Call for Papers:

LCTES 2023

Final Submission Deadline
March 16, 2023

LCTES 2023 Call for Papers

Co-located with PLDI and FCRC 2023
Orlando, Florida
June 18, 2023

Programming languages, compilers, and tools are important interfaces between embedded systems and emerging applications in the real world. Embedded systems are aggressively adapted for deep neural network applications, autonomous vehicles, robots, healthcare applications, etc. However, these emerging applications impose challenges that conflict with conventional design requirements and increase the complexity of embedded system designs. Furthermore, they exploit new hardware paradigms to scale up multicores (including GPUs and FPGAs) and distributed systems built from many cores. Therefore, programming languages, compilers, and tools are becoming more important to address these issues, such as productivity, validation, verification, maintainability, safety, and reliability for meeting both performance goals and resource constraints.

The 24th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED International Conference on Languages, Compilers, Tools and Theory of Embedded Systems (LCTES 2023) solicits papers presenting original work on programming languages, compilers, tools, theory, and architectures that help in overcoming these challenges. Research papers on innovative techniques are welcome, as well as experience papers on insights obtained by experimenting with real-world systems and applications. Papers can be submitted to

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: March 16, 2023 (firm deadline)
  • Paper notification: April 21, 2023
  • Artifact submission deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Artifact decision: May 12, 2023
  • Camera-ready deadline: May 15, 2023
  • Conference: June 18, 2023

Paper Categories

  • Full paper: 10 pages presenting original work.
  • Work-in-progress paper: 4 pages papers presenting original ideas that are likely to trigger interesting discussions.

Accepted papers in both categories will appear in the proceedings published by ACM. In addition, this year’s LCTES introduces two journal modes.

  • All accepted full papers will be invited to be published in a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS). A TECS publication will require substantial additional material over the conference publication and will undergo a separate review process.
  • Rejected full papers may have the option to submit their work to the IEEE Embedded Systems Letters (ESL; 4 pages). IEEE ESL submissions will undergo a separate review process. 

Original contributions are solicited on the topics of interest including, but not limited to:

Programming language challenges

  • Domain-specific languages
  • Features to exploit multicore, reconfigurable, and other emerging architectures
  • Features for distributed, adaptive, and real-time control embedded systems
  • Capabilities for specification, composition, and construction of embedded systems
  • Language features and techniques to enhance reliability, verifiability, and security
  • Virtual machines, concurrency, inter-processor synchronization, and memory management

Compiler challenges

  • Interaction between embedded architectures, operating systems, and compilers
  • Interpreters, binary translation, just-in-time compilation, and split compilation
  • Support for enhanced programmer productivity
  • Support for enhanced debugging, profiling, and exception/interrupt handling
  • Optimization for low power/energy, code/data size, and real-time performance
  • Parameterized and structural compiler design space exploration and auto-tuning

Tools for analysis, specification, design, and implementation

  • Hardware, system software, application software, and their interfaces
  • Distributed real-time control, media players, and reconfigurable architectures
  • System integration and testing
  • Performance estimation, monitoring, and tuning
  • Run-time system support for embedded systems
  • Design space exploration tools
  • Support for system security and system-level reliability
  • Approaches for cross-layer system optimization

Theory and foundations of embedded systems

  • Predictability of resource behavior: energy, space, time
  • Validation and verification, in particular of concurrent and distributed systems
  • Formal foundations of model-based design as the basis for code generation, analysis, and verification
  • Mathematical foundations for embedded systems
  • Models of computations for embedded applications

Novel embedded architectures

  • Design and implementation of novel architectures
  • Workload analysis and performance evaluation
  • Architecture support for new language features, virtualization, compiler techniques, debugging tools
  • Architectural features to improve power/energy, code/data size, and predictability

Mobile systems and IoT

  • Operating systems for mobile and IoT devices
  • Compiler and software tools for mobile and IoT systems
  • Energy management for mobile and IoT devices
  • Memory and IO techniques for mobile and IoT devices

For additional information and the ACM Publications Policies refer to the LCTES’23 website at