Embedded Systems:

Applications, Solutions, and Techniques

High performance embedded computing has recently become more and more present in devices used in everyday life. A wide variety of applications, from consumer electronics to biomedical systems, require building up powerful yet cheap embedded devices. In this context, embedded software has turned out to be more and more complex, posing new challenging issues: the adoption of further flexible programming paradigms/architectures is becoming almost mandatory. Nonetheless, even nowadays the development of embedded systems must rely on a tight coupling of hardware and software components. Moreover, 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
Alessio Bechini and Cosimo Antonio Prete - University of Pisa, Dept. of Information Engineering - Italy
Li-Pin Chang - National Chiao-Tung University - Taiwan
Program Committee
Peter Altenbernd - University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt - Germany
Erik Altman - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center - USA
Sandro Bartolini - University of Siena - Italy
Valerie Bertin - ST Microelectronics - France
Joăo M. P. Cardoso - University of Porto - Portugal
Mingsong Chen - East China Normal University - China
Pai H. Chou - University of California, Irvine - USA
Alexander G. Dean - North Carolina State University - USA
Adam Donlin - Xilinx - USA
Lavinia Egidi - University of Northeastern Piedmont - Italy
Marc Engels - Flanders' Mechatronics Technology Centre, Leuven - Belgium
Pierfrancesco Foglia - University of Pisa - Italy
Björn Franke - University of Edinburgh - UK
Malay Ganai - NEC labs America - USA
Roberto Giorgi - University of Siena - Italy
Matthias Gries - Intel Labs - Germany
Rajiv Gupta - University of California Riverside - USA
Niraj K. Jha - Princeton University - USA
Andreas Krall - TU Wien - Austria
Tei-Wei Kuo - National Taiwan University - Taiwan
Ákos Lédeczi - Vanderbilt University - USA
Qun Li - The College of William and Mary - USA
Shih-Hsi Liu - California State Univ. at Fresno - USA
Jan Madsen - Technical University of Denmark - Denmark
Arindam Mallik - IMEC - Belgium
Claire Pagetti - ONERA - France
Andy D. Pimentel - University of Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Christine Rochange - IRIT - France
Bastian Schlich - ABB Corporate Research - Germany
Henk Sips - TU Delft - The Netherlands
Jean-Pierre Talpin - INRIA/IRISA - France
Hiroyuki Tomiyama - Ritsumeikan University - Japan
Miroslav Velev - Aries Design Automation - USA
Ning Weng - Southern Illinois University Carbondale - USA
Tilman Wolf - University of Massachusetts Amherst - USA
Sami Yehia - Thales - France
I-Ling Yen - University of Texas at Dallas - USA
Xiangrong Zhou - University of Hawaii - USA

Only papers based on original, unpublished work and addressing the listed topics of interest will be considered. 

Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process. In order to facilitate blind review, 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. Only the title should be shown at the first page without the author's information.

Please note that submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed.

The accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2011 proceedings.

Submissions are accepted only in electronic form, through the SAC web submission system (accessible via the link on the menu bar on the left).

Submissions must follow the template reported here: http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2011/downloads11.htm

Camera-ready papers can be up to 6 pages long according to the conference template; up to 2 extra pages are allowed, at an additional fee (it is expected to be around 80USD per extra page).

Important dates

Questions can be directed to the Track Chairs. Additional details are available at the track home page at http://www.ing.unipi.it/sac11 and at the conference home page at http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2011/.