Erlang holds great potential for use in Embedded devices. The distributed and fault-tolerant nature of Erlang has many uses in embedded systems, and yet there is not much available for the enthusiastic Erlang developer who wishes to run his Erlang applications on embedded devices. This talk will discuss the potential of a Linux-based Embedded Platform developed with the focus on running a minimal Erlang/OTP system. An Erlang-based model for mobile data-oriented networks for use in embedded systems will also be presented. The talk will discuss how a package of all these things can ease the work for an Erlang developer and inspire more developers to take a look at Erlang in Embedded scenarios.
Gustav Simonsson, Henrik Nordh, Fredrik Andersson, Fabian Bergström, Niclas Axelsson and Christofer FermAuthors of LoPEC
Erlang Solutions, Uppsala University
They first came in contact with Erlang in 2009, in the LoPEC Project, an Erlang-based distributed framework for general computation using a map-reduce scheme. The project gave a taste for Erlang and how it can be used to control and distribute work among smaller devices. They are now working on their master theses at Erlang Solutions, where each thesis focuses on a certain aspect of Erlang in embedded systems.