I would appreciate if you would share the announcement below with
those who might be interested.
A. M. G. Solo
Publicity Chair, ESA'08
Extended Paper Submission Deadline: March 10, 2008
C A L L F O R P A P E R S
The 2008 International Conference on
Embedded Systems and Applications
Date and Location: July 14-17, 2008, Las Vegas, USA
Academic Sponsors include research labs at: Harvard University,
MIT, UCLA, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Texas
at Austin, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emory University,
University of North Dakota, PSU/Saudi, Russian Academy of Sciences,
European Union at Institute of Discrete Mathematics, and others
(see below). Corporate sponsors include Google, Salford Systems,
You are invited to submit a paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
ESA'08 will be held in Las Vegas, USA, July 14-17, 2008. The
conference will be held simultaneously (ie, same location and dates)
with WORLDCOMP'08 (The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing).
SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the
O Embedded hardware support:
System-on-a-chip, DSPs, hardware specification, synthesis,
modeling, simulation and analysis at all levels for
low power, power-aware, testable, reliable, verifiable
systems, performance modeling, validation, security issues,
real-time behavior, safety critical systems, ...
O Embedded software:
Compilers, assemblers and cross assemblers, programming,
memory management, object-oriented aspects, virtual machines,
scheduling, concurrent software for SoCs,
distributed/resource aware OS, OS and middleware support, ...
O Embedded system architecture:
multiprocessors, reconfigurable platforms, memory management
support, communication, protocols, network-on-chip,
real-time systems, embedded microcontrollers, ...
O Hardware/software co-design:
Methodologies, test and debug strategies, real-time systems,
specification and modeling, design representation, synthesis,
partitioning, estimation, design space exploration beyond
traditional hardware/software boundary, and algorithms, ...
O Real-time systems:
All real-time related aspects such as software, distributed
real-time systems, real-time kernels, real-time OS, task
scheduling, multitasking design, ...
O Testing techniques:
All aspects of testing, including design-for-test, test
synthesis, built-in self-test, embedded test, for embedded
and system-on-a-chip systems.
O Application-specific processors and devices:
Network processors, real-time processor, media and signal
processors, application specific hardware accelerators,
reconfigurable processors, low power embedded processors,
bio/fluidic processors, bluetooth, hand-held devices, flash
memory chips, ...
O Industrial practices and benchmark suites:
System design, processor design, software, tools, case
studies, trends, emerging technologies, experience maintaining
benchmark suites, representation, interchange format, tools,
copyrights, maintenance, metrics, ...
O Embedded computing education:
Curriculum issues, teaching tools and methods.
O Emerging new topics:
New challenges for next generation embedded computing
systems, arising from new technologies (e.g., nanotechnology),
new applications (e.g., pervasive or ubiquitous computing,
embedded internet tools), new principle (e.g., embedded
Web site of ESA'08:
PURPOSE / HISTORY:
ESA'08 is part of WORLDCOMP'08. WORLDCOMP is the largest annual
gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering
and applied computing; it is composed of a number of joint
Many of these joint conferences are the premier conferences for
presentation of advances in their respective fields. We anticipate
to have over 2,600 attendees from over 80 countries participating
the 2008 event. ESA'08 will be composed of research
presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials,
panel discussions, and poster presentations.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:
Prospective authors are invited to submit their full paper
(about 5 to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12) to
Prof. H. R. Arabnia by March 10, 2008 (email@example.com). email
submissions in MS Doc or PDF formats are preferable. All
typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted
papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
to prepare their papers for publication.)
The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited
7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously
or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page
the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name,
postal address, and email address of each author as well as the
of the conference the paper is being submitted to (ie, ESA'08).
The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the
content of the paper.
Each paper will be refereed by two experts in the field who are
independent of the conference program committee. The referees'
evaluations will then be reviewed by one member of the program
committee who will recommend a decision to the co-chairs of the
The track chairs will make the final decision.
March 10, 2008: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
April 7, 2008: Notification of acceptance
April 28, 2008: Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
July 14-17, 2008: The 2008 International Conference on
Embedded Systems and Applications (ESA'08)
GENERAL CO-CHAIR / COORDINATOR:
Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
Vice President, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA
Tel: (706) 542-3480
Fax: (706) 542-2966
LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:
ESA will be held in the Monte Carlo hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada,
USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels). This is a mega
hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000 rooms.
It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour shuttle service to and
from the airport. This hotel has many recreational attractions,
including: spa, pools, sunning decks, Easy River, wave pool,
lighted tennis courts, nightly shows, a number of restaurants, ...
The negotiated room rate for conference attendees is very
The hotel is within walking distance from most other attractions.
MULTICONFERENCE SPONSORS (this is a partial list):
Academic/Technical Co-Sponsors (a partial list):
--> Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Laboratory,
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
--> International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
--> Horvath Lab., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),
--> Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota,
--> Functional Genomics Laboratory, University of Illinois at
--> BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory, Georgia
of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
--> Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory,
of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
--> Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University
--> Center for the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics,
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
--> Harvard Statistical Genomics and Computational Laboratory,
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
--> Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology,
College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
--> Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab),
University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
--> The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
--> PSU - Prince Sultan University
--> Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
--> NEMO/European Union at Institute of Discrete Mathematics and
Geometry, TU Vienna
Corporate Co-Sponsors (a partial list):
--> Google, Inc.
--> Salford Systems
--> NIIT Technologies
Other Co-Sponsors (a partial list):
--> High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano)
--> International Technology Institute (ITI)
--> GridToday - enewsletter focused on Grid, SOA, Virtualization,
Storage, Networking and Service-Oriented IT
--> HPCwire - The Leading Source for Global News and Information
Covering the Ecosystem of High Productivity Computing
--> Hodges' Health (H2CM), UK