CFP - International Symposium on Electronic System Design, NTU, Singapore, 12-13 December 2013

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ISED 2013 - Fourth International Symposium on Electronic System Design

12-13 December 2013
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore



Paper Submission Due :31st May 2013

Review Status Notice :1st August 2013

Camera-ready Paper Due :20th August 2013

Author Registration Due :30th August 2013

Symposium :12-13 December 2013


Symposium Objective:

When we think about one single thing that has caused maximum social impact, the
"mobile phone" comes to our mind. Mobile phones and other similar systems are
essentially embedded systems designed using system-on-chip (SoC) technology. This
system consists of several heterogeneous components, including the following:
(1) analog/mixed signal circuits including radio frequency (RF) components,
(2) digital circuits, (3) power management systems, including the battery, and
(4) system and application software. The objective of the International Symposium on
Electronic System Design (ISED) is to bring experts from these fields together so that
efficient design of such portable systems is made possible. The next issue that arises,
is how to train the next generation of engineers to acquire the needed expertise. Thus,
in conjunction with ISED, the Workshop for Engineering Scholars (WES) will be organized.
All accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings to be published by the IEEE
Computer Engineering Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS) provided at least one of
the authors of each paper registers for the symposium at full rate. The extended versions
of selected papers will be considered for possible publication in a reputed journal.

Symposium Tracks:

Overall, the event ISED 2013 will have the following tracks:

(1) Analog/Mixed-Signal System Design (AMS) – Mobile phones rely on extensive
manipulation of analog and Radio Frequency (RF) signals for voice and data communication.
This track considers research addressing Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) and RF designs needed
for mobile and communications applications. Computer aided design (CAD) research
contributions targeted towards analog/mixed-signal/RF will be considered.

(2) Digital System Design and Validation (DSD) – The trends of integrating multiple
functions on chips, growing technology complexity, and performance advances at low costs,
demand innovative methodologies for their design. This track deals with research in design,
modeling, validation, and testing of digital circuits and systems. FPGA prototyping of
algorithms and other applications belong to this track. Hardwares and FPGA prototypes for
communication and signal-processing architectures will be considered in this track. CAD
research contributions on digital circuits and systems will be considered in this track.

(3) Embedded System Design (ESD) – Typical consumer applications are designed as an
embedded system potentially using hardware and software together for design tradeoffs.
This track considers research in efficient hardware and software system-level design for
embedded applications, as opposed to circuit-level hardware design only. FPGA prototyping
of complete systems belong to this track. Communication and signal-processing system (i.e.
software/ hardware-software codesign) architectures will be considered in this track. CAD
research contributions on embedded systems will be considered in this track.

(4) Emerging Technology and System Design (ETD) – The design of efficient electronic systems
must take advantage of emerging computing paradigms and emerging technologies. This track
includes the use of nanoelectronics, nanotechnology and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems
(NEMS) for efficient electronic system design. Application areas such as green technology and
battery design also belong in this track. CAD research contributions in the areas of emerging
technology and emerging systems will be considered in this track.

(5) Power Aware System Design (PSD) – Portable applications heavily rely on batteries as
the main source of energy. This track considers research addressing energy-efficient circuit
and system design, particularly emphasizing leakage power, as well as hardware and
software techniques for power management. CAD research contributions for low-power design
and power-aware design will be considered in this track.

(6) Software System and Application Design (SSD) – Software plays a key role in controlling the
hardware in addition to providing the user interface in embedded systems. This track focuses
on energy-efficient software that can execute with minimal resource usage. Social computing,
communications, and multimedia (image, audio, and video) applications also belong in this track.

(7) Wireless/Wired Communication Systems (WCS) – Multimedia Signal Processing Systems,
Cognitive Radio Systems, Wireless Multimedia Relays Networks and Cooperative Communications,
Ultra-wideband, OFDM, CDMA, Spread Spectrum, Mobility and Multimedia Data Traffic Modeling,
Multimedia Digital Signal Processing for Mobile Healthcare, Multimedia in Mobile Computing:
Issues, System Design, and Performance Evaluation.

(8) Workshop for Engineering Scholars (WES) – This track focuses on educational research and
general education materials for guiding students in their future career, to enhance their
employability, to motivate students to higher studies, and to advise young faculty for new
research and career advancement. Various disciplines (or programs) of electrical sciences,
including computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics
engineering, and communication engineering are targeted.

Symposium Awards:

One of the presented papers will be awarded as the "Best Paper of ISED 2013".


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