The METIS project is part of the COMMIT program. COMMIT unites academic research and (non-)profit organizations in ICT. It is a use-inspired fundamental ICT-research in well-being and well-working, in public safety, in science, in information services and search, and with applications in culture, agriculture, and health care. Its ICT-research program covers the range from small embedded systems, to sensor networks and on to large scale networks, from interaction data, to numerical content and on to text and pictorial web content. Ten universities, five technological institutes, and over sixty small and large businesses participate in fifteen public-private multi-party projects (for a full overview see projects). They ensure direct state-of-the-art knowledge transfer in an economic or societal urgent area. Like ICT science drives the solving of societal challenges, societal challenges drive need-inspired ICT research as well.

The general objective of the METIS project is to develop techniques for loosely coupled embedded sensor systems to achieve scalable, dependable and adaptive system architecture for improved operation and safety of public infrastructures, in peoples’ mobility and connectivity, and in industrial installations.

Within the METIS project we are responsible for the Adaptation and Reconfiguration workpackage. This work package addresses the issues of adapting and reconfiguring the system in case of subsystem failures and/or confidence issues with respect to situational awareness. System reconfiguration and adaptation can be triggered by, for example, insufficient quality of information, or failing or newly available sources of information. Integrated system-level reasoning about identified causes and possible solutions by system adaptation or (re)configuration forms a major challenge. Combining adaptability and reconfiguration with continuous, guaranteed levels of dependability adds a further challenge. We will provide methods and tools to perform this sequential diagnosis and reconfiguration process in an ad-hoc, dynamic, and on-line context.


2012 - 2015


Embedded Systems Institute, Eindhoven; Radboud University Nijmegen; Eindhoven University of Technology; VU University Amsterdam

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COMMIT program


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Please contact Cees Witteveen

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