Call for Papers: EMBS at ACM SAC 2014

Submitted by Alessio Bechini
March 24 to March 28, 2014

Submitted by Alessio Bechini

29th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Gyeongju, Korea, March 24-28, 2014

New Perspectives
for Hardware, System Software, and Applications

High performance embedded computing has recently become more and more present in
devices used in everyday life. A wide variety of applications, from consumer
electronics to biomedical systems, require 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,
robustness, 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

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.

Topics of Interest

* Methodologies and tools for design-space exploration
* System-level design and simulation techniques for Embedded Systems
* OS & Real-Time support for Embedded Systems
* Verification, validation, testing, debugging, and performance analysis of
Embedded Systems
* Cyber physical systems and networked sensor devices
* Multicore, SoC-based, and heterogeneous Embedded Systems and applications
* Time-predictable computer architecture
* GPU computing in Embedded Systems applications
* Memory/storage management for Embedded Systems
* Power-aware design and computing
* Runtime adaptability in Embedded Systems
* Middleware and virtual machines in Embedded Systems
* Multithreading in Embedded Systems design and development
* Compilation strategies, code transformation and parallelization for Embedded
* Java embedded computing
* Software architectures and SOA for Embedded Systems
* Data management in Embedded Systems
* Embedded Systems as components in Information Systems
* Multimedia in Embedded Systems
* Reliability in Embedded Computing and Systems
* Security within Embedded Systems and Embedded Systems for security
* Safety-critical Embedded Systems
* Special-purpose appliances and applications
* Case studies

Important dates (PAPERS & SRC ABSTRACTS)

* September 13th, 2013: Paper Submission
* November 15th, 2013: Author Notification
* December 6th, 2013: Camera-Ready Copies

Paper Submissions

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.
In order to facilitate blind review, the author(s) name(s) and address(es) must
NOT appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third
person. Only the title should be shown at the first page without the author’s
Please note that submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed.

Upon 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.

Submissions are accepted only in electronic form, through the SAC web submission
system at
Submissions must follow the template reported here:
Camera-ready papers can be up to 6 pages long according to the conference
template; up to 2 extra pages are allowed, at an additional fee of 80 USD per
extra page (this last figure will be confirmed later).

SAC also hosts a poster session; authors of relevant papers that are positively
evaluated, but cannot be included in the conference because of space limits,
can be invited to provide their contribution in the form of a poster. A poster
contribution is given a two-page space in the official SAC proceedings, and
possibly an extra page is allowed (with the same rules used for regular papers).

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 2013 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 2013 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 abstracts must be submitted
thought the START Submission system, at

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.

Track Chairs & Program Committee


Alessio Bechini – Univ. of Pisa – Italy
Li-Pin Chang – National Chiao-Tung University – Taiwan

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
Valerie Bertin – ST Microelectronics – France
João M. P. Cardoso – University of Porto – Portugal
Naehyuck Chang – Seoul National University – Korea
Mingsong Chen – East China Normal University – China
Alexander G. Dean – North Carolina State University – USA
Lavinia Egidi – University of Eastern Piedmont – Italy
Marc Engels – Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology Centre, Leuven – Belgium
Pierfrancesco Foglia – University of Pisa – Italy
Gerhard Fohler – TU Kaiserslautern – Germany
Björn Franke – University of Edinburgh – UK
Malay Ganai – NEC labs America – USA
Catherine H. Gebotys – University of Waterloo – Canada
Roberto Giorgi – University of Siena – Italy
Matthias Gries – Intel Labs – Germany
Zonghua Gu – Zhejiang University, Hangzhou – China
Raphael Guerra – Universidade Federal Fluminense – Brasil
Rajiv Gupta – University of California Riverside – USA
Frank Hannig – University of Erlangen-Nuremberg – Germany
Niraj K. Jha – Princeton University – USA
Per Gunnar Kjeldsberg – Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology,
Trondheim – Norway
Andreas Krall – TU Wien – Austria
Arindam Mallik – IMEC – Belgium
Claire Pagetti – ONERA – France
Sri Parameswaran – Univ. of New South Wales – Australia
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
Yi Wang – Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Hong Kong
Ning Weng – Southern Illinois University Carbondale – USA
Tilman Wolf – University of Massachusetts Amherst – USA
I-Ling Yen – University of Texas at Dallas – USA
Wang Yi – Uppsala University – Sweden