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LCTES 2017
Wed 21 - Thu 22 June 2017 Barcelona, Spain
co-located with PLDI 2017

Welcome to the 18th Annual ACM SIGPLAN / SIGBED 2017 Conference on Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES 2017).

LCTES provides a link between the programming languages and embedded systems engineering communities. Researchers and developers in these areas are addressing many similar problems, but with different backgrounds and approaches. LCTES is intended to expose researchers and developers from either area to relevant work and interesting problems in the other area and provide a forum where they can interact.

Best Paper Award:

Towards Memory-Efficient Processing-in-Memory Architecture for Convolutional Neural Networks
Yi Wang, Mingxu Zhang, Jing Yang


Wed 21 Jun

09:00 - 09:15: LCTES 2017 - Opening at Vertex WS208
LCTES-2017-papers149802840000009:00 - 09:15
Day opening
09:15 - 10:15: LCTES 2017 - Keynote 1 at Vertex WS208
Chair(s): Zili Shao
LCTES-2017-papers149802930000009:15 - 10:15
14:00 - 15:00: LCTES 2017 - Poster Session at Vertex WS217
LCTES-2017-papers149804640000014:00 - 15:00

Not scheduled yet

LCTES-2017-papersNot scheduled yet
Cosmin Gorgovan
Amanieu d'Antras
Mikel Luján
LCTES-2017-papersNot scheduled yet
Sun Jinghao
Nan Guan
Yang Wang
Yang Wang
Mingsong Lv
Wang Yi
LCTES-2017-papersNot scheduled yet
Fuyang Li
Keni Qiu
Qingan Li
Mengying Zhao
Jingtong Hu
Yongpan Liu
Jason Xue


Registration is now open! Register on or before May 26, 2017 for early rates!

Please visit https://regmaster4.com/2017conf/BARC17/register.php to register with:
A) LCTES option 
B) Any option that covers the LCTES days you want to attend. In case you go for this option, please remember to select LCTES as the primary event in pages 2 and 3 of the registration form. Some examples of this are: (i) PLDI 6 days (ii) ECOOP 3 days (iii) PLDI 3 days + Thursday (iv) DEBS 3 days and so on…

Students needing travel support may want to consider the following options:

Call for Papers

Embedded system design faces many challenges both with respect to functional requirements and nonfunctional requirements, many of which are conflicting. They are found in areas such as design and developer productivity, verification, validation, maintainability, and meeting performance goals and resource constraints. Novel design-time and run-time approaches are needed to meet the demand of emerging applications and to exploit new hardware paradigms, and in particular to scale up to multicores (including GPUs and FPGAs) and distributed systems built from multicores.

LCTES 2017 will take place at the premises of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), located in the south of Barcelona, close to the airport and to the city centre.

LCTES 2017 solicits papers presenting original work on programming languages, compilers, tools, theory, and architectures that help in overcoming these challenges. Research papers on innovative techniques are welcome, as well as experience papers on insights obtained by experimenting with real-world systems and applications.

Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics in embedded systems:

  • Programming language challenges, including:
    • Domain-specific languages
    • Features to exploit multicore, reconfigurable, and other emerging architectures
    • Features for distributed, adaptive, and real-time control embedded systems
    • Language capabilities for specification, composition, and construction of embedded systems
    • Language features and techniques to enhance reliability, verifiability, and security
    • Virtual machines, concurrency, inter-processor synchronization, and memory management
  • Compiler challenges, including:
    • Interaction between embedded architectures, operating systems, and compilers
    • Interpreters, binary translation, just-in- time compilation, and split compilation
    • Support for enhanced programmer productivity
    • Support for enhanced debugging, profiling, and exception/interrupt handling
    • Optimization for low power/energy, code and data size, and best-effort and real-time performance
    • Parameterized and structural compiler design space exploration and auto-tuning
  • Tools for analysis, specification, design, and implementation, including:
    • Hardware, system software, application software, and their interfaces
    • Distributed real-time control, media players, and reconfigurable architectures
    • System integration and testing
    • Performance estimation, monitoring, and tuning
    • Run-time system support for embedded systems
    • Design space exploration tools
    • Support for system security and system-level reliability
    • Approaches for cross-layer system optimization
  • Theory and foundations of embedded systems, including:
    • Predictability of resource behaviour: energy, space, time
    • Validation and verification, in particular of concurrent and distributed systems
    • Formal foundations of model-based design as basis for code generation, analysis, and verification
    • Mathematical foundations for embedded systems
    • Models of computations for embedded applications
  • Novel embedded architectures, including:
    • Design and implementation of novel architectures
    • Workload analysis and performance evaluation
    • Architecture support for new language features, virtualization, compiler techniques, debugging tools
    • Architectural features to improve power/energy, code/data size, and predictability
  • Mobile systems and IoT, including:
    • Operating systems for mobile and IoT devices
    • Compiler and software tools for mobile and IoT systems
    • Energy management for mobile and IoT devices
    • Memory and IO techniques for mobile and IoT devices
  • Empirical studies and their reproduction, and confirmation

All accepted papers will appear in the published proceedings. We expect to make a best paper award.

Important Dates:

Paper submission: 20 February 2017 (11:59 PM EST)
Author notification: 31 March 2017
Final version: 15 April 2017 (tentative)


Formatting Guidelines:
Submissions must be in ACM proceedings format, 9-point type, and may not exceed 10 pages (all inclusive). Word and LaTeX templates for this format are available on the ACM website. Submissions must be in PDF, printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper. To enable double-blind reviewing, submissions must adhere to two rules:

  • author names and their affiliations must be omitted; and,
  • references to related work by the authors should be in the third person (e.g., not "We build on our previous work ..." but rather "We build on the work of ...").
However, nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult (e.g., important background references should not be omitted or anonymized). Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as discussed here. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign an ACM copyright release.

The submission site is: https://lctes17.hotcrp.com

Accepted Papers/Posters


ACM can provide visa support letters to confirmed participants. For Visa support letters, please send all requests to the Office of SIG Services supportletters@acm.org with the following information:

  • Your name as it appears on your passport
  • Current postal mailing address
  • The name of the conference you wish to attend
  • Your registration confirmation number
  • If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the ‘sole author’ or a ‘co- author’

Please note visa support letters are issued via email by PDF and the original is mailed to your current postal address.

Alternatively, this is the link for Visa Support Letters :


Important Dates EST
Fri 26 May 2017
Early Registration Deadline
Sat 15 Apr 2017
Final Version
Fri 31 Mar 2017
Author Notification
Mon 20 Feb 2017
Paper Submission