|Luleå University of Technology
|Sweden, SE-97187 Luleå
Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is the northernmost University of Technology in Scandinavia, with 1600 employees and 19000 students. At the University, leading edge research is performed in a multiple of disciplines in close cooperation with companies and society. Core areas of research are Mining engineering and metallurgy, Energy technology and renewable energy, High-performance steel, and ICT. LTU has through the centre of Process IT Innovations and the division of EISLAB the links to application users in local industry, as well as high competence in embedded systems.
The strategic concept of LTU ProcessIT Innovations is to bring together the functional process and engineering industry in the region with ICT services in universities and industry. The aim is to reinforce existing primary industries and develop the region’s ICT-industry to an internationally competitive position. From the start in 2005 ProcessIT Innovations has run about fifty projects and preliminary studies. The research has focused on four main fields: measurement systems, control systems, communications systems and interaction systems.
The department of EISLAB (Embedded Internet Systems Laboratory) constitutes a cornerstone in the LTU strength and innovation area “Intelligent industrial processes”. Contributions are also made to “Enabling ICT” and “Smart machines and materials”. EISLAB has been a partner or lead partner in a number of European RTD projects. Through the involvement in ProcessIT.EU, EISLAB has become a strong partner to Artemis, the European embedded system association. In this context EISLAB is the coordinator for the Arrowhead project, an Artemis Innovation Pilot Project in two different areas; AIPP4 that focuses on Production and Energy Systems Automation and AIPP6, Intelligent-Built environment, urban infrastructure for sustainable and friendly cities.