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EMBEDDED SYSTEMS: Applications, Solutions, and Techniques

Special Track in SAC 2005 20th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

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sponsored by ACM SIGAPP March 13-17, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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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.


- 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 systems - 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 systems - 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


Sandro Bartolini - University of Siena - Italy Giorgio Buttazzo - University of Pavia - Italy João 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) 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

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