The WESE workshop series aims to bring researchers, educators, and industrial representatives together to assess needs and share design, research, and experiences in embedded and cyber-physical systems education. Embedded and cyber-physical systems design requires multidisciplinary skills from areas such as control and signal processing theory, electronics, computer engineering and science, networking, physical systems modeling, etc., as well as application domain knowledge. Demand for embedded and cyber-physical system engineers has motivated a growing interest in the question of educating specialists in this domain. As system designs grow more complex and the time to market diminishes, quality education becomes more and more important. The technological evolution manifested by CPS thus requires a corresponding evolution of engineering education, addressing questions such as “What skills and capabilities are required by the engineers of tomorrow”, and “How should the corresponding educational programs be formed”, in order to provide experts ready to engineer the Cyber-Physical Systems that will greatly impact our future society?
Special attention this year will be given to industrial and societal needs. The format of the workshop apart from keynotes, include regular and work-in progress paper presentations, and ample space for discussions to promote active exchange of ideas.
WESE 2015 is the 11th workshop in this series. The first workshop was held in 2005 in Jersey City. In 2012, the term ”Cyber-Physical“ was added to the workshop name, but the acronym was not modified. The inclusion of Cyber-Physical systems in the scope has broadened the scope and promises to attract a broader community both in terms of paper contributors and attendants. Since 2009, proceedings are included in the ACM digital library.