Seventh Biennial Ptolemy Miniconference

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - Berkeley, California
Ptolemy Picture Kepler Project

The Seventh Biennial Ptolemy Miniconference was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at University of California, Berkeley. This year we had 60 attendees.

The Ptolemy project studies modeling, simulation, and design of concurrent, real-time, embedded systems. The focus is on assembly of concurrent components.

The Ptolemy Miniconference is an opportunity for research collaborators and Ptolemy users and extenders from industry, academia, and government to get together, present their work to the Ptolemy community, and hear about related research and results. It is typically held every two years.

For this year's Miniconference, we asked the Kepler community to give presentations and posters. Kepler is a cross-project collaboration to develop open source tools for Scientific Workflows and is currently based on the Ptolemy II system for heterogeneous concurrent modeling and design. Thus, we asked Matthew Jones from UC Santa Barbara, one of the initiators of the Kepler Project to co-chair this conference with Professor Edward A. Lee.

We offered a Ptolemy Developer's Tutorial on Monday, February 12, 2007 in 540 A/B Cory on the UC Berkeley campus. This tutorial was for Java programmers who are interested in extending Ptolemy.

Note: We were going to charge a $100 conference fee, but we applied for and received a grant from the Industry-University Cooperative Research Program to cover the costs. So, there is no fee for either the miniconference or the tutorial. In addition:

"A Travel Award is a subsidy for travel expenses to an event funded by the IUCRP. Funds cover reimbursement of round-trip economy airfare and housing. University of California students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and staff are eligible."

See the attendees list for who attended.

Direct questions to ptconf07 at ptolemy eecs berkeley edu