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Adaptive embedded systems can respond to environmental changes including hardware/software defects, resource changes, and non-continual feature usage. As such, adaptive systems can extend the area of operations and improve efficiency in the use of system resources. However, adaptability also incurs overhead in terms of system complexity and resource requirements. For example, an adaptive system requires some means for reconfiguration. These means and their mechanisms introduce additional complexity to the design and the architecture of the system, at the same time require additional resources such as computation, power, and communication bandwidth. Consequently, adaptive systems must be diligently planned, designed, analyzed, and built to find the right tradeoffs between flexibility and complexity. A key challenge in the development of adaptive systems is how to provide adaptability to the application, because it affects all aspects of the development process (e.g., capturing, methodologies, modeling, analysis, testing, and implementation), the chosen system technologies (e.g., computation and communication models, interfaces, component-based design, programming languages, dependability, and design patterns) and the system itself (e.g., operating system, middleware, network protocols, and application frameworks). Currently, adaptability and its resulting tradeoffs are usually ignored until a very late stage of the system development process. Existing systems are often built by retrofitting existing prototypes, middleware, operating systems, and protocols with concepts and means for flexibility such as run-time system reconfiguration or reflexive diagnostics and steering methods. Such retrofitting typically leads to disproportionate overhead, unusual tradeoffs, and less satisfactory results. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an open forum to discuss new and on-going research that is centered on the idea of adaptability as first class citizen and that considers the involved tradeoffs. The target audience includes researchers from academia, tool vendors, system suppliers, and users in industry who are interested in the all aspects of the topics mentioned below. The workshop will be based on presentations of selected works with sufficient time for feedback from the audience and discussions. We encourage all the prospective participants to submit short papers, work-in-progress reports, or position papers. Information on the previous edition of the workshop can be found here: APRES 2011

Important Dates
  • Submission deadline: Feb. 6, 2012
  • Notification: Mar 7, 2012
  • Final versions: Mar 15, 2012
  • Workshop: April 16, 2012

  • Capturing and modeling of flexible application and reconfiguration requirements
  • Tradeoff analysis and modeling
  • Programming-language support for adaptability
  • Middleware support for adaptability
  • Operating system support for adaptability
  • Computation and communication models for adaptability
  • Policies and algorithms for single and multi-resource reconfiguration
  • Verification and certification of reconfigurable systems
  • Case studies and success stories
  • Taxonomies and comparative studies
  • Diagnostic and steering of embedded systems
  • System architecture and design patterns for adaptability
  • Probabilistic reconfiguration techniques
  • Scalability, reusability, and modularity of reconfiguration mechanisms
  • Dependability and adaptability across the architectural levels
  • Quality of service management
  • Application frameworks for reconfigurable embedded systems

Program Co-Chairs

Insik Shin, KAIST, Korea
Paulo Pedreiras, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Program Committee

Madhukar Anand, Cisco
Neil Audsley, University of York
Antonio Casimiro, University of Lisbon
Jian-Jia Chen, ETH
Petru Eles, Linkoepping University
Joaquim Ferreira, University of Aveiro
Sebastian Fischmeister, University of Waterloo
Nathan Fisher, Wayne State University
Marisol Garcia-Valls, University Carlos III in Madrid
Sathish Gopalakrishnan, University of British Columbia
MoonZoo Kim, KAIST
Kanghee Kim, Soongsil University
Christoph Kirsch, University of Salzburg
Karthik Singaram Lakshmanan, CMU
Chang-Gun Lee, Seoul National University
Jinkyu Lee, University of Michigan
Jane Liu, Academia Sinica
Ricardo Marau, University of Porto
Pau Marti, Technical University of Catalonia
Thomas Nolte, Malardalen University
Roman Obermaisser, University of Siegen
Sangsoo Park, Ewha Womans University
Carlos Eduardo Pereira, UFRG
Stefan Petters, ISEP - IPP
Linh Thi Xuan Phan, University of Pennsylvania
Paulo Portugal, University of Porto
Dumitru Potop-Butucaru, INRIA
Lei Rao, General Motors Research Center
Eric Rutten, INRIA Grenoble
Ina Schaefer, Technical University Braunschweig
Mario Sousa, University of Porto
Martin Torngren, KTH
Gera Weiss, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Shaofa Yang, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology
Fan Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Steering Committee

Luis Almeida, University of Porto, Portugal
Karl-Erik Arzen, University of Lund, Sweden
Sebastian Fischmeister, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Julian Proenza, Univ. of the Balearic Islands, Spain

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