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This document summarizes all dissemination and standardization activities that were undertaken by the COMPLEX project consortium as a whole and by each individual partner of the consortium in the whole duration of the project execution. It describes all dissemination activities of the COMPLEX project including activities that were oriented to promote the project, educate on the project achievements and the new scientific and industrial context of the project development.

In the last period of COMPLEX, the consortium intensified efforts to largely present project results to the entire community. Several activities like the tutorial presentation at DATE or the COMPLEX-centric workshop at Embedded World conference were presenting achievements of COMPLEX in a complete and comprehensive way, and their organization was possible only in the final stage of the project, with the effort of the whole consortium.

The deliverable on training activities D5.1.2 presents in detail the educational activities of the project, that are aiming at educating the whole community (understood as industrial and scientific community) on the technical, scientific and practical outcomes of the project and focuses on presentations, tutorials and demonstrations. Certainly, there are several activities like organization of conferences and workshops that can be understood as both education/training activities and larger dissemination activities. Thus, the clear separation of the content of the two deliverables was not always possible. The editors of the deliverables took the position that each of the documents is independent and self-contained and can be read separately from the other. This explains a certain overlap between the two deliverables.

This document is intended to act as template for COMPLEX deliverables. Furthermore this deliverable describes the implementation of dissemination work within the project. It also provides the plans how the demonstration activities will be carried out by the project consortium and what mechanisms will be used to achieve best possible efficiency.

In addition to it, the exploitation plans will be carried out to provide a sound analysis for commercial exploitation of the tools developed within the project.

This document describes first the objectives for the dissemination actions (Section 2), then means that are employed to carry out dissemination activities (Section 3). Next specific dissemination action plans are presented (Section 4), followed by the detailed time schedule in Section 5, which provides indication on timing, target groups and some details of the most significant activities. Section 6 describes the communication plan to the larger public as well as tools applied for such dissemination. Contribution to standards at OSCI, Accellera and OMG is then described in Section 7. Section 8 provides in turns more details on individual dissemination and exploitation activities by each partner of the project.

The consideration of an embedded device's power consumption and its management is increasingly important nowadays. Currently, it is not easily possible to integrate power information already during the platform exploration phase. In this integrated project, integrated device manufacturers, system integrators, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) vendors and research partners collaboratively worked on solving the design challenges of today's heterogeneous HW/SW systems regarding power and complexity.

The main objective of the COMPLEX project was to increase the competitiveness of the European semiconductor, system integrator and EDA industry by addressing the problem of platform-based design space exploration (DSE) under consideration of power and performance constraints early in the design process. High performance usually causes high power consumption. A main challenge in today’s embedded system design is to find the perfect balance between performance and power. This balance cannot be found efficiently and at high quality, because until now no generic framework for accurately and jointly estimating performance and power consumption starting at the algorithmic level has been available.

As a result, we propose a reference framework and design flow concept that combines system-level power optimization techniques with platform-based rapid prototyping. Virtual executable prototypes are generated from MARTE/UML and functional C/C++ descriptions, which then allows to study different platforms, mapping alternatives, and power management strategies.

Our proposed flow combines system-level timing and power estimation techniques available in commercial tools with platform-based rapid prototyping. We propose an efficient code annotation technique for timing and power properties enabling fast host execution as well as adaptive collection of power traces. Combined with a flexible design-space exploration (DSE) approach our flow allows a trade-off analysis between different platforms, mapping alternatives, and optimization techniques, based on domain-specific workload scenarios.

This goal of this document is to link the COMPLEX main results with the expected wider societal implications of the project.

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Successful final review meeting
On Thursday, May 25th, the final COMPLEX review meeting has been held in Brussels.


Final public deliverables uploaded

All public COMPLEX deliverables are now available in the Deliverables section.


COMPLEX @ ISCUG'2013 conference
14-15 April, 2013 - Noida, India


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