Call for Papers & Sessions: The 2011 International Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications (ESA'11), USA, July 18-21, 2011



CALL FOR PAPERS
and
Call For Workshop/Session Proposals

ESA'11
The 2011 International Conference on Embedded Systems
and Applications

Date and Location: July 18-21, 2011, 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 the ESA conference
proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will
also be accessible online). Those interested in proposing
workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that
appear below.

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), ...


USEFUL WEB LINKS:
To see the DBLP list of accepted papers of ESA 2009, go to:
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/csreaESA/csreaESA2009.html
The DBLP list of accepted papers of ESA 2010 will soon appear at:
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/csreaESA/csreaESA2010.html
The main web site of ESA'11 is currently under construction, it will
soon appear at: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/


IMPORTANT DATES:

March 10, 2011: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
April 03, 2011: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 24, 2011: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 18-21, 2011: The 2011 International Conference on Embedded
Systems and Applications (ESA,11)



ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared - The Academic sponsors of the last offering
of ESA (2010) included research labs and centers affiliated
with (a partial list): University of California, Berkeley; University
of Southern California; University of Texas at Austin; Harvard
University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Georgia Institute of Technology,
Georgia; Emory University, Georgia; University of Minnesota;
University of Iowa; University of North Dakota; NDSU-CIIT Green
Computing & Comm. Lab.; University of Siegen, Germany; UMIT, Austria;
SECLAB (University of Naples Federico II + University of Naples
Parthenope + Second University of Naples, Italy); National Institute
for Health Research; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and
Technologies; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; International
Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM); The International
Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; Eastern Virginia Medical
School & the American College of Surgeons, USA.


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 10, 2011 and they must be
in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5 to 7
pages - 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. Finally, the name of the
conference (ie, ESA) that the paper is being submitted for
consideration must be stated on the first page.

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 included 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).

All proceedings of WORLDCOMP will be published and indexed in:
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology,
DBLP / CS Bibliography, and others. The printed proceedings
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 being
proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer,
Elsevier, ...) - these books would be composed after the
conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will
be forming journal special issues to be published after the
conference.


MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

The members of the Steering Committee of The 2010 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corporation, USA);
Prof. Hamid Arabnia (ISIBM Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia;
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in
Biomedicine; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Supercomputing, Springer;
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, ROC); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director HoIP,
Secretary-General WABT; Vice-president ICET and ICMCC, Visiting
Professor, University of Westminster, UK); Dr. Rahman Tashakkori
(Director, S-STEM NSF Supported Scholarship Program and NSF Supported
AUAS, Appalachian State U., USA); Prof. Layne T. Watson (IEEE Fellow,
NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of
Aerospace,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA); and
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).
The list of Program Committee of ESA 2010 appears at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp10/ws/conferences/esa10/committee

The ESA 2011 program committee is currently being compiled.
Many who have already joined the committee 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,
deans and provosts as well as members of chapters of World Academy
of Science.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong
and documented research track record. Those interested in joining
the Program Committee should email editor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 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 (ie, ESA 2011) offering to help with.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

ESA conference is an important track of a federated research
conference. It 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 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries.

WORLDCOMP 2011 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 (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), 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 branches 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.


PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:

Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The
session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors
in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her
biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the
topic of the session, the name of the conference the session
is submitted for consideration (ie, ESA), and a short
description on how the session will be advertised (in most
cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and
researchers whose work is known to the session proposer).
email your session proposal to editor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
We would like to receive the session proposals by January 16,
2011 (or as soon as possible).


NEWS:
Thanks to authors and speakers of last WORLDCOMP congress and members
of the editorial boards who informed us of the following good news:
According to "Microsoft Academic Search" (a Microsoft initiative)
all tracks of WORLDCOMP are listed as worldwide "Top-ranked
Conferences" (based on various metrics but mainly based on the
number of citations). You can access "Microsoft Academic Search" and
specific information extracted from it (in reference to WORLDCOMP's
individual conferences' names/acronyms and tracks) from the link
below:
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp10/ws/news

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