Malay Ganai malay at nec-labs.com
Wed Jul 27 16:10:45 CEST 2011

27th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 
Trento, Italy, March 25-29 2012 


Across Hardware and Software 


Embedded computing has recently reached particularly high performance levels, becoming more and more present in appliances used in everyday life. A wide variety of applications, from consumer electronics to biomedical systems, requires 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. 


This year, the EMBS track will be part of a coordinated effort within ACM SAC to group up topics involving "computing systems as a whole", i.e. taking into account the different components at the hardware and software levels that build up actual devices. The involved tracks are the following: 
Operating Systems (OS) 
Embedded Systems (EMBS) 
In ACM SAC, sessions for these tracks will be scheduled to let attendees follow all presentations on such closely related topics. 

Topics of Interest 

* Methodologies and tools for design-space exploration * System-level design and simulation techniques for Embedded Systems * Power-aware design and computing * Testing, debugging, profiling and performance analysis of Embedded Systems * Networked sensor devices and systems * Multicore and SoC-based embedded systems and applications * Middleware and virtual machines in 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 * OS & RTOS for Embedded Systems * Safety-critical Embedded Systems 
* Hardware/software support for real-time applications * Compilation strategies, code transformation and parallelization for Embedded Systems * Special-purpose appliances and applications * Case studies 
Important dates 

* August 31st, 2011: Paper Submission 
* October 12th, 2011: Author Notification 
* November 2nd, 2011: Camera-Ready Copies 


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

The accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2012 proceedings. 

Further details and conditions are available on the online CFP at the track home page athttp://www.ing.unipi.it/sac12 and at the conference home page at http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2012/. 
Questions can be directed to the Track Chairs (please check on the track home page). 

Track Chairs & Program Committee 


Alessio Bechini - Univ. of Pisa - Italy 
Cosimo Antonio Prete - Univ. of Pisa - Italy 

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 
João M. P. Cardoso - University of Porto - Portugal 
Li-Pin Chang - National Chiao-Tung University - Taiwan 
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 Eastern 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 
Zonghua Gu - Zhejiang University, Hangzhou - China 
Rajiv Gupta - University of California Riverside - USA 
Frank Hannig - University of Erlangen-Nuremberg - Germany 
Niraj K. Jha - Princeton University - USA 
Andreas Krall - TU Wien - Austria 
Tei-Wei Kuo - National Taiwan University - Taiwan 
Ákos Lédeczi - Vanderbilt University - USA 
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 
Martin Schoeberl - DTU - Denmark 
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 
I-Ling Yen - University of Texas at Dallas - USA 
Xiangrong Zhou - University of Hawaii - USA 



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