[ecoop-info] APRES call for papers - 13 more days

Martina Maggio mmartimay at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 19:20:44 CET 2013

NEWS: Accepted papers will be published in the SIGBED Review
newsletter. By submitting to the workshop the authors are granting
permission for ACM to publish in print and digital formats for the
newsletter and the ACM archive. Note that the copyright remains with

The submission deadline for the APRES workshop has been extended
to January 31st.
Tarek F. Abdelzaher accepted to be our keynote spaker for the 2013
workshop edition.
You still have 13 days to prepare your submission.
Website: http://www.control.lth.se/APRES2013/
Paper submission: January 31, 2013
Notification of acceptance: March 4, 2013
Camera ready: March 14, 2013
Workshop: April 8, 2013

5th Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems

Adaptive systems can respond to environmental changes including usage
conditions, hardware/software defects, resource allocation, 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 requirements, as a result the adaptive system
needs careful design and usage testing. More precisely, an adaptive
system requires means for reconfiguration that allows it to adapt to
changes. 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 also
communication bandwidth for distributed reconfiguration.

Moreover, to take advantage of adaptability, new specification methods
are needed, to define acceptable adaptation ranges which will be
explored by the system at run-time to improve a given performance
metric. However, current operating systems and network protocols are
not designed to support such flexible requirements, and generally do
not support complementary reflexive mechanisms that are needed to
allow the application to adjust itself to the current configuration.
Finally, programming such systems also needs adequate middleware
layers that provide adequate interfaces for the development of
adaptive applications. Building such middleware so that it preserves
adaptability while providing performance guarantees together with
satisfying other usual goals, such as modularity, reusability and
scalability, is a challenge still to be conquered.

This workshop brings together researchers in the development and use
of adaptive and reconfigurable embedded systems and from the embedded
systems community at large. Of particular interest are new concepts
and ideas for modeling and analyzing tradeoffs of embedded and
real-time systems, novel algorithms and mechanisms to realize
adaptation and reconfigurability, and experience reports with
practical case studies.

Any topics of interest to embedded, real-time and dependable systems
research in the areas of systems, languages, software, theory,
networking, control and analysis with specific focus on
reconfigurability and adaptivity.

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