Call for Papers & Sessions: The 2012 Intl. Conf. on Embedded Systems and Applications (ESA'12), USA, July 16-19, 2012

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ESA'12
The 2012 International Conference on
Embedded Systems and Applications


Date and Location: July 16-19, 2012, USA

http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
Location: See the above web site for venue/city

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (they
will also be available on the web). The proceedings will be indexed in
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP /
Computer Science Bibliography, and others. Like prior years, extended
versions of selected papers (about 40%) will appear in journals and
edited research books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, ...).

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the
following:

O Embedded system architecture:
multiprocessors, reconfigurable platforms, memory management
support, communication, protocols, network-on-chip,
real-time systems, embedded microcontrollers, ...
O Embedded hardware support:
System-on-a-chip, DSPs, FPGAs, hardware specification,
synthesis, modeling, simulation and analysis at all levels
for low power, power-aware, testable, reliable, verifiable
systems, performance modeling, validation, security issues,
real-time behavior, safety critical systems, VLIW
architectures, System on Chip design, ...
O Real-time systems:
All real-time related aspects such as software, distributed
real-time systems, real-time kernels, real-time OS, task
scheduling, multitasking design, ...
O Embedded software:
Compilers, assemblers and cross assemblers, programming,
memory management, object-oriented aspects, virtual machines,
scheduling, concurrent software for SoCs, distributed/resource
aware OS, operating system and middleware support, and
software utilities, ...
O Hardware/software co-design:
Methodologies, test and debug strategies, real-time systems,
specification and modeling, design representation, synthesis,
partitioning, estimation, design space exploration beyond
traditional hardware/software boundary, and algorithms, ...
O Testing techniques:
All aspects of testing, including design-for-test, test
synthesis, built-in self-test, embedded test, for embedded
and system-on-a-chip systems.
O Application-specific processors and devices:
Network processors, real-time processor, media and signal
processors, application specific hardware accelerators,
reconfigurable processors, low power embedded processors,
bio/fluidic processors, bluetooth, hand-held devices, flash
memory chips, ...
O Industrial practices and benchmark suites:
System design, processor design, software, tools, case
studies, trends, emerging technologies, experience maintaining
benchmark suites, representation, interchange format, tools,
copyrights, maintenance, metrics, ...
O Embedded computing education:
Curriculum issues, teaching tools and methods.
O Emerging new topics:
New challenges for next generation embedded computing
systems, arising from new technologies (e.g., nanotechnology),
new applications (e.g., pervasive or ubiquitous computing,
embedded internet tools), new principle (e.g., embedded
Engineering), ...


IMPORTANT DATES:

March 12, 2012: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012: The 2012 International Conference on Embedded
Systems and Applications (ESA'12)


CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared - The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering
of
ESA (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a
partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at
Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany's University of Siegen;
UMIT,
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria;
Georgia
Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of
Sciences,
Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples
Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M
University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others.
CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list):
Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico
Computing;
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for
Nanotechnology
(HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine;
World
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int'l Council on
Medical
and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and
Regulatory
Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP - Health without
Boundaries; and others.


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading
them
to the evaluation web site at: http://world-comp.org
Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures,
tables, and references - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting
format
to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact
Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the
content
of the paper. The name of the conference (ie, ESA) that the paper is
being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of
the
paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final
Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column
IEEE
style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality,
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be
charged
to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve
seeking
help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review
process. In
addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the conference
program
committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded review process.
(Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered
for
discussion/panels). Proceedings of ESA will be published and indexed
in:
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / CS
Bibliography, & others. The printed proceedings/books will be
available for
distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors
will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in
a
number of research books contracted with various publishers (such as,
Springer, Elsevier, ...) - these books will be composed after the
conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal
special
issues to be published after the conference.


PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING CONFERENCE TRACKS:

ESA 2012 is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a session,
a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a
workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track
chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including:
soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of track chairs
will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on
the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as
such).

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums)
should
include the following information: name and address (+ email) of
proposer,
his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic
of
the track, the name of the conference (ie, ESA) the track is submitted
for consideration, and a short description on how the track will be
advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers from
colleagues
and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer). E-mail
your
track proposal to edi...@world-comp.org . We would like to receive the
track proposals as soon as possible but by no later than January 31,
2012.


MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

Currently being finalized:
The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corp., USA); Prof. Hamid
Arabnia
(ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia; Editor-in-
Chief,
The Journal of Supercomputing / Springer; Board member, Journal of
Computational Science / Elsevier; Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable
Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member, National Academy of
Engineering,
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California,
Berkeley,
USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information &
Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing
Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology;
Professor,
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE
Fellow,
TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung University,
Hsinchu,
Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center); Prof. Kun Chang Lee
(Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science,
Sungkyunkwan
University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director of HoIP and
Director
of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT; Vice-President Int'l
Council
for Engineering and Technology, University of Westminster, UK); Prof.
Layne
T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The
National
Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute &
State
University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of
Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA
Fellow;
Director, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA).
2012 Publicity Chair: Ashu M. G. Solo (Fellow of British Computer
Society;
Principal/R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies
America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research
Lab,
Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems Instructor,
Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.)

The 2012 Program Committee for ESA is currently being compiled. Many
who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars,
researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many
are
directors of research labs., members of National Academy of
Engineering,
fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program
directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong
and
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the
Program
Committee should email edi...@world-comp.org the following information
for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete
mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes
research expertise and the name of the conference(s) offering to help
with.
The list of Program Committee of ESA 2011 appears at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/esa11/committee


GENERAL INFORMATION:

The ESA 2012 conference is being held jointly (same location and
dates)
with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is
the
largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,100 or more
attendees from over 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012 will be composed of
research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations,
tutorials,
panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/
tutorial/panel speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson
(pioneer,
architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known
as
Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of
Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father
of
Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer,
VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director,
Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director,
NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a
feeling
about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates photos
available at: www.pixagogo.com/1676934789

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government
agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching
as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions
that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system
to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.


MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP:

As of November 23, 2011, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of
proceedings
have received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to November
2011),
there had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 164
citations per
month). The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As
the
result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers,
"Microsoft
Academic Search" has listed each individual track of the congress
among its
compiled list of "Top Conferences". The citation record of WORLDCOMP
set of
proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable
journals in computer science and computer engineering. (The above
citation
data does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 2011;
thus,
it is highly probable that the actual number of citations is higher;
citation data was obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/
)


USEFUL WEB LINKS:
To see the DBLP entries for ESA, go to:
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/csreaESA/
The main web site of ESA'12 is currently under construction, it will
soon appear at: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
The Table of Contents of last offering of ESA (2011) appears at:
http://world-comp.org/proc2011/esa/contents.pdf

CONTACT:
Inquiries should be sent to: wco...@world-comp.org

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Interdisciplinary R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick
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America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research
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Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems and New
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