The FP7 Network of Excellence "ArtistDesign – Design for Embedded Systems" has started in January 2008 and has a duration of 48 months.

The ArtistDesign NoE is the visible result of the ongoing integration of a community, that
emerged through the Artist FP5 Accompanying Measure and that was organised through the
Artist2 FP6 NoE.
The central objective for ArtistDesign is to build on existing structures and links forged in
Artist2, to become a virtual Center of Excellence in Embedded Systems Design. This will be
mainly achieved through tight integration between the central players of the European
research community. Also, the consortium is smaller, and integrates several new partners.
These teams have already established a long-term vision for embedded systems in Europe,
which advances the emergence of Embedded Systems as a mature discipline.
ArtistDesign will become the main focal point for dissemination in Embedded Systems
Design, leveraging on well-established infrastructure and links, such as a web portal and
newsletter. It will extend its dissemination activities, including Education and Training,
Industrial Applications, as well as International Collaboration. ArtistDesign will establish
durable relationships with industry and SMEs in the area, especially through
ArtistDesign will build on existing international visibility and recognition, to play a leading role
in structuring the area.
The research effort aims to integrate topics, teams, and competencies, grouped into 4
Thematic Clusters: “Modelling and Validation”, “Software Synthesis, Code Generation, and
Timing Analysis”, “Operating Systems and Networks”, “Platforms and MPSoC”. “Transversal
Integration” covering both industrial applications and design issues aims for integration
between clusters.
ArtistDesign has defined a four-year workprogramme, with a strong commitment to
integration and sustainability. To achieve the aims, the estimated support from the EC is
approximately 4.5 MEuros. 

More information on the activities of ARTISTDESIGN is available at http://www.artist-embedded.org/artist/-About-the-ArtistDesign-NoE-.html