Workshop for new project: EPiCS

The ROBIN group and fourMs are involved in a new four-year EU funded FP7 project called Engineering Proprioception in Computing Systems (EPiCS). The EPiCS consortium spans Europe and includes a range of leading universities, research labs and industrial partners. This week we have had a workshop in Oslo outlining some of the main objectives of the project (see more below). 

Project Objectives

The EPiCS project aims at laying the foundation for engineering the novel class of pro-prioceptive computing systems. Pro-prioceptive computing systems collect and maintain information about their state and progress, which enables self-awareness by reasoning about their behaviour, and self-expression by effectively and autonomously adapt their behaviour to changing conditions. Concepts of self-awareness and self-expression are new to the domains of computing and networking; the successful transfer and development of these concepts will help create future heterogeneous and distributed systems capable of efficiently responding to a multitude of requirements with respect to functionality and flexibility, performance, resource usage and costs, reliability and safety, and security.

Innovations from EPiCS are based on systematic integration of research in concepts and foundations for self-aware and self-expressive systems with novel hardware/software platform technologies and architectures for engineering autonomic compute nodes and networks. EPiCS drives and validates the research by the requirements of three challenging application domains that cover both high-end computers and embedded systems, as well as embeddings into technical and non-technical contexts. 


  • Paderborn Centre for Parallel Computing University of Paderborn Germany
  • Computer Systems Group Imperial College Londone United Kingdom
  • Robotics and Intelligent Systems and Department of Musicology University of Oslo Norway
  • Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems (NES) Klagenfurt University Austria
  • Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA) University of Birmingham United Kingdom
  • Avionics and Architectures Group EADS Innovation Works Germany
  • Communication System Research Group (CSG) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) Switzerland
  • Video and Secutiry Technology Research Group Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) Austria


Tags: projects, epics, proprioception, sensors, active music By Alexander Refsum Jensenius
Published July 23, 2012 3:29 PM - Last modified Dec. 6, 2018 5:21 PM