SAMOS Call For Papers

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Call for Papers - SAMOS XVIII
International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems:
Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation (SAMOS XVIII)
Samos, Greece, July 15-19, 2018

http://www.samos-conference.com
(CFP in PDF)
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*** PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2018 ***

SAMOS is a unique conference. It deals with embedded systems (sort of) but that is not what makes it different. It brings together every year researchers from both academia and industry on the quiet and inspiring northern mountainside of the Mediterranean island of Samos, which in itself is different. But more importantly, it really fosters collaboration rather than competition. Formal and intensive technical sessions are only held in the mornings. A lively panel ends the formal part of the day, and leads nicely into the afternoons and evenings -- reserved for informal discussions, good food, and the inviting Aegean Sea. SAMOS has ACM ICPS t echnical co-sponsorship (to confirm). The conference papers will be submitted for inclusion in the ACM digital library and DBLP Database. Authors are invited to submit technical papers in accordance to the author's instructions describing original work. The length of the papers is limited to 10 pages, use the two-column ACM conference proceedings format (8+2 pages, 8 pages included in the conference registration fee). See author's guidelines for more information on how to properly prepare the manuscript.

Technical submissions are invited on original work in one of the following tracks:

** The Applications, Systems, Architectures, and Processors Track **

This track focuses on advances in systems efficiency in various domains. We seek original contributions describing new architectural and micro architectural techniques aiming to improve performance (e.g. processing throughput or real-time latency), energy and power efficiency, reliability and dependability of embedded systems. We solicit novel architectures and computing methodologies and solutions for accelerating applications in various embedded domains such as next generation life sciences and medicine, next generation automotive and avionics, next generation learning systems for surveillance and recognition, immersive virtual reality. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Novel Architectures for Accelerators in High Performance Embedded Systems;
* Application-specific and Domain-specific Embedded Heterogeneous Multicore Systems;
* Embedded Reconfigurable Processors;
* Software tools, Compilation techniques and optimizations, and Code generation for Reconfigurable Architectures;
* Architecture synthesis from Functional Languages Descriptions;
* Virtualization and Energy-aware Secure, Reliable, and High Availability Multi-core Architectures;
* Embedded Parallel Systems and Multiprocessor Systems-On-Chip;
* Application level Resource Management of Multi-core Architectures;
* Memory Management and Smart Caches for big data;
* Network-on-Chip, Software Defined Network-on-Chips.

** The Modeling, Design, and Design Space Exploration Track**

This track focuses on all design processes for embedded systems ranging from system-level specification, design languages, modeling and simulation, performance, power, reliability and thermal estimation and analysis, hardware/software and system synthesis, design and design space exploration methodologies down to hardware and software synthesis and compilation strategies. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Hardware/Software and Algorithm/Architecture Co-design;
* Design Space Exploration Strategies, Algorithms and CAD Tools;
* Specification Languages and Models;
* System-Level Design, Simulation, and Verification;
* Hardware, Software and System Synthesis Techniques and CAD Tools;
* MP-SoC and Platform Based Design Methodologies;
* MP-SoC Programming, Compilers, Simulation and Mapping Technologies;
* Profiling, Measurement and Analysis Techniques and CAD Tools;
* (Design for) System Adaptivity;
* Testing and Debugging;
* Machine learning, neural networks, and artificial intelligence.

** TRAVEL GRANTS **

SAMOS will provide 10 travel grants to authors and participants, who are students from Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, and Spain and, in general, to people with limited support from their organizations.

** SAMOS XVIII Organization **

* General Chair
T. Mudge, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, US

* Program Chair
D. N. Pnevmatikatos, ICS, FORTH, GR

* Track Chair
A. D. Pimentel, University of Amsterdam, NL

* SAMOS Steering Committee
S. Bhattacharyya, University of Maryland – College Park (US)
H. Blume, Leibniz University Hannover (DE)
E. Deprettere, Leiden University (NL)
N. Dimopoulos, University of Victoria (CA)
C. Galuzzi, Maastricht University (NL)
G. N. Gaydadjiev, Maxeler Technologies (UK)
J. Glossner, Optimum Semiconductor Technologies (US)
W. Najjar, University of California - Riverside (US)
A. D. Pimentel, University of Amsterdam (NL)
O. Silvén, University of Oulu (FI)
D. Soudris, NTUA (GR)
J. Takala, Tampere University of Technology (FI)
S. Wong, Delft University of Technology (NL)

* Program Committee: See http://www.samos-conference.com

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Important Dates:

March 5, 2018 -- Paper Submission Deadline
May 7, 2018 -- Notification of Acceptance
May 31, 2018 -- Camera Ready Submission Deadline
July 15-19, 2018 -- SAMOS XVIII, Greece
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