FINAL CFP: Embedded Systems Workshop (ACM SIGPLAN LCTES'98) (Frank Mueller)
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From: (Frank Mueller)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 14 Feb 1998 14:40:06 -0500
Organization: Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Computer Science
Keywords: conference, CFP, tools

                                                      Call for Papers

                                          ACM SIGPLAN 1998 Workshop on
                Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES'98)
                                    Montreal, Canada, June 19-20, 1998
                                          (in conjunction with PLDI'98)



Papers due: February 20, 1998 (5pm MET)
Author notification: April 17, 1998
Camera-ready final papers due: May 15, 1998


LCTES '98 provides a link between the programming languages and
embedded systems engineering communities. Researchers and developers
in these areas are addressing many similar problems, but with
different backgrounds and approaches. LCTES is intended to expose
researchers and developers from either area to relevant work and
interesting problems in the other area and provide a forum where they
can interact.

Until recently embedded systems development was performed by
experienced specialists using a variety of custom kernels,
non-standard languages, vendor-specific device interfaces and custom
hardware. System integration involved a complicated process of
obtaining timing measurements, hand-tuning code, and re-measuring.
These ad-hoc techniques do not scale well for modern systems. Also,
the majority of system developers is no longer composed of embedded
control experts. As a result, a trend is emerging to use off-the-shelf
hardware and enhance standard software to meet embedded requirements,
ranging from real-time extensions of common programming languages and
operating systems to appropriate tools for embedded programmers.

Original submissions are invited in all areas relevant to this theme.
Appropriate topics include (but are not restricted to) the following
aspects of embedded systems.

* Real-time and embedded Java
* Object-oriented modeling and design
* Concurrent and distributed embedded environments / runtime systems
* Real-time operating systems: environment and tools (e.g., RT-Linux)
* Standardization for embedded systems
* Programming languages for embedded applications
* Design, specification, analysis of embedded systems
* Exception and interrupt handling for real-time
* Timing analysis: static and dynamic approaches
* Timing predictability of modern architectures: caches, pipelines, windows
* Program optimization for real-time performance and for DSPs
* Profiling, measurement, and debugging of embedded applications
* Real-time scheduling analysis
* Memory management and garbage collection for embedded systems
* Language support for imprecise computation
* Embedded system integration and testing
* Support for partitioning, mapping, and compression


Papers should report new research and should not exceed 5000 words
(approximately 10 typeset on 16-point spacing), including figures and
references. Short papers that describe existing implementations or
work-in-progress, or outline new problems or important issues are also
welcome. Short papers should not exceed 3000 words (6 pages). All
accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published in the
proceedings, which will be distributed at the workshop. The best
paper(s) will also be considered for publication in a special section
of the Kluwer Journal of Real-Time Systems.

All papers will be judged on originality, significance, correctness,
and clarity. The summary should clearly express the contribution of
the paper, both in general and in technical terms. It is essential to
identify what was accomplished, explain its significance, and include
a comparison with previous work. Authors should make every effort to
make the technical content of their papers understandable to a broad
audience. If any author has published or presented on a related topic
in a journal or a previous conference, the summary should explain how
it advances such previous work.

Papers must describe work not previously published in refereed
venues. Simultaneous submission to LCTES'98 and another publication
outlet (conference or journal) will be considered as grounds for

* Submissions consist of a 100-200 word ASCII abstract and either a
    5000 word paper, not to exceed 10 pages, including figures and
    references, or a 3000 word short paper, not to exceed 6
    pages. Submissions must be either electronic (encouraged) or postal
    (discouraged). We strongly encourage authors to use the LaTeX ACM
    conference style available on our web page.

* Please fill out the submission form available on our web page
    and include it with your submission.

* Electronic submissions must be received by 5:00 PM Middle European
    Time, Friday, February 20, 1998. Submissions may be sent as a single
    e-mail message to


    (MIME attachments are allowed). The message should contain both the
    filled out form and the Postscript summary. Electronic summaries
    should be in Postscript form, which must be interpretable by
    Ghostscript. The Postscript must use standard fonts, or include the
    necessary fonts, and must be prepared for USLetter
    (8.5"x11") or A4 page sizes. Authors who cannot meet these
    requirements should submit hardcopy by post instead.

* Postal submissions must be sent to the workshop co-chair Frank Mueller
    by airmail and must be received on or before February 20, 1998;
    14 copies (printed double-sided if possible) must be provided.

These are firm constraints; submissions not meeting the criteria
described above will not be considered.


Frank Mueller Azer Bestavros
Humboldt University Berlin Boston University
Institut fuer Informatik Department of Computer Science
Unter den Linden 6 111 Cummington Street
10099 Berlin, Germany Boston, MA 02215 (USA)
phone: (+49) (30) 20181-276, fax: -280 phone: 617-353-9726, fax: -6457


  Gul Agha, University of Illinois, USA
  Azer Bestavros, Boston University, USA
  Paul Freedman, Centre de recherche informatique de Montreal, Canada
  Rajiv Gupta, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  John Gough, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  Wolfgang Halang, University of Hagen, Germany
  Annie Liu, Indiana University, USA
  Thomas Marlowe, Seton Hall University, USA
  Frank Mueller, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  Manas Saksena, Concordia University, Canada
  Andy Wellings, University of York, UK
  David Whalley, Florida State University, USA
  Reinhard Wilhelm, University of the Saarland, Germany

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