Networked embedded systems (2014/2015)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Davide Quaglia
Davide Quaglia
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II sem. dal Mar 2, 2015 al Jun 12, 2015.

Lesson timetable

II sem.
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM laboratorio Laboratory Alfa  
Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall C  

Learning outcomes

This class aims at providing a scientific approach to the design, implementation and verification of applications based on networked embedded systems, e.g., for building automation, factory automation, healthcare, automotive, environmental control. The class will describe the main communication protocols, design/simulation/verification methodologies as well as the design of networked control systems. The contents will be taken from state-of-the-art papers and research activities directly performed by the University of Verona.



Communication protocols for networked embedded systems
- Wireless networks
- Fieldbus networks
Methodologies for networked embedded systems
- design
- simulation
- verification
Networked control systems
- description
- design techniques


- Node programming for sensor networks
- Example of design of a networked embedded system
- Simulation of networked embedded systems
- Examples of design of networked control systems

To attend fruitfully the class, the students should know
Computer Architectures, Computer Networks, Embedded Systems Design, System Theory, SystemC, C/C++ programming.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson Computer Architecture - A Quantitative Approach (Edizione 5) Morgan Kaufmann 2011 012383872X
C. Hamacher, Z. Vranesic, S. Zaky, N. Manjikian Introduzione all'architettura dei calcolatori (Edizione 1) McGraw-Hill 2012 9788838667510
Andrew S. Tanenbaum Reti di calcolatori (Edizione 4) Pearson - Prentice Hall 2003 8871921828

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination consists of:

1) written test with questions about the theory and practice part of the class
2) project
- Bibliographic research (max 2 points, no groups)
- Experimental activity (max 3 points, max 2 people)

For the project, synergies are possibles with other classes, stage and thesis.

The final result (over 30 points) is computed by summing the result of both the written test and the project.

Teaching aids