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LCTES 2009 : ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED 2009 Conference on Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems


Conference Series : Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems
When Jun 19, 2009 - Jun 20, 2009
Where Dublin, Ireland
Submission Deadline Feb 9, 2009
Categories    artificial intelligence   design automation   programming languages

Call For Papers

As embedded systems increase in the number, complexity, and diversity, new research challenges are encountered in areas such as verification, validation, meeting performance goals and resource constraints, creating and exploiting new hardware architectures, and scaling up to multicores and distributed systems built from multicores.

LCTES 2009 solicits papers presenting original work on programming languages, compilers, tools, and architectures that help meet these challenges. Research papers -- which propose innovative techniques -- and experience papers -- which report experimentation with and lessons learned from real-world systems and applications -- are both welcome.

In addition to its regular sessions, LCTES 2009 will feature special events such as an industrial panel, keynotes, tutorials and demonstrations to bring out the latest and more interesting aspects of embedded systems. Examples include tools for multicores, emerging platforms such as smart phones, multi-player game machines and autonomous vehicles and embedded supercomputing.
Important Dates

* Paper Submission: February 9th, 2009
* Acceptance/Rejection Notification: TBA
* Final Paper Submission: TBA

Topics of Interest
Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following aspects of embedded and cyber-physical systems design:

* Programming language issues in embedded systems, including
- Language features to exploit multicore, single-chip SIMD, reconfigurable architectures and other emerging architectures
- Language features for distributed real-time control, media players, and other complex embedded systems
- Language features to enhance reliability and security
- Virtual machines, inter-processor synchronization mechanisms, concurrency, memory management techniques

* Compiler issues in embedded systems, including
- Interactions between embedded computer architectures, operating systems and compilers
- Interpreters, binary translation and just-in-time compilation
- Support for debugging, profiling, exception and interrupt handling, for reliability and security
- Optimization for low power, low energy, low code and data size, and high (real-time) performance

* Tools for analysis, specification, design and implementation of embedded systems, including
- Hardware, system software, and application, and their interface
- Distributed real-time control, media players, reconfigurable architectures and other complex systems
- Validation and verification, system integration and testing
- Timing analysis, timing predictability, WCET analysis and real-time scheduling analysis
- Performance monitoring and tuning
- Runtime system support for embedded systems

* Novel embedded architectures
- Design and implementation of novel embedded architectures
- Workload analysis and performance evaluation
- Architecture support for new language features, new compiler techniques and debugging tools

Submission Guidelines
Double-blind reviewing:
Paper submission is double-blind, and may not include author names or institutions. We are using double-blind review to improve actual and perceived fairness in the paper evaluation process. Common sense and careful writing can easily preserve anonymity without detracting from the submission.

Do not reveal the identity of any author in the text. Limit self-references as much as possible to papers that are very relevant and essential for the reviewing the submitted paper. Use only the third person when referring to your prior work. For example, "We build on the prior work by Jones and Smith [JS 2003]." Do not reference technical reports (or URLs for downloadable versions) of your submission or papers. If you have a concurrent submission, reference it as follows: "Closely related work shows how to use this pointer analysis for testing [Anonymous 2007]." with the corresponding citation: [Anonymous 2007] Under submission. Details omitted for double-blind reviewing. We recognize that, even following these guidelines, closely building on your own prior work may indirectly reveal your identity. To implement this policy, the submission site will require authors to establish conflict-of-interest with PC members. We will use the NSF rules:

1. Advisor/ PhD student relationship forever.
2. Same institution now, or in past 5 years.
3. Collaborator on a publication or grant in the past 5 years.
4. Relative or close personal friend.

If you have other conditions causing a conflict of interest, contact the program chair. Violations to the above may subject the paper to summary rejection.

The PC members and reviewers will rank and review the papers without the knowledge of the authors. To reveal any mistakes, author identities will be revealed at the PC meeting, and thus may be factored into the final decisions. This process is not perfect.
Submissions may not exceed 10 pages formatted according to the ACM SIGPLAN proceedings format. These 10 pages include everything (i.e., it is the total length of the paper). The page limit will be strictly enforced, and papers that exceed the limit will be summarily rejected by the program chair.

Templates for ACM SIGPLAN format are available for Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, and Latex at Submissions should be in PDF that is interpretable by both Ghostscript and Acrobat Reader and printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper. Submitted papers must describe work unpublished in refereed venues, and not submitted for publication elsewhere (including journals and formal proceedings of conferences and workshops). See the SIGPLAN republication policy for more details
Please submit anonymized, 10 page, PDF papers in the SIGPLAN format using the LCTES 2009 submission site.

Paper Evaluation:
The program committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission as well as its general accessibility to the LCTES audience. Papers will be judged on significance, originality, relevance, correctness, and clarity. The paper must be organized so that it is easily understood by an audience with varied expertise. The paper should clearly identify what has been accomplished, why it is significant, and how it compares with previous work. Papers that introduce new ideas or approaches are especially encouraged. Suggestions on how to prepare a good submission can be found at

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