Call For Papers

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Embedded system design faces many challenges both with respect to functional requirements and non-functional requirements, many of which are conflicting. They are found in areas such as design and developer productivity, verification, validation, maintainability, and meeting performance goals and resource constraints. Novel design-time and run-time approaches are needed to meet the demand of emerging applications and to exploit new hardware paradigms, and in particular to scale up to multicores and distributed systems built from multicores. LCTES 2011 solicits papers presenting original work on programming languages, compilers, tools, theory and architectures that help in overcoming these challenges. Research papers on innovative techniques are welcome, as well as experience papers on insights obtained by experimenting with real-world systems and applications.

Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics in embedded and cyber-physical systems:

Programming language challenges, including:

  • Domain-specific languages
  • Features to exploit multicore, reconfigurable, and other emerging architectures
  • Features for distributed, adaptive, and real-time control embedded systems
  • Language capabilities for specification, composition, and construction of embedded systems
  • Language features and techniques to enhance reliability, verifiability, and security
  • Virtual machines, concurrency, inter-processor synchronization, and memory management

Compiler challenges, including:

  • Interaction between embedded/cyber-physical architectures, operating systems, and compilers
  • Interpreters, binary translation, just-in-time compilation, and split compilation
  • Support for enhanced programmer productivity
  • Support for enhanced debugging, profiling, and exception/interrupt handling
  • Optimization for low power/energy, code and data size, and best-effort and real-time performance
  • Parametrized and structural compiler design space exploration and autotuning

Tools for analysis, specification, design, and implementation, including:

  • Hardware, system software, and application software, and their interfaces
  • Distributed real-time control, media players, and reconfigurable architectures
  • System integration and testing
  • Performance estimation, monitoring, and tuning
  • Run-time system support for embedded and cyber-physical systems
  • Design space exploration tools
  • Support for system security and system-level reliability
  • Approaches for cross-layer system optimization

Theory and foundations of embedded and cyber-physical systems:

  • Predictability of resource behavior: energy, space, time
  • Validation and verification, in particular of concurrent and distributed systems
  • Formal foundations of model-based design as the basis for code generation, analysis, and verification
  • Mathematical foundations for embedded systems
  • Models of computations for embedded applications

Novel embedded and cyber physical architectures, including:

  • Design and implementation of novel architectures
  • Workload analysis and performance evaluation
  • Architecture support for new language features, virtualization, compiler techniques, and debugging tools
The submission deadline will be 8 October 2010. This is a strict deadline, there will be no deadline extensions. The paper limit is 10 pages. Acceptance notification is planned for 29 November 2010. Papers need to be blinded. See the submission guidelines for more information on the submission and evaluation process and on the blinding.

The conference proceedings will be published by the ACM. The authors of the best papers of the conference will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue on LCTES of ACM Transactions in Embedded Computing Systems. The best paper and the best presentation will receive an award.