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NES-IJERTCS 2013 : Networked Embedded Systems- Design for Scalability and Heterogeneity


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Submission Deadline Jul 25, 2013
Notification Due Aug 31, 2013
Final Version Due Sep 20, 2013
Categories    embedded systems   system architecture   design flow

Call For Papers

Networked Embedded Systems- Design for Scalability and Heterogeneity
Special Issue in International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (IJERTCS)

Submission deadline: July 25th, 2013

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Networked Embedded Systems (NES) find their ways into an increasing diversity of domestic and societal applications. Smart houses, next-general transportation systems, wireless multimedia sensor networks, ICT-enabled health systems, etc., all contain certain forms of parallel or distributed embedded sensors, controllers or computers in general. Originating from the resource limitation and time-to-market pressure, NES needs to be scalable in terms of physical overhead, energy efficiency and design effort. Scalability can also be considered from the application’s point of view- to obtain deployment services for distributed applications regardless of the platform, and the platform’s point of view- to provide mechanisms for adding and removing any networked computational resources at run time. In addition to scalability, since processing, communication and control components may all potentially be integrated, research efforts are needed on the specification, modeling and characterization, partitioning, architecture and design flow for such heterogeneous computing platforms.

This issue calls for novel contributions to address the scalable design and/or heterogeneous computing in networked embedded systems. All forms of NES are relevant, including but not limited to, wireless sensor network, distributed control systems, massive parallel on-chip computing, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), or any hybrid or potential NES architectures. Both software and hardware design layers are of interest- application design, operating system, middleware, hardware, etc. Application case studies or commercial systems are very welcome.

TOPICS (non-exclusive)
*Design methods, system architectures, models, design flow and tools
*Model-based Design (MBD), Platform-based Design (PBD)
*Resource integration, system integration
*Middleware-centric approach, middleware-driven integration
*Embedded hardware-software interaction, software/hardware co-design
*Energy-efficiency, fault tolerance or dependability in general
*Secure data management (e.g. in e-Health applications)
*Networking, connectivity for heterogeneous resources (accessibility and localization), communication models
*Heterogeneous computing platforms, wireless sensor network, CPS, Internet-of-Things
*Massive parallel on-chip computing (System-on-Chip/ Network-on-Chip), distributed control systems
*Other forms of computing containing NES (e.g. general purpose computing, real-time systems, high performance computing, safety-critical systems, etc.)
*Reconfigurable hardware, evolvable hardware
*Applications and case studies in e-Health, multimedia, ambient intelligence, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and all other foreseeable domestic and societal applications
*Formal methods
*Retrospectives and outlooks

Guest Editors:
Julio Daniel Dondo Gazzano, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Jesus Barba Romero, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Liang Guang, University of Turku, Finland
Juha Plosila, University of Turku, Finland

Important Dates
Submission deadline: July 25th, 2013
Notification of acceptance: August 31st, 2013
Camera-ready: September 20th, 2013

Submission (must be original and not be under review by another publication) to this special issue should be sent by email to the contact guest editor (see below). Authors should consult the journal’s submission guidelines (camera-ready papers must follow): submission.pdf.

All submissions or inquiries should be sent to:
Dr. Liang Guang
Contact Guest Editor
University of Turku, Finland

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