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7th IFIP Conference on Distributed and Parallel Embedded Systems

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Embedded Systems build the key technological components of all kinds of complex technical systems, ranging from telecommunications devices to automobiles, aircraft and even complete production lines. Traditionally, such embedded control systems have been implemented in a monolithic, centralized manner, but distributed solutions have steadily been gaining popularity. In a distributed setup, the control task is carried out by a number of controllers distributed over the entire system and interconnected as a network by communication components such as field buses.

The individual nodes of such a network usually consist of a processor (microcontroller) together with some sensors and actuators. More demanding local control applications require more powerful controllers based on parallel architectures such as multiprocessor systems-on-chips (MPSoCs) or mulicore systems. Distribution and parallelism in embedded system design increase the engineering challenges and demand new development methods and tools. Also, the increasing relevance of intelligent applications like autonomous systems or systems with self-x properties calls for new design methods and tools. Due to the growing complexity of these kinds of embedded systems, their development requires new, consistent and integrated design methodologies and tools, covering the path from specification to implementation and test.

DIPES will be an ideal opportunity to present exchange and discuss the state of the art, novel ideas, actual research results, and future trends in the field of distributed embedded systems. Contributors and participants from both industry and academia are encouraged to take active part in this conference.

Topics include but are not limited to following aspects of distributed embedded systems

Specification and modelling
Design methodology
Design support for intelligent features
Self-x properties
Simulation and verification
Hardware/Software co-design
Software synthesis
Scheduling, partitioning, allocation
Real-time operating systems
Communication networks and middleware
Specific architectures and design support (e.g. multicore, networked embedded systems)
Design space exploration
Power-efficient design
Dependability and fault tolerance
Case studies

General Chair

Wayne H. Wolf Georgia Inst. Of Technology, USA

Programme Chair

Bernd Kleinjohann Univ. of Paderborn, C-LAB, Germany

Programme Committee

Jean Arlat LAAS-CNRS Toulouse, France
Christophe Bobda University Kaiserslautern, Germany
Arndt Bode Technical University Munich, Germany
Joao M. P. Cardoso IST/INESC-ID, Portugal
Luigi Carro UFRGS, Brazil
Matjac Colnaric University of Maribor, Slovenia
Tom Conte North Carolina State Univ., USA
Alfons Crespo Lorente TU Valencia, Spain
Nikil Dutt UC Irvine, USA
Petru Eles Linkoeping University, Sweden
Rolf Ernst TU Braunschweig, Germany
Bernhard Eschermann ABB Switzerland Ltd., Switzerland
Joao Fernandes University of Minho, Portugal
Uwe Glässer Simon Fraser University, Canada
Luis Gomes University of Nova Lisboa, Portugal
Wolfgang Halang Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany
Uwe Honekamp Vector Informatik GmbH, Germany
Pao-Ann Hsiung National Chung Chen University, Taiwan
Kane Kim UC Irvine, USA
Raimund Kirner TU Vienna, Austria
Bernd Kleinjohann University of Paderborn, C-LAB, Germany
Lisa Kleinjohann University of Paderborn, C-LAB, Germany
Hermann Kopetz TU Wien, Austria
Johan Lilius TUCS, Finland
Ricardo J. Machado University of Minho, Portugal
Erik Maehle University of Luebeck, Germany
Baerbel Mertsching University of Paderborn, Germany
Vincent Mooney Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Carlos E. Pereira UFRGS, Brazil
Luis Pinho ISEP-IPP, Porto, Portugal
Peter Puschner TU Vienna, Austria
Franz J. Rammig University of Paderborn, Germany
Achim Rettberg University of Oldenburg, Germany
Bernhard Rinner Klagenfurt University, Austria
Luis-Miguel Santana Ormeno ST Microelectronics, France
Henrique Santos University of Minho, Portugal
Klaus Schneider University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Joaquin Sitte Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Edwin Sha University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Zili Shao The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Joachim Stroop dSPACE, Germany
Francois Terrier CEA/Saclay, France
Lothar Thiele ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Flavio R. Wagner UFRGS, Brazil
Klaus Waldschmidt University of Frankfurt, Germany
Wayne Wolf Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dieter Wuttke TU Ilmenau, Germany
Alex Yakovlev University of Newcastle, UK
Laurence T. Yang St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

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Important Dates
Submission of papers: January 31, 2010
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2010
Camera-ready copies: May 2, 2010

Instructions for paper submission

  • You may submit full papers up to 10 pages or extended abstracts (3 - 5 pages) describing original work on the topics above or related topics .
  • Extended abstracts should provide a summary of the main results and some details to allow the program committee to assess their merits and significance, including references and comparisons.
  • The contribution must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including journals and the proceedings of other symposia or workshops.
  • One author of each accepted paper has to register and present the paper at the conference.
  • The proceedings will be published by Springer Science and Business Media, the official IFIP publisher.
  • The final paper may be up to 10 pages in 10 point or larger formatted in Latex or WORD. Further formatting guidelines can be found at the publisher’s website http://springer.com/series/6102 or at the DIPES website http://www.c-lab.de/dipes.

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