3rd Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems

by Eric RUTTEN, Jan. 14, 2011

Call for Papers: 3rd Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems

3rd Workshop on
Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems

**** APRES 2011 ****
Chicago, Illinois -- April 11, 2011

Integrated in the CPSWEEK 2011

With support from the
ArtistDesign European Network of Excellence
on Embedded Systems Design


Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

Adaptive embedded systems can respond to environmental changes including
hardware/software defects, resource changes, and non-continual feature
usage. As such, adaptive systems can extend the area of operations and
improve efficiency in the use of system resources. However, adaptability
also incurs overhead in terms of system complexity and resource
requirements. For example, an adaptive system requires some means for
reconfiguration. These means and their mechanisms introduce additional
complexity to the design and the architecture of the system, at the same
time require additional resources such as computation, power, and
communication bandwidth. Consequently, adaptive systems must be
diligently planned, designed, analyzed, and built to find the right
tradeoffs between flexibility and complexity.

A key challenge in the development of adaptive systems is how to provide
adaptability to the application, because it affects all aspects of the
development process (e.g., capturing, methodologies, modeling, analysis,
testing, and implementation), the chosen system technologies (e.g.,
computation and communication models, interfaces, component-based
design, programming languages, dependability, and design patterns) and
the system itself (e.g., operating system, middleware, network
protocols, and application frameworks). Currently, adaptability and its
resulting tradeoffs are usually ignored until a very late stage of the
system development process. Existing systems are often built by
retrofitting existing prototypes, middleware, operating systems, and
protocols with concepts and means for flexibility such as run-time
system reconfiguration or reflexive diagnostics and steering methods.
Such retrofitting typically leads to disproportionate overhead, unusual
tradeoffs, and less satisfactory results.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an open forum to discuss new
and on-going research that is centered on the idea of adaptability as
first class citizen and that considers the involved tradeoffs. The
target audience includes researchers from academia, tool vendors, system
suppliers, and users in industry who are interested in the all aspects
of the topics mentioned below. The workshop will be based on
presentations of selected works with sufficient time for feedback from
the audience and discussions. We encourage all the prospective
participants to submit short papers, work-in-progress reports, or
position papers.

Information on the previous edition of the workshop can be found here


The following topics provide examples of what fits into the workshop,
however, the list is not exhaustive and submissions not precisely
falling into these categories are also welcome.

- Capturing and modeling of flexible application and reconfiguration
- Tradeoff analysis and modeling
- Programming-language support for adaptability
- Middleware support for adaptability
- Operating system support for adaptability
- Computation and communication models for adaptability
- Policies and algorithms for single and multi-resource reconfiguration
- Verification and certification of reconfigurable systems
- Case studies and success stories
- Taxonomies and comparative studies
- Diagnostic and steering of embedded systems
- System architecture and design patterns for adaptability
- Probabilistic reconfiguration techniques
- Scalability, reusability, and modularity of reconfiguration mechanisms
- Dependability and adaptability across the architectural levels
- Quality of service management
- Application frameworks for reconfigurable embedded systems

Submission Guidelines

Prospective participants should submit a 4 page paper in PDF format
through the submissions page referred below. The submissions should
conform to the proceedings publication format (IEEE Conference style).
They should explain the intention of the work, the prospective results,
and make clear the current status of the work. The submissions will be
reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. The papers
will be published in a Proceedings volume that will be available for
download and print on the Internet, after the event. A draft printout
will be distributed at the workshop to all participants.

The proceedings will be published through lulu.com with its own ISBN
(like the APRES'09 proceedings). Additional copies of the proceedings
can be purchased through lulu.com at a nominal fee.

Important Dates

Deadline: Feb 18, 2011
Notification: Mar 10, 2011
Final versions: Mar 21, 2011
Workshop: April 11, 2011

Program Chairs

Linh T.X. Phan, University of Pennsylvania
Sebastian Fischmeister, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada

Program Committee

Madhukar Anand, Cisco, USA
Guillem Bernat, Rapita Systems, UK
Antonio Casimiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Petru Eles, Linkoepping University, Sweden
Marisol Garcia-Valls, Univ. Carlos III in Madrid, Spain
Sathish Gopalakrishnan, University of British Columbia, Canada
Jorg Kaiser, University of Magdeburg, Germany
MoonZoo Kim, KAIST, Korea
Christoph Kirsch, University of Salzburg, Austria
Chang-Gun Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Xue Liu, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
Jane Liu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Lucia LoBello, University of Catania, Italy
Pau Marti, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Thomas Nolte, Malardalen University, Sweden
Roman Obermaisser, University of Siegen, Austria
Paulo Pedreiras, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Carlos Eduardo Pereira, UFRG, Brazil
Stefan Petters, ISEP - IPP, Portugal
Eric Rutten, INRIA Grenoble, France
Ina Schaefer, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
Martin Torngren, KTH, Sweden
Shaofa Yang, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, China

Steering Committee

Luis Almeida, University of Porto, Portugal
Karl-Erik Arzen, University of Lund, Sweden
Sebastian Fischmeister, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Julian Proenza, Univ. of the Balearic Islands, Spain