SAC 2016 - EMBS Track
31th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing - Embedded Systems TrackPisa, Italy, 4-8 April 2016
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Call for papers
Paper submission deadline extended to September 28
Background: Application domains have had a considerable impact on the evolution of embedded systems, in terms of required methodologies and supporting tools and resulting technologies. SoCs are slowly making inroads in to the area of industrial automation to implement complex field-area intelligent devices which integrate the intelligent sensor/actuator functionality by providing on-chip signal conversion, data processing, and communication functions. There is a growing tendency to network field-area intelligent devices around industrial type of communication networks. Similar trends appear in the automotive electronic systems where the Electronic Control Units (ECUs), typically implemented as heterogeneous system-on-chip, are networked by means of one of safety-critical communication protocols such as FlexRay, for instance, for the purpose of controlling one of vehicle functions; electronic engine control, ABS, active suspension, etc. The design of this kind of networked embedded systems (this includes also hard real-time industrial control systems) is a challenge in itself due to the distributed nature of processing elements, sharing common communication medium, and safety-critical requirements, to mention some.
Aim: The aim of the track is to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia and provide them with a platform to report on recent developments, deployments, technology trends and research results, as well as initiatives related to embedded systems and their applications in a variety of industrial environments.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
Embedded Systems: Design and Validation of Embedded Systems; Real-Time Issues; Models of Embedded Computation; Design and Verification Languages; Operating Systems and Quasi-Static Scheduling; Timing and Performance Analysis; Power Aware Embedded Computing; Adaptive Embedded Systems; Security in Embedded Systems.
System-on-Chip and Network-on-Chip Design & Testing: Design of Application-Specific Instruction-Set Processors; Design and Programming of Embedded Multiprocessors; SoC Communication and Architectures; NoC Communication and Architectures; Design of SoC/NoC; Platform-Based Design for Embedded Systems; Reconfigurable Platforms; Multiprocessor SoC Platforms and Tools; Testing of Embedded Core-based Integrated Circuits.
Networked Embedded Systems: Design Issues for Networked Embedded; Middleware Design and Implementation for Networked Embedded Systems; Self Adaptive Networked Entity Sensor Networks: Architectures, Energy-Efficient Medium Access Control, Time Synchronization Issues, Distributed Localization Algorithms, Routing, Distributed Signal Processing, Security..
Embedded Applications: Industrial Automation and Controls; Automotive Applications; Industrial Building Automation and Control; Power (sub-) Station Automation and Control; Intelligent Sensors, etc. - design, maintenance, fault tolerance & dependability, networks, infrastructure, safety and security.
Submission of Papers: Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions contained in the main Conference web site. Please anonymize the paper submitted for review. The paper length is 6 pages, with the option to add 2 additional pages at extra charge (80 USD per page), up to a maximum of 8 pages. Contributions must contain original unpublished work. Papers that have been concurrently submitted to other conferences or journals (double submissions) will be automatically rejected.
Paper Acceptance: Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper: This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.
Student Research Competition at ACM SAC
Graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to submit abstracts of their original unpublished and in-progress research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2016 Tracks. The Student Research Competition (SRC) program is designed to provide graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researcher and practitioners in their areas of interest.
All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners with expertise in the track focus area to which they are submitted. Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to give poster presentations of their work and compete for three top winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First, Second, and Third place winners. The winners will receive cash awards and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference banquet dinner. Authors of selected abstracts are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award program for support.
Submission - Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts (minimum of two pages; maximum of four pages) of their original unpublished and in-progress research work following the instructions published at SAC 2016 web-site. The submissions must address research work related to a SAC track, with emphasis on the innovation behind the research idea, including the problem being investigated, the proposed approach and research methodology, and sample preliminary results of the work. In addition, the abstract should reflect on the originality of the work, innovation of the approach, and applicability of anticipated results to real-world problems. All SRC works must be submitted through http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2016/SRC-SubmissionUploadPage.htm
Please note SRCs and regular papers must be submitted at different pages of the START web system. Submitting the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. It is recommended to refer to the official SRC Information Sheet for further details.
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