February 21, 2011 -- Paper Submission Deadline
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SAMOS is a premier and well-established conference on embedded systems organized annually since 2001. 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 conference considers new state-of-the-art mature research papers on all aspects of embedded processor hardware/software design and integration. SAMOS XI has IEEE technical co-sponsorship (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 XI 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 XI addresses every aspect of design processes for embedded systems: specification and modeling languages and simulation; hardware/software and system synthesis and compilation strategies; performance and power estimation and analysis; design and design space exploration methodologies. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Hardware/Software and Algorithm Architecture Co-design
  • Design Space Exploration Strategies, Algorithms and Tools
  • System-Level Design, Simulation, and Verification
  • Hardware, Software and System Synthesis Techniques and Tools
  • Compilers and Mapping Technologies
  • Specification Languages and Models
  • Processor Simulation Technologies
  • MP-SoC and Platform Based Design Methodologies
  • MP-SoC Programming and Programming Models
  • Profiling, Measurement and Analysis Techniques and Tools
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • (Design for) System Adaptivity
  • Testing and Debugging

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to contribute to a special issue of the International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP). This issue will accept papers from all the topics of the SAMOS conference, raging from the Applications, Systems, Architectures, and Processors Track to the Modeling, Design, and Design Space Exploration track.