Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (APRES)

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Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (APRES)

Grenoble, France -- October 11, 2009

Integrated in the ESWEEK 2009

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



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, and they also 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 too much and too little flexibility.

The issue is how to provide the 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).

In many systems, flexibility and the resulting tradeoffs is usually ignored until a very late stage. Many try to retrofit 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 in general it leads to less satisfactory results.

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss new and on-going research that is centered on the idea of adaptability as first class citizen and consider the involved tradeoffs. The workshop will provide an open forum to discuss ideas and approaches, and intends to give the attendees a chance to discuss them in a relaxed environment. The target audience includes people from academia, tool vendors, system suppliers, and users in industry interested in the all aspects of the mentioned topics. 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 requirements
-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.

Submissions page:

Important Dates

Deadline: 28th June
Notification: 6th September
Final versions: 13th September
Workshop: 11th October 2009

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