Het lectoraat High Tech Embedded Software (Lectoraat HTES) is one of the four research groups at Fontys School of Information and Communication Technology (Fontys ICT), department of Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The research chair was installed on September 1st, 2017 with a projected end term on August 31st, 2025 and a mid term evaluation in September 2021.
The aims and ambitions of the centre of expertise were presented by professor Teade Punter in his inaugural speech on October 12th, 2018; video impression. The full speech is available for download (in Dutch): Teade Punter, lectorale rede, Software voor Slimme Systemen.
The research of the HTES research group is about methods and techniques for improved software development for smart high tech embedded systems and focuses on (mobile) robots and sensor networks. These systems are increasingly equipped with smart sensors and more sophisticated programming, so that they become more intelligent and thus Cyber Physical Systems. A system engineering is advocated for software developement. Four system aspects are recognized: architecture, integration and testing, modelling and learning, and software quality. The research group mission is elaborated here.
The research group cooperates closely together with companies and institutions in and outside the Brainport, such as: HERE Technologies, Hencon, Sorama, Diginova, Dutch Royal Army, Smart Robotics, VDL.