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Atlanta Chapter

November 9, 2000
Meeting Abstract

Patterns and design rules for an object oriented embedded system

The Atlanta IEEE Computer Society will meet Thursday evening, November 9, 2000 in the Century Room, Bell South Center


Object oriented design is traditionally viewed as too inefficient for embedded software systems. However, large embedded software projects are driven by many of the same concerns that have driven the software industry in general toward object oriented design. Some important approaches are presented that have contributed to a very successful object oriented embedded system. Topics will include design patterns and design rules used in the areas of memory management, inter-thread communication, and system startup, as well as the system as a whole.


Mr. Hawkins is a group manager with Hitachi Telecom in Norcross, Georgia. He has been with Hitachi since 1994, during which time he has held many diverse technical roles developing software for optical transmission equipment. These roles have included developing network management software, specifying requirments as a systems engineer, and developing embedded software systems. Before Hitachi, he worked for NASA's Johnson Space Center in the area of automation and robotics. Mr. Hawkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Lowell E. Reed