second largest University in Austria with a long history in scientific computing. Parallel computing and in particular high performance computing are primary research areas at UIBK.

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Queen’s University Belfast, UK (QUB)

The School of EEECS at QUB (http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/eeecs/) is a Global Top-100 and Top-10 UK School in its field. The School is host to the Institute for Electronics, Communications and Information Technology.

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RWTH Aachen University, Germany (RWTH)

The Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE) is part of the RWTH Aachen Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania (UPT)

“Politehnica” University of Timisoara is one of the largest and most well-known technical universities in Romania and Eastern Europe. Following a recent national classification of the higher education institutes in Romania, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara has been ranked in the first category.

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The University of Innsbruck is a global Top-200 university and the second largest University in Austria with a long history in scientific computing. Parallel computing and in particular high performance computing are primary research areas at UIBK. Besides numerous funded research programs in the area of High Performance Computing, in 2010 an international doctoral school in computational interdisciplinary modelling (FWF DK-Plus) has been established where highly qualified international PhD students are trained in modelling, simulation, numerical mathematics, and HPC techniques. Apart from interdisciplinarity, an innovative teaching concept combined with strong international networking are key to this program. Numerous application development environments, programming paradigms and tools have been developed by various groups at UIBK to simplify the effective use of multiprocessor architectures and geographically distributed heterogeneous resources as the bases for the next generation of performance-oriented applications. Among others the tool set includes ASKALON, an application development and computing environment for parallel and distributed performance-oriented applications and Insieme (http://www.dps.uibk.ac.at/insieme) which is a parallelizing and optimizing compiler for heterogeneous Multicore based parallel computing systems.

The School of EEECS at QUB is a Global Top-100 and Top-10 UK School in its field. The School is host to the Institute for Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT, http://www.ecit.qub.ac.uk/). It is a £60 million world-class centre with focus on industrial research. ECIT houses extensive research activities pertaining to energy-efficient computing, including (i) the exploration of energy-aware programming languages and SW stacks for Exascale architectures, (ii) novel heterogeneous SoC architectures that allow best trade-offs in terms of performance, power consumption and cost by leveraging direct translation of SW to HW (iii) low-power HW design for high-end DSP systems. These activities are carried out within the HPDC and SoC Research Clusters, led by Prof. Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos and Prof. Sakir Sezer.



The Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE), a part of the RWTH Aachen Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is headed by Prof. R. Leupers, Prof. G. Ascheid, and Prof. A. Chattopadhyay. ICE performs research and development in different areas of embedded system design technology, with emphasis on wireless communications. ICE receives funds from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), from EU projects like EURETILE, 2PARMA, HiPEAC, ARTIST and NEWCOM, as well as from industry partners like Nokia, Ericsson, Synopsys, ACE and Huawei Technologies.



“Politehnica” University of Timisoara is one of the largest and most well-known technical universities in Romania and Eastern Europe. Following a recent national classification of the higher education institutes in Romania, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara has been ranked in the first category. During its more than 90 years of existence, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara had over 100 000 graduates in engineering very appreciated both in Romania and abroad. The Faculty of Automation and Computer Engineering, one of the 10 faculties of UPT, has strong research expertise in domains like embedded systems and wireless sensors networks, mobile application development, real-time systems, formal verification, etc. UPT has also maintained close collaboration with the local companies, such as Alcatel-Lucent or Continental Automotive. UPT receives funds from national, integration and European projects. One such project is represented by the FP7 eMuCo - Embedded Multi-Core Processing for Mobile Communication.