[ecoop-info] [APRES 2009] Second Call for Papers

Sebastian Fischmeister sfischme at uwaterloo.ca
Wed Jun 3 01:47:58 CEST 2009

Workshop on
Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems

**** APRES 2009 ****
Grenoble, France -- October 11, 2009

Integrated in the ESWEEK 2009

With support from the
   ArtistDesign European Network of Excellence
       on Embedded Systems Design

Adaptive embedded systems can respond to environmental changes  
including hardware/software defects, resource changes, and non- 
continual feature usage. As such, adaptive systems can extend the area  
of operations and improve efficiency in the use of system resources.  
However, adaptability also incurs overhead in terms of system  
complexity and resource requirements. For example, an adaptive system  
requires some means for reconfiguration. These means and their  
mechanisms introduce additional complexity to the design and the  
architecture, and they also require additional resources such as  
computation, power, and communication bandwidth. Consequently,  
adaptive systems must be diligently planned, designed, analyzed, and  
built to find the right tradeoffs between too much and too little  

The issue is how to provide the adaptability to the application,  
because it affects all aspects of the development process (e.g.,  
capturing, methodologies, modeling, analysis, testing, and  
implementation), the chosen system technologies (e.g., computation and  
communication models, interfaces, component-based design, programming  
languages, dependability, and design patterns) and the system itself  
(e.g., operating system, middleware, network protocols, and  
application frameworks).

In many systems, flexibility and the resulting tradeoffs is usually  
ignored until a very late stage. Many try to retrofit existing  
prototypes, middleware, operating systems, and protocols with concepts  
and means for flexibility such as run-time system reconfiguration or  
reflexive diagnostics and steering methods. Such retrofitting  
typically leads to disproportionate overhead, unusual tradeoffs, and  
in general it leads to less satisfactory results.

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss new and on-going research  
that is centered on the idea of adaptability as first class citizen  
and consider the involved tradeoffs. The workshop will provide an open  
forum to discuss ideas and approaches, and intends to give the  
attendees a chance to discuss them in a relaxed environment. The  
target audience includes people from academia, tool vendors, system  
suppliers, and users in industry interested in the all aspects of the  
mentioned topics. The workshop will be based on presentations of  
selected works with sufficient time for feedback from the audience and  
discussions. We encourage all the prospective participants to submit  
short papers, work-in-progress reports, or position papers.

Information on the previous edition of the workshop can be found here


The following topics provide examples of what fits into the workshop,  
however, the list is not exhaustive and submissions not precisely  
falling into these categories are also welcome.

-Capturing and modeling of flexible application and reconfiguration  
-Tradeoff analysis and modeling
-Programming-language support for adaptability
-Middleware support for adaptability
-Operating system support for adaptability
-Computation and communication models for adaptability
-Policies and algorithms for single and multi-resource reconfiguration
-Verification and certification of reconfigurable systems
-Case studies and success stories
-Taxonomies and comparative studies
-Diagnostic and steering of embedded systems
-System architecture and design patterns for adaptability
-Probabilistic reconfiguration techniques
-Scalability, reusability, and modularity of reconfiguration mechanisms
-Dependability and adaptability across the architectural levels
-Quality of service management
-Application frameworks for reconfigurable embedded systems

Submission Guidelines

Prospective participants should submit a 4 page paper in PDF format  
through the submissions page referred below. The submissions should  
conform to the proceedings publication format (IEEE Conference style).  
They should explain the intention of the work, the prospective  
results, and make clear the current status of the work. The  
submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the Program  
Committee. The papers will be published in a Proceedings volume that  
will be available for download and print on the Internet, after the  
event. A draft printout will be distributed at the workshop to all  

Submissions page:

Important Dates

Deadline: 28th June
Notification: 6th September
Final versions: 13th September
Workshop: 11th October 2009


Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Julian Proenza, Univ. of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Karl-Erik Arzen, University of Lund, Sweden
Luis Almeida, University of Porto, Portugal
Sebastian Fischmeister, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada

Program Committee

Anton Cervin, Lund University, Sweden
Antonio Casimiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Arnaldo Oliveira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Carlos Eduardo Pereira, UFRG, Brazil
Chang-Gun Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Christoph Kirsch, University of Salzburg, Austria
Eric Rutten, INRIA Grenoble, France
Jane Liu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Jean-Dominique Decotignie, CSEM, Switzerland
Jorg Kaiser, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Joseph Sifakis, VERIMAG, France
Lucia LoBello, University of Catania, Italy
Madhukar Anand, Cisco, USA
Marga Marcos, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Marisol Garcia-Valls, Univ. Carlos III in Madrid, Spain
Mark Lawford, McMaster University, Canada
Martin Torngren, KTH, Sweden
MoonZoo Kim, KAIST, Korea
Pau Marti, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Paulo Pedreiras, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Raj Rajkumar, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Robert Trausmuth, Univ. of Applied Sciences WN, Austria
Roman Obermaisser, Technical University Vienna, Austria
Sathish Gopalakrishnan, UBC, Canada
Stefan Petters, ISEP,Portugal
Thomas Nolte, Malardalen University, Sweden
Xue Liu, McGill University, Canada

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