CFP: Embedded Systems: Application, Solutions, and Techniques - SAC03

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From: "Alessio Bechini" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 15 Jul 2002 23:51:48 -0400
Organization: Centro SERRA
Keywords: CFP, conference
Posted-Date: 15 Jul 2002 23:51:48 EDT

                                                                    CALL FOR PAPERS

                                                                  EMBEDDED SYSTEMS:
                                            Applications, Solutions, and Techniques

                                                        Special Track in SAC 2003
                                    18th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
sponsored by SIGAPP, the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing
                                          March 9-12, 2003, Melbourne, Florida, USA.


                                                                  IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Deadline: September 6th, 2002
Notification of Acceptance: October 18th, 2002
Camera-Ready Due: November 8th, 2002
Conference: March 9-12, 2003


The field of embedded systems is getting more and more challenging, and
issues in development of embedded software are becoming very attracting
to a wide number of researchers both in industry and academia.
Requirements for embedded systems are very stringent and sometimes
conflicting. The prime is the system cost. For obtaining a low-cost
device, only the indispensable resources are employed, and they
must be exploited as much as possible to improve the user-perceived
quality of the final system. Moreover, some applications
(especially on hand-held devices) require low power consumption.
Up to few years ago, embedded systems have not provided the proper
platform for computing-intensive programs. The use of sophisticated,
colorful graphical interfaces, the integration of communication devices
of any kind, the access to simple databases is becoming common also
for this kind of products. Thus, the capabilities of embedded systems
have been improved, in order to make them suitable to host this kind
of applications. At present, the employment of SoC (System on Chip)
multiprocessors for dedicated applications is no more considered
Software development in the field of embedded systems is becoming
more and more difficult. In fact, often both performance and power
consumption issues must be taken into account, and thus the delivery
of high-quality products under time-to-market constraints pushes the
introduction of innovative supporting methodologies and tools.
Nowadays, the use of COTS in this field solves a number of problems, but
imposes a new way to look at embedded software development, making
the designer operate mostly at the architectural level and tackling
performance problems following new approaches.
The purpose of this track is to address both practical and theoretical
issues in the development of embedded systems, especially operating
on software (i.e. both at OS and application level). In this setting,
papers are solicited to deal with problems, state-of-the-art solutions,
open issues and future directions in the field of development of
dedicated applications for embedded systems.
Major topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

                                                              TOPICS OF INTEREST

- OS & RTOS for embedded systems.
- Criteria for software/hardware partitioning in co-design.
- Use of COTS in embedded applications development.
- Exploitation of memory hierarchy in dedicated applications.
- Advanced architectural features.
- Issues in managing I/O interactions.
- Techniques for optimal use of SoC platforms.
- Software architectures of embedded systems.
- Support for parallel embedded systems.
- Software engineering for embedded applications.
- Development of real-time embedded applications.
- Development of software for wireless devices.
- Performance analysis of embedded systems.
- Software techniques for improving performance.
- Testing, debugging and profiling of embedded software.
- Power-aware software design techniques.
- Methodologies and tools in the field of embedded systems.
- Case studies.

                                                                SESSION CHAIRS

Alessio Bechini (

Cosimo Antonio Prete (

University of Pisa
Dept. of Information Engineering
via Diotisalvi, 2
56100 Pisa (Italy)

                                                              PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Sandro Bartolini - University of Pisa - Italy
João M. P. Cardoso - University of Algarve - Portugal
Marc Engels - IMEC - Belgium
Pierfrancesco Foglia - University of Pisa - Italy
Peter Fritzson - PELAB, Linköpings University - Sweden
Akira Fukuda - Kyushu University - Japan
Roberto Giorgi - University of Siena - Italy
Antonio Gonzales - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Spain
Jörn W. Janneck - University of California at Berkeley - USA
Niraj K. Jha - Princeton University - USA
Chenyang Lu - University of Virginia - USA
Tsuneo Nakanishi - Kyushu University - Japan
Alex Nicolau - University of California at Irvine - USA
Henk J. Sips - TU Delft - The Netherlands
Lothar Thiele - RTH Zurich - Swizerland
I-Ling Yen - University of Texas at Dallas - USA

                                                          SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas
will be considered.
This track includes three categories of submissions:
1) original and unpublished research;
2) reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences,
                    engineering, business, government, education and industry; and
3) reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains.

Submission guidelines must be strictly followed:
Submit your paper electronically in either PDF or postscript format,
with subject "SA03", to Alessio Bechini (,
contact chairman for the Special Track on Embedded Systems.
Please note: neither hardcopy nor fax submissions will be accepted.
Submissions should be printable on a standard printer on common
paper formats like letter and DIN A4. Please use a Postscript previewer
such as Ghostview to check the portability of Postscript documents.
The acceptable compression format is Zip.
The author(s) name(s) and address(es) MUST NOT APPEAR IN THE BODY
OF THE PAPER, and self-reference should be in the third person.
This is to facilitate blind review.
The body of the paper should not exceed 5,000 words (approximately
15 pages, double-spaced).
A separate cover sheet (this should be sent separately from the main
paper) should show the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s)
and affiliation(s), and the address (including e-mail, telephone,
and fax) to which correspondence should be sent.
All submissions must be received by September 6th, 2002.

In order to facilitate the organization of the reviewing process, a
preliminary information about the of t will be appreciated an early


Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind
review process.

The accepted papers in all categories will be published
in the ACM SAC 2003 proceedings.

Selected papers from the track will be considered for journal publication.

                                                              CALL FOR REFEREES

Researchers, practitioners and experts in the topics listed below,
coming both from industry and from academia, are eligible to review
papers for this special track.
Anyone wishing to participate in the reviewing process should contact
the chairman Alessio Bechini ( as soon as possible,
providing information about his/her curriculum (publications included)
and specifying his/her fields of expertise.

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