Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto

CISTER (Real-Time Computing Systems Research Centre) is a top-ranked Portuguese Research Unit based at the School of Engineering (ISEP) of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Portugal.

The IPP-HURRAY research group, created in mid 1997, is the core and genesis of the CISTER Research Unit. HURRAY stands for HUgging Real-time and Reliable Architectures for computing sYstems.

Therefore, the research unit focuses its activity in the analysis, design and implementation of real-time and embedded computing systems.

Since it was created, the unit grown to become one of the leading European research units in the area, contributing with seminal research works in a number of subjects, including wireless sensor networks (WSN), multiprocessor systems, cyber-physical systems (CPS) and collaborative embedded computing.


Projecto Financiado pela Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia