ACM SAC EMBS 2010 : 25th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - SPECIAL TRACK Embedded Systems: Applications, Solutions, and Techniques
Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
Higher and higher computing power is demanded by CPU-enabled devices currently used in everyday life. Embedded systems are nowadays present in an impressive number of different applications, from consumer electronics to biomedical systems, and the success of their employment is often determined by their functionality/cost ratio. Embedded software has recently developed towards new complexity levels, posing new challenging issues: the adoption of further flexible programming paradigms/architectures is becoming almost mandatory, taking also into account the multithreaded structure required to adequately exploit possible multicore CPUs. Nonetheless, the market pressure calls for the employment of new methodologies for shortening the development time and for driving the evolution of existing products. New efficient solutions to problems emerging in this setting can be put into action by means of a joint effort of academia and industry.
Design of embedded systems must take into account a wide variety of constraints: performance, code size, power consumption, presence of real-time tasks, maintainability, security and possibly scalability: the more convenient trade-off has to be found, often operating on a large number of different parameters. In this scenario, solutions can be proposed at different levels of abstraction, making use of an assortment of tools and methodologies: researchers and practitioners have a chance to propose new ideas and to compare experimentations.
The focus of this conference track is on the application of both novel and well-known techniques to the embedded systems development. Particular attention is paid to solutions that require expertise in different fields (e.g. computer architecture, OS, compilers, security, software engineering, simulation).
The track will benefit also from direct experiences in the employment of embedded devices in “unconventional” application areas, so to show up new challenges in the system design/development process. In this setting, researchers and practitioners from academia and industry will get a chance to keep in touch with problems, open issues and future directions in the field of development of dedicated applications for embedded systems.
Topics of Interest
* Methodologies and tools for design-space exploration
* Simulation techniques for embedded systems
* System-level design
* Power-aware design techniques and computing
* Testing, debugging, profiling and performance analysis of embedded systems
* Networked sensor devices and systems
* SoC-based embedded systems and applications
* Middleware solutions for embedded systems
* Multithreading in embedded systems design and development
* Java embedded computing
* Software architectures and SOA for embedded systems
* Embedded systems exploitation within Information Systems
* Multimedia management in embedded systems
* Security and dependability support within embedded systems
* Embedded systems contribution in meeting security goals
* OS & RTOS for embedded systems
* Hardware/Software support for real-time applications
* Compilation strategies for performance enhancement vs. footprint control
* Code transformation and program parallelization for embedded systems
* Special-purpose appliances and applications
* Case studies