The Software & Compilers for Embedded Systems (SCOPES) conference is looking for paper submissions for its 12th annual workshop.
The scope of the workshop software for embedded systems with emphasis on code generation (compilers) for embedded processors. SCOPES will be held in cooperation with ACM SIGBED and is sponsored by EDAA and PREDATOR.
It is co-located with the DATE conference and will take place in Nice, France on April 23-24, 2009. The final date for full paper submission is Nov 21, 2008.
Papers should present original research results not published or submitted for publication in other forums. Papers should not exceed 10 pages – see the DATE website for detailed formatting guidelines – and must be submitted using the SCOPES website.
SCOPES focuses on the software generation process for modern embedded systems. Topics of interest include all aspects of the compilation process, starting with suitable modeling and specification techniques and programming languages for embedded systems. The emphasis of the workshop lies on code generation techniques for embedded processors. The exploitation of specialized instruction set characteristics is as important as the development of new optimizations for embedded application domains.
Cost criteria for the entire code generation and optimization process include runtime, timing predictability, energy dissipation, code size and others. Since today's embedded devices frequently consist of a multiprocessor system-on-chip, the scope of this workshop is not limited to single-processor systems but particularly covers compilation techniques for MPSoC architectures.
In addition, SCOPES intends to put a spotlight on the interactions between compilers and other components in the design process. This includes compiler support for e.g. architecture exploration during HW/SW codesign or interactions between operating systemsand compilers.
Techniques for compiler aided profiling, measurement, debugging and validation of embedded software are also covered by this workshop, since stability of embedded software is mandatory.