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LCTES 2020
Mon 15 - Sat 20 June 2020
co-located with PLDI 2020

LCTES 2020 is going virtual!

The COVID-19 situation means that it won’t be possible to hold a physical LCTES meeting in London in June. Instead, we are going to hold a virtual conference. Proceedings will not be canceled, and publications will continue as planned. More details will follow in due course!

Welcome to the 21st ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED International Conference on Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES 2020)

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.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Tue 16 Jun (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) change

09:00 - 09:10: LCTES 2020 - Session 0: Opening remark at LCTES
09:10 - 10:10: LCTES 2020 - Session 1: Keynote Address at LCTES
LCTES-2020-papers09:10 - 10:10
10:20 - 12:00: LCTES 2020 - Session 2: Performance at LCTES
LCTES-2020-papers10:20 - 10:40
Willy WolffLancaster University, Barry PorterLancaster University
LCTES-2020-papers10:40 - 11:00
Shihao SongDrexel University, Adarsha BalajiDrexel University, Anup DasDrexel University, Nagarajan KandasamyDrexel University, James ShacklefordDrexel University
LCTES-2020-papers11:00 - 11:20
Xiang GongQualcomm, Chunling HuQualcomm, Chu-Cheow LimQualcomm
LCTES-2020-papers11:20 - 11:40
Jinhua CuiHuazhong University of Science and Technology, Junwei LiuHuazhong University of Science and Technology, Jianhang HuangXi'an Jiaotong University, Haoran ZhuHuazhong University of Science and Technology, Laurence T. YangHuazhong University of Science and Technology
LCTES-2020-papers11:40 - 12:00
Stefano CeredaPolitecnico di Milano, Gianluca PalermoPolitecnico di Milano, Paolo CremonesiPolitecnico di Milano, Stefano DoniAkamas
13:00 - 14:00: LCTES 2020 - Session 3: Reliability at LCTES
LCTES-2020-papers13:00 - 13:20
Xiaoyu HeInstitute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences & School of Cyber Security, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Erick BaumanUniversity of Texas at Dallas, Feng LiKey Laboratory of Network Assessment Technology, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; School of CyberSpace Security at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Wei HuoInstitute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wei ZouKey Laboratory of Network Assessment Technology, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; School of CyberSpace Security at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
LCTES-2020-papers13:20 - 13:40
Gautier BerthouUniv Lyon, INSA Lyon, Inria, CITI, Pierre-Evariste DagandLIP6/CNRS , Delphine DemangeUniv Rennes, Inria, CNRS, IRISA, Rémi OudinSorbonne University — LIP6, Tanguy Risset
LCTES-2020-papers13:40 - 14:00
Ze ZhangUniversity of Michigan, Sunghyun ParkUniversity of Michigan, Scott MahlkeUniversity of Michigan
14:10 - 15:10: LCTES 2020 - Session 4: Predictability at LCTES
LCTES-2020-papers14:10 - 14:30
Björn ForsbergETH Zurich, Maxim MattheeuwsETH Zurich, Andreas KurthETH Zurich, Switzerland, Andrea MarongiuUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Luca BeniniETH Zurich, Switzerland
LCTES-2020-papers14:30 - 14:50
Jun XiaoUniversity of Amsterdam, Andy PimentelUniversity of Amsterdam
LCTES-2020-papers14:50 - 15:10
Hugues CasséUniversity of Toulouse, Zhenyu BaiUniversity of Toulouse, Thomas CarleUniversity of Toulouse, Marianne De MichielUniversity of Toulouse, Christine RochangeUniversity of Toulouse
15:20 - 16:20: LCTES 2020 - Session 5: Work-in-progress at LCTES
LCTES-2020-papers15:20 - 15:32
Chanyoung OhUniversity of Seoul, Gunju ParkUniversity of Seoul, Sumin KimUniversity of Seoul, Dohee KimUniversity of Seoul, Youngmin YiUniversity of Seoul
LCTES-2020-papers15:32 - 15:44
Nazanin FarahpourUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Zhenman FangSimon Fraser University, Glenn ReinmanUCLA
LCTES-2020-papers15:44 - 15:56
Alexa VanHattumCornell University, Rachit NigamCornell University, USA, Vincent T. LeeFacebook, James BornholtUniversity of Texas at Austin, Adrian SampsonCornell University, USA
LCTES-2020-papers15:56 - 16:08
Syed Asad AlamThe University of Dublin, David GreggTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
LCTES-2020-papers16:08 - 16:20
Nadja HeitmannTU Munich, Sangyoung MarkTU Berlin, Samarjit ChakrabortyThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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 2020 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 paper: 4 pages papers presenting original ideas that are likely to trigger interesting discussions.

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

This year LCTES is introducing a journal mode in addition to the usual conference mode. All accepted full papers will be invited to be published in a special issue of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS).

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

  • 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 behavior: energy, space, time
    • Validation and verification, in particular of concurrent and distributed systems
    • Formal foundations of model-based design as the 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


Formatting Guidelines: Submissions must be in ACM SIGPLAN subformat of the acmart format by downloading acmart-sigplanproc.zip, double-column, 10-point type, and may not exceed 10 pages for full papers and 4 pages for work-in-progress papers (not including references; there is no page limit for references for both categories of papers.). A more detailed explanation about formatting can be found at http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/. 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. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign an ACM copyright release.

The ACM template can be found at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.

The submission site: is https://lctes20.hotcrp.com.


Please click here to register for LCTES’2020. Note that it is free to register.

Accepted Papers

Questions? Use the LCTES contact form.