SAMOS XII Special Sessions

Within SAMOS XII, three special sessions will be organized on the following topics:

 

SPECIAL SESSION 1:
Programming Paradigms for Reconfigurable Multi-Core Embedded Systems


Session Chairs:

Dr. Diana Göhringer
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Dr. Pedro Diniz
INESC-ID, Portugal

Heterogeneous and (dynamically) reconfigurable architectures targeting offer a wide variety of resources and expose distinct execution models (e.g., threading and streaming) as well as a wide range of hardware resources (e.g., internal memories, custom configurable caches or dedicated functional units) for design of application-specific computing architectures. This diversity has exacerbated the already complex application development process; the lack of powerful abstractions forces a plethora of tools to coexist leaving the programmer to bridge the gap between them at huge development costs. Developers cannot easily express high-level applications requirements in the de facto standard programming languages (such as data rates or throughput requirements) or cannot rely on flexible resource management layers with application-specific resources management policies to best leverage the available resources. As a result applications typically do not exploit the true potential of the target architectures. This session addresses programming paradigms for these multi-core heterogeneous and reconfigurable architectures. The issues addressed include programming abstractions offered to the application developers along with run-time and dynamic reconfigurable mechanisms that can support and enhance the potential of these architectures.

To submit a paper to the SPECIAL SESSION 1, select "Programming Paradigms for Reconfigurable Multi-Core Embedded Systems" from the drop down menu in the Submission Category field during the submission process.
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SPECIAL SESSION 2:
FPGA-based Emulation of Hardware Architectures


Session Chair:

Prof. Holger Blume
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

The steady increase of the performance capabilities of FPGA-based emulation systems as well as the enhancement in the SW tools for the design flow around FPGA-based emulators has led to an enormous popularity of these systems. It is the goal of this special session:

  • to provide an overview of the capabilities of state-of-the-art FPGA-based emulators;
  • to demonstrate the inclusion of FPGA-based emulators into mixed-level, mixed-mode simulations and emulations through application of specific design tools;
  • to discuss challenging design stories out of different application fields where FPGA-based emulation has been successfully applied.

To submit a paper to the SPECIAL SESSION 2, select "FPGA-Based Hardware Emulation" from the drop down menu in the Submission Category field during the submission process.
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SPECIAL SESSION 3:
Aspects Of Cyber-Physical Systems


Session Chair:

Prof. Ed Deprettere
Leiden University, The Netherlands

Physical systems that rely on feedback stabilizing control have been known long before Norbert Wiener published his "Cybernetics" book 'The Study of Control in The Animal and The Machine'. They are seldom stable (enough), and can be stabilized by sensing certain system output signals of interest, performing some computations on discrete-time versions of these signals and desired or reference signals, injecting resulting control signals back to the system's actuator inputs.

In many current physical systems, the feedback control part is typically an aggregation of sensors, actuators, and networked embedded computational platforms. The combination of the physical system and the control aggregation system is called 'The Cyber Physical System'. Cyber Physical Systems are more complicated than traditional Embedded Systems because requirements such as functional 'and' temporal repeatability or even predictability are hard to deal with, given the fact that classic time and state notions are inadequate when dealing with components that are communicating over unreliable interconnects, and that off-the-shelf computational devices are neither repeatable nor predictable.

This special session is addressing solutions to partial problems of cyber physical systems, be it with respect to the architecture, programming, modeling, or simulation.

To submit a paper to the SPECIAL SESSION 3, select "Cyber-Physical Systems" from the drop down menu in the Submission Category field during the submission process.
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