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The Discipline of Embedded Systems Design
October 2007 (vol. 40 no. 10)
pp. 32-40
The wall between computer science and electrical engineering has kept the potential of embedded systems at bay. It is time to build a new scientific foundation with embedded systems design as the cornerstone, which will ensure a systematic and even-handed integration of the two fields.

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Index Terms:
embedded computing, analytical models, computational models, systems engineering
Citation:
Thomas A. Henzinger, Joseph Sifakis, "The Discipline of Embedded Systems Design," Computer, vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 32-40, Oct. 2007, doi:10.1109/MC.2007.364
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