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                             CALL FOR PAPERS

                            EMBEDDED SYSTEMS:
                 Applications, Solutions, and Techniques

                        Special Track in SAC 2005
             20th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
                         sponsored by ACM SIGAPP
              March 13-17, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

                             track website:

                            IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Deadline:          September 3rd, 2004
Notification of Acceptance:   October 15th, 2004
Camera-Ready Due:             November 5th, 2004
Conference:                   March 13-17, 2005


Recently, demand for high performance embedded computing has experienced
an impressive growth. At the same time, embedded software has become
more and more complex, posing new challenging issues never faced before
in this application field. It is thus clear that nowadays the
development of embedded systems must rely, even more than in the recent
past, on specific solutions both in the hardware and in the software
components. Moreover, the need to timely tackle changes in the market
pushes toward the employment of methodologies for shortening the
development time and for driving the evolution of existing products. The
solutions to new problems emerging in this setting call for a joint
effort by 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, 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, software
engineering, simulation). 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
  - System-level design
  - Simulation techniques for embedded systems
  - Benchmarking for embedded systems
  - Power-saving design techniques
  - Application development over SoC and platform-based systems
  - Use of embedded systems within Information Systems and distributed
  - Employment of DSPs in embedded systems
  - Software architectures of embedded systems
  - Data streaming and multimedia in embedded systems
  - Management of networked sensor devices
  - 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
  - Testing, debugging, profiling and performance analysis of embedded
  - Java-enabled devices
  - Special-purpose appliances and applications
  - Case studies


Alessio Bechini - Univ. of Pisa, Dept. of Information Engineering - Italy
Cosimo Antonio Prete - Univ. of Pisa - Dept. of Information Engineering
- Italy
Francois Bodin - IRISA Rennes - France

                        PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Sandro Bartolini - University of Siena - Italy
Giorgio Buttazzo - University of Pavia - Italy
Joăo Manuel Paiva Cardoso - University of Algarve - Portugal
Thao Dang - VERIMAG - France
Marc Engels -  Flanders' Mechatronics Technology Centre, Leuven - Belgium
Pierfrancesco Foglia - University of Pisa - Italy
Roberto Giorgi - University of Siena - Italy
Niraj K. Jha - Princeton University - USA
Peter Knijneburg - Leiden University - The Netherlands
Andreas Krall - TU Wien - Austria
Tei-Wei Kuo - National Taiwan University - Taiwan
Ákos Lédeczi - Vanderbilt University - USA
Gokhan Memik - Northwestern University - USA
Michael O'Boyle - University of Edimburgh - UK
Richard Schants - BBS Technologies  - USA
Jean-Pierre Talpin - INRIA/IRISA - France
Stamatis Vassiliadis - TU Delft - The Netherlands
I-Ling Yen - University of Texas at Dallas - USA


Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review
process by at least three referees.
The accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2005 proceedings.

Please note that accepted papers must fit within five (5) two column
pages, with the option (at additional expenses) to add three (3) more pages.

Submission guidelines must be strictly followed:

- Each paper must be prepare in an electronic format, either PDF
(preferred) or postscript.
Please note: neither hardcopy nor fax submissions will be accepted.
Submissions should be printable on a standard printer on common
paperformats 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) <b>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 4,000 words.
- 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.
- The actual submission procedure will be communicated in the track
website as soon as possible.
- All submissions must be received by September 3rd, 2004.

Questions can be directed to the Track Chairs. Additional details are
available at the track home page at and at the conference home page at .

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