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DSLab team won the third award of Google Android Development Contest

DSLab team won the third award of Google Android Development Contest.


13th Real-Time Linux Workshop

The 13th Real-Time Linux Workshop is held from October 20 to 22 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.  The School of Information Science and Engineering (SISE) will relay the conference.  The video meeting room will be open for all students  on the occasion.

Prof. Nicholas McGuire, who is one of the founders of the workshop, helps to bring about a video ralaying between Lanzhou University and the committee of the workshop.  And the Network Center offers the video meeting environment.

The video relay webpage:

(Note: all the time below is the local time of Prague.  The time different between Beijing and Prague is 7 hours.)

The schedule:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

8.00 am – 9.00 am Registration

9.00 am – 9.40 am Plenary Opening Session, see Time Table below

9.40 am – 6.40 pm Free Papers I – IV

Friday, October 21, 2011

8.30 am – 9.30 am Registration

9.30 am – 5.40 pm Kernel Developers Track

Saturday, October 22, 2011

8.30 am – 9.40 am Registration

9.40 am – 5.00 pm Free Papers V – VI and Safety Track I-II

5.00 pm – 5.40 pm Announcement RTLWS14, Farewell
Time Table:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

9.00 am – 9.40 am Plenary Opening Session, Welcome Notes (Room 209)

Time Title Speaker
9.00 am – 9.10 am Welcome note Prof. Ing. Pavel Ripka, CSc., Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
9.10 am – 9.20 am Opening address Doc. Dr. Ing. Zdeněk Hanzálek, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
9.20 am – 9.30 am Acknowledgments Prof. Nicholas Mc Guire, Real Time Linux Foundation, and Dr. Carsten Emde, Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL)
9.30 am – 9.40 am Introduction Ing. Pavel Píša, Ph.D., and Ing. Michal Sojka, Ph.D., Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

Prof. Nicholas McGuire held safety training in Beijing Aug 6-8,2011

The seminar was hosted by Beijing Shenzhou Aerospace Software Technology Co. LTD.. Other institutes intended this seminar(spectrum etc).



DSLab Summer School 2011 – safety releated system

DSLab Summer School 2011 has been held in Lanzhou University, from Augest 14 to Augest 19. The course contents of the summer school is “Safety Releated System”.
Prof. Nicholas introduced the terminologies and methods of utilizing GNU/Linux to develop safety releated system.



DSLab team won the first innovative award of “Loongson” CAS open source software contest

DSLab team won the first innovative award and Dr. Zhou Qingguo won “The Best Supervisor Award” of “Loongson” CAS open source software contest

The award ceremony of the first innovative award of “Loongson” CAS open source software contest was held on July 11, 2011 in Beijing, China. More than 300 people take part in the contest and 130+ works were submited. DSLab team won the first award by the work “Stepper Motor Controller”. Dr. Zhou Qingguo received “The Best Supervisor

Award”. Academician Li Guojie, Loongson chief architect Hu Weiwu attend the ceremony.



The Teacher Training Seminar of Android Academic Initiative Has Been Held

From May 27th to 30th 2011, the first teacher training seminar of Northwest China of Android Academic Initiative presented by Google China University Relations was held by DSLab. DSLab and Google founded the Lanzhou University-Google Android Lab in 2010. Lanzhou University is one of the nine “Seed Universities” of Android Academic Initiative, and responsible for the promotion in Northwest China, including Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Ningxia and Shaanxi. There were 48 teachers from 26 universities and colleges attending this training seminar. Mr. Zhu Aimin, University Relations Manager at Google China also participated. Moreover, the second training seminar will be held in Lanzhou University in July by DSLab.


DSLab Summer School 2011 – Utilizing GNU/Linux for safety related systems

Lanzhou, Gansu, ChinaAugst 15-202011

Linux was not designed for safety related systems, so why use it?

* Security is becoming an issue in safety related systems (it actually always was but we simply ignored it…)

* Processor capabilities are growing rapidly mandating a rethinking of the federated nature of may safety related systems

* The paradigm of keeping systems un-modified for 10-20years is crumbling technical demands mandate a higher level of flexibility while retaining safety related properties

Using FLOSS, notably GNU/Linux, is not the answer to all of these issues, but it is worth considering, and in cases where it fits it can be a very attractive solution, both technically and economically.

Summer School outline:

* Introduction to functional safety

– Basic concepts of functional safety

– Overview of 61508

– Safety life cycle and its relation to development life cycle

* Safety case

– Safety case types

– Strategies for using COTS/FLOSS in safety related systems

– Outline of possible systems utilizing GNU/Linux

* Linux DLC

– Outline of the Linux development process

– Arguing GNU/Linux for safety related systems

– Limitations and possible mitigations

* Formal methods for FLOSS components

– A brief introduction to formal methods

– Capabilities of the existing tools

– Limitations of formal methods for pre-exiting code


* Project Day

– Exercises based on Linux Kernel




A working experience in C is mandatory the ability to edit files on a UNIX environment some experience with command line work is helpful basic understanding of operating system functionality is also needed.

Special Track: FLOSS for Safety Critical Systems — Embedded World Exhibition and Conference

This special track of the Embedded World Conference on Thursday, March 3, 2011 is organized by OSADL’s Safety Coordinator Prof. Nicholas Mc Guire and will focus on the use of Free and Open Source Software for safety critical systems. For a direct link to the related section of the online program of the Embedded World Conference click here.

Call for Papers – Abstract Submission – Submitted Papers

CfP at:

DSLab attend RTLWS12 in Nairobi

Dr. Qingguo Zhou, Minqiang Yang and Chuande Zhang from DSLab attended RTLWS12(12th Real-time Linux work shop) held in Nairobi, Kenya from Oct 25th to Oct 28th.


We presented our work on Real-time Linux and open source and communicated with people from other universities and companies. We also launched a seminar about “EPL for Loongson” and introduced Loongson CPU and Lemote PC to attendants. For the good performance of Loongson and RT-PREEMPT over it, OSADL has integrated two Fuloong2Fs into their test rack( at their real-time QA farm ( and is working very well. It is located at rack #2, slot #4.




Dr. Markus Freiburghaus gave us a presentation

Dr. Markus Freiburghaus from University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland made a presentation about the education system of Switzerland on Oct 14th 2010. The title of his presentation is ‘Stability and innovation: antagonism or cause-and-effect’.