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Smarter Systems

We want to build systems that are a little smarter, that is, systems that make decisions independently and adjust to become a little better at solving their tasks. Our research and education focus on creating and disseminating new knowledge and technology in close collaboration with industry and public stakeholders.

New technology and market expectations have altered the game plan for both private and public players. Data and artificial intelligence must be used to make systems and services smarter, with a high degree of specialization and flexibility required. The changes impact the properties and architecture of the systems, as well as systems development – yes, the entire life cycle will change.

For the knowledge environment Smarter Systems, the software in technical systems is in focus, as a majority of the systems' functions are handled there. Software is at the heart of features in automobiles and trucks, manufacturing robots and machines, energy and electrical systems, and healthcare.

A complete knowledge environment

To meet the new challenges, businesses and organizations must expand their capabilities as well as their knowledge. Smarter Systems is a comprehensive knowledge environment focused on future systems and challenges. We identify challenges and offer tailored education and research in collaboration with our partners.

Smarter Systems offers education at all levels, including the third cycle. We are responsible for the Master of Science in Software Engineering programme, among others. In addition, we provide a variety of professional education courses in our subject areas. All courses and programmes are closely related to and developed alongside the research conducted within Smarter Systems.

This is how we work

Smarter Systems collaborates closely with businesses and public partners on competency supply and knowledge development. Throughout the process, we collaborate with our partners. For example, initial explorative discussions may result in targeted educational initiatives or short or long-term research collaborations.

If you want to know more about how we can collaborate, contact research and project coordinator Diana Unander.

Knowledge themes

Smarter Systems formulates two high-level key objectives for smarter engineering of smarter systems that delineate the environment's broad research scope:

  • To assure product capabilities in uncertain conditions.
  • To devise engineering processes for perpetual adaptation and evolution.

The key objectives generate research questions for each of our four knowledge areas, which delineate the environment's knowledge gap. However, answering the research questions will require synthesis by a concerted effort from the knowledge areas on three themes:

  1. Assurances for unknowns.
  2. Self-explainability.
  3. Smarter ecosystems.

Our research

The knowledge environment Smarter Systems features four knowledge areas, where the research is gathered in on research group each.

Smarter Systems has a close connection to the industry graduate school Data Intensive Applications (DIA). The knowledge environment also features a number of research projects, for instance Aligning Architectures for Digital Twin of the Organization (Aladino).