SAMOS is a unique conference. It deals with embedded systems (sort of) but that is not what makes it different. It brings together every year researchers from both academia and industry on the quiet and inspiring northern mountainside of the Mediterranean island of Samos, which in itself is different. But more importantly, it really fosters collaboration rather than competition. Formal and intensive technical sessions are only held in the mornings. A lively panel ends the formal part of the day, and leads nicely into the afternoons and evenings -- reserved for informal discussions, good food, and the inviting Aegean Sea. SAMOS has IEEE technical co-sponsorship by the IEEE CAS Society and the IEEE SSCS Germany Chapter. The conference papers will be published by IEEE and included in the IEEE Xplore and DBLP Database. Authors are invited to submit technical papers in accordance to the author's instructions describing original work in either one of the Conference Tracks or one of the Special Sessions.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to contribute to a special issue of the International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP). This issue will accept papers from all the topics of the SAMOS conference, ranging from the Applications, Systems, Architectures, and Processors Track to the Modeling, Design, and Design Space Exploration track.