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SAMOS X - International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation.

SAMOS is a premier and well-established conference on embedded systems organized annually. The conference brings together researchers from academia and industry on the quiet and inspiring northern mountainside of the Mediterranean island of Samos. It provides an environment where collaboration rather than competition is fostered. The main focus of SAMOS is on the state-of-the-art techniques in the design of embedded computer systems, including mapping techniques and synthesis, processors design and implementation, architectures, modeling issues such as specification languages, formal models, simulation and hardware/software co-design. The conference considers new state-of-the-art research papers. SAMOS X is co-sponsored by IEEE (also by the IEEE CAS Society and the IEEE SSCS Germany Chapter) and the conference proceedings will be published in the IEEE Xplore. Authors are invited to submit technical papers in accordance to the author's instructions describing original work in one of the following tracks:

The Applications, Systems, Architectures, and Processors Track of SAMOS X focuses on issues related to the efficient execution of code across many platform domains. Architectures for Instruction Set Processors including Low Power, Vector, Reconfigurable, Multimedia, Graphics, Real-time, Embedded, Multithreading, and SDR are targeted. Contributions are welcome on new microarchitectural techniques to improve performance and efficiency including parallel execution, memory hierarchies, cache design. Moreover this Track covers efficient execution of Applications and System implementations using novel architectural and microarchitectural techniques. Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Novel Architectures and Micro-architectures for Embedded Systems
  • Application-specific and Domain-specific Embedded Systems
  • Embedded Reconfigurable Processors
  • Multimedia and Graphics Architectures and Processors
  • Energy-Aware and Low-Power Processors
  • Embedded Parallel Systems and Multiprocessor Systems-On-Chip
  • Memory Management and Smart Caches
  • Network-on-Chip Interconnects
  • Digital Signal Processors
  • Software Defined Radios

The Modeling, Design, and Design Space Exploration Track of SAMOS X focuses on all aspects related to the design process of embedded systems: specification, modeling and simulation approaches, design methodologies, programming, synthesis and compilation techniques, performance and power analysis, and design space exploration. Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Hardware/Software Co-design
  • Design Space Exploration
  • System-Level Design, Simulation, and Verification
  • Design, Specification and Synthesis of Embedded Systems
  • Compilers and Mapping Technologies
  • Specification Languages and Models
  • Processor Simulation Technologies
  • MP-SoC Design Methodologies
  • Programming and programming models for MP-SoCs
  • Profiling, Measurement and Analysis Techniques for Embedded Systems
  • Computer Aided Design
  • (Design for) System Adaptivity
  • Testing and Debugging

Important Dates

April 16, 2010 11:59PM WET
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Paper Submission Deadline (EXTENDED AND HARD)
May 28, 2010
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Notification of Acceptance
June 11, 2010
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Camera-ready Submission Deadline
July 1, 2010
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Early Registration Deadline
July 19-22, 2010
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SAMOS X Conference, Greece