LCTES 2019
Sat 22 - Fri 28 June 2019 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
co-located with PLDI 2019

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the International Conference on Languages Compilers, Tools and Theory of Embedded Systems. LCTES provides a link between the programming languages and the embedded systems 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.

Paper Categories

  • Full paper: 10 pages presenting original work.
  • Work-In-Progress (WIP) paper: 2-4 page papers presenting original ideas that are likely to trigger interesting discussions.

Accepted papers in both categories will appear in the proceedings published by ACM.

Invitation to TECS

This year, the top full papers from LCTES be invited to be published in a special issue of ACM Transactions of Embedded Computing Systems (TECS).

Artifact Evaluation

Authors of accepted full papers will be invited to formally submit their supporting materials to the Artifact Evaluation process. The Artifact Evaluation process is run by a separate committee whose task is to reproduce (at least some) experiments and how the artifacts support the work described in the papers. This submission is voluntary and will not influence the final decision regarding the papers.

Original contributions are solicited on the topics of interest including, but not limited to:

  • Programming languages
  • Compilers
  • Tools for analysis, specification, design, and implementation
  • Theory and foundations of embedded systems
  • Novel embedded architectures
  • Mobile systems and IoT
  • Industrial case studies

Call for Papers

Embedded system design faces many challenges both with respect to functional requirements and nonfunctional requirements. The challenges are in the design process, developer productivity, verification, validation, maintainability, and meeting performance goals and resource constraints of the embedded system. Novel design-time and run-time approaches are needed to meet the demand of emerging applications and to exploit new hardware paradigms, including scaling up to multicores, in-memory computing, involving accelerators in the computing mix, and even distributed systems built using multi-cores.

LCTES 2019 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.

Paper Categories

  • Full paper: 10 pages presenting original work.
  • Work-In-Progress (WIP) paper: 2-4 page papers presenting original ideas that are likely to trigger interesting discussions. Accepted papers in both categories will appear in the proceedings published by ACM.

Invitation to TECS

This year, the top full papers from LCTES 2019 be invited to be published in a special issue of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS).

Artifact Evaluation

Authors of accepted full papers will be invited to formally submit their supporting materials to the Artifact Evaluation process. The Artifact Evaluation process is run by a separate committee whose task is to reproduce (at least some) experiments and asses how the artifacts support the work described in the papers. This submission is voluntary and will not influence the final decision regarding the papers.

Topics of Interest

Original contributions are solicited on the topics of interest including, but not limited to:

  • Programming languages: 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.

  • Compilers: 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: 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: Predictability of resource behavior: 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: 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: 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.

  • Industrial case studies: Learnings from the state of the art; Challenges and pitfalls of the state of the art.

Submissions must be in ACM proceedings format, double-column, 10-point type, and may not exceed 10 pages for full papers and 4 pages for work-in-progress papers. These page limits do not include the references. There is no page limit for references for both categories of papers.

For papers in the work-in-progress categories, please prepend "WIP: " in front of the title. 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.

By submitting your paper to LCTES 2019, you commit that at least one of the authors of accepted papers will register and present the paper at the conference event. Each paper requires a unique registration. Also, authors of accepted papers will be required to sign an ACM copyright release.

The ACM template for preparing your paper is here: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.

The submission site: is https://lctes2019.hotcrp.com.

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