CALL FOR PAPERS
2ND UK EMBEDDED FORUM
October 19/20, 2005
NEC, Birmingham

Following the success of the first UK Embedded forum in 2004,
submissions are invited for presentation at the 2nd UK Embedded Forum,
to be held in Birmingham from 19-20 October, 2005.

As with the first event, the 2005 UK Embedded Forum is a two-day
workshop for UK-based PhD students working in the area of embedded
systems.

This important subject area covers computer-based consumer products
containing sophisticated software and hardware applications. Design of
embedded systems must take into account a wide variety of constraints:
performance, code size, power consumption, presence of real-time tasks,
and maintainability. The best trade-off has to be found, often operating
on a large number of different parameters. Solutions can be proposed at
different levels of abstraction, making use of an assortment of tools and
methodologies.

The forum is associated with ESS, the Embedded System Show, which
includes a technical track for Company Engineers and a major Exhibition.

Objectives
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- To bring together those involved in research on different aspects of
embedded systems;
- To expose young researchers to the major UK industrial exhibition;
- To provide means for quick publication of work in progress, and valuable
feedback from referees and others.

Scope
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Submissions are invited from individuals who are currently registered
as PhD students at UK Universities. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- embedded software design: predictable design methodologies, design
with networked system environments, design space exploration
- software/hardware and software/software codesign for embedded systems
- hardware/software analysis, verification and test for embedded systems
- embedded Linux and real-time Operating Systems
- wireless techniques for embedded systems
- novel embedded signal processing techniques
- low power design for embedded systems
- security design for embedded systems
- interference and error tolerance
- System-on-Chip techniques for embedded computing
- novel I/O techniques and applications
- System-level design
- Simulation techniques for embedded systems
- Benchmarking for embedded systems
- Employment of DSPs in embedded systems
- Data streaming and multimedia in embedded systems
- Hardware/software support for real-time applications
- Code transformation and program parallelization for embedded systems
- Java-enabled devices
- Case studies


Benefits
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Benefits of attendance include:
- early dissemination of ideas and results
- keep up to date with the latest developments
- free access to the exhibition, where major employers are represented
- make contacts with technical and managerial staff of embedded companies
(who may well attend the presentations)
- make contacts with other researchers in your area
- informal atmosphere
- no conference fee for speakers
- many 'freebies' available, including liquid ones!

Proceedings
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Workshop proceedings will be distributed on CD-ROM as well as in the form
of an e-book (these count towards the RAE).

Submission and deadlines
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All papers are refereed by the program committee. There is a size limit
of 2 megabytes per submission. Presentation format is 20 minutes, plus 10
minutes for questions and discussions. Speakers are required to bring
their own laptop computer. Authors are required to submit a pdf file
electronically; please e-mail to albert.koelmans@ncl.ac.uk, no later than
May 27, 2005. Authors will be informed of the program committee's final
decision by June 24th. The final version of the paper is due July 15th.

Registration and accommodation
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Details will appear on the ESS web site
(http://www.edaexhibitions.com/ess/) in due course. Registration is free
for speakers.

Program committee and organisation
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The Program Committee:
Dr. A. Koelmans, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Dr. M. Pont, University of Leicester
Dr. A. Bystrov, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Prof. A. Brown, University of Southampton


Conference Organiser:
Jeremy Kenyon, EDA Ltd.